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27 years later: Oslo Concert Hall reselects Meyer Sound

The Oslo Concert Hall has for 27 years relied on the quality audio of Meyer Sound. A recent upgrade at the venue saw implementation of a Meyer Sound MICA line array system.

The Oslo Concert Hall (Oslo Konserthus) has relied on the durability of Meyer Sound audio equipment since 1986. Over a quarter of a century later, the venue again turned to Meyer Sound for an upgrade – this time opting for a MICA line array loudspeaker system.

Oslo-based AV specialist AVAB CAB was elected to supply and install an updated system into the 1,404-capacity venue.

The new system would be the requisite specification for a diverse schedule, including classical, blues, jazz, and rock performances. The hall’s legacy Meyer Sound equipment has proven its worth, and venue management was ready for a system with more power and flexibility.

Oslo Concert Hall opted to add 18 MICA loudspeakers, four 600-HP subwoofers, and a Galileo loudspeaker management system with a Galileo 616 processor for system management and processing. The new components are used alongside the venue’s existing Meyer Sound inventory, including four each UPA-1P, UPM-1P, and CQ-1 loudspeakers.

“Now with the MICA, we have a system that really delivers great reinforcement for many different types of music. In terms of coverage, every seat in the house is a great seat,” commented Jan Olsen Skare, production manager of Oslo Concert Hall.

“MICA delivers the high output and smooth, extended high-frequency response that Oslo Konserthus requires,” says Asle Nilsen, head of sound at AVAB CAC.

Since the audio upgrade, the concert hall has hosted many jazz and classical performances, as well as American singer/songwriters Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Melody Gardot, Nanci Griffith, and Norwegian singer Wenche Myhre.