American company introduces three new loudspeakers
Meyer Sound has added three new 48-volt DC-powered loudspeakers to its range of self-powered, low voltage solutions.
The new loudspeakers are designed to offer the same level of performance as their AC-powered counterparts.
The UPM-1XP 48 V DC ultra compact wide-coverage loudspeaker is the low-voltage version of the company’s UPM-1P ultracompact three-way loudspeaker and is capable of 123 dB peak SPL over an operating frequency range of 75 Hz to 20 kHz.
Meyer’s UPJunior-XP 48 V DC ultra compact VariO loudspeaker is aimed at combining the advantages of the low-voltage, self-powered concept with the VariO constant directivity horn. The 80 x 50-degree pattern can be changed from horizontal to vertical orientation within a matter of minutes, while power output is 126 dB peak over a 70 Hz to 20 kHz operating range.
The third addition comes in the form of the UMS-1XP 48 V DC ultra compact subwoofer, which extends low-voltage system response to an operating frequency range of 25 Hz – 160 Hz and a peak SPL of 127 dB at 1 meter. The UMS-1XP also comes with dual 10-inch cone drivers.Article continues below
“Ourlow-voltage systems are the answer to installations where AC cannot be run to loudspeaker positions yet the low-distortion audio quality and power in Meyer Sound self-powered products are essential,” said Luke Jenks, Meyer Sound’s product manager for loudspeaker products. “These new products can provide a level of sonic bandwidth and speech intelligibility to raise the bar for discreet, easy-to-install systems for environments that include museums, restaurants, bars, and convention centres.”
Meyer Sound self-powered low-voltage systems incorporate on-board amplifiers and signal processing, drawing DC power from a remote rack-mount power supply. The loudspeakers receive 48-volt DC power and balanced audio via a five-pin connector. These systems can be installed using Class 2 wiring without using conduit, resulting in reduced installation time and cost. Amplifier circuits are designed principally to store power for peak demands, allowing the flexibility of lengthy cable runs while still preserving the advantages of self-powered systems.
In addition to the newly announced systems, which will begin shipping in April 2012, Meyer Sound’s low-voltage, DC-powered product line also includes the UP-4XP ultracompact loudspeaker, MM-4XP miniature self-powered loudspeaker, MM-4XPD directional miniature loudspeaker, and the MM-10 miniature subwoofer. All of which can be ordered with custom colours.