Meyer Sound delivers high-spec audio for Super Bowl 50 celebrations
Sound reinforcement systems from Bay Area audio innovator Meyer Sound played a supporting role in Super Bowl 50 festivities – the biggest Super Bowl week ever celebrated.
In their quest to make the game-day sound for this Super Bowl the best ever, NFL production leaders tapped Meyer Sound to help enhance the February 7 experience 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 game 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 LEO family of line array loudspeakers supported Metallica at AT&T Park on Saturday, and helped power he party at Project Nightclub on Pier 70 for performances by Dave Matthews Band and Pharrell Williams on Thursday and Friday nights, respectively. The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at Saturday’s Super Bowl eve show there.
In addition, fans of the San Francisco Symphony experienced Meyer Sound’s newest product – the LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system – during 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,” says 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.”