Proaudio Granada recently debuted its new Meyer Sound LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system at two major outdoor music events in the Spanish city—Jazz en La Costa (Jazz on the Coast) and a concert by the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada (City of Granada Orchestra).
"Ninety percent of our work is supporting classical and jazz music, and LEOPARD is the perfect system for these applications," says Henry Gómez Rey of Proaudio Granada. "At a LEOPARD demo in Paris, we listened to a recording of Diana Krall. I closed my eyes and thought, 'It's impossible, it's like she's playing right here in front of me.' It was not like a recording at all.
"With jazz music, people know good sound, and they are very critical," Rey continues. "They loved the sound of the LEOPARD at Jazz en La Costa. With no delays, we had uniform coverage of the whole area at all frequencies, from the front of the stage all the way to the back, more than 50 meters away. The audience and engineers were very happy."
At Jazz en La Costa, eight LEOPARD line array loudspeakers and three companion 900-LFC low-frequency control elements were deployed per side to serve an audience of 2,500. "With the 900-LFC, you don't just hear the bass, you feel it," says Rey. "It's small, compact, and has a beautiful sound. For bassist Marcus Miller's set at Jazz en La Costa, it was specified that he needed a lot of subs, and we easily had enough—the low end was very clear. I was impressed."
Held at Granada's Plaza de Toros for an audience of 15,000, the 360-degree Orquesta Ciudad de Granada concert featured 36 LEOPARD and 24 MILO line array loudspeakers in addition to 12 900-LFC elements. A Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system provided system drive and alignment for both events.
A Meyer Sound supplier for more than 25 years, Proaudio Granada's inventory also includes MILO and M'elodie line array loudspeaker systems.
The smallest and most versatile member of the Meyer Sound LEO Family of loudspeakers, the patent-pending LEOPARD was launched this spring to great acclaim.