South Korea’s Megabox cinemas install Meyer Sound for M 2 premium screen
SOUTH KOREA: South Korea’s Megabox chain of cinemas has selected a Meyer Sound cinema loudspeaker system for its ‘M 2’ premium screen concept. Described as ‘the largest multiplex in Korea’, the M2 screen in the Megabox Coex is now operating in both 5.1 and 7.1 surround modes, and when the renovation is complete, this room is set to become Asia's first Atmos-compliant cinema to be equipped with a Meyer Sound cinema system.
The Megabox Coex boasts 16 screens, for which Meyer Sound reports that all ‘B chain’ elements are in place, including an extensive amount of side, rear and overhead loudspeakers. The new system is made up of Acheron 80 and Acheron LF screen channel loudspeakers, X-800C cinema subwoofers, HMS-10 cinema surround loudspeakers, MPS-488HP remote power supplies and a Galileo loudspeaker management system.
‘There has been a lot of competition among the new 3D immersive sound formats,’ commented Youlgoo Lee, the chief technical manager for Megabox. ‘But Meyer Sound convinced us that any new format requires high quality speakers in order to present clear and powerful sound to the audience. We have already experienced the difference Meyer Sound makes at our other installation, so we decided to install Meyer Sound systems whenever we get the chance.
‘Even though the full Atmos experience has yet to arrive, we’re already having a very good response from the audiences,’ he enthused. ‘They say they feel the difference compared to regular cinema sound, so we’re excited about what we will experience with the completion of the system.’
The system was provided by Kinoton Korea, the company that installed Asia’s first Meyer Sound cinema system at Megabox Kinitex near Seoul in 2011.