Nexo launches STM Series


Having become the first UK company to take delivery of a Nexo STM Series system, following a two-year participation in its design and specification process, Capital Sound was delighted to take part in The STM Sessions, which took place at London’s LH2 studio on 211st to 24th January.


Capital's collaboration with Nexo stems from the very first hypothetical discussions about a new high-spec loudspeaker system. Chosen in 2010 as one of three international development team members, Capital has had influential input into the system's design, and will be instrumental in the next phase of its evolution, applying its technical expertise and experience at the highest levels of touring to ensure the STM Series meets its full potential.


"Originally, it was an opportunity to influence the design of a loudspeaker system so that the final product was more in line with our ideals," explains Capital's Technical Manager, Ian Colville. "As the STM concept emerged, this was replaced with a desire to be involved in the development of a genuinely groundbreaking and unique product. Nothing was used as a starting point, nor was it based on an existing product. All of the STM components, materials and manufacturing techniques have been optimised for one product and one purpose."


The result of this process is Nexo's new flagship PA system; designed to boost profitability by combining flexibility and modularity with exceptional sound quality, throw and ease of rigging, STM draws on Nexo's Alpha Series of point source cabinets, sharing the basic principles of scale through modularity. The initial touring range incorporates three elements; the M46 Main cabinet, B112 Bass cabinet and S118 Sub-bass cabinet, which allow users to build systems for audiences from 200 to 100,000.


The scalability of STM held great appeal for Capital, whose projects range from 10 people at small corporate events to stadium and outdoor shows for 60,000 plus.


STM is the first Nexo acquisition for Capital. "We hope new clients that have experienced NEXO in the past will want to work with us as we make the system available," says Paul. "This in turn will give us a greater market share of clients wanting to embrace true second generation system technology. The relationship with Nexo is a great thing as they are a strong manufacturer who will make this product globally available from premier league rental suppliers - crucial in modern day touring. Why ship a loudspeaker system when you can consistently rent from a choice of worldwide suppliers? We will be forging relationships with new partners to offer STM.”


The STM Sessions, which was the first time that the majority of Nexo’s distributors and selected customers had heard the system, was a great success.


“We had a number of influential engineers in attendance,” concludes Paul. “They were all genuinely impressed with the system, so we’re sure it will be a big success.” 

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