Start-up Pioneers, Bold Thinkers, and Meyer Sound MINA Collide at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2011

use_as_main.jpgFrom September 12 to 14, 2011, hundreds of technology entrepreneurs descended on San Francisco for TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2011, a brash and explosively popular cyber-world forum and start-up competition. Speakers from Turntable.fm, LinkedIn, Quora, Intuit, and Facebook are heard through 18 MINAâ„¢ line array loudspeakers, built in Berkeley by Meyer Sound.

Chosen for its exceptional sonic clarity, the MINA loudspeaker system is deployed by Swank Audio Visuals of St. Louis, Mo., the event's primary audio supplier, in the Concourse of the San Francisco Design Center. An elongated pavilion built largely of steel and glass, the Concourse is a challenging space for speech reinforcement. To keep highly intelligible sound focused on the deep audience area of about 80 feet by 220 feet, the system design calls for dual front arrays of six-each MINA loudspeakers supplemented by a center-axis delay cluster of six MINA loudspeakers. System drive is provided by a Galileo® loudspeaker managementsystem with a Galileo 616 processor.

The newest and smallest member of Meyer Sound's MILO® family of self-powered line array loudspeakers (less than 20 inches wide and weighing a mere 41.2 pounds), MINA nevertheless produces a robust 128 dB peak SPL over an operating frequency range of 66 Hz to 18 kHz. With its audio clarity, MINA is ideally suited for applications including corporate AV, small theatres and houses of worship, and as fill and delay systems.

TechCruch Disrupt is sponsored by the TechCrunch network of websites. Following San Francisco, the next TechCrunch Disrupt event is scheduled for Beijing in October, 2011. Speakers and judges at the San Francisco event include the Silicon Valley's leading venture capitalists, emerging software ventures, and representatives from companies like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook. At the end of the event, a $50,000 grand prize is awarded to the start-up venture judged most innovative and likely to succeed.

Learn more about TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2011 here: http://disrupt.techcrunch.com/SF2011/

Watch the live webcast here: http://techcrunch.com/disrupt/

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