The Meyer Sound steerable CAL column array loudspeaker has received a TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the category of “Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology.” This TEC Award was the company’s ninth, and was announced during the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim.
Available in three models, the self-powered CAL loudspeaker provides vocal clarity while minimizing unwanted reflections in even the most challenging acoustical environments. CAL is also Meyer Sound’s first AVB-capable system to support real-time media networking using the IEEE audio video bridging standards.
“This award is a testimony to what our engineers have accomplished in CAL,” said John McMahon, executive director of operations and digital products at Meyer Sound. “To provide the accurate beam steering capabilities in CAL, we took great pains to ensure that every detail was considered, such as tight-packing all of its high-frequency and low-frequency drivers and providing individual amplification and processing. The resulting performance is giving new definition to sound beam steering and coverage precision.”
CAL’s vertical beam can be angled up or down in one-degree increments up to 30 degrees to aim only at target coverage areas without exciting an entire architectural space. Two of the CAL versions, CAL 64 and CAL 96, also include beam-splitting capabilities for applications where a balcony wall may cause undesired reflections.
CAL began shipping this past summer for installations around the world, including the Memorial Stadium at University of California Berkeley and performing arts venues in the US, Hong Kong, and Australia.
To learn more about CAL, read this Q&A with John McMahon: http://www.meyersound.com/news/2012/CAL_mcmahon_interview/