|The Meyer Sound SB-3F was designed to solve one of the most common problems
in large-scale sound reinforcement: effective intelligibility at great distances
in the frequency area of 2 kHz to 9 kHz. The Meyer Sound SB-3F complements
and integrates smoothly and easily with other Meyer Sound products like
in large scale applications.
The Meyer Sound SB-3F loudspeaker is comprised of 448 one-inch neodymium
transducers - each a powerful point source with a wide dynamic range that
can accommodate signals with high peak-to-average ratios - that combine
to produce a highly directional wavefront that propagates smoothly over
long distances with minimal side and rear lobing. Designed and manufactured
at Meyer Sound's Berkeley, California factory, the transducers are built
for reliability and used exclusively in Meyer Sound field synthesis products.
The Meyer Sound SB-3F is a self-powered loudspeaker incorporating a multi-channel,
high-power, class AB/H power amplifier and sophisticated control circuitry
- all housed within the loudspeaker's cabinet, which dramatically simplifies
setup and installation.
Meyer Sound's SB-3F on-board amplifier delivers 9000 W of total burst
power. This modular, field-replaceable amplifier/processing package requires
220 V AC and provides both soft turn-on and transient protection. The
Meyer Sound SB-3F is compatible with Meyer Sound's optional RMS remote
monitoring system, which offers comprehensive monitoring of system parameters
on a Windows®-based computer.
The Meyer Sound SB-3F enclosure is constructed of premium birch plywood
and textured with a hard-shell, black finish; custom color finishes are
also available. The loudspeaker's grille frame, a powder-coated, hex-stamped
steel mesh, protects the front of the unit and contributes to its audio
performance as well, helping to reduce side lobes. A weather-protected
version of the Meyer Sound SB-3F is available with a wood-treated enclosure
and rain hoods that safeguard the rear of the loudspeaker and its connectors
from the elements.
The Meyer Sound SB-3F includes a side-mounted pivot block that is compatible
with the optional Meyer Sound MYA-SB2 Mounting Yoke assembly. The yoke
allows the loudspeaker to be easily tilted for aiming, and provides side
attachment points that permit multiple Meyer Sound SB-3Fs to be arrayed
horizontally or vertically with optional arraying adapter kits. For touring
applications, the yoke-mounted SB-3F can be easily transported using the
Meyer Sound MCF-SB3F caster frame.