Sands Expo and Convention Centre Invests in Singapore's First Meyer Sound LYON and LEOPARD Systems
In-House Loudspeaker Inventory Offers Ability to Support Variety of Applications
Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Asia's leading destination for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events), has upgraded its inventory of AV equipment with the first Meyer Sound LYON and LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement systems in Singapore. Located within the Marina Bay Sands resort, the centre has invested in 156 total Meyer Sound loudspeakers to support large-scale corporate events and concerts, representing the largest investment to date in LEO Family technology by any hotel/MICE operator in the world.
"Our LYON and LEOPARD systems can be configured for precise sound distribution and powerful projection—even at continuously high output levels," notes Mike Lee, Marina Bay Sands' vice president of sales. "They also provide superior vocal intelligibility and a consistently linear response. From an operational standpoint, we also appreciate the simplified cabling, faster and easier setup, and reduced storage space compared to conventional systems."
Meyer Sound systems offer a significant return on investment for companies like Marina Bay Sands that host year-round events with their own inventory. "Our self-powered systems eliminate separate amplifiers, processors, and cable sets," says John McMahon, Meyer Sound's vice president of solutions and strategy. "Setup time for staging live events is shortened as a result, simplifying the production process and saving the user time and money on a daily basis."
Sands Expo and Convention Centre's massive LEO Family system purchase also provides the resort with a newfound flexibility and consistency in system design. All LEO Family loudspeakers and subwoofers share the same sonic signature, which allows for easy configuration and scalability to any size venue or any application.
"Our upgraded audio, video, and lighting inventory is a strategic investment aimed at further enriching the experience of our customers," continues Lee. "With even greater technical quality, we can meet increasing demand from event planners that bring in world-class entertainers requiring the best in AV capabilities."
The centre's new systems had their debut in the second edition of the Sands Live concert series, featuring world-renowned acts performing in the integrated resort's intimate, state-of-the-art entertainment venues. A one-stop solution was also provided for the closing ceremony of the 8th ASEAN Para Games in the Sands Grand Ballroom through the use of a LYON system and Vari-Lite VL4000 lighting.
"With more than 2,700 athletes, officials, sponsors, community partners, and volunteers in attendance, the ceremony was a true audio-visual spectacle, and a milestone for Marina Bay Sands as the official host venue," says Lee.
The centre's investment includes 36 LYON and 42 LEOPARD line array loudspeakers supplemented by 24 1100-LFC and 16 900-LFC low-frequency control elements. The systems are not permanently installed, and can be moved and configured as needed in any of the integrated resort's numerous indoor and outdoor events spaces. Also included are 24 MJF-210 and 12 MJF-212A stage monitors and eight Galileo Callisto 616 array processors.
Sands Expo and Convention Centre's new investment follows a 2012 purchase of 50-total MILO, MINA, and CQ-2 line array loudspeakers and 700-HP subwoofers. All systems were supplied by Singapore-based Coda Group.
"The advantages of highly linear, self-powered Meyer Sound reinforcement systems make them an ideal solution for a variety of exhibition centre, conference centre, and multi-use rental applications," says McMahon. "This allows them to be interchangeable and scalable as events require."
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