With 320 million records sold since launching his career almost 50 years ago, French singer Michel Sardou shows no signs of slowing down. Frequently filling concert halls and arenas, Sardou is the latest artist to tour with the new Meyer Sound LEO large-scale sound reinforcement system as he brings his spectacle to France and Belgium.
With the goal to give fans of Sardou the best sound quality, FOH engineer Jean-Marc Hauser and long-time Sardou supplier DUSHOW set their sights on a LEO system following an impressive demo.
“LEO delivers a bigger sound even at low levels,” says Hauser. “Enormous and precise low/mids and amazing vocals which are loud and clear are just a few of its characteristics. Coverage is consistent and my shows are benefiting from a great stereo image with every detail well represented.”
Engineered specifically for long-throw applications, each LEO system consists of the LEO-M line array loudspeaker, 1100-LFC low-frequency control element, and Galileo®; Callisto™ loudspeaker management system. For the Sardou tour, DUSHOW is carrying 24 LEO-M loudspeakers, 12 1100-LFC elements, eight MICA®; and six MINA®; line array loudspeakers, 12 MSL-4 loudspeakers, two HD-1 audio monitors, and one USW-1P subwoofer. Signal processing is handled by four Galileo Callisto systems and two Galileo 616 AES processors.
“Collectively, the LEO package constitutes ‘a masterpiece,’” says DUSHOW’s general technical manager, Marc de Fouquières, “LEO really is the next generation touring system.”
Hauser adds: “I’m delighted to say that we have received many, many compliments during the Sardou tour,” he reports. “It is the most amazing PA that I have ever tried to tame.”