NEXO ID84 creates vibes at a Saint Tropez beach club

Nikki Beach Saint Tropez is an exclusive restaurant and beach club located on the beautiful Pampelonne beach on France’s iconic Côte d’Azur. Part of an international group with properties in many of the world’s most desirable tourist destinations, Nikki Beach Saint Tropez attracts a discerning celebrity crowd with laid-back poolside sets from leading international DJs.

Left to right Gérard Giraudon and Christophe Orlando.

So, of course, the sound system must be similarly world-class, and highly controllable and directional, as the club is situated close to homes nearby. It also needs to be visually unobtrusive, so as not to distract from the club’s luxury setting.

Local AV Technology specialists COLORSONIC have a long-established relationship with Nikki Beach and know the venue well. To achieve powerful, full-range sound for guests without disturbing neighbours, Président and CEO Gérard Giraudon and Technical Director Christophe Orlando proposed a NEXO ID84 system to sound designer and acoustician Claudio Fabiani.

Two ID84s back to back.

The eight 4-inch drivers and the array of dome tweeters hidden behind the grill.

A total of 18 of NEXO’s revolutionary ID84 column speakers are discreetly positioned around the venue, with bass extension provided by 4 x ELS400 1×12-inch subs, in a design that achieves excellent coverage of the club, without bleeding into the surrounding neighbourhood. An IP54 rating assures protection from the weather, albeit that conditions in the south of France are famously favourable.

Supercharging the concept of the column loudspeaker, the ID84 uses eight 4-inch drivers and an array of dome tweeters on a curved baffle in a lightweight aluminium cabinet with a rigid steel spine.
The choice of dome tweeters over a conventional HF compression driver results in particularly low levels of distortion and contributes to a ‘hi-fi’ performance that extends the ID84’s suitability well beyond the traditional column speaker role of voice reproduction into music applications.

The ID84 achieves a frequency range of 90Hz to 20kHz with a peak SPL of 136dB. The unique directivity switch on the rear panel enables instant switching of vertical HF dispersion, and cabinets can be linked ‘end-to-end’ to create longer columns.
Multiple rigging options and a comprehensive range of accessories make it easy to deploy the ID84 in a wide range of fixed installations and mobile applications. Power and processing for the system at Nikki Beach come from NEXO’s DTD controller and DTDAMPs, providing a highly efficient solution along with straightforward control for operators.

Speaking on behalf of COLORSONIC, Gérard Giraudon says : “The NEXO ID84 gave us the powerful, Hi-Fi quality sound required, along with the directivity control that ensures that Nikki Beach guests can party without disturbing local residents.”

For further information on:

– Nikki Beach Saint Tropez
– Color Sonic
– Claudio Fabiani


Crédits - Text: Nexo - Photos: Nexo, Nikki Beach, SLU

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