The Meyer Sound X-800 houses two Meyer Sound long-excursion
18-inch drivers in a tuned, vented cabinet. The Meyer Sound X-800 output
rolls off well below 250 Hz, avoiding any adverse comb filtering effects
that could be generated by the proximity of the dual drivers. A laser-trimmed
differential input with high common-mode rejection enables long line-level
signal runs using shielded, twisted-pair cable. As with all Meyer Sound
self-powered products, onboard processing includes phase and frequency
response correction filters and driver protection circuitry.
An integral two-channel class AB/H amplifier with complementary MOSFET
output stages supplies a total peak output of 1240 watts. Each amplifier
channel features TruPower limiting technology to maximize loudspeaker
reliability, minimize power compression and extend component life. An
Intelligent AC power supply affords automatic voltage selection, EMI filtering,
soft current turn-on and surge suppression.
When used with the Meyer
Sound X-10, the Meyer Sound X-800 is not intended to extend frequency
response, as the Meyer
Sound X-10 is a full-range system. Rather, the Meyer Sound X-800 extends
low-frequency headroom by approximately 10 dB in the range from 25 Hz
to the crossover point.
The companion Meyer Sound X-01 crossover module optimizes overall system
response and allows connection of single or dual subs for stereo or 5.1
surround operation. Crossover points are selectable at 120, 100 and 80
Hz, and a single switch allows quick changeover from “pure”
X-10 monitoring to subwoofer augmentation. A separate .1 channel input
allows the system to be switched between stereo and 5.1 operation from
the front panel; this switch can also be controlled remotely from the
console. Though the sensitivity of the Meyer Sound X-800/X-01 matches
Sound X-10, the Meyer Sound X-01 provides ±6 dB of gain to
compensate for loading conditions.
The Meyer Sound X-800 subwoofer's premium birch plywood cabinet is coated
with a durable textured finish. It is optionally available in a smooth
medium-gloss black finish to match the Meyer
Sound X-10, complete with four rubber feet on each bottom corner and
matching cups on the top corners for secure, aligned vertical stacking.
A removable protective cloth covered wooden frame is attached to the front.
Custom colors are available. Meyer Sound’s RMS remote monitoring
system provides comprehensive system monitoring over a Windows-based network.