Meyer Sound’s the driving force at Beijing Auto Show
CHINA: A total of nearly 300 self-powered Meyer Sound loudspeakers were drafted in to provide sound reinforcement for the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. Beijing & Shanghai Huelead AV equipment provided the bulk of the manufacturer’s speaker complement, however Beijing & Shanghai Bright AV Solution Ltd, Superb Oriental Exhibition Service, and AV Promotions Ltd, also supplied M’elodie line array loudspeakers and USW-1P subwoofers.
Dakun Bai is the audio technology department director for Beijing Heuland AV, which provided more than 124 Meyer speakers: ‘Our business is focused on commercial exhibition, and it’s a great advantage for us to offer self-powered Meyer Sound systems.
‘The line level audio cables don’t suffer the attenuation losses of speaker cables, and they are easier to tie on a truss. Self-powering also eliminates the noise and heat dissipation of amplifier racks, and because each driver has its own amplifier, sound quality and system reliability are much improved.’
The event took place at the 230,000 sq-m China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing, attracting more than 2,100 exhibitors from 22 countries, with estimated attendance at well over one million.
At Volkswagen’s stand Beijing Huelead AV installed 30 UPA-1P, 30 UPM-1P and 13 UPQ-1P loudspeakers; 10 UPJ-1P VariO cabinets, 16 Mina and 15 Mica line array elements, and five 700-HP and 500-HP subwoofers respectively. The system was optimised and driven by a Galileo management system comprising eight 616 processors.
‘Galileo is a great-sounding and highly reliable signal processor,’ explained Mr Bai. ‘Using the Compass control software wirelessly makes it very convenient to adjust the system from anywhere in the exhibition space. Also, the MAPP Online Pro acoustical prediction program makes it easy to communicate with our clients’ technical teams anywhere in the world.’