New Theatre Gilles-Vigneault Opens With NEXO and Yamaha CIS

BUENA PARK, Calif. (February 27, 2018) — The newly constructed 850-seat municipal-use Theatre Gilles-Vigneault in St. Jerome, Quebec City recently received a sound system installed by XYZ Cultural Technology (with offices in Quebec and Montreal) featuring a NEXO GEO S12 and ID24 speakers in the theatre and a Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) system for its foyer/lobby area.
"NEXO was included in the requirements list since the city of St-Jerome already had a similar NEXO system in a municipal theatre located at the local college," states Michel Lapointe, Account Manager, XYZ. "Satisfied with the NEXO system at the other location, the city wanted a new system that would be compatible. The customer is very happy; the system sounds very natural."
The three-level theatre includes 510 orchestra level seats, 20 lodge seats, 190 mezzanine seats, and 160 seats in the balcony. Primarily used for music, dance, comedic, and theater productions, the NEXO system is configured with 8 GEO S1210 for main PA with 1 GEO S1230 used for down fill and 1 LS18. A center cluster consists of 3 GEO S1230s, with 4 ID24 speakers used as front fills, 2 PS10-R2 speakers for front side fill, and 3 RS18 subs for under stage use.
The Yamaha CIS system located in the foyer is connected to the theatre via Dante and is configured with 1 Yamaha MTX5-D processor, 6 Yamaha VSC4 speakers for the ceiling, 2 VXS5 surface mount speakers and 3 Yamaha DCP1V4S wall control panels. The CIS system was chosen for its Dante capabilities, unobtrusive style, and natural sound.
Stéphane Jolicoeur, technical director for the theatre said, "The NEXO and Yamaha systems are a really good audio combination; the sound experience is impeccable. We give it a 10 out of 10!"
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