Meyer Sound Awarded Patent for M3D/M3D-Sub Rigging SystemThe United States Patent Office has awarded Meyer Sound its 17th U.S. patent, this time for the rigging system used on the M3D line array (pictured) and M3D-Sub directional subwoofer. 1/21/2004 7:00 AM Eastern
The United States Patent Office has awarded Meyer Sound its 17thU.S. patent, this time for the rigging system used on the M3D linearray (pictured) and M3D-Sub directional subwoofer. The issuance of apatent recognizes the rigging system’s innovations, including theCamLink system, which allows splay angles to be changed much moreeasily than in other rigging systems.
The rigging system features a rigid design, which offers numerousadvantages, including no need for a pullback cable. Without pullbackcables, cabinet angle adjustments can be made without having to releasethe array, while the rotating cam at the rear of the frame means thatonly the front of the cabinet needs be adjusted to change the splayangle; no parts need be exchanged.
Rigid mounting also allows arrays to be transported intact,maintaining cabinet splaying, saving truck space and greatlysimplifying and speeding setup. There is no need to lay arraycomponents horizontally onstage and assemble them; arrays (typically inmodules of two or three cabinets) are rolled out of the truck, attachedto the hoist cables and flown. Additional modules can be easilyattached, as needed. A transition bar allows downfill speakers to behung from the bottom of an array, and all rigging linking componentsare stowed within the end frame itself or remain captive in use.
For more information about the M3D and M3D-Sub, visit www.meyersound.com/products/mseries/m3d/index.htmand www.meyersound.com/products/mseries/m3d-sub/index.htm,respectively.