Berkeley, CA (June 20, 2005)–Meyer Sound has announced the 600-HP compact high-power subwoofer. Bringing the power of a 700-HP ultrahigh-power subwoofer to a package designed for rigging with Mica, the self-powered 600-HP is expected to be used in flown applications using its optional QuickFly rigging, as well as situations where the extra low-frequency extension of the 700-HP is not required, or where space is a consideration.
The 600-HP’s operating frequency range of 33 Hz to 150 Hz provides a complement to other Meyer Sound self-powered products; the company reports that the 600-HP’s power and bandwidth handle “high continuous operating levels and extreme transient information with minimal distortion in its operating frequency range.”
Meyer Sound’s design approach aimed to extract the greatest efficiency from every part of the system to help the 600-HP reproduce low frequency transient information. The 600-HP’s cabinet houses two newly-designed , back-vented, long-excursion, 15-inch cone drivers, manufactured by Meyer Sound. The drivers have been engineered for efficiency at low frequencies; each driver features a 4-inch voice coil and is rated to handle 1,200 AES watts.
An integral two-channel class AB/H amplifier with complementary MOSFET output stages supplies total power of 2,250 watts (4,000 watts peak). The amplifier, control electronics and power supply are integrated into a single, field-replaceable module mounted in the rear of the cabinet. The cabinet is constructed of multi-ply hardwood and coated with a textured black finish. Integral metal grilles lined with acoustical black mesh protect the cone drivers.
The 600-HP, when fitted with the optional rigging frame, can travel in stacks on the MCF-MICA caster frame. The 600-HP sports exterior cabinet dimensions suitable for both European and US truck widths (41.40″ w x 22.50″ h x 22″ d (1052 mm x 572 mm x 559 mm). An optional QuickFly rigging kit is available, installed at the factory or as a field upgrade.
Options available for the 600-HP include weather protection and finishes in custom colors for fixed installations and other situations requiring specific cosmetics. An optional RMS remote monitoring system module allows monitoring of all key system parameters on any RMS-equipped host PC. In addition, Meyer Sound’s MAPP Online multipurpose acoustical prediction program allows prediction of coverage, frequency response, impulse response and maximum output of the 600-HP and other Meyer Sound loudspeakers and loudspeaker systems.