Meyer Sound has added three 48V DC-powered loudspeakers to its line of self-powered, low-voltage speaker systems, intended to ‘open the way to a broadened range of low-voltage installations that demand exceptional audio clarity, higher SPL and powerful bass impact’.

Meyer Sound low-voltage speakersThe UPM-1XP 48 V DC ultracompact wide-coverage loudspeaker is the low-voltage version of the UPM-1P ultracompact three-way loudspeaker. The UPM-1XP is capable of 123dB peak SPL over an operating frequency range of 75Hz-20kHz.

UPJunior-XP 48V DC ultracompact VariO loudspeaker combines the advantages of the low-voltage, self-powered concept with the versatility of the VariO constant directivity horn. Within minutes, the 80° x 50° pattern can be changed from horizontal to vertical orientation. Power output is 126dB peak over a 70Hz-20kHz operating range.

Using dual 10-inch cone drivers, the UMS-1XP 48V DC ultracompact subwoofer extends low-voltage system response to a frequency range of 25Hz- 160Hz and a peak SPL of 127dB/1m.

‘Our low-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,’ says Luke Jenks, Product Manager for Meyer Sound’s loudspeaker products. ‘They 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.’

Unlike their AC-powered cousins, the UPM-1XP, UPJunior-XP and UMS-1XP draw DC power from a remote rack-mount power supply. The loudspeakers receive 48V 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 to store power for peak demands, allowing the flexibility of lengthy cable runs while still preserving the advantages of self-powered systems. RMS remote monitoring system is available for comprehensive monitoring of all critical loudspeaker and amplifier parameters as well as individual loudspeaker muting.

In addition to the newly announced systems, Meyer Sound’s low-voltage, DC-powered line includes the UP-4XP ultracompact loudspeaker, MM-4XP miniature self-powered loudspeaker, MM-4XPD directional miniature loudspeaker and the MM-10 miniature subwoofer. All can be ordered with custom colours.

Recent installations using Meyer Sound low-voltage self-powered systems include the Urban Outfitters corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, Penn., Buddha-Bar Mexico, Hermitage Amsterdam museum, Houston Ballet Center for Dance in Texas, KPMG Denmark headquarters, and the Secret Wartime Tunnels exhibit at Dover Castle in the UK.

They are due to begin shipping in April 2012.


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