The system is comprised of 22 CQ-2 loudspeakers; four CQ-1 loudspeakers; four UPA-1P loudspeakers; and two 500-HP subwoofers.
July 23, 2012 College Park Center at University of Texas Arlington has installed a
loudspeakers. The 218,000-square-foot venue, which hosts university sports,
concerts, speakers, commencement ceremonies, and more, anchors the emerging
20-acre College Park District and is stimulating a revitalization of
Austin-based acoustics and AV consultant BAi, LLC was hired by the
University of Texas at Arlington and the architect, HKS, to design the sound
reinforcement systems as well as distributed television and scoreboard
systems. Grand Prairie, Tex.-based integrator ABLe Communications was
contracted by Hunt Construction to implement the systems.
"What the project comes down to is a very well-designed system that was in
turn installed per specifications. It ended up being a fantastic system,"
says James Wicker, ABLe Communications senior project manager, who had long
experience with Meyer Sound at his previous company, Chicago-based dB
"Having used Meyer products a lot in the past," adds Bill Hammon, BAi senior
associate, "we were confident in the performance, and this didn't
The system is comprised of 22 CQ-2 loudspeakers; four CQ-1 loudspeakers;
four UPA-1P loudspeakers; and two 500-HP subwoofers. "A lot of time was
spent on the front end with the engineering," Wicker adds, "and making sure
that the locations were right, having to work with the lighting and rigging
and everything that's up in the ceiling. When BAi came out for
commissioning, we didn't have to re-aim one speaker: the coverage was
phenomenal. This is one of the best-sounding arenas I've ever been in."
The inaugural event at the College Park Center was a concert by hip-hop
superstar Drake. "We got a letter from the owner after their first event,"
says Hammon. "Apparently it was very loud, and they were very impressed that
it remained so clear at high levels."
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.