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White paper: Meyer Sound, The LEOPARD Project

Jon Chapple 13 November 2015
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The LEOPARD Project, a white paper by John Meyer outlining the development history, philosophy and loudspeaker theory behind Meyer Sound’s new small line-array element, has been added to NewBay Connect.

Meyer explains: “We developed the LEO family of speakers to produce the most ideal linear speakers possible: that is, to reduce distortion to the theoretical limit. LEOPARD is a small line array element in the LEO family that wasn’t targeted to a specific market. Instead, we gave it to our engineers as a challenge to see how well it could be designed.

What do we mean by an ideal loudspeaker system? An ideal loudspeaker would reproduce sound which a listener would find indistinguishable from that coming directly from a sound source.

In short, LEOPARD is more powerful and has less distortion than a comparably sized loudspeaker. Before discussing how this was achieved, we must start with how we perceive and measure sound. When describing LEOPARD, we also discuss loudspeaker theory and history so that this achievement can be seen in context.

To read the white paper, visit

NewBay Connect is a global resource portal for media technology content by NewBay Media, the publisher of PSNEurope. It debuted in late 2014 and was relaunched in June this year with an updated website and brand-new content (see NewBay Connect extends content coverage).

LEOPARD launched at Prolight + Sound 2015 and was immediately snapped up by two rental houses (see Bright Norway and Sonalyst spotted buying LEOPARDs). Belgian sound company Stage Unit invested in the country’s first LEOPARD system earlier this month (see New LEOPARD system is the cat’s whiskers, says Stage Unit).

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