Telluride, CO (August 26, 2015)—The Telluride Film Festival in Colorado has always been aimed at true cineasts, but the annual event takes over a variety of spaces that weren’t created with movies in mind. Take the showpiece Werner Herzog Theatre—during the rest of the year, it’s a typical ice-skating rink, but for four days next month, it will be transformed into a 650-seat theater with a complete Meyer Sound 7.1 cinema sound system.
Custom designed for the space, the 7.1 surround Meyer Sound system at the Werner Herzog Theatre is anchored by three Acheron 100 screen channel loudspeakers, each paired with an Acheron LF screen channel loudspeaker. Dolby 7.1 surround sound is provided by 22 HMS-12 cinema surround loudspeakers, controlled low end is provided by 10 X-800C studio subwoofers, and the entire system is driven and aligned by a Galileo loudspeaker management system with three Galileo 616 processors. For presentations, panels, and commentaries accompanying the screenings, the theatre deploys two UPQ-1P loudspeakers and a Galileo loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 408 processor.
“Part of the Telluride magic is that we offer extraordinarily special film experiences on all fronts from the initial curation, to the visual projection, to the experience of sound,” says Julie Huntsinger, Telluride Film Festival executive director. “John Meyer is a true visionary in the sound world, and Meyer Sound’s valued partnership with our festival demonstrates the commitment of both organizations to providing the absolute best for our audiences.”
John Meyer says: “With Acheron, we are now able to offer the cinema audience the aural equivalent to a 4K visual. More and more, film audiences are starting to realize that sound matters. Though the importance of sound in film has long lagged behind the visual, Telluride’s Werner Herzog Theatre offers a rare opportunity for fans and stars to set aside their roles and truly experience film as the director and sound artists intended. It is an honor to showcase our cinema technology to such a discerning audience.”
Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc.