Berlin, Germany (September 12, 2008)–Barack Obama’s recent speech in Berlin for an estimated crowd of more than 200,000 attendees required extensive audio planning on the part of SR provider Westfalen Sound, which supplied Meyer Sound loudspeakers for the event.
“We were very excited when we received the call about this historic event,” stated Carl Cordier, managing director of Westfalen Sound, “especially so after looking at the challenge of covering this vast area at the Berlin Victory Column with uniform and precise SPL. With the world seeing and hearing Obama’s speech via our audio feeds to more than 180 TV and radio stations worldwide, it was very important that no aspect was left to chance.
“In the area in front of the Victory Column and along the 2 km (1.25 miles) of the street, we set up Meyer Sound systems comprising over 100 self-powered loudspeakers,” said Cordier. “Since each area had its own special requirements, we deployed MILO, MICA, M’elodie, CQ, UPM, 600-HP and 700-HP loudspeakers to match the needs. It was also paramount that we had uniform consistency in the coverage and that all the systems were similarly voiced. On top of this was the task of having the entire setup accomplished in a very limited time frame. Only with Meyer Sound can we achieve this. In short, we chose the Best for the Best. It is incredible how many phone calls I received after the event from broadcasters, spectators and others congratulating me on what a great job we did and that they understood every word. To say that Westfalen is a satisfied customer of Meyer Sound would be an understatement.”
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