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World Championship Wrestling (WCW) Purchases Self-Powered System
World Championship Wrestling, the premiere provider of sports entertainment, recently introduced their new self-powered Meyer Sound loudspeaker system on December 2nd for the TV broadcast of "WCW Thunder" in Topeka, Kansas, which is broadcasted once a week on TBS Superstation. Other WCW events that will utilize the new system include the weekly broadcast of "WCW Monday Nitro Live on TNT," as well as a dozen pay-per-view programs and numerous wrestling events scheduled for the year 2000.
Providing the Meyer Sound system as well as the pro-audio services for every event on the WCW tour is Paragon Productions of South Carolina. The new system comprises 30 MSL-4s flown utilizing 15 of Meyer's QuickFly MTG-4 mounting top grids. Also integrated into the system design are 12 UPA-1Ps, 2 UM-100Ps and an LD-1A line driver.
"The system covers every seat in the building with great intelligibility and clarity," said Meyer Sound's Southeastern Sales Manager, Rick Coleman.
Coleman also added that the design integrates three flown clusters, just one-quarter shy of an in-the-round system design.
Al Smith, owner of Paragon Productions, said the WCW based its decision on the Meyer system's greater speed and flexibility when focusing arrays, the loudspeakers' sonic capabilities and consistent SPL levels, and the fact that the WCW was looking at upgrading from a conventionally powered to a self-powered system.
Smith also commented that the paramount decision in purchasing the Meyer units came down to finding a PA system that could cover an area measuring more than 300º, while remaining easy to set-up and configure, as well as maintain the clarity of the signal.