Meyer Sound X-800
The Meyer Sound X-800 high-power studio subwoofer is designed primarily to provide additional low-frequency headroom in applications requiring very high monitoring levels coupled with extreme lowfrequency transients. An excellent supplement to any high-level studio monitor, the X-800 also provides an ideal complement to Meyer Sound’s X-10 linear control room monitor.
The X-800 houses two Meyer Sound longexcursion 18-inch drivers in a tuned, vented cabinet. The 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 X-10, the X-800 is not intended to extend frequency response, as the X-10 is a full-range system. Rather, the X-800 extends low-frequency headroom by approximately 10 dB in the range from 25 Hz to the crossover point.
The companion 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 X-800/X-01 matches the X-10, the X-01 provides ±6 dB of gain to compensate for loading conditions.
The X-800 subwoofer’s premium birch plywood cabinet is coated with a smooth medium-gloss black finish to match the X-10. It is optionally available in a durable textured finish, 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.
The loudspeaker shall be a self-powered, sub-bass system. The transducers shall consist of two 18-inch cone drivers (3-inch voice coil) each rated to handle 600 AES* 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 capability shall be 1240 watts total with nominal 8-ohm resistive load. Distortion (THD, IM, TIM) shall not exceed 0.02%. Protection circuits shall include TruPower limiting. The audio input shall be electronically balanced with a 10 kOhm impedance and accept a nominal 0 dBV (1 V rms) signal (20 dBV to produce maximum SPL). Connectors shall be XLR type male and female or VEAM all-in-one. RF filtering shall be provided, and CMRR shall be greater than 50 dB (50 – 500 Hz). Performance specifications for a typical production unit shall be as follows, measured at 1/3-octave resolution: Operating frequency range shall be 20 Hz to 200 Hz. Phase response shall be ±30° from 35 Hz to 120 Hz. Maximum peak SPL shall be 136 dB at 1 meter.
The internal power supply shall perform automatic voltage selection, EMI filtering, soft current turn-on and surge suppression. Powering 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. Current draw during burst shall be 15 A rms at 115 V AC, 8 A rms at 230 V AC and 18 A rms at 100 V AC. Current inrush during soft turn-on shall not exceed 7 A at 115 V AC. AC power connectors shall be L6-20, IEC 309 male or VEAM all-in-one. The loudspeaker shall optionally incorporate the electronics module for Meyer Sound’s RMS remote monitoring system.
Loudspeaker components shall be mounted in a premium birch plywood enclosure with a smooth medium-gloss black finish (optional textured finish available). Dimensions shall be 31.00″ wide x 40.00″ high x 21.33″ deep ( high x 21.33″ deep (787 mm x 1016 mm x 542 mm 787 mm x 1016 mm x 542 mm). Weight shall be 221 lbs (100.24 kg).
The loudspeaker shall be the Meyer Sound X-800 high-power studio subwoofer. *Driven continuously for two hours with band-limited noise signal having a 6 dB peak-average ratio.
– High peak power yields excellent transient reproduction
– Extended low frequency response down to 20 Hz
– Extremely low distortion for ultimate lowfrequency clarity
– Exceptionally reliable and durable
– Control room monitoring
– Large-scale surround mixing
– High-end playback systems
– Soundtrack recording and mixing
– Theatrical reproduction