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LEOPARDCompact Linear Line Array Loudspeaker
LEOPARD, LEOPARD-M80


LEOPARD

Power Beyond Its Class

LEOPARD Delivers

Say hello to LEOPARD, the most lightweight, versatile line array in its class. The best-selling loudspeaker in the LEO Family faithfully reproduces sound with unsurpassed depth and clarity in a broad scope of installed and touring applications. In Meyer Sound tradition, LEOPARD delivers exceptional phase coherence, consistent coverage, extremely low distortion, and unrivaled power-to-size performance.

Deceptively Lightweight

With its industry-leading power-to-size ratio, LEOPARD delivers big-system sound in a deceptively lightweight, narrow-profile loudspeaker that outperforms larger boxes above its class. Experience the sonic impact and consistent front-to-back coverage you’d expect from bulkier systems, thanks to long-excursion drivers that move more air. LEOPARD’s narrow profile and light weight make it an ideal choice for touring applications and installations where scalability, sightlines and ease of rigging are critical

Scalable Systems

When it comes to versatility, LEOPARD checks all the boxes: clarity, coverage, power-to-size, and ease of use. Combine the original LEOPARD with the long-throw, tight-focus LEOPARD-M80, the 900‑LFC Compact Low-Frequency Element, and the Galileo GALAXY processor, and you have the building blocks of scalable systems that’ll cover any application from a few hundred seats to several thousands. From fills to delays to full systems, from houses of worship to concert halls, theatres, convention centers, and festivals, LEOPARD handles it all with ease.

LEOPARD - Complete Compact System Solution

Ready To Rock in Minutes

LEOPARD loudspeakers are engineered to be highly portable and easy to use, from transportation to installation and rigging to system configuration. They’re compact and lightweight, and in Native Mode, they’ll sound amazing right out the box.


Your Anytime, Anywhere System

Choose Your Coverage

LEOPARD is available in two coverage patterns, giving system designers more options for tailoring coverage to the precise requirements of an application or venue. Choose the original LEOPARD, offering wide 110° horizontal coverage; or the LEOPARD-M80 variant, providing a precisely controlled 80° horizontal pattern. Because the acoustic signature, vertical coverage, and rigging hardware are identical, the original LEOPARD and the LEOPARD-M80 may be configured together in mixed arrays to optimize wide and long-throw coverage.

Keep the Focus on Your Craft

LEOPARD loudspeakers are engineered to be highly portable and easy to use, from transportation to installation and rigging to system configuration. They’re compact and lightweight, and in Native Mode, they sound amazing right out the box. You’ll spend less time dealing with gear and more time perfecting those mixes. Isn’t that what it’s all about?

The Self-powered Advantage

LEOPARD’s sophisticated internal amplification delivers a clean signal, no matter how loud you go, and its built-in ultra-efficient Class D amplifier consumes minimal power. Self-powered technology eliminates amplifier racks, long loudspeaker cables, and calibration of gain and crossover settings; you’ll be rigged up and ready to go in record time.

Proven Technology from a Trusted Partner

Since launch, LEOPARD has established itself as the industry’s leading mid-sized array, thanks to its proven power and versatility. With the addition of the LEOPARD-M80, system designers and rental companies have unprecedented flexibility to create high-performance, cost-effective LEO Family systems for any application. LEOPARD loudspeakers are hand-built in Meyer Sound’s Berkeley factory, where we have been crafting sound solutions for the world’s most iconic artists and venues for more than 40 years.

    

Choose Your Coverage

LEOPARD is available in two coverage patterns, giving system designers more options for tailoring coverage to the precise requirements of an application or venue. Choose the original LEOPARD, offering wide 110° horizontal coverage; or the LEOPARD-M80 variant, providing a precisely controlled 80° horizontal pattern. Because the acoustic signature, vertical coverage, and rigging hardware are identical, the original LEOPARD and the LEOPARD-M80 may be configured together in mixed arrays to optimize wide and long-throw coverage.

 

Keep the Focus on Your Craft

LEOPARD loudspeakers are engineered to be highly portable and easy to use, from transportation to installation and rigging to system configuration. They’re compact and lightweight, and in Native Mode, they sound amazing right out the box. You’ll spend less time dealing with gear and more time perfecting those mixes. Isn’t that what it’s all about?

 

The Self-powered Advantage

LEOPARD’s sophisticated internal amplification delivers a clean signal, no matter how loud you go, and its built-in ultra-efficient Class D amplifier consumes minimal power. Self-powered technology eliminates amplifier racks, long loudspeaker cables, and calibration of gain and crossover settings; you’ll be rigged up and ready to go in record time.

 

Proven Technology from a Trusted Partner

Since launch, LEOPARD has established itself as the industry’s leading mid-sized array, thanks to its proven power and versatility. With the addition of the LEOPARD-M80, system designers and rental companies have unprecedented flexibility to create high-performance, cost-effective LEO Family systems for any application. LEOPARD loudspeakers are hand-built in Meyer Sound’s Berkeley factory, where we have been crafting sound solutions for the world’s most iconic artists and venues for more than 40 years.

 

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 powered 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 groundstack
Part Number40.243.163.01
Self-Weight2 lbs / 0.91 kg
LEOPARD 3 HIGH PULLOVER SPEAKER COVER
PC3-LEOPARD
Pullover cover for 3 loudspeakers
Part Number79.243.015.03
LEOPARD 4 HIGH PULLOVER SPEAKER COVER
PC4-LEOPARD
Pullover cover for 4 loudspeakers
Part Number79.243.015.04
LEOPARD 4 HIGH SPEAKER WRAP COVER
WC4-LEOPARD
Wrap cover for 4 loudspeakers
Part Number79.243.018.04
MCF-LEOPARD CASTER FRAME KIT
MCF-LEOPARD
Caster frame kit - used to transport up to 4 LEOPARD high
Part Number40.243.130.01
Self-Weight37 lbs / 16.78 kg
MG-LEOPARD/900-LFC GRID KIT
MG-LEOPARD/900
Multi-purpose grid for LEOPARD and 900-LFC - can be used for flown or groundstacked systems
Part Number40.243.080.01
Self-Weight60.5 lbs / 27.44 kg
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 systems
Part Number40.243.180.06
MTF-LYON/LEOPARD SL TRNSN FRAME KIT
MTF-LYON/LEOPARD Transition Frame
Frame to transition from LYON to LEOPARD
Part Number40.232.140.01
Self-Weight71 lbs / 32.21 kg
MVP-LEO-M MOTOR VEE PLATE KIT
MVP-LEO-M MOTOR VEE PLATE KIT
Motor "V" plate assembly - connects two motors to center pickup of MTG LEO-M or MG LEOPARD/900-LFC
Part Number40.215.184.01
Self-Weight20 lbs / 9.07 kg
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 Number40.243.185.01
Self-Weight4.9 lbs / 2.22 kg
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/ CE
Part Number28.115.032.03