Nexo creates vibes on Saint Tropez beach
Friday, 24 November 2023
nikki-beachA total of 18 of Nexo’s ID84 column speakers are discreetly positioned around the venue
France - Nikki Beach Saint Tropez is a restaurant and beach club located on the Pampelonne beach on France’s Côte d'Azur. Part of an international group, Nikki Beach Saint Tropez ‘attracts a celebrity crowd with laid-back poolside sets from leading international DJs’.
Local AV technology specialists Colorsonic have a long-established relationship with Nikki Beach and know the venue well. To achieve powerful, full-range sound for guests without disturbing neighbours, president and CEO Gérard Giraudon and technical director Christophe Orlando proposed a Nexo ID84 system to sound designer and acoustician Claudio Fabiani.
A total of 18 of Nexo’s ID84 column speakers are discreetly positioned around the venue, with bass extension provided by four ELS400 1x12-inch subs, in a design that achieves excellent coverage of the club, without bleeding into the surrounding neighbourhood. An IP54 rating assures protection from the weather.
Supercharging the concept of the column loudspeaker, the ID84 uses eight 4-inch drivers and an array of dome tweeters on a curved baffle in a lightweight aluminium cabinet with a rigid steel spine. The choice of dome tweeters over a conventional HF compression driver results in particularly low levels of distortion and contributes to a ‘hi-fi’ performance that extends the ID84’s suitability well beyond the traditional column speaker role of voice reproduction into music applications. it is easy to deploy the ID84 in a wide range of fixed installations and mobile applications.
Power and processing for the system at Nikki Beach come from Nexo’s DTD controller and DTDAMPs, providing an efficient solution along with straightforward control for operators.
Speaking on behalf of Colorsonic, Gérard Giraudon says, “The Nexo ID84 gave us the powerful, Hi-Fi quality sound required, along with the directivity control that ensures that Nikki Beach guests can party without disturbing local residents.”

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