Meyer Sound reveals major expansion of Mexican distributor facility8 January 2008
US/UK: Meyer Sound Mexico, the loudspeaker manufacturer’s Latin American distributor, has expanded its facilities in Mexico City by 50% in line with rapid growth across the region. The news follows in the wake of a flurry of high-profile tours and events – most notably Led Zeppelin’s one-off reunion at the O2 Arena in December – to make use of extensive Meyer Sound loudspeaker systems, writes David Davies.
According to Antonio Zacarias, managing director of Meyer Sound Mexico, the significantly larger base will enable the company to respond to the growing demand. “As the standards for audio equipment have risen at high-profile events and installations throughout Latin America, the demand for Meyer Sound products has increased dramatically as well,” he said. “The new facility enables us to continue to provide the high-level of customer support for which Meyer Sound is known throughout the world.”
The brand’s profile has been further enhanced on a global level of late by its specification for a number of major one-off shows and tours. Falling into the latter category is Kanye West, whose recent UK/Ireland trek featured a system of Meyer Sound M3D line array loudspeakers, MILO high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers and MICA compact curvilinear array loudspeakers, all supplied by Canegreen.
Donny Osmond has also been hitting the road in the UK with Meyer Sound equipment in tow. Provided by Major Tom, the core specification included two arrays of 15 MILO loudspeakers and one MILO 120 high-power expanded coverage curvilinear array loudspeaker per side, augmented by two side hangs of 12 MICA compact high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers each.
Last but by no means least, Meyer systems were also deployed for the very long-awaited reunion of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones at the O2 Arena. The Led Zeppelin specification, again supplied by Major Tom, comprised 72 MILO curvilinear loudspeakers, with a centre hang of six MICA boxes and ten flown 700-HP subs per side. Ground stacks included nine 700-HPs per side and four MICAs per side for outfill. Additionally, one MICA per side, along with eight UPA-1Ps, were strung across the stage lip for front-fills. Read more about the show here.
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