As a standalone loudspeaker, the Meyer Sound UPM-1XP can
be used for vocal reinforcement, frontfill coverage, or delay coverage
for underbalcony applications. For full-range systems, the Meyer Sound
UPM-1XP can be paired with Meyer Sound’s UMS-1XP ultracompact subwoofer
with IntelligentDC technology.
The Meyer Sound UPM-1XP’s high-frequency section includes a 1-inch
metal dome tweeter on a constant directivity, high-frequency horn with
a 100-degree beamwidth. The low/mid-frequency section includes two 5-inch
cone transducers that work in parallel at low frequencies — delivering
a combined acoustic output — with one of the drivers rolling off
above 320 Hz to prevent interference in the crossover region due to comb
filtering effects. The proprietary drivers, which are manufactured at
Meyer Sound’s factory in Berkeley, California, are powered by three
channels of onboard power amplification that include an active crossover,
driver protection, and frequency and phase correction circuitry.
With IntelligentDC technology, the Meyer Sound UPM-1XP receives DC power
and balanced audio from a single loudspeaker connector, available as Phoenix™
5-pin male, sealed SwitchCraft® EN3™ 5-pin male, or sealed ECO-M
7-pin male. Powering the unit from an external source eliminates the need
for wiring conduits while still preserving the advantages of self-powered
systems. The Meyer Sound UPM-1XP’s amplifier and signal processing
circuits store DC power and tolerate voltage drops, thereby accommodating
lightgauge cables and lengthy cable runs.
The Meyer Sound UPM-1XP requires an external MPS-488HP IntelligentDC
power supply. The single-space 19- inch rack unit distributes DC power
and balanced audio to up to eight Meyer Sound UPM-1XP loudspeakers, or
other Meyer Sound IntelligentDC loudspeakers. Composite multiconductor
cables, such as Belden® 1502 or equivalent, can deliver both DC power
and balanced audio to loudspeakers at cable lengths up to 150 feet with
just 1 dB of loss in peak SPL using 18 AWG wire. Longer cable runs are
possible with heavier gauges. Meyer Sound’s RMS remote monitoring
system is optionally available for the MPS-488HP.
The Meyer Sound UPM-1XP cabinet is coated with a black textured finish
and includes three threaded, recessed nut plates (3/8”-16 or metric
M10). Optional rigging hardware includes the MYA-UPM mounting yoke, MUB-UPM
U-bracket, and MSA-UPM stand adapter. Other UPM-1XP options include weather
protection and custom color finishes for fixed installations and installations
with specific cosmetic requirements.