Sound Hire (Surrey, England) has taken delivery of 16 Meyer Sound MILO high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers. The newly purchased cabinets will quickly be working widely divergent spots in the musical spectrum on concerts by Luciano Pavarotti at Leeds Castle (England) and Metallica at the Egilshollin (Reykjavik, Iceland).
Richard Lienard, Sound Hire’s managing director, says the MILO system’s versatility is one of the biggest reasons for the purchase. “We have been a Meyer user for many, many years,” Lienard begins. “We bought the MILOs because of their sound and the fact that they are very manageable, size- and weight-wise, so the range of jobs they can do is wider. Many people are buying MILO now and it’s becoming one of the systems that big acts around the world are using. In terms of sub-hire, that’s very good for us.”
Lienard finds that the sound of MILO sells itself. “MILO has great acceptability across the board and virtually everybody that listens to it is a convert the moment they hear the first note. Acoustically, the high end is just so nice. We feel that many people will want to use MILO.”
Sound Hire will use its M3D-Sub directional subwoofers with the new MILO rig, though it is looking forward to evaluating the new 700-HP ultrahigh–power subwoofer, as well. Lienard welcomes the new Meyer Sound entry, commenting, “The sub-bass area has been neglected by most manufacturers. They tend to think, ‘We can always use our old subs with our new products,’ but it’s good to have some new subs out there.”
Sound Hire is expecting that customers will be enthusiastic about packaging the MILO rig with the company’s two DiGiCo D5 Live digital mixing consoles. “We feel that the digital desk and the MILO loudspeakers complement each other very well in terms of being an extremely tight and small package that packs a lot of punch,” says Lienard.