Prolight + Sound: Meyer to show off MJF-208 stage monitor

Meyer Sound will debut three additions to its line of sound reinforcement solutions at Prolight + Sound 2016 (Hall 3.1, Stand A71): the MJF-208 stage monitor, MDM-5000 high-power distribution module and LYON-WXT extended vertical option.

Also in focus will be the LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement system’s Native Mode, a timesaving advancement designed to deliver great sound right out of the box, regardless of the array size.

According to the firm, the self-powered MJF-208 stage monitor incorporates the performance and reliability of the MJF-212A and the MJF-210 into a smaller, lightweight package measuring less than 13in high and weighing 45 pounds. The monitor promises impressive power-to-size ratio and very low distortion in a small-footprint, lightweight option for applications that do not demand the extreme output levels of the MJF-210 or MJF-212A.

Portability and ease of use are enhanced by the MDM-832 distribution module, which can route up to eight channels of AC power, balanced audio, and RMS monitoring data to multiple stage monitors.

“The MJF-208 brings the well-known intelligibility and power of Meyer Sound’s stage monitors to applications where a small footprint and low profile are critical,” said Luke Jenks, Meyer Sound’s director of product management. “With a self-powered stage monitor, the amp package is always the same. The MJF-208 offers a performance consistency that passive monitors just can’t guarantee.”

The MDM-5000 is a rack-mount unit for quick connection and efficient distribution of AC power, audio signals, and RMS to LEO Family systems. Standard multicore connectors for audio and power can be found on the front panel, with discrete connectors on the rear for audio, RMS, and power. The MDM-5000 is available in CE- and UL-compliant versions for worldwide use.

Also launching in Frankfurt is a new LYON-WXT option for the LYON-W wide-coverage line array loudspeaker. The WXT extends the vertical coverage of the LYON-W from nine to 15 degrees, giving the lowest cabinet or two in the array a wider splay angle to achieve uniform coverage at a much steeper downward angle. A principal application for the WXT option will be for 360-degree arena shows, where this extended vertical coverage reduces the number of line array and front-fill loudspeakers required.

The LYON-WXT maintains the aesthetic of a standard LYON-W loudspeaker and integrates into a LYON array without transition frames. Standard LYON-W loudspeakers can be updated with the LYON-WXT option kit, allowing rental companies to convert existing inventory as needed at minimal cost.