The Ultra-X20 can be used as the foundation of a compact main system or to supplement a larger one
Meyer Sound has released the Ultra-X20, a self-powered, full-range loudspeaker for installed and portable applications where size and weight are important factors. The speaker uses Ultra-X40 point-source technology, measures 7.5 inches x 19.04 inches x 8.6 inches (WxHxD) and delivers a 123.5dB peak SPL measured using M-Noise. It features two 5-inch cone drivers, a 2-inch compression driver in concentric configuration and a 110° x 50° horn.
The Ultra-X20 can be used as the foundation of a compact main system or to supplement a larger one. It is powered by a three-channel, 860W peak Class-D digital amplifier with a DSP package including electronic crossover, correction filters for phase and frequency response, and driver-protection circuitry. Phase-corrected electronics reportedly ensure flat acoustical amplitude and phase response.
The loudspeaker is compatible with Meyer Sound’s RMS platform, which lets the user monitor essential performance parameters from a Mac or Windows PC running Compass control software. It also includes built-in IntelligentAC technology that auto-selects the correct operating voltage, suppresses high-voltage transients, filters EMI and provides a soft-start power-up. The Ultra-X20 can also be configured with any of the three connector panel options. Two AC-powered versions feature looping powerCon connectors with either three-pin or five-pin XLR audio I/O and RMS remote monitoring, while an IntelligentDC variant receives audio and DC power over a single cable via its five-pin Phoenix connector.
The manufacturer has also presented preview demonstrations of its Spacemap Go iOS app, a new spatial sound design and mixing tool that leverages the processing power of the company’s Galaxy network platform. The app will reportedly deliver a flexible and easy-to-use touchpad interface for Spacemap multichannel panning.