Wigwam Invests in Meyer Sound LEO Family
To meet increasing client demand and provide a full range of scalable options for any size of venue, Wigwam Acoustics has made a major investment in Meyer Sound’s LEO family of linear sound reinforcement systems.
Wigwam’s initial order of 148 cabinets includes LEO, LYON, and LEOPARD line array systems, 1100-LFC and 900-LFC low frequency control elements, and JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers as well as Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management systems.
“We’ve been impressed with the performance of LEO since its introduction, but we held off investing until now as we wanted a complete family of line arrays sharing the same technology,” noted Wigwam's Managing Director Spencer Beard. “With the addition of LYON and now LEOPARD, we can configure systems to scale for any application or venue, from stadiums to smaller theatres.”
Wigwam co-founder Chris Hill said most acts that do headline stadium concerts also do numerous promotional shows in a variety of venues. “These shows can be in small auditoria, TV studios or old warehouses, and with the LEO family – LEOPARD in particular – we can assure our clients of consistent results wherever they perform.”
Major touring acts supported by Wigwam Hire include One Direction (the top grossing tour of 2015), Coldplay, and Björk. According to Hill, a strong recommendation from One Direction FOH Engineer Mark Littlewood was influential in their investment decision.
“Mark had mixed on a LEO system in South America earlier this year and he was extremely impressed,” Hill recalled. “He rang us up and told us he’d never heard any other system with that kind of headroom, vocal clarity and low frequency power.”
Wigwam’s new LEO family line up comprises 30 LEO-M line array loudspeakers, 32 LYON-M main line array loudspeakers, eight LYON-W wide-coverage line array loudspeakers, and 36 LEOPARD compact linear line array loudspeakers; 24 1100-LFC and 12 900-LFC low frequency control elements; six JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers; and seven Galileo Callisto 616 and three Galileo Callisto 616 AES array processors.
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