John Meyer was awarded the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award at InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas. Since founding Meyer Sound in 1979, Meyer has led an engineering team that has advanced sound reinforcement through the design, manufacture, and use of linear loudspeakers.
While many of Meyer’s innovations appeared radical at first, many of his ideas have become industry norms. This includes Meyer Sound’s self-powered loudspeakers, a breakthrough for the company when first introduced in the 1990s. Meyer also pioneered the development of dedicated electronic processing to optimize loudspeaker performance.
In 1999, Meyer Sound introduced the PSW-6 high-power cardioid subwoofer, which used a unique six-woofer enclosure (four front/two rear) and sophisticated phase-manipulation circuitry to achieve a cardioid directional pattern, delivering more bass energy to the audience and less unwanted LF reverb in the room and on stage. Most recently, Meyer Sound has introduced the Constellation acoustic system, widely regarded as the most sophisticated and refined approach to electroacoustic architecture.
“Innovative thinking has been critical to the sustained growth and maturation of the audiovisual industry,” says David Labuskes, executive director and CEO, InfoComm International. “Luminaries like John Meyer continue to lead the way by combining technical know-how with imagination, and InfoComm is pleased to recognize these inspiring influencers.”
The Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award is issued annually by InfoComm International to current or former employees of InfoComm member companies who have made an important contribution to the science of audiovisual technology, whether as an inventor or thought leader who advanced the development of a new product, segment or service of the AV industry.