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InfoComm 2017: Meyer Sound to debut LINA line array

Meyer Sound will debut its new LINA compact linear line array loudspeaker this month at InfoComm 2017, along with companion 750-LFC compact low-frequency control element (both pictured right).

Other highlights include an immersive sound presentation in the W222B demo room, and at booth 5960 there will be previews of the IntelligentDC surface mount loudspeakers (pictured left) and a selection of UltraSeries loudspeakers. The Galileo GALAXY network platform will be featured as well, along with updates to the companion Compass control software.

“LINA shares the same structural footprint as its predecessor, MINA,” noted Pablo Espinosa, Meyer Sound’s vice president of R&D and chief loudspeaker designer, “which means it can use the same rigging and mounting hardware. However, it’s all new, with new enclosure, drivers, processing and amplification. LINA also features Native Mode, first introduced with LEOPARD, that provides out-of-the-box array alignment for common configurations. This is an enormous time-saver, particularly in corporate rental applications.”

The Meyer Sound demo room will feature an immersive sound presentation with 56 loudspeakers and subwoofers encircling the room and arrayed overhead. The demo system incorporates proprietary Meyer Sound technologies, including Constellation active acoustics, SpaceMap multi-channel panning, the D-Mitri digital audio platform and IntelligentDC compact self-powered loudspeakers. The 30-minute program features live performances by virtuoso New York violinist Brendan Speltz as well as excerpts from multi-channel sound installation works by contemporary composer Rand Steiger.

“Immersive sound recently has become a popular buzzword in the industry, but it’s something we’ve been doing at Meyer Sound for nearly 25 years,” said Steve Ellison, applications director for digital products. “Whether it’s imaginative sound art installations or Las Vegas showroom spectaculars, we’ve been on the forefront of immersive audio with a complete toolkit of technologies. This leadership will be easily heard in our InfoComm demo room.”

Meyer Sound also will preview the first in a new series of premium quality self-powered ceiling speakers. The first two models, the Ashby-5C and Ashby-8C, both integrate Meyer Sound’s exclusive IntelligentDC technology, which combines the sonic superiority of self-powered loudspeakers with the installation ease of constant voltage distributed systems. Both models are two-way designs with wide 100° coverage patterns and come equipped with integrated back-cans and five-pole Phoenix connectors. The Ashby-5C has a 5in low-mid driver and the Ashby-8C an 8in low-mid driver.