The system's accuracy of coverage and excellent frequency response as well as its compliance to ISO regulations sealed the decision.
Once confined to concert venues and festival stages, popular music is
of Meyer Sound wide-coverage loudspeakers, the Rhythmic Music Conservatory
(Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium or RMC) in Copenhagen has been at the forefront
of contemporary music education since it was established in 1986. Today RMC
offers coursework in music performance, music education, music and movement
education, sound technology, music management, and songwriting.
With a direct connection to the Danish Ministry of Culture, the RMC prides
itself on high standards and has consistently maintained an audio inventory
to match. For its latest upgrade of the concert hall, EBB-consult outlined
an exacting tender process, obliging companies to propose a loudspeaker
configuration able to satisfy two distinct objectives.
"Firstly, it had to be able to serve as a classic PA," says Anders
Jørgensen, project manager of Stouenborg, the Copenhagen-based installation
company that fitted the new system. "Secondly, it needed to accommodate the
RMC's sound technology program. This impacted the design; for example, we
put in four subwoofers rather than the two actually required by the space,
allowing students to experiment with a number of different configurations."
The choice of PA fell to an RMC-elected evaluation panel, with members
voting in favor of a Meyer Sound system followingan impressive demo of the
manufacturer's UPQ-1P loudspeakers. The system's accuracy of coverage and
excellent frequency response as well as its compliance to ISO regulations
sealed the decision.
"The system had to abide by the NR 20 Noise Rating, meaning that the noise
in the PA system had to be less than 25 dB(A)," says Jørgensen, who recently
completed another Meyer Sound project at Aveny-T theatre in Frederiksberg.
Adhering to EBB-consult's design, Stouenborg installed a flexible system
featuring two UPQ-1P loudspeakers for principal reinforcement, augmented by
two UPJuniorVariO™ loudspeakers and four USW-1P subwoofers. Balcony delays
are provided by two MM-4XP self-powered loudspeakers, supported by a pair of
UP-4XP 48 V loudspeakers. System control and optimization are achieved via
Meyer Sound's Galileo® loudspeaker management system.
Tim Harris, RMC's facilities manager, is most impressed by the power and
flexibility of the Meyer Sound system. "The system will support the learning
of sound engineering theory and practical experimentation here at the RMC,"
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.