Meyer Sound debuted PANTHER, a linear line array loudspeaker for both large-scale touring and installed systems. PANTHER’s acoustic output is closer to the larger and heavier LEO line array loudspeaker but is the form factor of the existing LYON line array loudspeaker. Despite stadium levels of performance, PANTHER weighs just 150 pounds (68 kg) and offers savings on the current draw from the previous generation flagship line array loudspeaker.
A dual analog/Milan AVB network input module means PANTHER offers flexible signal distribution options. Each cabinet comes standard with an IP55 weather protection rating. The electronics module in PANTHER is a new design that incorporates a four-channel Class D amplifier coupled to a new power supply with better power factor correction and higher voltage rails.
PANTHER also features new 12-inch low-frequency cone drivers and new three-inch compression drivers. Each incorporates advanced magnet structures using new materials for higher flux density despite substantial weight reduction. Combined with a new LF port design, PANTHER has a maximum peak output of more than 150 dB SPL.