entertainment • presentation • installation

Nexo reinforces Bristol landmark venue

The venue has spent over £20m on improvements, most recently installing a new Nexo PA system

23 January 2012

UK - Evans Audio of Bristol has joined the UK Nexo rental network with its purchase of a Geo S12 line array system. This follows hard on the heels of a prestigious installation project for the company, equipping the well-known Colston Hall venue with a Nexo S12 system in its main auditorium and Nexo PS Series for its secondary performance areas.

The people of Bristol have been enjoying music at Colston Hall for almost 140 years. One of the largest performance venues in SW England, this concert hall venue caters for a variety of different concerts and entertainment by major names in pop and rock music, classical music, stand-up comedy and light entertainment, as well as local choirs, orchestras and schools. The venue has spent over £20m on improvements, most recently installing a new Nexo PA system in its main auditorium where audiences of just over 2000 will be able to hear the improvements.

Investment from new operators Bristol Music Trust has allowed the historic venue to buy a Nexo S12 line array system for Hall 1, which will vastly improve the sound quality of many shows. Specified and installed by Evans Audio, the project includes Nexo PS10 and PS8 full-range compact cabinets in the main hall, as well as PS10s and PS15s for the foyer and Hall 2.

The main system features discreetly positioned left/right arrays, each comprising four Geo S1210 + two Geo S1230 cabinets, trimmed high out of sight. PS10-R2s and 4x PS8 high-output compact speakers handle fill at the front of the stage. The system is run off Nexo NXAMPs, using a KT DN9848E system controller with five system presets, so it can be used for different applications.

For the Christmas production of Coram Boy by the Bristol Old Vic company, the Colston Hall team brought in additional Nexo S8 and S12 line-array cabinets, flying additional arrays above the stage, as well as supplementary subbass in the shape of Nexo RS15 cabinets.

Andy Collins, technical manager at Colston Hall said, "The new Nexo system is up-to-date and will improve sound quality and coverage to all areas of the main auditorium. Whilst the touring shows may bring in their own equipment, the new PA will be perfect for bands, comedy acts and conferences."

Nexo UK sales manager Gareth Collyer adds, "Paul Goold and his team specialise in high-quality sound reinforcement solutions and technical support for large-scale projects in theatre, corporate, broadcast and live music. Their skilled designers and engineers will greatly add to the Nexo resource in the UK."

(Jim Evans)



Tag Cloud

Nexo Bristol venue UK system Colston Hall main auditorium music sound cabinets

Related Stories from LSi Online

23 April 2013

Nexo STM arrives in Mexico

Nexo STM arrives in MexicoMexico - The first Nexo STM Series modular line array system has arrived in Mexico, the property of Tecno Son Espectaculos, the well-known rental company based in Mexico City, and its CEO Sergio Zenteno. The ... More >>

22 April 2013

Stage Electrics' training initiative

Stage Electrics' training initiativeUK - If you are a technician, teacher or student and interested in obtaining new or improving on your existing skills then the 2013 technical training courses provided by Stage Electrics may be suitable for you. Stage ... More >>

Nexo Geo at Panama Hard Rock Hotel

Nexo Geo at Panama Hard Rock HotelPanama - One of Latin America's hottest destinations just got even hotter. In the heart of Panama, the new Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis rises up to a spectacular 66 stories, promising to deliver rock star service ... More >>

16 April 2013

Top Nexo award goes Down Under

Top Nexo award goes Down UnderGermany - The Nexo Awards are presented annually in Frankfurt, and this year, the big prize was carried off to the other side of the world. Group Technologies, the Melbourne-based company that was the first to launch ... More >>

9 April 2013

The Week in Lighting & Sound

The Week in Lighting & SoundCountry Music Awards - Miranda Lambert was the big winner at this year's Academy of Country Music awards, taking home three honours including female vocalist of the year. She also won song of the year for Over You, ... More >>

Black Light adds three

SSE Audio Group acquires Wigwam Acoustics

Funktion-One in the House

Nexo's first sale of flagship PA in home market

Robe DLX Spots tops in Ljubljana

GDS launches authorised dealer programme

Nexo takes demo booth to Frankfurt

Yamaha rises with The Dark Knight

Wigwam invests in Nexo STM system

Sound Linear pioneers Nexo STM in Germany

Nexo hosts first STM sessions in London

CPL in party mode in Bristol

Stage Electrics console for BOVTS

iLive on the road with Bugle Boy

Orbital's Yamaha consoles on the festive stage

Related Events

Lighting Technology Chicago 2017 (1-2 February 2017)

ProSound + Light Guangzhou (22-25 February 2017)

View AllRelated Stories from LSi Magazine

May 2013May 2013

Page 45: System in to an existing building without needing to rewire the venue Recent UK instalations include Bristol Old Vic

April 2013April 2013

Page 11: launches ecommerce website The Roland VR3 Bristol Old Vic benefits from ArcSystem LED fixtures USA

March 2013March 2013

Page 78: to deputise on a recce for a colleague who had been taken ill The production team were from BBC Bristol the OB

December 2012December 2012

Page 21: the venue Recent UK instalations include Bristol Old Vic · Lyric Theatre · Lanark Memorial Hall Birmingham

November 2012November 2012

Page 58: as Bristolians to be involved with Bristol Old Vics refurbishment says GDS managing director Matt Lloyd

Page 59: feature in all Charcoalblues theatre designs Sound Bristol Old Vic hosts a wide variety of performance

Page 54: technical refit the Bristol Old Vic believed to be the oldest working theatre in Britain still retains its

Page 6: LSeye leebaldockplasaorg Bristol Fashion Visiting the Bristol Old Vic theatre last month was a real

Page 1: November 2012 entertainment presentation installation wwwlsionlinecouk Also Inside Bristol Old Vic

Page 62: a potential second selfcontained performance area 16m wide x 145m deep that allows Bristol Old Vic to expand

More Results from LSi Magazine >>

View AllRelated Videos from LSi's Video Hub

More Results from LSi's Video Hub >>

View AllNews Archive

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999


Electric Cable



Stage Electrics

Most Technical

Le Maitre