Viña del Mar, Chile-based Audiopro has invested in a Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system. According to Jorge Diez, owner of Audiopro, the purchase will extend his company’s rapid growth in Chile’s thriving concert and event production market.
“I have been using Meyer Sound loudspeakers since 1997, and they have been the foundation of my business,” says Diez. “When I heard the LYON demos in San Francisco, I knew immediately that I wanted this system. Its powerful, precise sound will appeal to a broad range of clients.”
Introduced in January, LYON incorporates the advanced technology of the LEO Family in a lighter and more compact package, extending the advantages of highly linear self-powered systems to a wider range of venues and applications.
The Audiopro order comprises 32 LYON-M main line array loudspeakers, 16 LYON-W wide-coverage line array loudspeakers, 18 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements, eight Galileo Callisto 616 and three Galileo Callisto 616 AES processors, and 12 MJF-210 stage monitors.
Diez will use the full LYON system for many arena-sized concerts and summer outdoor festivals. He also foresees using his LYON and 1100-LFC loudspeakers in smaller configurations as the Southern Hemisphere summer season winds down.
“LYON is an exceptionally versatile system that will allow me to cover a wide variety of events, large or small,” says Diez. “These may include anything from corporate events to rock concerts or rave parties.”
One of Latin America’s premier sound rental companies, Audiopro has supplied concert sound systems for domestic and international artists such as Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Juanes, and Luis Miguel. Its corporate customers include McDonald’s, LAN Airlines, and Hyundai.
The LYON sale was facilitated by Antonio Monasterio of Santiago-based Audiopro Limitada, Meyer Sound’s Chilean distributor that coincidentally shares the same name as Diez’s Audiopro.