Dozens of new installations in small- to medium- sized theatres have come online around the world
2012 has been a banner year for the Meyer Sound MINA™ line array
loudspeakers. Dozens of new installations in small- to medium- sized
theatres have come online around the world, and MINA's exceptional
power-to-size ratio has made it a highly adaptable workhorse for Meyer Sound
rental companies in a range of applications.
European AV companies including PRG, POOLgroup, Creative Technology Germany,
Dushow, and Blue Noise have deployed MINA as the main, front-fill,
side-fill, and under-balcony systems in their work of all genres and scales.
To name a few examples, MINA has been used during an auto show in Paris,
symphonic showcases, a soccer season opening, numerous corporate events, and
on tour with Udo J├╝rgens and Michel Sardou.
In North America, MINA provided support for productions on Broadway, the
Montręal International Jazz Festival, a Dalai Lama teaching event, and
cinema playback at the Telluride Film Festival. MINA also served as the
foundation of a "bus and trailer" touring system with the Blackhawk
Audio-provided system accompanying the Christian rock band Kutless.
"We pretty much cover the gamut [of venues] on this tour, which is why I
wanted to take the MINA system. It is incredibly versatile," says Tim
O'Neill, production manager and FOH engineer for Kutless. "It doesn't matter
if it's a bare gymnasium or a carpeted church. MINA puts out the most
consistent sound we've ever had on a headline tour."
Houses of worship and live performance venues have embraced the power and
clarity of MINA. Recent projects include Yuong-Sang Presbyterian Church
(Pennsylvania), The Moody Church (Illinois), First Baptist Church Decatur
(Alabama), Robert N. Miner Auditorium at SFJAZZ (California), and the
Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
"I had auditioned some other small line arrays," says Doug Collingsworth,
director of technical ministries at First Baptist Church Decatur, "but when
we went up to Soundcheck in Nashville to hear MINA, my jaw hit the floor. We
all fell in love with it."
Other new MINA systems include four venues in Germany and three in Poland,
as well as projects in Luxembourg, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Mexico,
About 20 inches wide and weighing only 41.2 pounds, one MINA is capable of
producing up to 128 dB SPL over a wide 100-degree horizontal coverage area.
Since shipping in late 2010, MINA has won a number of industry awards,
including the TEC Award, SCN Installation Product Award, Live Design Product
of the Year, and the ProSoundWeb Readers' Choice Award.
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.