Meyer Sound has seen its LINA line array system installed at the Kridel Grand Ballroom at Portland Art Museum.
Museum management selected the LINA solution based on a range of music and spoken word applications, but also because of its "understated appearance".
Designed and supplied by Oregon-based George Relles Sound, the system incorporates 12 LINA loudspeakers per side with bass bolstered by a pair of 1100-LFC low frequency control units. Three UPJunior loudspeakers provide front fill, and a Galileo GALAXY network platform supplies processing and drive.
“The compact size and clean look were important but we were also pleased with the sound right out of the box,” said Greg Muhr, the museum’s director of event sales and operations. “It’s a system you don’t have to fight to get a good mix, and that’s a huge advantage to us.”
One of the first performances using the new LINA system was by the internationally celebrated jazz Latin pop band Pink Martini. The band’s long-time FOH engineer, Pete Plympton, was pleased with how well the diminutive line arrays filled the room.
“It’s a very natural sounding PA, and I was as happy with it as I’ve been any other PA I’ve used around the world. It’s as good as it gets.”