Orlando, FL (June 12, 2019)—Meyer Sound’s ULTRA-X40 self-powered loudspeaker is making its USA trade show debut at InfoComm this week. Based on technologies developed for the newest generation of LEO Family line arrays, ULTRA-X40 features a notable driver configuration, a rotatable horn, and a new amplifier and processing module.
“ULTRA-X40 is our most important point source loudspeaker introduction since the UPA nearly 40 years ago,” said senior vice president of Marketing John McMahon. “It provides the clarity and controlled even coverage of our LEO Family arrays in a compact, versatile loudspeaker with an unprecedented power to size ratio. The response to ULTRA-X40 at ISE and Prolight+Sound was phenomenal, and we expect that to continue in Orlando.”
A compact loudspeaker, the ULTRA-X40’s concentric-driver configuration couples two 8-inch cone drivers to a rotatable waveguide surrounding a 3-inch high-frequency compression driver, in an effort to “deliver smooth response across its entire range,” according to the company, and provide directional control down to 400 Hz.
The ULTRA-X40 sports a 3-channel Class D amplifier that reportedly provides peak output of 1,950 watts with a max sustained current draw of 1.3 A (230 V AC), as well as a linear peak SPL of 130.5 dB free-field at 1 meter measured with Meyer Sound M-Noise. The speaker measures 12.5 by 22 by 14 inches and weighs less than 55 pounds, making it 20 pounds lighter than its predecessor, the UPA-1P.
Users can choose from two horn options—while the ULTRA-X40 features a rotatable 110° x 50° Constant-Q horn, those who need more focused coverage can opt for the ULTRA-X42 variation, which offers a narrower 60° x 50° pattern.
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