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LYONLinear Line Array Loudspeaker


LYON

Power, Clarity, and Versatility with No Compromise

Proven Linear Technology in a Flexible Package

As with its larger sibling LEO, LYON faithfully reproduces the source material with uncolored and consistent results regardless of level, allowing accurate translation from a studio or rehearsal space to a live concert.

Extremely Efficient Power-to-size Ratio

Incredible power from the industry's most elegantly engineered self-powered line array elements.

Transparent System for the Digital Age

Choose your effects with plugins, and trust that your system will reproduce your subtle enhancements with complete accuracy.

The Best Sound System Is One That You Can Use Anywhere

The LYON system's flexibility, scalability, and ultra-low distortion make it an indispensable tool for any project from concert hall to arenas, from EDM festivals to outdoor symphony performances.

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.


A Benchmark for Performance and Simplicity

A Level of Quality You Can Hear

As a two-way element, the LYON has fewer crossovers and interactions between different drivers to facilitate greater phase coherence and seamless, uniform coverage.

From Inside to Out, Designed for Accuracy

Low- and high-frequency drivers, patented REM manifold, and constant-directivity horn are engineered for exceptionally accurate coverage control—even at continuously high output levels.

Smart Rigging for Faster Flying

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

Versions to Match Each Application

The LYON-M can anchor long-throw arrays for tours, festivals, and arena systems. It also provides a fill option for a LEO-M array. The LYON-W widens horizontal coverage and the LYON-WXT option extends vertical coverage for special downfill applications.

A Level of Quality You Can Hear

As a two-way element, the LYON has fewer crossovers and interactions between different drivers to facilitate greater phase coherence and seamless, uniform coverage.

From Inside to Out, Designed for Accuracy

Low- and high-frequency drivers, patented REM manifold, and constant-directivity horn are engineered for exceptionally accurate coverage control—even at continuously high output levels.

Smart Rigging for Faster Flying

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

Versions to Match Each Application

The LYON-M can anchor long-throw arrays for tours, festivals, and arena systems. It also provides a fill option for a LEO-M array. The LYON-W widens horizontal coverage and the LYON-WXT option extends vertical coverage for special downfill applications.


Solutions

LYON in use

Theatre

LYON is a perfect match for 'Violetta Live' based on sound quality and production requirements. Exceptional clarity, music quality, and very high SPLs are all of great importance, as all the shows are in large sports arenas.

Alberto BravoProduction Director, Sold Out (Violetta)

Live Performance Venues

LYON's high frequencies are smooth, and throw clearly to the back of the second balcony. On first listen we were immediately impressed with the quality of the vocal range, and the snares, toms, and guitar tones sound fuller and more realistic.

Paul SchmitzTechnical Coordinator for Audio Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Country

LYON is extremely smooth and linear, and has power for days. It's all straightforward, so I can concentrate on my mix.

Andy WackerFOH Engineer, Brantley Gilbert

Hip-hop

With LYON working with LEO, I know the system will respond musically, so I just let the voices and the instruments do their thing and use much less EQ. This system allows me to mix musically and not technically.

Mads StærkeFOH Engineer, L.O.C.

Rental Events

The LYON system is extremely flexible and compact. It's easy to handle, the rigging is a huge leap forward, and it's great that you're able to leave the grids on for transport.

Erik BikSystem Tech, Bazelmans AVR



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.


LYON Accessories

LYON 2 HIGH PULLOVER SPEAKER COVER
PC2-LYON
pullover cover for 2 loudspeakersPart Number: 79.232.111.02
LYON 3 HIGH PULLOVER SPEAKER COVER
PC3-LYON
pullover cover for 3 loudspeakersPart Number: 79.232.111.03
LYON 4 HIGH PULLOVER SPEAKER COVER
PC4-LYON
pullover cover for 4 loudspeakersPart Number: 79.232.111.04
LYON 4 HIGH SPEAKER WRAP COVER
WC4-LYON
wrap cover for 4 loudspeakersPart Number: 79.232.112.04
MCF-LYON CASTER FRAME KIT
MCF-LYON
caster frame kit - used to transport up to 4 LYON highPart Number: 40.232.045.01
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
MTF-LYON/LEOPARD SL TRNSN FRAME KIT
MTF-LYON/LEOPARD Transition Frame
frame to transition from LYON to LEOPARDPart Number: 40.232.140.01
MTG-LYON GRID KIT
MTG-LYON
TOP grid for LYON - used to fly LYON arraysPart Number: 40.232.038.01
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-LYON PULL BACK BAR KIT
PBF-LYON
pull back bar - attaches the lowest LYON cabinet in an array - used to connect to a pull-back motor. One bar included.Part Number: 40.232.125.01
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