Extron calls in Meyer Sound for its HQ restaurant16 July 2012
Extron Electronics sought sound reinforcement from Meyer Sound for the ground floor Ranch restaurant in its new cooporate headquarters in Anaheim, CA, US, featuring a MICA line array loudspeaker system. Live country music and dancing are instrumental themes to The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon which serves regional American Cuisine and offers a comprehensive wine-selection. CA-based integrator Allstage Pro was charged with the design and completion of the new Ranch, which is located on the ground floor of new cooperate headquarters in Anaheim, CA. It selected a Meyer Sound system centered around the MICA line array loudspeakers following recommendations from Extron’s president, Andrew Edwards. The saloon at The Ranch now boasts a system comprising 12 MICA line array loudspeakers, complemented by five 700-HP and two 600-HP subwoofers. A further three UPQ-1P loudspeakers have been employed, along with four UP-4XP loudspeakers and two MM-4XP self-powered loudspeakers. The sound reinforcement system has monitoring courtesy of eight UM-1P and two UM-100P stage monitors, and one UMS-1P subwoofer. Control arrives through a Meyer Sound Galileo loudspeaker management system with two Galileo 616 processors: “One Galileo is feeding all the Meyer gear,” comments John Fish, consultant applications engineer for Extron. “One is set up AES digital, and one is analog. That is part of a full-analog-redundancy component: From mic to speaker, we have a digital path and an analog path.” The sound reinforcement system in the saloon also includes Yamaha M7CL-48 digital consoles, Shure PSM 900 wireless monitor systems, and microphones from AKG, Audix, Heil Sound, Neumann, and Sennheiser, among others. “I knew that when we got larger and larger bands in there, which we’re starting to now, they were going to require a line array,” says Ingram. “We came up with MICA,” said Ian Ingram, president of Allstage, which is now a Meyer Sound dealer.