Meyer Sound HD-1 Selected for TECnology Hall of Fame

The HD-1 has become a favorite monitor for FOH engineers and recording engineers.

The Meyer Sound HD-1 high definition studio monitor has been announced as a

2012 TECnology Hall of Fame inductee by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in
Audio. The ceremony will be held on January 26, 2013 during the NAMM Show in
Anaheim, Calif.

The HD-1 was launched by Meyer Sound in 1989. The original prototype,
developed years earlier, was created as an ultra-linear testing device to be
used in-house for evaluating instrumentation microphones in the SIMR audio
analyzer. When news about the HD-1 reached Roger Nichols, legendary
recording engineer best known for his work with Steely Dan, Nichols asked
John Meyer to develop and release it as a studio monitoring product. Nichols
first used the HD-1 on recording sessions for Rickie Lee Jones's Flying

The HD-1 was the only self-powered studio monitor when it was first
launched, and remained so for a number of years. Gradually, the rest of the
industry recognized the inherent advantages of self-powering, to the point
where today essentially all near-field studio monitors are self-powered.

Over the years, the HD-1 has become a favorite monitor for FOH engineers and
recording engineers. In addition, cinema sound designers including Tom Myers
("Cars 2" and "Toy Story 3"), Richard King ("Dark Knight Rises" and
"Inception"), and Craig Berkey ("True Grit") still rely on the linear
performance of the HD-1 and its ability to accurately translate from small
project studios to larger mixing stages.

The TECnology Hall of Fame "recognizes the innovations and companies that
have made significant contributions to the advancement of audio technology."
Nine other products introduced between 1878 and 1995 will be inducted along
with the HD-1 at the Anaheim ceremonies, including the VU Meter, PZM
Microphone, and MOTU Performer MIDI Sequencing Software.

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.

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