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1100-LFCLow-Frequency Control Element


1100-LFC

Awe-Inspiring Bass With Unprecedented Control

Low End Comes Alive

The 1100-LFC Low-Frequency Control Element turbo-charges even the most powerful PA system with deep, rich bass. Its dual 18-inch high-excursion drivers offer true linearity for clarity, punch, and total accuracy. There’s no “subwoofer sound”—just your mix, exactly as you intended.

Power Without Compromise

The 1100-LFC can take whatever you dish out, thanks to its robust two-channel Class AB/H bridged amp that delivers high peak continuous power with ultra-low distortion. Its exceptional headroom means crisp low-end transients and a mix that breathes—no matter how hard you push it.

Our Aim Is True

The 1100-LFC’s linearity and power translate to uniform directivity across the low-frequency range, so you can deliver the ultimate sonic experience from the front row to the bleacher seats.

1100-LFC Stack

Rig It Your Way

Hassle-free hardware options give you the flexibility to configure the 1100-LFC to your exact system specs: Hang it in curvilinear or line arrays. Fly it or ground stack it. Deploy it in standard or cardioid configurations. Accessories include top grid kits for flying up to 12 cabinets and cabinet spacers that lengthen arrays for even better directionality.


Bigger System Sound, Smarter System Management

A Partner for Any P.A.

With a 28Hz to 100Hz range, the 1100-LFC perfectly complements LEO, LYON, and LEOPARD loudspeakers, and extends the range of both line arrays and curvilinear arrays.

Self-Powered and Streamlined

The 1100-LFC’s active design means no struggling with amp racks, long cable runs, or gain and crossover calibration—buying you precious rigging time, when every minute counts.

Tough Enough for Your Tour

The 1100-LFC is built to handle the rigors of the road, featuring a rugged multi-ply hardwood cabinet, hex-stamped steel grille, protective plastic skids, and weather-protection options. An optional caster frame lets you securely transport stacks of three; durable nylon covers are available.

Sculpt Your System With Software

Fine-tune the 1100-LFC’s performance with pinpoint precision, using Meyer Sound’s powerful software tools: Optimize system design with MAPP XT system design tool, fine-tune with Galileo GALAXY loudspeaker management, and monitor in real time with RMS remote monitoring.

    

A Partner for Any P.A.

With a 28Hz to 100Hz range, the 1100-LFC perfectly complements LEO, LYON, and LEOPARD loudspeakers, and extends the range of both line arrays and curvilinear arrays.

 

Self-Powered and Streamlined

The 1100-LFC’s active design means no struggling with amp racks, long cable runs, or gain and crossover calibration—buying you precious rigging time, when every minute counts.

 

Tough Enough for Your Tour

The 1100-LFC is built to handle the rigors of the road, featuring a rugged multi-ply hardwood cabinet, hex-stamped steel grille, protective plastic skids, and weather-protection options. An optional caster frame lets you securely transport stacks of three; durable nylon covers are available.

 

Sculpt Your System With Software

Fine-tune the 1100-LFC’s performance with pinpoint precision, using Meyer Sound’s powerful software tools: Optimize system design with MAPP XT system design tool, fine-tune with Galileo GALAXY loudspeaker management, and monitor in real time with RMS remote monitoring.

 

Solutions

1100-LFC in use

Electronic Dance Music

It’s an outstanding box. You don’t need many to achieve a huge sound. The polar pattern was extremely well-behaved, beaming only into the needed area with incredible SPL, even at 100 meters.”

Fabrizio PiazziniFOH Engineer, Tour Manager, Calvin Harris

Theatre

In my first listen of the 1100‑LFC, I was standing 15 feet away in a small room of about 30 by 40 feet. As the 1100‑LFC gracefully reproduced the low frequencies, my stomach and clothes jumped around to the rhythm of the music. At high and at low SPLs, instead of hearing the common straining of the components, I heard a very musical sound with the dynamic depth of the instruments. I immediately put the 1100‑LFC on one of my shows and I am extremely happy with this decision.

Jonathan DeansSound Designer

Event Rentals

The main reason I bought the 1100‑LFCs was to get more power with a smaller truck pack. But I was pleasantly surprised at how good they sound. It’s a quality hard to put into words, but they have a bigger feel, with more warmth and purity.

George RellesOwner of George Relles Sound

Rock Music

With Ed, I need frequencies around 50 Hz to be really punchy and uniform everywhere, and this design works extremely well with the 1100-LFC. They are fast and responsive where some other subs can get slow and ‘phasey’ in that region.

Chris MarshFOH, Production Manager, Ed Sheeran



The Self-Powered Advantage

Meyer Sound has been pioneering self-powered loudspeakers for professional installations and touring since 1995. We’ve committed to self-powered systems because we know they deliver unrivaled clarity, reliable performance, value, and ease of use.

If you’ve been thinking about investing in a self-powered system, you’ve come to the right place.

John Meyer

First, a Little History...

The story of self-powered loudspeakers is in many ways the story of Meyer Sound itself.

In the 1970s, sound reinforcement technology was inconsistent science at best, and at worst, led to show-ending failures. A young John Meyer, designing loudspeakers for San Francisco’s McCune Sound Service, wanted to bring quality and reliability to sound systems, and he knew the answer lay in self-powered loudspeakers. In 1979 Meyer founded his own speaker company; early Meyer Sound innovations include the iconic HD-1 self-powered studio monitor launched in 1989.

Today Meyer Sound offers a full range of self-powered sound reinforcement products. Meyer Sound systems can be found on tour with artists ranging from Ed Sheeran to Metallica, on Broadway and London’s West End, and in performance venues from the San Francisco Opera to the Vienna Philharmonic not to mention sports stadiums, cruise ships, and houses of worship around the world.

HD-1

Why Self-Powered?

Self-powered loudspeakers offer several advantages over their passive counterparts when it comes to fidelity, reliability, and simplicity. The great part is, you’ll start to reap the benefits of a self-powered system before you even power up.

Ease of deployment: System set-up is so much easier when you have fewer components and fewer cables to worry about being miswired. Since self-powered loudspeakers incorporate amplification, you’ll never have to deal with matching speakers to amplifiers or connecting components. You don’t have to worry about calibration of gain and crossover setting which means more time focusing on the show. Eliminating amp racks doesn’t just streamline system deployment, it streamlines your inventory whether you’re a rental house or a road warrior. And when you consider that the average amp rack weighs nearly 300 pounds and takes up four feet of truck space, the efficiencies get even clearer. Let alone when you want to fly the amplifier racks to get closer to the speakers, often requiring more rigging points and more motors.

Predictable, reliable operation: Internal amplification is closely matched to drivers. Because individual components have been optimized during manufacturing, you can expect consistent sound from show to show. Built-in, factory-optimized protection circuitry provides extra assurance without degrading signal quality. And, when you have less equipment, you have less risk of failure.

ULTRA X-40

Better frequency and phase response: Because self-powered loudspeakers incorporate sophisticated processing, they are calibrated to exhibit optimal response curves in key performance parameters. Active crossovers are more precise, sophisticated designs, and bi-amped systems are time aligned, eliminating phase issues. The result? Accurate sound throughout the speaker’s range, at any volume level.

Unparalleled clarity: In powered monitors, internal amplifiers are precision-matched to drivers, delivering optimal power at all times for cleaner sound. And because amps are built into loudspeaker cabinets, there’s no need for long lengths of connecting cable, which can become prone to distortion and signal loss.

Tighter transients: Since self-powered loudspeakers have very short internal cables, amps inside can more effectively dampen driver mechanical motion, which leads to better sonic accuracy and tighter, crisper transients. (And, there’s none of the loss in levels and signal quality inherent over long cable distances.)

Certified Safe: Nothing matters more than the safety of your staff and customers. Because self-powered loudspeakers incorporate amplification, they must undergo rigorous testing by Underwriters Laboratories and other international organizations to ensure they operate safely and guard against the risk of fire, electric shock, and inadequate structural design. Enjoy peace of mind knowing Meyer Sound powered products are certified by FCC, UL, CSA, CE, and CEE the most stringent agencies in the business.

The Problems with Passive

What about passive loudspeakers? At first glance, passive systems may seem like a bargain. But we already know that passive systems require more components and accessories than powered systems. Sonically, they exhibit potential for signal loss over distances, and it is very hard to ensure consistent, optimal sound and volume as amplifiers have many variables to consider when being matched to loudspeakers, such as cable lengths and gauge as well as the number of speakers connected to the amplifier.

Passive systems are often touted as easy to service. But because powered loudspeakers are so complex to design and build, self-powered loudspeakers usually represent the top innovations from leading manufacturers. Better quality translates to better reliability, which means fewer maintenance issues in the long run.

At face value, passive systems might seem less expensive and easier to maintain. But once you start adding in amps, cables, and other components not to mention increased transport and labor costs you’ll find that those savings just don’t add up to a better value.

Step Up to a Self-Powered System

Once you recognize all of the advantages inherent in self-powered loudspeaker systems, it’s easy to understand why the world’s top venues and productions rely on them to deliver consistently stunning sound.


1100-LFC Accessories

1100-LFC 2 HIGH SPEAKER COVER
PC2-1100-LFC
Pullover cover for 2 loudspeakersPart Number: 79.220.065.02
1100-LFC 3 HIGH SPEAKER COVER
PC3-1100-LFC
Pullover cover for 3 loudspeakersPart Number: 79.220.065.03
MAS-1100 ARRAY SPACER KIT
MAS-1100
Array spacer kit - used to make the array longer and increase directionality of 1100-LFC or VLFC arraysPart Number: 40.220.080.01
MCF-1100-LFC CASTER FRAME
MCF-1100-LFC
Caster frame kit - used to transport up to three (3) 1100-LFC or VLFC highPart Number: 40.220.039.01
MTG-1100-LFC TOP GRID
MTG-1100-LFC
Top grid for flying 1100-LFC or VLFC arraysPart Number: 40.220.030.01
MVP-LEO-M MOTOR VEE PLATE KIT
MVP-LEO-M MOTOR VEE PLATE KIT
Motor "V" plate assembly - connects two motors to center pickup of MTG LEO-M or MG LEOPARD/900-LFCPart Number: 40.215.184.01