Meyer Sound’s Leo family has been expanded with the diminutive new Lina compact linear line array loudspeaker and companion 750-LFC compact low frequency control element. The self-powered Lina loudspeaker measures just 51.5cm wide and weighs in at a mere 19.5kg. Sharing the same footprint as the Mina products, both systems can be mixed and matched.
On the inside, Lina has been outfitted with new drivers and an updated amplifier and signal processing package to conform with the Leo Family design philosophy. The three-inch HF compression driver incorporates a new magnet structure first used in the Leopard line array loudspeaker (Lina’s next-larger sibling) for reduced distortion. Low-frequency distortion from the dual 6.5-inch woofers is further reduced compared to Mina, aided by new internal venting and baffling to optimise performance. On-board signal processing has been upgraded for more power, and it now includes optimised Native Mode for excellent system performance with minimal external processing.
“Following the industry-wide acceptance of Leopard, we were asked if we could deliver the same sonic transparency and headroom in a smaller system,” says Pablo Espinosa, Meyer Sound’s vice president of R&D and chief loudspeaker designer. “Although Lina takes advantage of the existing Mina footprint, the improvements in high-frequency headroom and lower distortion are clearly audible. Lina definitely shows its Leo Family lineage.”
In most applications, Lina compact line array loudspeakers will be integrated with the companion 750-LFC low-frequency control element for extending bass performance across its operating frequency range of 36Hz to 125Hz. The 750-LFC houses a 15-inch, dual voice coil long excursion driver along with a two channel, open loop class D amplifier and signal processing to provide separate, precisely synchronised power to each voice coil. Like its larger siblings, the 900-LFC and 1100-LFC, the 750-LFC reproduces low frequencies at high continuous levels with clarity, extremely low distortion, and optimised phase response. An integral pole mount receptacle pairs with Lina or UltraSeries loudspeakers, while an optional rigging frame allows flying in Lina arrays without a transition grid.
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