Ed Sheeran’s monumental + - = ÷ x (‘Mathematics’) tour hit North America in 2023
USA - Building on the momentum from the previous year’s launch of the Panther large-format linear line array, Meyer Sound closed out 2023 as yet another banner year marked by breakthrough new product introductions and record-breaking sales figures.
“We’ve been on an exhilarating journey these past two years,” says senior vice-president John McMahon. “It’s been a transformative time for Meyer Sound. What started last year with Panther and continued this year with the introduction of the 2100‑LFC [low-frequency control element] has inaugurated a new era for our company.”
Panther-based systems were installed across a range of venues from clubs to arenas in 2023, including The Fillmore in San Francisco and the Mohegan Inspire Entertainment Resort in South Korea. Elsewhere, Panther arrays started their summer-long residencies at Cadence Bank Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA and Hayden Homes Amphitheatre in Bend, OR.
The Leopard compact linear line-array loudspeaker continued in 2023 as a popular solution for venues requiring a smaller profile, including the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA. In addition, the Lina very compact linear line array loudspeaker was highlighted at the Guild Theatre in Menlo Park, CA. Point-source solutions continued to thrive, such as an install at the Lithuanian State Puppet Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Meyer Sound Panther systems were shuttling across continents throughout 2023 on stadium and arena tours. Ed Sheeran’s monumental + - = ÷ x (‘Mathematics’) tour hit North America, with a system comprised of 212 Panther loudspeakers. Panther systems also powered a variety of genre-spanning tours including Billy Strings, Dave Matthews Band, Dead & Company, John Mayer, Marc Anthony, Metallica, and Michael Bublé, among others. For the first time, Metallica’s system presented true stereo imaging to all seats on a 360-degree, in-the-round stadium tour.
“The reviews from those Metallica shows were some of the best they’ve ever received,” notes McMahon.
Meyer Sound systems of all sizes and configurations once again powered stages at major festivals around the world, including Roskilde in Denmark, Montreux Jazz in Switzerland, and Outside Lands and Life Is Beautiful in the USA.
The Bluehorn System monitors continued to gain converts among film scoring and surround sound mixing engineers, with new systems making their debut at Manny Marroquin’s Larrabee Studios, Fred Paragano’s Paragon Studios, and John Traunwieser’s new private mixing facility.
Meyer Sound’s education programme further expanded its offerings in 2023, with a full schedule of trainings at the Berkeley headquarters as well as programs at Full Sail University in Florida, and at other sites around the world.
The Constellation acoustic system continued to build on its reputation as for active acoustic technology, with major new installations at large performance halls around the world.
The coming year will mark Meyer Sound’s 45th anniversary, and McMahon predicts that the momentum will continue unabated.
“We have significant new products in the pipeline,” says McMahon. “Our customers will notice - and appreciate - a renewed emphasis on software. Our loudspeakers have high visibility as large physical objects, but our customers increasingly engage with those products by interacting with dedicated software. We are continuing to grow a global software team by adding an infusion of new talent, and we expect great things from them in 2024.”

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