Bob McCarthy Returns to Meyer Sound as Director of System Optimization

Meyer Sound has appointed Bob McCarthy to the newly created position of Director of System Optimization.

An international authority in sound system design

and optimization, educator, and published writer, McCarthy will be a part of
the R&D department with a mission to advance networked audio solutions. In
addition, he will remain an active instructor in the Meyer Sound education
program, and support the design and commissioning of new Meyer Sound

McCarthy's work with Meyer Sound began long before joining the company
full-time as Director of System Optimization. He was one of the earliest
users of Meyer Sound products in the 1980s, and has been a pivotal figure in
the development of all three generations of the SIM source independent
measurement system. In the mid 1980s, he taught the first "SIM School" which
later evolved into the Meyer Sound worldwide education program. McCarthy's
book, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization (Focal Press, 2006), is
considered a definitive work in audio education.

"Bob has played many roles with Meyer Sound in the past three decades," says
John McMahon, executive director of operations & digital products. "As he
returns as a full-time employee, he's bringing with him an unmatched wealth
of audio knowledge and experience with Meyer Sound systems. This is great
news for our R&D department as well as our many customers who count on Meyer
Sound solutions to tackle the most difficult acoustic challenges."

An independent audio consultant for more than 15 years, McCarthy has built a
rich project portfolio. Installations he has worked on include stadiums and
arenas such as Ohio State University and SBC Arena in San Antonio, Texas;
performance halls such as Harpa concert hall in Iceland, Orchestre
symphonique de Montr©al, and Arts Centre Melbourne; five of the world's
largest theme parks; and more than 10 Cirque du Soleil productions.

"It's a privilege to join a company that is shaping the future of sound
reinforcement," says McCarthy. "From building loudspeaker systems with
dedicated Control Electronics Units (CEUs) in the late 1970s to now
integrating room optimization and audio distribution, Meyer Sound has always
been at the forefront of building total systems. By working in the field
with other users of Meyer Sound equipment, I aim to further our
understanding of complete system implementation to benefit our R&D and
education efforts."

Bob McCarthy will continue to be based in New York City. He can be reached


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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