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LSU Installs Meyer Sound Constellation & Cinema System


To prepare its students for the explosive growth of digital media, Louisiana State University has installed a Meyer Sound cinema system and a Constellation acoustic system in its new Louisiana Digital Media Centre.

With these latest tools, the DMC gives users of the room utmost flexibility. DMC’s AV systems were designed and specified by Bill Schuermann, senior consultant of Houston-based HFP Acoustical Consultants.

The tech-laden 200-seat auditorium at DMC is the world’s first venue to offer a full SMPTE-standard, 7.1-surround Meyer Sound cinema system along with a Constellation system. 

“With the Meyer Sound systems, we can present any works developed here at LSU, or coming to us via the worldwide CineGrid high-speed network, without being limited by what we can do with audio,” states Dr. Stephen Beck, director of LSU’s School of Music and faculty member of the Centre for Computation and Technology. “Also, we have a significant investment in sound diffusion research, where we create different acoustic environments. We wanted a space where we didn’t have to set up a custom configuration for every concert.”

“We just had our first all-hands meeting of the CCT in the auditorium,” reports Dr. Beck. “Finally, we have a space where we can have free-flowing conversations and share any kind of media presentation with the whole group, with no technical limitations.”

Using the patented VRAS algorithm, a D-Mitri digital audio platform is at the heart of the Constellation system. The system also includes 24 microphones, as well as 12 Stella-8C and 26 Stella-4C installation loudspeakers, 16 UP-4XP 48 V loudspeakers, and eight MM-10XP 48 V subwoofers. Ten UPJ-1P VariO loudspeakers and eight HMS-10 cinema surround loudspeakers are used for both Constellation and the Meyer Sound cinema system, providing surround sound for the latter.

“With both Meyer Sound systems, we’re able to create audio for the digital arts formats and concepts of the future,” says Dr. Beck. “We are giving our students access to the most advanced technologies, so when they graduate they can move them into the commercial mainstream."

In addition to the auditorium systems, 106 more Meyer Sound loudspeakers are installed in other locations throughout the DMC, including Stella-8C loudspeakers, UPJ-1P loudspeakers, and HD-1 studio monitors.

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