New York (March 29, 2011)–Meyer Sound has introduced its compact Acheron Designer screen channel loudspeaker, created for sound design studios, sound editing suites, as well as private screening rooms and small theaters.
The seventh loudspeaker in Meyer Sound’s EXP cinema product line, Acheron Designer is the smallest in the family. Its dimensions—measuring 19 inches wide, 25.37 inches tall, and 14.62 inches deep—are aimed for installations where space behind the screen is limited. With a reported operating frequency range of 37 Hz to 18 kHz and a peak output of 130 dB SPL, the Acheron Designer sports a patent-pending horn which Meyer claims has a soft roll-off outside the coverage angle. The loudspeaker’s 580 Hz crossover point directs most of the dialog signal through the HF horn.
Production prototypes of Acheron Designer have been in use by several development partners in California, including Skywalker Sound, Bay Films, and 20th Century Fox Sound EditorialDepartment. “Everybody is very happy with the sound and headroom of the Acheron Designers,” says John Morris, supervising sound editor and sound designer, 20th Century Fox. “The speakers sold themselves.”
A proprietary Meyer Sound two-channel amplifier powers the four-inch high-frequency diaphragm compression driver and 12-inch low-frequency cone driver independently. Convection cooling of the rear-mounted, recessed heat sink allows the Acheron Designer to be placed flat up against a wall when necessary.
Meyer Sound’s EXP cinema line of products now includes the Acheron 80, 100, Studio, and Designer loudspeakers, the HMS-10 surround loudspeaker, as well as the Acheron LF low frequency screen channel loudspeaker, X-800C cinema subwoofer, and Galileo loudspeaker management system. EXP has been installed in a number of commercial cinemas in North America, Europe, and Asia, along with installations in facilities including American Zoetrope and De Lane Lea in London.
Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc.