SSE Audio Group has designed and manufactured a flight case to house a pair of Nexo 45N-12 Line Monitors.
The challenge was to design a case that was as flexible and easy to use as the monitor itself. Many design considerations were incorporated into the case from feedback from warehouse & touring staff.
SINGLE HANDED LOADING
High on the wish list was the need to create a case that could be packed and unpacked by just one person. It means a single crew member on site or in the warehouse can remove the case lid with ease and safely remove each of the monitors without assistance.
To achieve this, two hinged lids have been provided that effectively split the case down the middle and fully open to enable the wedges to be removed with ease.
The lids remain fixed to the case to save time in load in / load out and to enable the case lid to be identified as having a specific wedge inside for a specific location. If lids and bases can be separated, it’s easy to put the wrong lid onto the base.
TESTING WITHOUT REMOVAL
The design also means that the monitors can be fully audio tested and physically inspected without the need to remove them from the case. Connections are fully accessible when they are packed, saving substantial time when stock returns from tour and it's especially useful when monitors are used for short term rentals.
For SSE Hire’s own monitor inventory, each 45N-12 monitor can be bar-code scanned in the case, making stock control a breeze.
All dimensions of the case are designed with the truck pack in mind. They can be stacked four-wide in a standard truck width and three-high. With a really tight truck pack, you can load them three-wide and five-high, meaning 30 monitors pack into the profile of the truck.
Inside the case, a 12mm ply wood ‘A’ section is lined with Ethafoam, cut to the specific dimensions of the 45N-12 wedges. The internal section provides convenient storage below for link cables and accessories.
The case is finished in 12mm laminated ply wood, with 13mm aluminium location and double angle fixed with rivets. A total of ten snap-back handles are provided on each case for ease of handling. A tour label dish is provided on side of the lid.
The lid sections are secured to the base with non-sprung catches, plus a single sprung catch on the lid top. Four heavy duty casters are fixed to the base.
Download: Product Data Sheet
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Nexo / Yamaha Demonstration in London (featuring Monitor & Case)
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Released on 25th August 2011 (Ref. GP/SA)