Meyer Sound celebrates another year

Photo: Ralph Larmann

Building on the momentum from last year’s launch of the PANTHER, Meyer Sound closed out 2023 as yet another banner year marked by new product introductions, user accolades, and record-breaking sales figures.

“We’ve been on an exhilarating journey these past two years,” said 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 has inaugurated a new era for our company.”

Meyer Sound PANTHER systems were shuttling across continents throughout 2023 on stadium and arena tours. Ed Sheeran’s “+ – = ÷ x” (“Mathematics”) tour hit North America this year, 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.

“The reviews from those Metallica shows were some of the best they’ve ever received,” noted McMahon. “This was a bold move and a big investment on behalf of the band, but it worked amazingly well. The logistics would have been practically impossible without PANTHER, and Bob McCarthy’s design again proved why he’s the best in the business.”

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 Constellation acoustic system continued to build on its reputation with major new installations at large performance halls around the world. A fitting capstone to the year’s accomplishments was “NADIA’s Music Hall,” an unveiling of the new NADIA integrated digital audio platform in the Appel Room of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, where NADIA is now at the core of the venue’s Constellation acoustic system.

“NADIA’s Music Hall was an astonishing marriage of technology and art,” recalled McMahon, “and it was a humbling experience to have such celebrated artists extolling our virtues. It really put a bow on our year.”

2024 will mark Meyer Sound’s 45th anniversary, and McMahon predicts that the momentum will continue unabated.

“We have significant new products in the pipeline,” concluded 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.”