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Israeli Company Is First to Buy NEXO GEO T

FOH Staff • International News • July 7, 2008

ISRAEL – The first NEXO GEO T line array system has arrived in Israel, purchased by rental company Sincopa, one of the country’s largest PA providers for entertainment events, and expects its new investment to raise its profile still further.

NEXO distributor A.B. Noam Electronics Ltd has delivered to Sincopa a 24-module GEO T array system, with 12 CD18 subbass units, NX242-ES4 digital processors and a full complement of CAMCO Vortex 6 amplifiers.  It is a system intended to appeal to Israel’s biggest promoters and productions, especially in rock music circles.

Since 1992, Sincopa has been providing PA and lighting services, developing a considerable reputation in Israel for its professionalism and its willingness to adopt new lighting and audio technology.  Although the company already keeps line array systems in inventory, as well as NEXO’s Alpha E and PS Series models, the acquisition of NEXO’s flagship system promises more power and higher quality, especially in the festival environment.  

“Sincopa liked the crisp sound of GEO T, and its optimization for rock music,” says Asaf Tzur from A.B. Noam Electronics.  “Already there’s a huge buzz about the system, and Sincopa is taking a lot of bookings.  Artists, engineers – everyone wants to try it.”

Bertrand Pelloquin from French PA company Melpomen and Asaf Tzur were on hand to help set up the full system for its debut show, a massive outdoor concert to mark Jerusalem Day celebrations. Staged in Jerusalem’s Independence Park (Gan Ha’atzmaut), the city’s celebration was combined with Hebrew University's action-packed Student Day, and started with an all-nighter or “laila lavan”.  Festivities included a huge concert featuring many of Israel’s A-list rock acts, such as Berry Sakharof, Hadag Nachash, Hacheverim Shel Natasha and Shlomi Shaban.

Attended by more than 10,000 people, the show was a great success for Sincopa and its new technology.  Asaf Tzur took the opportunity to train Sincopa engineers in NEXO’s proprietary GeoSoft program, designing the show from scratch because very few concerts are staged in Independence Park.  “Although they were 100 meters away from the system, we could still hear the reflections from the nearest buildings,” reports Asaf.  

Sincopa has ordered NX242 processors fitted with ES4 EtherSound extension cards, but is currently using the network only for monitoring and control.


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