Ligra installs NEXO system at stylish hospitality venue, ‘Circle’

Circle, an eclectic bar and restaurant space in Milan’s fashionable Tortona area, was delivered fittingly fashionable audio by a NEXO ePS system, designed and installed by AV solutions providers, Ligra. 

“The client and manager of the venue is also a DJ and expert audiophile who already knows the NEXO brand and appreciates its products,” reported Francesco Pino, Ligra Pro Audio and Video Systems Engineer. 

“The brief was to design and install a new, reliable and high-performing system for a venue that hosts a lot of social events and, above all, club nights where DJs perform with audiences of up to 600 people,” Pino continued.

Using NEXO NS-1 software tools to configure and predict performance, the team at Ligra designed a system to deliver consistent SPL and frequency range coverage for the main and two private rooms, separated by sound-absorbing curtains. 

A total of seven ePS12s are deployed in the main room with LF performance extended by four eLS18 subs. Smaller ePS8s are installed in the private rooms with amplification and processing provided by a pair of NEXO NXAMP4X2Mk2s, each delivering 2500W on four channels along with loudspeaker control, remote management, and protection. 

Building on NEXO’s industry-standard PS Series point-source platform, the ePS Series is a ‘no-frills’, install-only range that makes NEXO’s trademark pristine, powerful, full-range sound accessible to a wider range of projects. 

At Circle, the horizontally mounted speakers’ rotatable asymmetric horn enabled greater coverage of the areas below and to the sides, and less above where it would meet the ceiling and generate unwanted reverberations. 

Simulations of the system at Circle indicated an average Direct Sound SPL value of 114.36 dB, and a standard deviation of 2.13 dB, suggesting excellent uniformity of coverage across the entire listening area. 

“The final acoustic result fully satisfied the client’s expectations, with very high-quality sound reproduction, capable of expressing high sound pressures with a homogeneous distribution over the entire area to be covered, while maintaining a natural sound that does not tire the listener” concluded Pino.