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Meyer Sound MICA for Spain’s FIBES exhibition centre

Meyer Sound's MICA system proved to be the best solution to counter the room's reflective wall surfaces, made with metal and PET-based synthetic materials.

A Meyer Sound MICA line array loudspeaker system has been installed in the new auditorium at the multipurpose FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre in Seville, Spain. The system was specified by Carlos García-Diéguez Acuña of Seville-based advisory group GD Consulting.

“We selected a Meyer Sound MICA solution based on its overall sound quality, high efficiency in compact enclosures, and the availability of strong technical support in Spain,” explained García-Diéguez. “For conferences, it delivers high clarity and intelligibility in all seats, while for concerts, it is excellent for all music styles, including folk, classical and rock.” Meyer Sound’s MAPP Online Pro acoustical prediction application proved to be an essential design tool for the room with reflective metal and PET-based synthetic materials for wall surfaces. “MAPP Online Pro allows us to focus the sound on the seating area and greatly minimise any destructive reflections,” said García-Diéguez. The FIBES auditorium system is built around twin arrays of eight-each MICA loudspeakers flown underneath three 600-HP subwoofers. Four UPM-1P loudspeakers supply front fill, six UPJunior VariO loudspeakers are mounted for under-balcony fill, one UPJunior loudspeaker covers one side of the asymmetrical top tier, and a Galileo loudspeaker management system featuring one Galileo 616 processor handles system optimisation and drive. GD Consulting and Madrid-based systems integrator Vitelsa assumed project management for the installation. The permanent house audio system is mixed on DiGiCo SD9 and SD11 digital mixing consoles, both equipped with a MaDiRack.