The Luna Cinema's popular screenings are all about classic film entertainment, delivered in the UK's most beautiful and prestigious settings
UK - The Luna Cinema, the UK's leading producer of open-air cinema events, has purchased two complete systems of Nexo's new Geo M6 compact line array from Orbital Sound.

The Luna Cinema's popular screenings are all about classic film entertainment, delivered with state-of-the-art projector and screen technology in the UK's most beautiful and prestigious settings, the grounds of castles and stately homes, city parks and botanical gardens.

This summer, The Luna Cinema has taken delivery of two 24-cabinet Nexo Geo M6 line array systems to provide high-fidelity audio to complement the investment in video technology. Company director and production manager Jamie Plummer explains why the Geo M6 is proving to be a winner, both logistically and musically.

"The M6 cabinets, packaged neatly six to a flight case, work superbly in many different configurations. This is perfect for our touring needs, giving us the flexibility to go from a three-box groundstack to a flown array, depending on venue. Typically, we'll range from arrays of six modules per side for a small show with around 300 people, up to 12-a-side for the bigger events where we get audiences of 2000, even 3000 in places like Kew Gardens in London or Leeds Castle."

Plummer praises the compact size and portability of the Geo M6, as well as its impressively economical power consumption. "Having used the system on the first events of the season, we are struck by how it's such good value for money! The coverage is so much better than anything we used before, and the dispersion is easy to control, which is very important for our sites in London where everyone is very sensitive about noise pollution."

Lucy Jenkins, sales account manager at Nexo's newly-appointed main UK dealer Orbital Sound, recommended and specified the system package for The Luna Cinema. Sales director Andy Simmons organised an impressive system test at a secret location, and took the order after the Luna team auditioned a 12-per-side M6 system delivering audio over 100m.

"The Geo M6 provides outstanding clarity, which is what we're looking for," confirms Jamie Plummer. "Usually we're running at around 80dB levels, so we're not looking for bone-crunching volume, but it is essential to have crystal-clear dialogue and effects and the compact M6 cabinets will throw that over more than 80m - they're brilliant."

(Jim Evans)

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