At the Montreux Jazz Festival (MJF), LEOPARD™ linear sound reinforcement systems are heading a lineup of almost 400 Meyer Sound loudspeakers providing exceptional audio quality throughout MJF venues. 2015 marks Meyer Sound’s 29th year as an official sponsor of the MJF, the world’s second largest jazz event. This year’s headliners include Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, and other festival veterans like Santana and Herbie Hancock.
Meyer Sound’s history with the MJF extends back to the 1970s, when festival founder Claude Nobs and Meyer Sound co-founders John and Helen Meyer met and began a friendship that lasted until Nobs’s passing in 2013. Nobs believed in the Meyer Sound philosophy to serve music without distortion, and in 1986, invited Meyer Sound to transform the festival’s listening experience as the system provider.
“When we hear all the incredible musicians playing through our systems, and see the audience completely enthralled by the performances, we feel the satisfaction of knowing we’ve done something good for everyone involved and for the music,” says John Meyer.
The patent-pending LEOPARD loudspeaker and its accompanying 900-LFC low-frequency control element can be heard in three venues: the 2,000-capacity Montreux Jazz Lab, Music in the Park, and the Auditorium Stravinski, where it will complement a LYON™ linear sound reinforcement system.
The newest and smallest member of Meyer Sound’s growing LEO® Family, LEOPARD boasts tremendous power-to-size ratio with ultra-low distortion. Each LEOPARD loudspeaker is optimized for an array of six cabinets or longer, with default low-mid array compensation for utmost simplicity out of the box. With LEOPARD, MJF audiences will experience a level of sonic impact and subtle musical detail like never before.
Audio equipment supplier for MJF is Swiss rental company Skynight.