The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam has expanded its Meyer Sound inventory adding two Meyer Sound CAL 96 column array loudspeakers in the Main Hall. The Concertgebouw joins Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus Berlin, both of which have installed Meyer Sound CAL systems within the last year.
“Here at The Concertgebouw we have been planning for some time to install a state-of-the-art permanent system for speech reinforcement,” stated Wouter van Poppel, head of technical services at the venue. “After listening to CAL demonstrations here on site and at the Musikverein in Vienna, we were extremely impressed with the system’s clarity, speech intelligibility, and configuration flexibility.”
Audio Electronics Mattijsen (AEM) supplied the Meyer Sound system and lead consultant on the project was Theateradvies, both based in Amsterdam.
Meyer Sound CAL column array loudspeakers employ advanced beam steering and shaping algorithms coupled with tight driver spacing and individual amplification of all drivers. CAL has recently become the first AVnu-certified AVB loudspeaker product, and will be demonstrated live at ISE at the Meyer Sound stand 1-M90.
In three other rooms at The Concertgebouw, Meyer Sound UPJunior VariO and UPM-1P loudspeakers along with UMS-1P and USW-1P subwoofers provide reinforcement as needed in the Small Hall, Choir Hall, and Pleinfoyer. For amplified concerts, The Concertgebouw deploys a flown MINA line array loudspeaker system, supplied as needed by PME-Téchnica of Amsterdam.