As a company that does live sound, installations and corporate events for notable clients, Myers Concert Productions has a variety of sound systems at its disposal. Recently, however, DJ Myers, owner, confided that he’s been increasingly working FBT speakers into his touring and corporate inventory. While he lists cost and sound quality as two reasons for this change, he also says FBT’s Mitus 206la’s are exceptional at meeting the unique challenges that come with servicing corporate clients and tricky venues.
No stranger to high-end productions, Myers has provided sound for presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s campaign speeches and worked with such clients as NASCAR, Bush’s Beans, Verizon Wireless, and the University of Tennessee. His company also recently provided production for ESPN’s televised memorial service of NCAA Basketball Coach, Pat Summitt. Myers latest project, one of two annual international sales meetings he does for the custom clothing company, Tom James, included a complete FBT system – something that Myers said was advantageous for multiple reasons.
“We are primarily a concert and touring production company, but we often collaborate on corporate gigs with our partner company, Springboard Audio/Video” said Myers. “Corporate event planners want sound systems to be sleek, clean, and virtually invisible. They also require the sound quality to be clear and evenly distributed from the front all the way to the back row. FBT speakers are the perfect solution for corporate events because of their small footprint, attractive design, and great sound. Another big advantage of the FBT boxes is weight, with some boxes weighing 10 or 15 pounds less than competitors. While 10 pounds might not seem like a lot, it quickly adds up when you are dealing with hotels and convention centers with ceiling weight limits. By shedding several hundred pounds it allows us to add more PA, which gives us the ability to have better coverage and control in the room. All-in-all, we are extremely pleased with the Mitus series boxes for the features and high build quality they provide while still being available at a reasonable cost.”
Grant Brewer of Griffith Sales Associates (the Southeastern territory representatives of FBT), sold the speakers to Myers, and added that exceptional sound was a strong reason for suggesting FBT for the company’s corporate work.
“When compared to other speakers in the same price range, and even some at moderately higher ones, FBT really blows them away,” said Brewer. “They offer a higher quality box with B&C components at a very reasonable price point, so it helps a lot to fill in those jobs where you need high quality sound but don’t want to spend a fortune.”
Myers Concert Productions, along with Springboard Audio/Video, will continue doing a variety of corporate work in the future, including national conferences for Regal Cinemas and UT Medical. They’re planning on weaving FBT into those projects, as well as their touring inventory.