1100-LFCLow-Frequency Control Element


1100-LFC

Take Control of Low Frequencies

Feel the Power

Exceptional headroom yields low-frequency clarity at extreme operating levels.

Not Your Typical Subwoofer

Built from the ground up for ultra-low distortion so you can hear the full dynamic range of instruments.

Energy Where You Want It

A perfect combination of linearity and power gives you total flexibility and control in low-end directivity system design.

Self-powered Advantage

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.


Bringing the Linearity Concept to Low End!

Inside and Out, Designed to Handle Exceptional Power

An optimally tuned, vented cabinet houses the 1100‑LFC’s two linear, high-excursion 18 inch cone drivers.

Rugged Enclosure Built for the Road

Cabinet of multi-ply hardwood with hex-stamped, steel grille shield the unit's drivers. Plastic skids on the cabinet bottom protect the system from wear and tear.

Stack or Fly? Basic Sub Array or Cardioid System? Your Call.

Units can be stacked or flown all front-facing or with some reversed to steer low-frequency energy to where it’s needed.

Streamlined Workflow

MAPP XT acoustic prediction program enables users to design low-frequency configurations with exceptional accuracy. RMS remote monitoring streamlines the real-time monitoring of system performance.

Inside and Out, Designed to Handle Exceptional Power

An optimally tuned, vented cabinet houses the 1100‑LFC’s two linear, high-excursion 18 inch cone drivers.

Rugged Enclosure Built for the Road

Cabinet of multi-ply hardwood with hex-stamped, steel grille shield the unit's drivers. Plastic skids on the cabinet bottom protect the system from wear and tear.

Stack or Fly? Basic Sub Array or Cardioid System? Your Call.

Units can be stacked or flown all front-facing or with some reversed to steer low-frequency energy to where it’s needed.

Streamlined Workflow

MAPP XT acoustic prediction program enables users to design low-frequency configurations with exceptional accuracy. RMS remote monitoring streamlines the real-time monitoring of system performance.


Solutions

1100-LFC in use

Electronic Dance Music

With the tremendous performance of the 1100‑LFCs, the system provided an amazing experience for the crowd—from the front of the stage to the very back of the venue.

Wulf IssingerCo-Managing Director, schokopro

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

I really liked the 1100‑LFC. At soundcheck, when we first turned them on, I looked at my systems tech and said, Wow, these are really tight, right out of the box.

Joseph WalshFOH engineer, Dukes of September



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.

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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.

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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, self-powered floor 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
motor "V" plate assembly - connects two motors to center pickup of MTG LEO-M or MG LEOPARD/900-LFC to adjust horizontal anglePart Number: 40.215.184.01