Following the installation of a Yamaha PM10 digital console, Riverlife Church in Singapore has now added the new NEXO GEO M10 mid-size line array, giving Mr Chua his dream FOH system with a stereo mix to replace the distributed system that was there before.
Jerry Chua is instrumental in the choice and implementation of the A-V systems at the church, where live music plays a central role. After attending an outdoor concert at Republic Polytechnic, where the GEO M10 made its first Asian debut, he asked Yamaha Music Singapore to set up a demo at Riverlife.
“Nothing came close to the GEO M10 in terms of power, coverage and indeed price:performance. The M10s are punchy, yet provide this altogether sweeter tone,” was Mr Chua’s appraisal after hearing demonstrations by NEXO and several other manufacturers. Selection of the M10 was unanimous, and local systems integrators A-Tech installed the system according to simulations made with NEXO’s NS-1 modelling software.
The L-R hangs each carries 8 NEXO M10 modules, the last of which is a downfill version to provide coverage for the seats closest to the stage. Four NEXO LS18 subs are fitted in a central hang, and a pair of NEXO ID24 point-source cabinets provide front fill. The system is powered by just two amplifiers, a NEXO NXAMP4x4 and a NEXO NXAMP4xa, which are managed over a Dante network.
The system has now been running for a couple of months, and the verdicts are in. Church leaders are happy, the congregation is full of compliments, and the musicians are delighted with the extra bass response, which has allowed them to turn down their in-ear monitors. With the quality of the NEXO line array’s sonic performance, the system can be run at a lower SPL, which is good practice for a church in a residential neighbourhood.