Nexo’s GEO M10 Series mid-size line array has made its stadium debut in the sporting world, as part of a new fixed-installation sound system for the Stade Pierre Brisson in Beauvais, just north of Paris.
Systems integration company Vidélio worked closely with Nexo’s in-house engineering team to design, specify and install the system.
The 10,178 capacity Stade Pierre Brisson is a multi-use facility, primarily hosting football matches, and serving as the home ground for AS Beauvais Oise FC. Neighbouring club Chambly FC is sharing the stadium as its own ground is not yet registered for Ligue 2 games.
As the venue already has a fire and safety VA system, the NEXO GEO M10’s purpose was to provide entertainment and commentary for the matches, as well as the lucrative broadcast of local advertising.
The loudspeaker installation, identically matched in the east and west stands, uses eight clusters, each with four modules of GEO M1025 with 120 degree dispersion. Fixed in the roof at an average height of 9m from the ground, the GEO M cabinets are throwing over a maximum distance of 15m, to cover the audience grandstands. Two additional clusters, each with 3x GEO M1012 modules, provide coverage on the pitch.
The system uses two zones, one for each grandstand, and there is an amp room on each side. Running through a single control room, the signal is under remote control using NEXO’s proprietary NeMo system and the NEXO NXAMP Mk2 network.