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LEOLinear Line Array Loudspeaker


LEO

Linear Approach to Large-Scale Reinforcement

Unleash the Power Of Linearity

Experience LEO — the Meyer Sound flagship line array system that remains linear and predicable across all frequencies and at very high sound levels.

The Sonic Detail of Studio Monitors at Large Concerts

The system’s impressive transparency allows the audience to hear each instrument — vocals, bass, sax, drums, guitar — simultaneously and transparently, without one element coloring the others.

Tailor the Sound to Your Liking

When the tonality of your system stays consistent, you are free to create any desired effects upstream with plugins and know that your subtle enhancements will be reproduced accurately.

LEO-M Array

A System That Plays No Favorites

An inherently multipurpose system that is equally suited to classical music, heavy metal, electronic dance music, or anything in between.

Self-Powered Advantage

Self-powered technology eliminates amplifier racks, long loudspeaker cables, and any calibration of gain and crossover settings. The system can be rigged and ready in minutes.


Raise the Bar Where Audio Quality Counts

A COMPLETE PACKAGE DESIGNED FOR LONG-THROW CLARITY

Optimized compression drivers with constant-directivity horn and a second-generation REM manifold combine to project an immersive sonic image for the entire audience, from the first row to the last.

A POWERFUL COMBINATION

LEO paired with the 1100-LFC low-frequency control element delivers exceptional clarity and carries tremendous impact when you need it.

SMART RIGGING THAT CREW WILL LOVE

Patent-pending rigging features include pre-pinning on the ground and angle splaying by gravity or an optional pull-up motor.

FULLY INTEGRATED FOR A SIMPLER WORKFLOW

The Galileo GALAXY loudspeaker management system provides matrix routing, alignment, and processing. RMS remote monitoring system offers comprehensive performance status.

LEO-MLEO-MLEO-M RiggingGalileo Callisto

A COMPLETE PACKAGE DESIGNED FOR LONG-THROW CLARITY

Optimized compression drivers with constant-directivity horn and a second-generation REM manifold combine to project an immersive sonic image for the entire audience, from the first row to the last.

LEO-M

A POWERFUL COMBINATION

LEO paired with the 1100-LFC low-frequency control element delivers exceptional clarity and carries tremendous impact when you need it.

LEO-M

SMART RIGGING THAT CREW WILL LOVE

Patent-pending rigging features include pre-pinning on the ground and angle splaying by gravity or an optional pull-up motor.

LEO-M Rigging

FULLY INTEGRATED FOR A SIMPLER WORKFLOW

The Galileo GALAXY loudspeaker management system provides matrix routing, alignment, and processing. RMS remote monitoring system offers comprehensive performance status.

Galileo Callisto

Solutions

LEO in use

Pop

Meyer rigs have always been great sounding. LEO is very smooth and excellent for what I do with Florence. It sounds powerful but still very controlled.

Ian LaughtonFOH Engineer, Florence + The Machine

Festivals

Faithfully reproducing music for 65,000 is no easy task, but the Meyer Sound LEO system this year did an incredible job. Legends like Neil Young and Stevie Wonder sounded better than I had ever heard them before, and LEO also made it easy for sound crews to do their job. LEO is definitely raising the bar for how live music should be appreciated.

Gregg PerloffCEO, Another Planet Entertainment

Heavy Metal

LEO is such a unique animal, I think that it is going to make engineers expect more from all speaker systems. The audience’s experience is all that matters and I think it’s a really exciting time for people to be able to hear things in this manner for the first time.

Big Mick HughesFOH, Metallica

Classical

The LEO system is very powerful — it is particularly clear and efficient in the high-frequency ranges. Also, its throw is rather astonishing. I expect we could have eliminated the first delay ring, or moved it back 100 feet.

Larry RockAudio Director, New York Philharmonic

Electronic Dance Music

LEO does not 'scream' at you, as can happen with other system at higher volumes. The system is surprisingly linear, from the highest frequency range to the lowest bass, with no apparent over-emphasis or holes.

Hendrik FabriFOH Engineer, Nature One Festival

Rental Events

If you want a system that will last for 20 or 30 years, you want to buy the best. Today, for large-scale line arrays, that means LEO.

Mark ReimannPresident, KiAN Concert Sound Services



The Self-Powered Advantage

Meyer Sound has been pioneering self-powered loudspeakers for professional installations and touring since 1995. We’ve committed to self-powered systems because we know they deliver unrivaled clarity, reliable performance, value, and ease of use.

If you’ve been thinking about investing in a self-powered system, you’ve come to the right place.

John Meyer

First, a Little History...

The story of self-powered loudspeakers is in many ways the story of Meyer Sound itself.

In the 1970s, sound reinforcement technology was inconsistent science at best, and at worst, led to show-ending failures. A young John Meyer, designing loudspeakers for San Francisco’s McCune Sound Service, wanted to bring quality and reliability to sound systems, and he knew the answer lay in self-powered loudspeakers. In 1979 Meyer founded his own speaker company; early Meyer Sound innovations include the iconic HD-1 self-powered studio monitor launched in 1989.

Today Meyer Sound offers a full range of self-powered sound reinforcement products. Meyer Sound systems can be found on tour with artists ranging from Ed Sheeran to Metallica, on Broadway and London’s West End, and in performance venues from the San Francisco Opera to the Vienna Philharmonic   not to mention sports stadiums, cruise ships, and houses of worship around the world.

HD-1

Why Self-Powered?

Self-powered loudspeakers offer several advantages over their passive counterparts when it comes to fidelity, reliability, and simplicity. The great part is, you’ll start to reap the benefits of a self-powered system before you even power up.

Ease of deployment: System set-up is so much easier when you have fewer components and fewer cables to worry about being miswired. Since self-powered loudspeakers incorporate amplification, you’ll never have to deal with matching speakers to amplifiers or connecting components. You don’t have to worry about calibration of gain and crossover setting which means more time focusing on the show. Eliminating amp racks doesn’t just streamline system deployment, it streamlines your inventory   whether you’re a rental house or a road warrior. And when you consider that the average amp rack weighs nearly 300 pounds and takes up four feet of truck space, the efficiencies get even clearer. Let alone when you want to fly the amplifier racks to get closer to the speakers, often requiring more rigging points and more motors.

Predictable, reliable operation: Internal amplification is closely matched to drivers. Because individual components have been optimized during manufacturing, you can expect consistent sound from show to show. Built-in, factory-optimized protection circuitry provides extra assurance without degrading signal quality. And, when you have less equipment, you have less risk of failure.

ULTRA X-40

Better frequency and phase response: Because self-powered loudspeakers incorporate sophisticated processing, they are calibrated to exhibit optimal response curves in key performance parameters. Active crossovers are more precise, sophisticated designs, and bi-amped systems are time aligned, eliminating phase issues. The result? Accurate sound throughout the speaker’s range, at any volume level.

Unparalleled clarity: In, self-powered floor monitors internal amplifiers are precision-matched to drivers, delivering optimal power at all times for cleaner sound. And because amps are built into loudspeaker cabinets, there’s no need for long lengths of connecting cable, which can become prone to distortion and signal loss.

Tighter transients: Since self-powered loudspeakers have very short internal cables, amps inside can more effectively dampen driver mechanical motion, which leads to better sonic accuracy and tighter, crisper transients. (And, there’s none of the loss in levels and signal quality inherent over long cable distances.)

Certified Safe: Nothing matters more than the safety of your staff and customers. Because self-powered loudspeakers incorporate amplification, they must undergo rigorous testing by Underwriters Laboratories and other international organizations to ensure they operate safely and guard against the risk of fire, electric shock, and inadequate structural design. Enjoy peace of mind knowing Meyer Sound powered products are certified by FCC, UL, CSA, CE, and CEE   the most stringent agencies in the business.

The Problems with Passive

What about passive loudspeakers? At first glance, passive systems may seem like a bargain. But we already know that passive systems require more components and accessories than powered systems. Sonically, they exhibit potential for signal loss over distances, and it is very hard to ensure consistent, optimal sound and volume as amplifiers have many variables to consider when being matched to loudspeakers, such as cable lengths and gauge as well as the number of speakers connected to the amplifier.

Passive systems are often touted as easy to service. But because powered loudspeakers are so complex to design and build, self-powered loudspeakers usually represent the top innovations from leading manufacturers   better quality translates to better reliability, which means fewer maintenance issues in the long run.

At face value, passive systems might seem less expensive and easier to maintain. But once you start adding in amps, cables, and other components   not to mention increased transport and labor costs   you’ll find that those savings just don’t add up to a better value.

Step Up to a Self-Powered System

Once you recognize all of the advantages inherent in self-powered loudspeaker systems, it’s easy to understand why the world’s top venues and productions rely on them to deliver consistently stunning sound.


LEO Accessories

GEB-LEO GRID EXTENSION BAR KIT
GEB-LEO
grid extension bar kitPart Number: 40.215.223.01
LEO-M 2 HIGH PULLOVER SPEAKER COVER
PC2-LEO
pullover cover for 2 loudspeakersPart Number: 79.215.018.02
LEO-M 3 HIGH PULLOVER SPEAKER COVER
PC3-LEO
pullover cover for 3 loudspeakersPart Number: 79.215.018.03
LEO-M 3 HIGH WRAP SPEAKER COVER
WC3-LEO
wrap cover for 3 loudspeakersPart Number: 79.215.187.03
LEO-M 4 HIGH PULLOVER SPEAKER COVER
PC4-LEO
pullover cover for 4 loudspeakersPart Number: 79.215.018.04
LEO-M 4 HIGH SPEAKER WRAP COVER
WC4-LEO
wrap cover for 4 loudspeakersPart Number: 79.215.187.04
MCF-LEO-M CASTER FRAME
MCF-LEO-M
caster frame kit - used to transport up to 4 LEO-M highPart Number: 40.215.130.01
MTF-LEO-M/MICA TRANSITION FRAME
MTF-LEO-M/MICA
transition bars - bars to transition from LEO-M to MICA (kit of 2 included for one transition)Part Number: 40.215.131.01
MTF-LEO/LYON TRANSITION FRAME KIT
MTF-LEO/LYON
transition frame - frame to transition from LEO-M to LYON (includes one frame)Part Number: 40.215.250.01
MTG-LEO-M GRID
MTG-LEO-M
TOP grid for LEO-M - used to fly LEO-M arraysPart Number: 40.215.114.01
MVP-LEO-M MOTOR VEE PLATE KIT
MVP
motor "V" plate assembly - connects two motors to center pickup of MTG LEO-M or MG LEOPARD/900-LFC to adjust horizontal anglePart Number: 40.215.184.01
PBF-LEO-M PULL BACK FRAME
PBF-LEO-M
pull back frame - attaches lowest LEO-M cabinet in array via MTF-LEO/MICA. Used to connect to a pull-back motor. One frame included.Part Number: 40.215.136.01
PROSIGHT LASER BRKT ASSY FOR LEO/LYON GR
LSR-LEO/LYON
Prosight Laser Bracket Assembly for LEO/LYON GridPart Number: 40.215.152.01
RPP-LEO-M REAR PULLUP PLATE KIT
RPP-LEO-M
pull-up plate - attaches to REAR of MTG-LEO-M and MTG-LYON and helps build-up array and keep array splayedPart Number: 40.215.181.01
WHEEL FRAME EXTENSION 5 INCH CASTER KIT
Caster Frame Extension Kit
raises caster to facilitate traveling with MTG-LEO-M on TOP of block. Also for MCF-LYON, MCF-MILO, and MCF-MICA.Part Number: 40.132.150.01