The Luna Cinema chooses Nexo line arrays for outdoor screenings21 July 2015
The Luna Cinema, a leading producer of open-air cinema events in the UK, has purchased two complete systems of Nexo’s new GEO M6 compact line array from Orbital Sound. The 24-cabinet array systems provide high fidelity audio to complement investments made in video technology.
The Luna Cinema screens classic films with state-of-the-art projector and screen technology in some of the UK’s most prestigious settings including castle grounds, stately homes and botanical gardens.
Company director and production manager Jamie Plummer, commented: “The M6 cabinets, packaged neatly six to a flight case, work superbly in many different configurations. This is perfect for our touring needs, giving us the flexibility to go from a three-box groundstack to a flown array, depending on venue. Typically, we’ll range from arrays of six modules per side for a small show with around 300 people, up to 12-a-side for the bigger events where we get audiences of 2,000, even 3,000 in places like Kew Gardens in London or Leeds Castle.
“Having used the system on the first events of the season, we are struck by how it’s such good value for money! The coverage is so much better than anything we used before, and the dispersion is easy to control, which is very important for our sites in London where everyone is very sensitive about noise pollution.”
Lucy Jenkins, sales account manager at Nexo’s newly appointed Main UK Dealer Orbital Sound, recommended and specified the system package for The Luna Cinema. Sales director Andy Simmons organised a system test at a secret location, and took the order after the Luna team auditioned a 12-per-side M6 system delivering audio over 100m.
“The GEO M6 provides outstanding clarity, which is what we’re looking for,” added Plummer. “Usually we’re running at around 80dB levels, so we’re not looking for bone-crunching volume, but it is essential to have crystal-clear dialogue and effects and the compact M6 cabinets will throw that over more than 80m, they’re brilliant!”