Meyer Sound joins the celebrations for Telluride Film Festival’s 50th Anniversary

Photo: Suchitra Baker

Movie industry luminaries gathered for the 50th anniversary of the Telluride Film Festival with Meyer Sound a supporter of the festival, returning this year as a Signature Sponsor and Cinema Sound Partner.

Meyer Sound cinema audio systems carried the soundtracks at four of the festival’s principal theatres, three of which were spaces temporarily repurposed for the weekend’s festivities.

“The Telluride Film Festival greatly appreciates our long-term partnership with Meyer Sound,” commented Festival Director Julie Huntsinger, “as we continue to expand their extraordinary audio systems within our festival environment to support the artistic intentions of our world-class filmmakers.”

“We congratulate everybody at the Telluride Film Festival on their half-century of success,” added Meyer Sound Executive Vice President Helen Meyer, “and we have been thrilled to be part of it for over 10 years. Telluride gives us a rare opportunity to showcase our advanced cinema sound technologies to the global film community.”

Three of the large temporary theatres, the Palm (650 seats), the Galaxy (500 seats), and the Werner Herzog Theater (650 seats) are equipped with Meyer Sound screens and LFE systems. All three have Acheron cinema loudspeakers over Acheron LF low-frequency loudspeakers for the LCR channels, and all have X-800C cinema subwoofers — ten each at the Palm and Herzog, nine at the Galaxy. The surround systems deploy HMS-10 surround loudspeakers. The intimate (165 seats) Nugget, the only permanent cinema, also has Acheron screen loudspeakers, but without LFE units, and only five of the X‑800C cinema subwoofers. Surrounds are the HMS-5 models.

Three theatres offer temporary Meyer Sound PA systems with combinations of UPQ-1P or UPJ-1P loudspeakers with companion 750-LFC low-frequency control elements or Amie-Sub subwoofers. The Palm Theatre has a permanent Meyer Sound PA system with M1D line array loudspeakers and 700-HP subwoofers.

“Meyer Sound is honored to once again be a trusted sound provider for the Telluride Film Festival,” commented Meyer Sound Program Manager, Cinema and Residential Jay Wyatt. “Meyer Sound monitoring systems are increasingly the choice of film sound professionals when editing and mixing movie soundtracks, so it is only fitting that their peers in the broader film community — producers, directors, and actors — hear the films they have created with the same sound quality at the premiere showings.”

The lifelong commitment of Meyer Sound Co-founder, President, and CEO John Meyer to improving cinema sound was recognised when he was awarded the 2022 Samuel L. Warner Memorial Medal by SMPTE. According to SMPTE, the honour was bestowed “in recognition of his contributions to the design, measurement, and analysis of cinema speaker electronics for cinema mixing, review, and exhibition facilities.”