Test signals can be sourced through storage in the cinema system or from the NTi MR-PRO generator.
June 11, 2012
Berkeley, Calif.-based Meyer Sound Laboratories and Liechtenstein-based NTi
Audio AG have announced a new cinema meter option for NTi's XL2 handheld
audio and acoustics analyzer. Developed through a collaborative effort by
the two companies, the Meyer Sound cinema meter option and test script
allows cinema sound technicians to calibrate loudspeaker systems efficiently
and to an extremely high degree of precision-beyond what is recommended by
basic SMPTE standards-using a small, easy-to-use handheld device.
The cinema meter was initially created to extend the capabilities of the XL2
analyzer to facilitate efficient and accurate alignment of Meyer Sound EXPT
cinema systems, which are inherently capable of highly linear performance
with exceptionally flat phase and amplitude response. The cinema meter
option comprises a software package which includes a MeyerSound test script
that can be used for tuning any cinema system. Test signals can be sourced
through storage in the cinema system or from the NTi MR-PRO generator.
"A fundamental goal of EXP cinema audio is to achieve near perfect
linearity," notes John Meyer, CEO of Meyer Sound. "Final calibration is
critical in realizing that goal, and with the Meyer Sound XL2 cinema option,
technicians now have a compact and cost-effective tool for making the
extremely precise adjustments required."
The cinema meter project reflects Meyer Sound's commitment to leadership in
all aspects of cinema sound technology. It also marks its first outside
collaboration on a test and measurement product; the company's renowned SIMR
audio analyzer was developed entirely in-house.
"NTi Audio is extremely pleased to have this opportunity to work with Meyer
Sound," says Tom Mintner, president of NTI Americas. "The confidence Meyer
Sound places in the XL2 is deeply appreciated, and underscores NTi's
position as the recognized world leader in handheld audio test instruments."
The Meyer Sound cinema meter development was facilitated by Mintner along
with Thomas Hupp and Philipp Schwizer on behalf of NTi Audio, with
performance specifications and test routines developed by the Meyer Sound
To begin shipping in July 2012, the Meyer Sound cinema meter option will be
available through NTi Audio's worldwide sales channels either with the
purchase of a new XL2 or as an upgrade to an existing unit. It will also be
available through Meyer Sound EXP distribution channels.
ABOUT NTi AUDIO AG
NTi Audio AG develops advanced and customized measurement solutions for the
pro audio, acoustics,mobile devices, and telecommunications industries.
Headquartered in the Principality of Liechtenstein, NTi Audio also has
factory subsidiary offices in the USA, China, Japan, and the Czech Republic.
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.
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