|"Enormous and precise low/mids and amazing vocals which
are loud and clear are just a few of its characteristics. Coverage is consistent
and my shows are benefiting from a great stereo image with every detail well
- Jean-Marc Hauser
FOH Engineer, Michel Sardou
With 320 million records sold since launching his career almost 50 years ago,
French singer Michel Sardou shows no signs of slowing down. Frequently
filling concert halls and arenas, Sardou is the latest artist to tour with the
new Meyer Sound LEO
large-scale sound reinforcement system as he brings his spectacle to France
With the goal to give fans of Sardou the best sound quality, FOH engineer
Jean-Marc Hauser and long-time Sardou supplier DUSHOW set their sights
on a LEO system following an impressive demo.
"LEO delivers a bigger sound even at low levels," says Hauser. "Enormous and
precise low/mids and amazing vocals which are loud and clear are just a few of
its characteristics. Coverage is consistent and my shows are benefiting from a
great stereo image with every detail well represented."
Engineered specifically for long-throw applications, each LEO system consists
of the LEO-M line array loudspeaker, 1100-LFC low-frequency control element, and
Galileo Callisto loudspeaker management system. For the Sardou tour, DUSHOW is
carrying 24 LEO-M loudspeakers, 12 1100-LFC elements, eight MICA and six MINA
line array loudspeakers, 12 MSL-4 loudspeakers, two HD-1 audio monitors, and one
USW-1P subwoofer. Signal processing is handled by four Galileo Callisto systems
and two Galileo 616 AES processors.
"Collectively, the LEO package constitutes 'a masterpiece,'" says DUSHOW's
general technical manager, Marc de Fouquières, "LEO really is the next
generation touring system."
Hauser adds: "I'm delighted to say that we have received many, many
compliments during the Sardou tour," he reports. "It is the most amazing PA that
I have ever tried to tame."