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SINGAPORE: The Sands Expo and Convention Centre has added to its roster of A/V equipment with the purchase of Meyer Sound's Lyon and Leopard systems. Supplied by Coda Group, it marks the first investment of these linear sound reinforcement systems in Singapore. Located in the Marina Bay Sands resort, the venue has taken delivery of 156 Meyer Sound products to support its large-scale events, with the manufacturer stating that this is the largest acquisition globally of Leo Family systems to date.
The current purchase includes 36 Lyon linear array loudspeakers and 42 compact Leopards along with 24 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements and 16 of the compact 900-LFCs. A total of 24 MJF-210 and 12 MJF-212A stage monitors and eight Galileo Callisto 616 array processors were also a part of the sale, which followed the initial order made four years previously consisting of Milo, Mina and CQ-2 line arrays, together with 700-HP subwoofers.
‘Our upgraded audio, video and lighting inventory is a strategic investment aimed at further enriching the experience of our customers,’ explained vice president of sales for Marina Bay Sands, Mike Lee. ‘With even greater technical quality, we can meet increasing demand from event planners that bring in world-class entertainers requiring the best in A/V capabilities.’
The flexible system can be moved and configured as and where it is needed in any of the resort’s indoor and outdoor event spaces. ‘Our highly linear, self-powered reinforcement systems make them an ideal solution for a variety of exhibition centres, conference centres and multi-use rental applications,’ furthered Meyer Sound’s VP of solutions and strategy John McMahon. ‘This allows them to be interchangeable and scalable as events require. Self-powered systems eliminate separate amplifiers, processors and cable sets. As such, setup time for staging live events is shortened and the production process is simplified saving the user time and money on a daily basis.’
One of the first uses of the solution came as a Lyon system was deployed in the Grand Ballroom for the closing ceremony of the 8th ASEAN Para Games. ‘With more than 2,700 athletes, officials, sponsors, community partners, and volunteers in attendance, the ceremony was a true audio-visual spectacle,’ commented Mr Lee. ‘Our Lyon and Leopard systems can be configured for precise sound distribution and powerful projection—even at continuously high output levels. They also provide superior vocal intelligibility and a consistently linear response. From an operational standpoint, we also appreciate the simplified cabling, faster and easier setup and reduced storage space compared to conventional systems.’