The growing UK network of STM users is boosted by the addition of Production Plus, the award-winning full-service event production house that has been a long-time user of NEXO products.
Established in 1985, Production Plus underwent a management buyout 3 years ago and since then, has doubled its turnover. With 40+ employees, the company is one of the leading players servicing corporate AV events and awards shows, at some of London’s most central venues, such as the Park Lane Hilton and Grosvenor House.
Its opening order includes M28 ‘omnipurpose’ modules, together with B112 bass and S118 subbass elements, a NUAR amplification rack and a full complement of flying hardware. “We test-drove the system at the Variety Awards, and at the Park Lane Hilton where we are the in-house production company,” recalls MD Andy Miller, MD of Production Plus. “STM has a very small drop, and you don’t need a long array to make it sound good. This suits us very well because we work in a lot of venues with large screens and low ceiling height, not to mention clients who want to hear the sound system but not see it.”
“As part of our continued investment in new technology, and our commitment to provide only the best technical solution for our clients, we’re proud to announce the purchase of our first STM sound system,” says Miller. “STM Scale Through Modularity delivers a new level of versatility, enabling us to design a wide range of systems from just 4 core modules. In large and small applications, these systems can significantly outperform existing solutions.”
Production Plus directors had taken note of the STM Series at the Derby-based rental house Sound of Music. “We could clearly see that its flexibility, compact and convenient size fit uniquely between other small-format and large-format line arrays. We were looking for a serious sound reinforcement system for our band work, and, as soon as we heard STM, we knew we wanted to buy it.”
Andy Miller and fellow director Julian Rees point to the UK network of STM users, and its healthy cross-hire traffic. However, with NEXO’s compact GEO M6 line array and the uber-compact ID Series of full-range cabinets alongside the STM Series in inventory, Production Plus designers can now create a large number of high-end audio solutions.
Gareth Collyer, NEXO’s UK Sales Manager, welcomed Production Plus into the fold. “Production Plus has some of the most prestigious corporate clients. They are very careful with their purchasing criteria, expecting each piece of kit to fulfil different roles and to be, like Production Plus itself, competitive on price and reputation. NEXO meets those expectations as well as offering an element of exclusivity.”