Meyer Sound MM-4XP solution for KPMG headquarters29 February 2012
KPMG, a global accounting and consulting firm, recently opened its 33,000sqm Danish headquarters in Copenhagen. The new facility features a Meyer Sound MM-4XP miniature low-powered speaker system in the auditorium.
The sound solution for the space needed to be low-key, so as not to interfere with the surroundings, but still provide power and clarity for company presentations – avoiding possible interference from the metro train line directly underneath the building.
Anders Jørgensen, an audio designer from the Danish firm Stouenborg, was enlisted to devise the audio solution. For the auditorium he opted for a total of 23 MM-4XP loudspeakers strategically spaced in four delay zones.
“The only place allowed for speakers was in angled lighting slots built into the ceiling design. And the only systems available that could provide the power and clarity we needed inside that small space were the Meyer Sound MM-4XP loudspeakers,” said Jørgensen.
Two separate spaces can be made from a partition wall, in which case 15 MM-4XP loudspeakers can be assigned to the larger area and eight to the smaller space, with control delivered from a Crestron touch panel.
The MM-4XP loudspeakers draw DC power from remote 48v MPS-488HP power supplier enabling the Stouenborg technicians to install the entire system with Class 2 wiring without affecting performance.
“There’s a metro train line directly underneath the building, and we needed to minimise possible interference,” notes Jørgensen. “The MM-4XP speakers did that and also reduced the number of rack units we normally need in the equipment room. The overall level is incredible compared to the systems typically used for ceiling speakers. The client is extremely pleased by the results.”
For video presentations, the system includes a trio of UP Junior VariO loudspeakers behind each of the two video screens, with each configured as left-centre-right to the ISE 2969 cinema standard. The install by Stouenborg also includes Sennheiser wireless microphone systems, DPA lectern microphones, and dual Sanyo HF10000 2K projectors.