Nexo unveils Geo M12 at NAMM
Friday, 25 January 2019
nexo-m12The Geo M12 is aimed primarily at the mid-size rental company
USA - This month’s NAMM Show is the first public outing for Nexo’s new Geo M12 line array, a flagship addition to the successful Geo M family of sound reinforcement systems by the French manufacturer. ‘The Big Twelve’, as Nexo calls the kit, will make its performing debut on the NAMM Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage in Anaheim.
Sharing the same aesthetic design and sonic signatures as the other models in the Geo M Series, the Geo M12 offers ‘flexibility, coverage and superb sonic performance in a thoroughly modern package’. Launched together with the MSUB18 companion subbass cabinet, the Geo M12 is aimed primarily at the mid-size rental company, although its competitive pricing will make it a popular investment for all types of user, from corporate presentation to live performance venues to houses of worship, says the company.
“The Big Twelve is a logical complement to our M Series range,” explains Nexo sales director Denis Baudier, “it is packed with design features that we premiered on the Geo M10, and also benefits from patented technological and structural innovations that derive from our flagship STM Series modular line array.”
Geo M12 is more powerful than Nexo’s earlier 12” line array cabinet, the Geo S12, which remains in the catalogue. Launched in 2007, nearly 40,000 Geo S12 boxes have been sold to date, with the specialist long-throw S12-ST version becoming a common sight in large sporting stadia and arena around the world. “S12 is a typically hard-working Nexo product, but 10 years on, we are now releasing a 12” cabinet which offers 4dB more max SPL.”
The M12 enclosures use the same honeycomb structure and urethane co-polymer material first used in Nexo’s STM Series cabinets, and carry a full complement of patented technology, including the Hyperbolic Reflective Wavesource (HRW•) and Phase Directivity Device (PDD•), as well as a new and improved version of the patented V-shaped profile of the bass port.
There are dedicated touring and installation versions of the Geo M12. The Touring version uses a magnetically-fixed front steel grill with a back mesh. AutoRig automatically connects the front rigging system when the speakers are assembled, with a guided back rigging system for easy angle adjustment. The connection plate uses NL4 connectors.
The IP54-rated Installation version comes with a fixed front steel grid, covered by an acoustic cloth. The rigging system uses safety nuts and the connectivity is made through cable gland and captive four core cables. All hardware is TUV-certified. Both Touring and Installation versions are available in black, white and custom RAL colours on request.
(Jim Evans)

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