Meyer Sound ULTRA-X23 : Compact Broad Coverage Loudspeaker
Meyer Sound’s ULTRA-X23™ design extends the award-winning,
state-of-the-art ULTRA-X40™ point source technology to a smaller version
for size- and weight-critical applications.
- An innovative, highly efficient class-D amplifier that reproduces any
sound source with linearity over a wide dynamic range.
- A concentric driver configuration that has all the benefits of a coaxial
driver, yet none of the disadvantages. In addition, this configuration
supports directional control of frequencies down to 600 Hz.
- A rotatable, extremely well-behaved horn designed for very precise,
even coverage. This horn design, in conjunction with the concentric
driver configuration, delivers the same pattern regardless of
The ULTRA-X23 loudspeaker provides high power output, low distortion,
and consistent polar response in a very compact, vented enclosure.
The loudspeaker features two 5-inch cone low-frequency drivers and
one 2-inch diaphragm compression driver coupled with a rotatable 110° x110° constant-Q horn. A wide pattern is available on the
ULTRA-X20™ model, which is fitted with a rotatable 110° x 50° constant-Q
horn. A narrow coverage version, the ULTRA-X22™, offers a 80° x 50°
Because of its proprietary, high-frequency horn, the beamwidth remains
consistent within close tolerances in both the horizontal and vertical planes,
and across the horn’s operating frequency range. Uniformly predictable
polar behavior takes much of the guesswork out of system design and
assures optimal system performance.
A proprietary three-channel, class-D digital power amplifier powers the
ULTRA-X23 loudspeaker, which has a total peak power output of 860 watts.
Audio processing includes electronic crossover, correction filters for phase
and frequency response, and driver protection circuitry. Phase-corrected
electronics ensure flat acoustical amplitude and phase response, resulting
in exceptional impulse response and precise imaging.
The amplifier/processing package incorporates Meyer Sound’s
Intelligent AC™, which auto-selects the correct operating voltage,
suppresses high voltage transients, filters EMI and provides soft-start
power-up. The ULTRA-X23 cabinet has audio XLR and PowerCON 20 input
and looping output connectors. The digital audio version provides a Milan
Certified format with an etherCON TOP connector and powerCON TRUE1
TOP input and looping output.
Remote monitoring is possible on the analog version via the optional
RMS remote monitoring system module, which in conjunction with the
optional RMServer™ hardware unit, provides comprehensive monitoring of
loudspeaker parameters from a host computer running Compass® Control
Software. The digital version provides integrated monitoring via Compass
Meyer Sound builds the slightly curved enclosure out of aluminum with
a slightly textured black finish. A powder-coated, round-perforated steel
grille provides protection to the front of the loudspeaker. The cabinet
weighs only 27 lbs (12.3 kg).
The ULTRA-X23 includes two integral M8 rigging points on each end to
enable a variety of configurations including those requiring pole mounting,
hanging individually from a single point, wall mounting or ceiling mounting.
In addition, the ULTRA-X23 includes four M6 threaded holes with 5-inch
by 2.75-inch (127 mm by 70 mm) hole pattern on the rear for use with
third-party wall mounts.
Optional rigging accessories include a 35 mm to M8 pole adapter, a
U-bracket, a yoke, and a pinnable link on a channel that allows the hanging
of one or two units from a single pick-up point. Other options include
weather protection and custom color finishes.
Meyer Sound ULTRA-X23 Features:
- A compact, elegant and light aluminum enclosure encases
exceptional fidelity and surprising power capability
- Extraordinarily flat amplitude and phase response ensures tonal
accuracy and precise imaging
- Narrow pattern covers controlled listening areas
- Rotatable horn provides installation flexibility
- Integral stand mount and QuickFly® mounting options facilitate
Meyer Sound ULTRA-X23 Applications:
- Multi-purpose Audio/Visual
- Corporate rental
- Houses of worship
- Conference rooms
- High-end private installations
- Retail spaces