Meyer Sound 500-HP Compact High-Power Subwoofer
High-Output Subwoofer Plays Well With Others
Exceptional Power-to-size Ratio
Meyer Sound 500-HP is an efficient low-distortion, high-power, high-excursion cone drivers are engineered to deliver optimal subwoofer performance.
Smart Integration With M’Elodie
When fitted with the optional QuickFly MRF-500 rigging frame, the 500-HP arrays directly with the M’elodie ultracompact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker.
Fly Or Stack? Your Choice
Suitable for both flown and ground-stacked configurations, the 500-HP is available in two versions – one with side panel handles, or one with rigging hardware.
For Halls And Installed Systems
Applications include small- to medium-sized theatres and clubs, houses of worship, ballrooms, and portable and installed AV systems.
Self-powered technology eliminates amplifier racks, long loudspeaker cables, and any calibration of gain and crossover settings. The system can be rigged and ready in minutes.
Options for Enclosure and Rigging:
Constructed of premium birch plywood, the durable 500-HP enclosure is coated with a black textured, hard-shell finish.
The Meyer Sound 500-HP ‘s amplifier and processing electronics are equipped with Meyer Sound’s Intelligent AC power supply, which adapts to any power voltage worldwide and provides soft-turn on and transient protection.
The optional MRF-500 rigging frame includes captive, recessed GuideALinks that allow the subwoofer to be flown from the MG-M’elodie rigging grid, as well as suspend an array of M’elodies or additional 500-HPs. A wide range of splay angles and configurations, including cardioid arrays, are possible.
The RMS remote monitoring system – standard with the rigging version of the 500-HP and optional with the side panel configuration – allows comprehensive monitoring of system parameters on a Windows-based computer.
The Meyer Sound 500-HP is a self-powered, high-output subwoofer suitable for both flown and groundstacked configurations. Available in two versions – one with side panel handles, one with rigging hardware – the compact subwoofer integrates smartly with Meyer Sound self-powered, full-range loudspeakers. When fitted with the optional QuickFly MRF‑500 rigging frame, the 500‑HP arrays directly with the M’elodie ultracompact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker. The integral 1.5-inch pole-mount receptacle, included with all 500‑HPs, allows the subwoofer to be easily paired with UltraSeries loudspeakers, for either fixed or touring applications.
The Meyer Sound 500-HP subwoofer boasts an operating frequency range of 35 Hz to 140 Hz and a peak SPL of 135 dB at 1 meter. Designed and manufactured at Meyer Sound’s Berkeley, California headquarters, the unit’s two 12-inch cone drivers are engineered to deliver optimal subwoofer performance. The high-excursion, back-vented drivers, each with 4-inch voice coils, are rated to handle 1200 W (AES)* and housed in a tuned, rectangular enclosure that has the same width as the M’elodie loudspeaker.
The low frequency drivers are driven by a twochannel class AB/H amplifier with complementary MOSFET output stages. Ample headroom is delivered with 1800 W of total burst output (900 W per channel). The 500‑HP’s amplifier and processing electronics are equipped with Meyer Sound’s Intelligent AC power supply, which adapts to any power voltage worldwide and provides soft-turn on and transient protection. The amplifier, control electronics, and power supply are field-replaceable modules located in the rear of the enclosure.
The Meyer Sound 500-HP includes protective, plastic skids on the bottom of the enclosure that securely align with its top slots for stacked units. The optional MRF‑500 rigging frame includes captive, recessed GuideALinks that allow the subwoofer to be flown from the MG-M’elodie rigging grid, as well as suspend an array of M’elodies or additional 500‑HPs. The GuideALinks, located at the front, center, and rear of the frame, are easily set to one of three positions with convenient, pinned handles and slots. A wide range of splay angles and configurations, including cardioid arrays, are possible with the different combinations of positions for the front, center, and rear GuideALinks; the angle for suspended M’elodie arrays can be uptilted by 5 degrees (for balcony coverage) or downtilted up to 15 degrees.
Constructed of premium birch plywood, the durable 500‑HP enclosure is coated with a black textured, hard-shell finish. A hex-stamped, steel grille with acoustical black mesh protects the subwoofer’s drivers. Other options include weather protection and custom color finishes for fixed installations and applications with specific cosmetic requirements. The dimensions for the 500‑HP make its transport compatible with both European and U.S. trucks, and the unit can travel securely in stacks with the optional MCF‑500 caster frame. The RMS remote monitoring system – standard with the rigging version of the Meyer Sound 500-HP and optional with the side panel configuration – allows comprehensive monitoring of system parameters on a Windows based computer.
The loudspeaker shall be a self-powered, sub-bass system that can be deployed as either a flown or a ground-stacked unit. The transducers shall consist of two 12-inch cone drivers (with 4-inch voice coils), each rated to handle 1200 watts.
The loudspeaker shall incorporate internal processing electronics and a two-channel amplifier. Each amplifier channel shall be class AB/H with complementary MOSFET output stages. Burst power shall be 1800 watts (3600 watts peak) with a nominal 2-ohm resistive load. Distortion (THD, IM, TIM) shall not exceed 0.02%. The audio input shall be electronically balanced with a 10 kOhm impedance and accept a nominal 0 dBV (1 V rms) signal. Connectors shall be XLR (A-3) type male and female or VEAM all-in-one (integrates AC, audio, and network). Two additional input modules shall be offered with a polarity switch and attenuator knob, one with a looping output, the other with two summed inputs. RF filtering shall be provided, and CMRR shall be greater than 50 dB (50 Hz – 500 Hz).
Performance specifications for a typical production unit shall be as follows, measured at 1/3-octave resolution: operating frequency range shall be 35 Hz to 140 Hz; phase response shall be ±45° from 45 Hz to 125 Hz; maximum peak SPL shall be 135 dB at 1 meter, half-space loading.
The internal power supply shall perform automatic voltage selection, EMI filtering, soft current turn-on, and surge suppression. Power requirements shall be nominal 100 V, 110 V, or 230 V AC line current at 50 Hz or 60 Hz. UL and CE operating voltage ranges shall be 95 to 125 V AC and 208 to 235 V AC. The maximum long-term continuous current draw (>10 sec) shall be 8.4 A rms at 115 V AC, 4.2 A rms at 230 V AC, and 9.7 A rms at 100 V AC. Current inrush during soft turn-on shall not exceed 10 A at 115 V AC. AC power connectors shall be PowerCon with looping output or VEAM all-in-one.
The loudspeaker system shall include support for the optional RMS remote monitoring system. Loudspeaker components shall be mounted in a premium birch plywood enclosure with a black textured, hard-shell finish. The front protective grille shall be powder-coated, hex-stamped steel with black mesh screen. The unit shall be available in two versions: one with side panels with handles, the other with a rigging frame that provides arraying capabilities with the M’elodie loudspeaker, the MG-M’elodie multipurpose grid, as well as with other Meyer Sound 500-HP s. The enclosure shall include an integral 1.5-inch (38 mm) diameter pole-mount receptacle and protective, plastic bottom skids.
Dimensions without rigging shall be 26.55″ wide x 18.23″ high x 22.50″ deep (674 mm x 463 mm x 572 mm). Weight shall be 133 lbs (60.32 kg). Weight with rigging shall be 164 lbs (74.38 kg).
The loudspeaker shall be the Meyer Sound 500-HP compact high-power subwoofer.
– Exceptional power-to-size ratio
– Efficient low-distortion, high-power, high-excursion cone drivers
– High peak power output yields excellent transient reproduction and low-frequency clarity
– Low-frequency complement to M’elodie and UltraSeries self-powered loudspeakers
– Stackable and flyable with other 500-HPs in regular and cardioid arrays, as well as with M’elodie loudspeakers
– Integral pole-mount receptacle easily pairs the subwoofer with UltraSeries loudspeakers
– Portable in stacks of up to three units with the optional MCF-500 caster frame
– Small – to medium-sized theatres and clubs
– Houses of worship
– Portable and installed AV systems
To learn more about Meyer Sound, Click Here