Autograph’s £1m+ Meyer Sound investment to bolster Les Misérables Tour

Autograph Group takes stock of over £1m worth of Meyer Sound gear.

London-based Autograph Group has announced a significant investment in Meyer Sound equipment, prompted by the company’s work with award-winning sound designer Mick Potter on the forthcoming world tour of Les Misérables – The Arena Spectacular. The new Cameron Mackintosh production premieres at Belfast’s SSE Arena in mid-September before progressing to venues across Europe, with further international dates to be announced.

Autograph and Potter both have close and lengthy associations with the many international productions and variants of Les Misérables while the latter’s preference for Meyer Sound products is well known. His specification of the California company’s latest line-array product, PANTHER, was the catalyst for an order worth more than £1m, all of which has now been delivered.

The bulk of the order comprises 82 PANTHER enclosures – a mixture of the 80° and 110° horizontal dispersion versions – but also includes Galaxy 816 processors, the new 2100-LFC subwoofers, MJF-208 monitors and various Ultra-Series products, in addition to rigging and accessories. As a result, Autograph now own one of the largest inventories of PANTHER in the world.

Autograph Group Managing Director, Scott Arnold commented on the investment: “Having PANTHER as part of our hire inventory going forward makes a lot of sense. Yes, it’s a lot of money, but we expect our PANTHER inventory to work hard for us both before and after the Les Misérables concert tour and to recoup that outlay within a realistic period.”

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