300,000 Hear "The Word" at Korea's Busan Franklin Graham Festival through Meyer Sound Loudspeakers
A four-day event that involved 1,500 churches, the Busan Franklin Graham Festival took place at South Korea's Busan Asiad Stadium. 300,000 people attended to listen to messages from internationally known missionary Franklin Graham and performances by Korean artists including Youn, Bok-hee and the Youn Band. Intelligible and powerful sound was provided by a self-powered Meyer Sound system.
"Busan Graham Festival featured musical performances including hymns and gospel songs but, of course, the highlight was the speech of Franklin Graham," says Park, Il Hwan, Tuning Team Chief of Seoul, Korea-based Avix Tech, which handled system design and provided support to event's sound rental company Tae Kwang.
The deep Busan Asiad Stadium is an acoustically challenging venue, as the distance between the stage and the audience is over 320 feet. The staggering number of performers, including a 5,000-member choir and 30 teams of performers, did not make the task any easier for Avix Tech.
Providing even coverage for the festival was a Meyer Sound system comprising left and right arrays of 11 M3D line array loudspeakers and three MILO line array loudspeakers. The configuration also included twin arrays of four M3Ds and five MILOs, in addition to another two arrays of two M3Ds and five MILOs which cover second floor seating. At rear were four MSL-6 loudspeakers and two PSW-6 cardioid subwoofers per side. Other loudspeakers including MSL-4 and CQ-1 loudspeakers and UM-100P stage monitors were also used. Galileo loudspeaker management system provided signal processing, and LD-3 compensating line driver was used to compensate for temperature and humidity.
Park highlights the self-powered feature of Meyer Sound's loudspeakers as a key problem solver. "Without excessive speaker cables, Meyer Sound systems have maximum efficiency in their output," says Park. "They are easy to set up and the sound is clear. We are very happy with them."