During my visit to the Meyer Sound booth (5961), it quickly became apparant to me that Meyer’s legendary co-founder and chief, John Meyer, remains as busy as ever creating “his babies,” as marketing chief Kasi Miller described new speakers to me. Those babies in question include new line array speaker products and cinema speaker products that basically are coming to life simply because Meyer retains his passion for his industry and for inventing them.
A couple of them are so new, the company doesn’t yet even have press releases on them. One is the JM-1P arrayable, self-powered loudspeaker that Meyer cooked up more or less to bridge the gap between his company’s MILO and Melody lines. Also prominently on display at the booth are the new HMS-10 cinema surround speakers Meyer created–gigantic beauties aimed at the large cinema market.
Meyer, of course, has been interested in cinematic sound dating back to his “Apocalypse Now” days (He created then-new subwoofers for the multichannel sound system that director Francis Ford Coppola took with him as he toured the film around the country back in the day.) According to Kasi, Meyer is showing no signs of slowing down, pursuing his design and artistic passions as ardently as his passion for building Meyer Sound, the business.