Super Sound: The Meyer Sound Connection At Super Bowl 50

Photo by Jay Blakesberg

Sound reinforcement systems from Bay Area audio innovator Meyer Sound played a supporting role in Super Bowl 50 festivities.

In their quest to make the game-day sound for this Super Bowl the best ever, NFL production leaders enlisted Meyer Sound to help enhance the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. Meyer Sound’s technical team worked with ATK Audiotek of Valencia, California, to rig SB-1 parabolic long-throw sound beams and SB-3F sound field synthesis loudspeakers at Levi’s Stadium, ensuring that the full house in the upper deck could enjoy the day.

State-of-the-art Meyer Sound solutions could also be found enhancing the fan experience at many of the Bay Area events leading up to Super Bowl 50. The company’s top-of-the-line LEO family of line array loudspeakers supported Metallica’s trademark sound at AT&T Park on Saturday, and powered the party at Project Nightclub on Pier 70 for performances by Dave Matthews Band, Pharrell Williams, and Red Hot Chili Peppers on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, respectively.

In addition, longtime fans at the San Francisco Symphony experienced Meyer Sound’s newest product – the LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system – in two special evenings of big-game orchestral celebrations at Davies Symphony Hall.

The systems at AT&T Park, Pier 70, and Davies Symphony Hall were supplied by Martinez, California based Pro Media / UltraSound, a company perhaps best known as the Grateful Dead’s sound system supplier since 1980.

“All of us at Meyer Sound are thrilled to play a role in the big game and in all the festivities leading up to this extra special 50th anniversary,” said Helen Meyer, Meyer Sound’s Executive Vice President and Co-founder. With a smile, she added, “Of course, we aren’t taking an official corporate position on who we’d like to win, but considering that 30 Meyer Sound CAL column array loudspeakers are installed on the upper deck of Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, there might be a slight tilt toward the Carolina Panthers.”

Founded by Berkeley residents John and Helen Meyer in 1979, Meyer Sound designs and manufactures its products, including all of the self-powered loudspeakers and accompanying digital signal processors deployed for these events, on its ever-expanding Berkeley campus.