Meyer Sound has announced the immediate availability of the LEOPARD-M80 narrow coverage linear line array loudspeaker, a new variant of the LEOPARD family that’s designed for focused coverage and long-throw applications. It’s identical to the existing LEOPARD design except that it provides a controlled 80-degree horizontal pattern instead of the 110-degree coverage of the original model.
“LEOPARD has been one of the most successful loudspeakers in our company history and is by far the best selling member of our line arrays,” notes Meyer Sound Vice President and Chief Loudspeaker Designer Pablo Espinosa. “With the introduction of LEOPARD-M80, we will extend this remarkable success by offering system designers more options for tailoring coverages to the exact requirements of the venue.”
Because the vertical coverage and rigging hardware are identical to the original, the new LEOPARD-M80 may be configured in mixed arrays of both loudspeaker variants. LEOPARD-M80 loudspeakers in the upper array section can provide focused long-throw coverage while LEOPARD loudspeakers below spread horizontal coverage for closer seating sections. Arrays configured with only LEOPARD-M80 loudspeakers can offer a long throw with reduced spill to the sides of the array, advantageous in narrow venues with reflective side walls as well as in outdoor applications where side spill into adjacent areas must be minimized to conform to noise regulations.
LEOPARD-M80 also affords additional system configuration options. LEOPARD enables tighter horizontal control across a broad spectrum of outfill, center fill and delay applications when used in large-scale systems with LEO and LYON main line array systems. All current Meyer Sound line array loudspeakers share a common acoustical signature, designed to foster smooth transitions among main and auxiliary arrays.
“With LEOPARD-M80 we are offering system designers and rental companies yet another option to create high-performance, cost-effective systems for any application,” says Espinosa, “from a small club with LINA® arrays up to massive stadium and festival systems with LEO main arrays scaling down through LYON and LEOPARD fill and delay systems. LEOPARD-M80 is an important new addition to the industry’s largest and most widely adopted family of self-powered line arrays.”