The "M 2" screen is now operating in 5.1 and 7.1 surround modes
South Korea's Megabox chain of movie theatres has selected Meyer Sound's
concept. At the Megabox COEX, the largest multiplex in Korea with 16
screens, powerful, low-distortion sound now accompanies upgrades to
projection and patron amenities.
The "M 2" screen is now operating in 5.1 and 7.1 surround modes, and when
the renovation is complete, this room is set to become Asia's first
Atmos-compliant cinema to be equipped with a Meyer Sound cinema system. All
"B chain" elements are in place, including the extensive complement of side,
rear, and overhead loudspeakers.
"There has been a lot of competition among the new 3D immersive sound
formats," observes Youlgoo Lee, the chief technical manager for Megabox.
"But Meyer Sound convinced us that any new format requires high-quality
speakers to present clear and powerful sound to the audience. We have
already experienced the difference Meyer Sound makes at our other
installation, so we decided to install Meyer Sound systems whenever we get
The new system at Megabox COEX includes AcheronR 80 and Acheron LF screen
channel loudspeakers, X-800C cinema subwoofers, HMS-10 cinema surround
loudspeakers, MPS-488HP remote power supplies, and a GalileoR loudspeaker
"Even though the full Atmos experience has yet to arrive, we're already
having a very good response from the audiences," reports Lee. "They say they
feel the difference compared to regular cinema sound, so we're excited about
what we will experience with the completion of the system."
The new Meyer Sound system was provided by Kinoton Korea, the company that
installed Asia's first Meyer Sound cinema system at Megabox KINTEX near
Seoul in 2011. Kinoton Korea provides conventional and digital cinema
projection systems, as well as advanced sound solutions, to commercial
cinemas, broadcasters and film/video production facilities, both within
Korea and elsewhere in Asia.
Meyer Sound cinema systems are installed at leading-edge cinemas in the
United States and Europe, including Cinetopia in Oregon, CinemaxX in Germany
and Denmark, and the Solaris Centre in Estonia. A notable roster of film
post-production facilities alsorely on Meyer Sound cinema loudspeakers for
monitoring, including Lucasfilm's Skywalker Ranch in California, De Lane Lea
in London, and Piste Rouge in Paris.
ABOUT MEYER SOUND
Family owned and operated since 1979, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. designs
and manufactures high-quality, self-powered sound reinforcement
loudspeakers, digital audio systems, active acoustic systems, cinema sound
systems, and sound measurement tools for the professional audio industry.
Founded by John and Helen Meyer, the company has grown to become a leading
worldwide supplier of systems for theatres, arenas, stadiums, theme parks,
convention centers, houses of worship, and touring concert sound rental
operations. Meyer Sound's main office and manufacturing facility are located
in Berkeley, California, with field offices and authorized distributors
located throughout the USA and around the world.