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Meyer Sound Chosen For German Celebration Of The 20th Anniversary Of The Fall Of Berlin Wall

Several venues offer sound reinforcement with a wide variety of Meyer Sound loudspeakers and subwoofers, along with Galileo processing

By PSW Staff December 11, 2009

The route of the former wall near Brandenburg Gate, where sound reinforcement was supplied by a system headed by Meyer Sound loudspeakers

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, world leaders and citizens gathered to commemorate the momentous event at Bornholmer Brücke, the first checkpoint that opened the gates for East Berlin citizens, with Emsdetten, Germany-based POOL Group providing Meyer Sound UltraSeries loudspeakers.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke to an audience that included former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, former Solidarność leader Lech Wałęsa, and Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit.

A hundred miles away at the former border crossing of Marienborn between Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, Wolfgang Böhmer and Christian Wulff, the prime ministers of the two states, led German musicians Karat and Ute Freudenberg and witnesses of the historic transition in celebratory event.

Even audio coverage came from two pairs of four Meyer Sound JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers stacked and 700-HP subwoofers in a system design by Jürgen Kupfers of Salzwedel-based Kupfermusik. A Meyer Sound Galileo loudspeaker management system with two Galileo 616 processors provided drive and processing.

Symbolic of the collapse of the wall, a row of dominos standing 1.5 km long was toppled along the route of the former wall near the Brandenburg Gate, where “Celebration of Freedom” (deutsch: Fest der Freiheit) was held.

Hamburg-based Procon and the company’s project manager Kai Reiss supplied and operated a system designed by André Herbell of Compact Team to reinforce the speeches by influential leaders including Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, French Prime Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

The system incorporated Meyer Sound MICA, M1D, and M3D line array loudspeakers, UltraSeries and MSL-4 loudspeakers, and M3D-Sub subwoofers. The VIP guests near the stage heard the speeches through camera-friendly MM-4 miniature loudspeakers.

On the opposite side of the gate, director Daniel Barenboim and Plácido Domingo led the Berlin state orchestra in a performance with reinforcement by MILO and MICA line array loudspeakers and 700-HP subwoofers. A third venue at Potsdamer Platz used M2D line arrays and 700-HP subwoofers.

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