LEOPARDCompact Linear Line Array Loudspeaker


LEOPARD

Fast. Flexible. Fierce.

An Audio Accuracy That Connects

With its exceptional precision and headroom, the patented LEOPARD reproduces the audio source with extraordinary accuracy, captivating audiences with both power and subtle musical detail.

Full Impact With a Fraction of the Weight

Innovative engineering brings the astonishing audio capabilities of the LEO Family to a compact and versatile package.

A Loudspeaker of Many Hats

A truly multipurpose system, LEOPARD is ideally suited to everything from mid-sized touring and live theatre to worship and live performance installations, and from symphony music to heavy metal.


Exceptional Audio Quality Made Simple

Natively Simple

LEOPARD is optimized for use in arrays, with default low-mid array compensation for the simplest set-up, ever. Get great sound right from the start with Native Mode.

Reliable and Convenient Power Distro

To maintain signal integrity, the MDM-5000 distribution module offers LEO Family users a dependable and easy way to route AC power, audio, and RMS signals.

Exemplary Power-to-weight Ratio

An array of six LEOPARD with two accompanying 900-LFC loudspeakers can be flown using only a ½ ton motor.

Engineered for Efficiency

New class-D amplifier significantly reduces distortion while consuming less power and generating less heat.

Natively Simple

LEOPARD is optimized for use in arrays, with default low-mid array compensation for the simplest set-up, ever. Get great sound right from the start with Native Mode.

Reliable and Convenient Power Distro

To maintain signal integrity, the MDM-5000 distribution module offers LEO Family users a dependable and easy way to route AC power, audio, and RMS signals.

Exemplary Power-to-weight Ratio

An array of six LEOPARD with two accompanying 900-LFC loudspeakers can be flown using only a ½ ton motor.

Engineered for Efficiency

New class-D amplifier significantly reduces distortion while consuming less power and generating less heat.


Solutions

LEOPARD in use

Festivals

LEOPARD brought the audience closer to the stage, giving the hall the intimacy of a club. This transformation is exactly what we aim for when we bring this type of music to a big stage.

Gerhard VeeckTechnical Director, Moers Festival

Theatre

I was impressed by the way the sound was very even across the entire frequency range as you walked toward and away from the arrays. It was a much smoother progression, in both level and consistency of frequency response. To me, this marks a step forward in linear loudspeaker development and makes LEOPARD a bit of a game changer in the small line array category.

Richard BrookerTheatrical Sound Designer

Rental Events

After listening to the LEOPARD system, I was not only surprised but shocked. I couldn't believe a system so small and lightweight would have such enormous power and brilliant sound—not to mention the simplicity of the rigging and connections.

Martin ŠtefanekManaging Director, Hurricane

Concert Hall

LEOPARD is an exponential improvement in how we're able to offer amplified concerts. The system can fool me into thinking the sound is not really amplified, even though I know it is–that feels like magic.

Andrew DubowskiOperations Director, San Francisco Symphony

Symphonic Music

It was truly breathtaking the way the LEOPARD arrays could accurately recreate the unique, full-bodied sound of the London Symphony. LEOPARD's linearity guarantees a transparent sound image, whether the orchestra is playing loud or soft passages.

Ivo KönigCo-Managing Director, IT AUDIO GmbH



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.

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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.

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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.


LEOPARD Accessories

GROUNDSTACK DOWNTILT KIT: MG-LEOPARD/900
AF-LEOPARD/900-LFC
two angle feet that attach to REAR of MG-LEOPARD/900 grid to add 3 to 8 degrees of tilt to entire groundstackPart Number: 40.243.163.01
LEOPARD 3 HIGH PULLOVER SPEAKER COVER
PC3-LEOPARD
pullover cover for 3 loudspeakersPart Number: 79.243.015.03
LEOPARD 4 HIGH PULLOVER SPEAKER COVER
PC4-LEOPARD
pullover cover for 4 loudspeakersPart Number: 79.243.015.04
LEOPARD 4 HIGH SPEAKER WRAP COVER
WC4-LEOPARD
wrap cover for 4 loudspeakersPart Number: 79.243.018.04
MCF-LEOPARD CASTER FRAME KIT
MCF-LEOPARD
caster frame kit - used to transport up to 4 LEOPARD highPart Number: 40.243.130.01
MG-LEOPARD/900-LFC GRID KIT
MG-LEOPARD/900
multi-purpose grid for LEOPARD and 900-LFC - can be used for flown or groundstacked systemsPart Number: 40.243.080.01
MG-LEOPARD/900-LFC UW GRID KIT BLACK
MG-LEOPARD/900 UW BLACK
multi-purpose grid for LEOPARD and 900-LFC - can be used for flown or groundstacked systemsPart Number: 40.243.180.06
MG-LEOPARD/900-LFC UW GRID KIT WHITE
MG-LEOPARD/900 UW WHITE
multi-purpose grid for LEOPARD and 900-LFC - can be used for flown or groundstacked systemsPart Number: 40.243.180.05
MTF-LYON/LEOPARD SL TRNSN FRAME KIT
MTF-LYON/LEOPARD Transition Frame
frame to transition from LYON to LEOPARDPart Number: 40.232.140.01
PBF-LEOPARD KIT
PBF-LEOPARD
pull back bar - attaches lowest LEOPARD cabinet in array - used to connect to a pullback motor. One bar included.Part Number: 40.243.185.01
PWRCN LOOP CA,1.0M,SJTO-H07RN,13GA US/CE
CBL-PWRCN-LOOP
PowerCON looping cable for Leopard, JM-1P, M'elodie, MINA and M1Ds 13 gauge, 1m long UL/ CEPart Number: 28.115.032.03