Meyer Sound Announces the 500-HP Compact High-Power Subwoofer
Meyer Sound has announced the new 500-HP compact high-power subwoofer. The self-powered loudspeaker brings the power-to-size ratio and extremely low-distortion signature of Meyer Sound subwoofers to a package ideal for rigging with the M'elodie line array loudspeaker to create an aesthetically pleasing array. With its excellent bass clarity, the self-powered 500-HP provides a superior option for sound designers especially when space is a key consideration.
In addition to being the ideal partner in a flown M'elodie array, the 500-HP can be used in groundstacked configurations. With an integral pole mount receptacle, the 500-HP is also an appropriate complement to a variety of other Meyer Sound loudspeakers, including the UPJ-1P VariO and UPA-1P/2P loudspeakers. The 500-HP is best suited for enhancing low-frequency headroom in applications such as small-to-medium theaters and clubs, houses of worship, and portable and installed AV systems.
"M'elodie has become the benchmark in compact line arrays, and it was apparent that we needed to create a fitting subwoofer complement for M'elodie," says John Meyer, CEO and co-founder of Meyer Sound. "The 500-HP is the answer to requests from our customers for a compact subwoofer that carries the clarity and definition that Meyer Sound engineering promises."
The versatile 500-HP subwoofer features two high-power 12-inch cone drivers designed and manufactured at Meyer Sound's Berkeley, Calif., headquarters. The two cone drivers are housed in a rectangular, optimally tuned, and vented enclosure that is the same width as M'elodie. Operating frequency range is from 36 Hz to 150 Hz, with a peak SPL of 134 dB, an impressive output for its size.
Each cone driver is driven by a channel of the integral two-channel class AB/H amplifier with complementary MOSFET output stages. The 500-HP's modular amplifier and processing electronics incorporate Meyer Sound's Intelligent AC power supply, which adapts to any power voltage worldwide.
The optional MRF-500 rigging frame uses captive GuideALink rigging system. It provides versatile rigging options for arraying and storage, and allows the M'elodie loudspeakers suspended under a 500-HP subwoofer to be uptilted for balcony coverage or downtilted with respect of the 500-HP. The 500-HP can also make use of the optional MG-M'elodie rigging grid to accommodate a variety of flown configurations.
In addition to QuickFly rigging hardware, available options for the 500-HP include weather protection and custom color finishes. The RMS remote monitoring system allows comprehensive monitoring of system parameters on a Windows-based network.
The 500-HP subwoofer will begin shipping in December 2008.