Nexo unveils compact point source models
Tuesday, 7 January 2020
p8-3-viewsBoth P+ Series models are available in Touring and Installation versions
Europe - Nexo has unveiled two new compact point source loudspeaker models in its P+ Series. The P8 and P10 are “true multi-purpose performers that have serious ambitions to become just as ubiquitous in the audio marketplace as their predecessors, the classic PS Series cabinets”.
The P8 arrives exactly 20 years after the launch of the PS8, a super-compact stage monitor and PA speaker which, together with the larger PS10 (launched 1993), became a staple product in rental inventory for AV and audio production companies, and a common sight in fixed installations.
At its manufacturing HQ just north of Paris, France, Nexo has invested in new tooling and assembly plant to produce the curvy modern enclosures that are the signature of its new P+ Series. Re-imagined for the 2020s, the P8 and P10 models will put entirely new possibilities into the hands of the sound designer and engineer, says the company.
Inside custom birch and poplar plywood shells, the P8 features a coaxial 8” LF driver with 1.5” diaphragm HF driver, and the P10 has a coaxial 10” Neodymium LF driver and 1.7” diaphragm HF driver. The horn driver can be rotated in both cabinets, something of a Nexo trademark after it was innovated in the PS Series. However, in the new P+ Series, the quick-release Magnelis steel grille can be quickly removed, allowing the horn to be swapped out, changing the standard 100x100 degree dispersion for a 110x60 degree alternative.
The custom-designed coaxial drivers are at the heart of these speakers, responsible for smooth, clean sound and impressive SPL output: 129dB Peak for the P8 and 136dB Peak for the P10.
The footprints of the two new P+ cabinets are very compact, and the enclosures are light in weight. The P10 measures 497mm high x 384mm wide x 274mm deep, and weighs 15kg. The P8 is just 423mm x 276mm x 250mm, weighing 12kg.
Both P+ Series models are available in Touring and Installation versions. In the Touring version, two large handles on each side hold a 35mm pole stand adaptor and Speakon connector for discrete connection when the cabinets are used on pole stands or in wedge monitor applications. Two other Speakon connectors are included on the back plate. In the Installation version of the cabinets, a cable gland with a 2-core cable for audio input ensures IP54 protection when it is used outdoors.
Nexo’s R&D Director Joseph Carcopino comments: “Using our new generation NXAMPMk2 amplifiers, we have been able to take quite a leap forward. The P10 and P8 deliver excellent sonic performance, and are much more dynamic than previous NEXO point source models. Indeed, with its sharp polar control, I believe the P10 will be able to compete against many of our competitors’ 12” models. When powered with the smaller NXAMP4x1Mk2 amplifier, it is also a very interesting alternative to our own P12 cabinet!”
(Jim Evans)

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