Updated: Sep 18, 2020
Meyer Sound system based on JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers as supplied by Nashville-based Mid Coast Sound. The Riley Center what a Beautiful room we are honored to be a part of their history!
Originally built in 1889, the elegant theatre at the heart of Mississippi State University’s MSU Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts in Meridian was painstakingly renovated before reopening as a performing arts venue in 2006. In both its 19th and 21st century incarnations, the room was celebrated for its intimate feel, open sight lines and excellent natural acoustics.
The point source sound system installed in 2006 was designed to preserve these attributes, but after more than a decade of use it was showing its age and becoming increasingly less rider-friendly. Early in 2019, the 900-seat theatre blended the best of old and new by upgrading to a Meyer Sound system based on JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers as supplied by Nashville-based Mid Coast Sound.
“What they ended up with is ideal for that venue, and Meyer Sound was the only one to offer and demo a complete point-source solution. It gives you high SPL if you want it, but in a controlled way that works with the room instead of trying to overpower it. The soundstage is just amazing. It’s rider friendly and it was very cost effective, so everybody is happy.” Will RolandPrincipal A/V Consultant, Roland, Woolworth & Associates
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