Metallica will expand its touring inventory with 76 units of the new MJF-210 stage monitor from Meyer Sound.
The lightest self-powered stage monitor in the company’s product line, the MJF-210 was developed to the exacting demands presented by the Metallica production team. The new monitors will first be used on the band’s South American tour this spring.
Looking for a new solution to meet a series of on-stage reinforcement requirements, including weight, footprint, power, and clarity, the Metallica team turned to Meyer Sound. The team, including Dan Braun, show director, along with monitor engineer Bob Cowan and assistant monitor engineer Adam Correia, subsequently took part in the beta product testing during the Asian leg of the band’s recent tour.
“Meyer Sound embraced our demanding performance specs for a new compact stage monitor that would stand up to the rigors of Metallica touring and satisfy the critical ear of James Hetfield,” says Braun. “The resulting MJF-210 exceeds every parameter without compromise. The support we received from the company’s engineering staff demonstrates that everybody at Meyer Sound is indeed a part of the Metallica family.”
Each monitor measures less than 14 inches high and weighs 67 pounds, and provides the sonic and practical advantages of a self-powered system, including reliability, low distortion, and ease of setup and configuration. With the amplifier built into the cabinet, the MJF-210 eliminates amplifier racks and saves backstage and truck space.
The front of the MJF-210 slopes at an optimal 40 degrees from the stage, while the exceptionally well-behaved constant directivity horn (50 H x 70 degrees) gives the performer more freedom to move on stage while staying within the wide vertical coverage. The drivers are powered by a 3-channel class D amplifier.