Fundamentals of System Design, Implementation, and Optimization

We are welcoming all who are interested to our last AES event of the year. We will meet in McIntosh Theatre where Meyer Sound will be giving a seminar on the fundamentals of system design.

The Fundamentals of System Design seminar encompasses a variety of topics in sound system applications. Practical information about AC power, grounding, hum, gain setting and polarity are presented in a real-world context to provide useful background. Theory and practice of line arrays are discussed, along with tools for system optimization, including equalization, delay, loudspeaker management systems and measurement with the SIM 3 audio analyzer system.

The seminar’s second day is dedicated to use of Meyer Sound MAPP Online acoustical prediction software as a primary tool in system design. After an extensive introduction to the program and its capabilities, attendees are walked through exercises in which they specify venues and design loudspeaker systems to cover them.

Finally, the seminar will discuss and demonstrate important concepts pertaining to the use of subwoofers and methods of deployment that obtain optimal coverage and directivity characteristics.