Poland - Nexo systems, in the hands of rental company POGO Art, have played a central role at the World Games in Poland, bringing sound reinforcement to 24 venues in the city of Wroclaw.
Officially called the X World Games, this massive event is the largest competitive sporting festival after the Olympics. Nearly ¼ million people gathered in Wroclaw to watch 3200 athletes from 111 countries in 31 sports which are not contested in the Olympic Games. Featuring powerlifting, karate, squash, water skiing, billiards, to name a few, the 2017 programme encompassed more than 200 events.
Wroclaw-based rental company POGO Art was responsible for providing sound reinforcement to all 24 host venues, which was, according to owner Sławek Pogorzała, “a logistical and technical challenge, requiring a tremendous amount of equipment”.
With the support of Lauda-Audio, the Nexo distributor for Poland, POGO Art implemented a comprehensive SR uniform of Nexo loudspeakers, teamed with Yamaha consoles. More than 340 cabinets were deployed, including line array systems of STM Series, Geo D and Geo S8 designs, as well as a large number of pole-mounted PS Series, the benchmark product for such PA applications It took 50x NXAMP controller/amplifiers to power all the systems, along with 25x Yamaha CL and QL Series mixers, and 18x Yamaha RIO3224 stageboxes.
Infrastructure for the event included 1230m of Cat 5/6, 1100m of fibre optics, 1570m of speaker cable and well over 2000m of power cable! Sixty sound engineers and technicians were needed to operate the different