AES New York 2018 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: Meyer Sound Labs - Berkeley, CA, USA
John Meyer’s career as an audio innovator was launched in the late 1960’s, starting out as designer of custom amplification systems for guitarist Steve Miller then continuing as creator of the legendary Glyph very large horn loudspeakers and as in-house loudspeaker designer at San Francisco’s McCune Sound Service. In the 1970’s his audio research at the Institute for Advanced Musical Studies in Switzerland led to his first patent, for a low-distortion horn. In 1979 he co-founded (with his wife, Helen) Meyer Sound Laboratories, a company synonymous with innovations in loudspeaker design and acoustical measurement. Meyer led development of the SIM System for audio measurement, which was awarded the prestigious R&D 100 Award in 1992. Meyer Sound also pioneered development of self-powered sound reinforcement loudspeakers with introduction of the MSL-4 in 1994, launching a trend that has since revolutionized the industry. Throughout his career, he has focused on development of linear loudspeaker systems, with his R&D team most recently achieving phase linearity from 20 kHz down to 27 Hz with the Bluehorn System studio monitor. John Meyer is a Fellow of the AES and recipient of the Silver Medal.
SE14: Heyser Lecture (Presenter)