A Meyer Sound LYON linear line array system is the top pick for tackling audio reinforcement at the 2015 NFL Draft, held April 30 through May 2 in Chicago. Provided by VER (Video Equipment Rentals), the compact yet powerful system is deployed to cover 3,901 seats inside the vast expanse of the Windy City’s landmark Auditorium Theatre.
In addition to the LYON line array loudspeakers, the Meyer Sound complement for the program also comprises JM‑1P arrayable loudspeakers, MM‑4XP loudspeakers with IntelligentDC technology, 700-HP subwoofers, and a Galileo loudspeaker management system with Galileo Callisto array processors. Outside, for the Red Carpet arrivals, VER is providing a separate Meyer Sound system using UPQ-1P and UPJ‑1P loudspeakers.
Warren Cruikshank and Wilson Tennermann of VER are tasked with project management and coordination for the nationwide live broadcast and deployment of the multi-zoned audio system.
The much-anticipated ceremonies mark the first time that the NFL Draft is held outside New York City since 1964. The venue for this year’s event, formally known as the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, was originally completed in 1889 and was fully restored in 1967.