Co-founder and CEO of Meyer Sound Laboratories, John Meyer, was inducted into the TEC awards Hall of Fame at NAMM 2014. Introduced by the Grateful Dead FOH engineer, Dennis “Wiz” Leonard, Meyer joins the list of internationally renowned inductees, such as Frank Zappa and Phil Spector.
Meyer established Meyer Sound in 1979 with his wife, Helen Meyer. The company has since been responsible for the ground breaking development of self-powered concert loudspeakers and a list of other pioneering achievements, such as directional subwoofers, trapezoidal loudspeaker cabinets and dedicated loudspeaker processing. “Throughout my career, I have worked to create technology that brings audiences closer to musicians in a transparent way,” says Meyer. “There are products designed specifically to make art, but my interest has always been to create a high-quality listening experience without interfering with the artist’s creation. By providing these tools, we strive to enhance the shared entertainment experience that will surely remain a way of life for generations to come.” “New products start with an idea, but turning a concept into useful technology requires hard work and risk-taking that may or may not result in financial success,” continued Meyer. “By rewarding the contributions of the engineers in our industry, the TEC Awards have inspired us to pursue ambitious new ideas and fostered an innovative spirit. I’m, extremely honored to be inducted into the TEC Hall of Fame.”