For more than 30 years, NEXO sound reinforcement loudspeakers have represented the pinnacle of innovative, convergence-inspired design and advanced manufacturing processes.
NEXO is one of Europe’s leading sound reinforcement loudspeaker manufacturers. Based in Paris, France, the company was founded in 1979 by Eric Vincenot and Michael Johnson and, since 2008, is a wholly owned strategic business unit of Yamaha Corporation. What separates NEXO from the competition is an innovative, integrated systems approach to loudspeaker research and development. Each new product/system begins with sophisticated computer simulations, executed by our highly specialised proprietary software. After the design specification stage, the entire electro-acoustic signal chain is thoroughly modeled and product performance rigorously evaluated to maximize system performance in an incredibly short time frame. NEXO’s Paris headquarters comprises two, adjacent, purpose-built facilities, one housing the R&D resource that fuels everything NEXO does, and the other, a high technology manufacturing plant, fully equipped to build systems to the exacting standards we demand.
NEXO’s history is punctuated by many landmark moments and technical breakthroughs in sound reinforcement technology.
In 1993, NEXO’s first PS Series product was launched, with performance that dramatically exceeded what might be expected from a compact loudspeaker at the time. The PS went on to become one of the most successful sound reinforcement speakers of all time and, in 2009, the bar was raised yet further with the launch of the uprated PS-R2 Series. Soon after, NEXO won the contract to equip the prestigious Stade de France national sporting stadium, venue of the world Cup Final in 1998, with its groundbreaking Alpha system. And early in the new century, NEXO unveiled its revolutionary GEO technology which immediately set new standards for coherence, accuracy and consistent SPL coverage in arrayable loudspeaker systems.
This tradition of innovation continues today. Through the application of convergence-inspired design, NEXO seeks not only to enhance the audience experience through the development of increasingly more transparent and consistently controllable sound systems, but also to serve the wider public through the improved directivity of our systems. NEXO is also focussed on serving the environment, through the adoption of more sustainable and less polluting manufacturing processes and through the development of systems that are ever more compact, easier to transport and less demanding to set up.