05.04.2016 - 08.04.2016 — Hall: 3.1 Stand: A 71
Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. is recognized globally as a leader in providing integrated acoustical and audio reinforcement solutions across the full spectrum of professional and commercial applications. Founded in 1979 by John and Helen Meyer, the company is wholly dedicated to providing the optimum aural environment for any audience experience by applying leading-edge technologies in both passive and active acoustics, digital signal processing, acoustical prediction and measurement systems, and self-powered loudspeakers.
The storied audio career of company CEO John Meyer extends back to the late 1960s when his pioneering work on amplification systems for the Steve Miller Band led Meyer to create the Glyph sound system, which was installed at Pepperland, a nightclub in San Rafael, Calif. The venue’s reputation for having unusually clean and loud sound spread, eventually landing Meyer a position as in-house loudspeaker designer for San Francisco’s McCune Sound Service (whose clients included Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Grateful Dead, and Elvis Presley, among others). In the early 1970s, Meyer was called to the Institute for Advanced Musical Studies in Switzerland where he did research on low-distortion horns and integrated, large-scale loudspeaker systems. Shortly after establishing Meyer Sound with his wife, Helen, Meyer designed a custom subwoofer for special showings of Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now.” In the 1990s, Meyer directed the company toward building self-powered loudspeaker systems exclusively, a bold commitment that put the company in the vanguard of a trend that changed the entire sound reinforcement industry.
Co-founder and Executive Vice President Helen Meyer has been a key figure in the growth of Meyer Sound, playing a principal role in both strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Her vision and acumen in the business world have been recognized by awards from the San Francisco Business Times and East Bay Business. Active in the arts and philanthropy throughout the Bay Area, Meyer serves on the boards of Cal Performances, the San Francisco Opera, and Mark Morris Dance Group. Industry honors include the InfoComm Women in AV Award, the MIPA Lifetime Achievement Award, and an Audio Engineering Society Citation.
A cross-section of Meyer Sound systems now in use includes installations at the fabled Musikverein in Vienna, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, Bank of America Stadium (home of the Carolina Panthers), Jyske Bank’s corporate headquarters in Denmark, and all of Cirque du Soleil’s resident Las Vegas productions. Tours for top-grossing artists like Shania Twain and Ed Sheeran also rely on Meyer Sound, as do cinemas, houses of worship, restaurants, theme parks, and museums. In addition to holding more than 40 U.S. and international patents, Meyer Sound has been widely recognized with numerous industry awards, including the prestigious R&D 100 Award. To respond quickly to customer needs while maintaining highest levels of quality control, all Meyer Sound products are designed and manufactured at the company’s headquarters campus in Berkeley, Calif.
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