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Meyer Sound MILO Key To Sound Reinforcement For Latest Concert Tour By The Dead

Pro Media/UltraSound provided a total of 72 MILO and 12 MILO 120 line array loudspeakers

By PSW Staff July 10, 2009

Plenty of Meyer Sound MILO line arrays were utilized for the recent tour by The Dead. Check out our PSW Photo Gallery for more system images from the tour.

More than 45 years after their first concert, The Dead (previously the Grateful Dead) recently finished up their first tour in more than five years, performing 22 shows in 17 cities.

The Dead’s tour was again supported by Meyer Sound MILO line array loudspeakers supplied by Bay Area associates Pro Media/UltraSound.

The system, designed to provide up to 360-degree coverage for the tour’s multiple arena dates, included main left and right arrays of 16 MILO and two MILO 120 line array loudspeakers each.

Left and right side arrays of ten MILO and two MILO 120 loudspeakers each were augmented by identical arrays covering far left and far right areas, for a total of 72 MILO and 12 MILO 120 loudspeakers in all.

The rear areas were served by left and right arrays of 12 MICA line array loudspeakers each. Low frequencies were ably handled by 16 700-HP subwoofers, with eight each flown below the main MILO arrays.

An additional nine M3D-Sub directional subwoofers were groundstacked at the stage. Left and right front fill of three CQ-1 loudspeakers each and a pair of UPJ-1P VariO loudspeakers for center fill completed the setup.

“The Meyer Sound system provided us with a consistent, clean, and powerful image across a wide range of venues,” remarked FOH Engineer Derek Featherstone, who used a pair of HD-1 audio monitors at the mix position. “Even with more than 90 open microphones on the stage, we had very little leakage back onto the PA system.”

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Check out our PSW Photo Gallery for more system images from the tour.

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