Meyer Sound will present a new generation of point source loudspeakers, the ULTRA-X40, at AES New York 2019.
Other highlights for Meyer Sound will include participation in the educational and technical sessions and an off-site demo of Constellation active acoustics in The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
The Meyer Sound demo room this year, 1E03, is significantly larger than last year’s room to accommodate more products and the Sonic Lounge.
“AES New York is very important to Meyer Sound because it’s a global show with a very strong local attendance,” said director of business development, John Monitto. “Nearly all Broadway sound designers and New York-based acoustical consultants come to the show, and this year’s full display of our newest point source loudspeakers along with M-Noise, a new measurement, and prediction tool is certain to be a strong draw for them.”
Of keen interest to all audio professionals will be the ULTRA-X40, the heir to the UPA loudspeaker. Based on technologies developed for the LEO Family line arrays, ULTRA-X40 is the most significant point source loudspeaker for Meyer Sound since the self-powered series debuted in 1995. ULTRA-X40 is also currently making its Broadway debut in Moulin Rouge! The Musical and installed in the historic Town Hall theatre, now the new home of Live from Here with Chris Thile.
Heard for the first time together at any trade show will be all three variants of the new UPQ-D series of point source loudspeakers. Featuring the same drivers and footprint as the original UPQ loudspeakers, the upgraded versions incorporate new class D power amplifiers for lighter weight and less current draw. Two variants have the same coverage pattern as their predecessors: 80° horizontal x 50° vertical for the UPQ-D1, and 50° x 50° for the UPQ-D2. The new UPQ-D3 introduces an ultra-wide 80° x 80° pattern. The new UPQ-D3 is heard in the Moulin Rouge! The Musical system, while prior versions of the UPQ series are featured on Broadway in Hadestown and Dear Evan Hansen.
Meyer Sound personnel will be participating in a number of programme sessions as presenters, hosts or panelists. On October 18, director of system optimisation Bob McCarthy will lead “A Cookbook Approach to Sound System Optimisation” (1:15 pm) and also take part in “Your Noise Isn’t My Noise: Improving Sound Exposure and Noise Pollution Management at Outdoor Events” (4:15 pm) as well as “How to Organise Unbiased PA/SR Shootouts” (10:30 am).
Senior technical support and education specialist Merlijn van Veen will join McCarthy for the sound system optimisation session and also present “Coherence as an Indicator of Distortion for Wide-Band Audio Signals such as M-Noise and Music” (October 19 at 2:30 pm). He will also present “M-Noise 101” (October 17 at 11:00 am).
Global brand strategist Tim Boot will be participating in the session entitled “Solution-based Approaches for Networked Audio in Live Production” (October 16 at 9:00 am), and will also be on the panel, “Milan Protocol: Deterministic AV Networks” (October 16 at 2:00 pm).