900-LFCCompact Low-Frequency Control Element


900-LFC

Rethink Low-End Clarity

Low-frequency Immersion Starts With Low Distortion

The 900‑LFC is unlike typical subwoofers. A completely neutral loudspeaker with ultralow distortion, it adds no sonic signature of its own and reveals the audio source with the precision and power to immerse an audience.

Trim the Size, Not the Punch

The 900‑LFC brings the low-end control and impact of its larger sibling, 1100‑LFC, to a compact package. For all projects including those with limited floor space, you no longer have to settle for "good enough."

Take Command of Low-frequency Coverage

A combination of consistency and headroom 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.


A Faithful Partner for Low Frequencies

Tight Performance Right Out of the Box

A dual-driven amplifier and an entirely redesigned driver provide maximum acoustic power efficiency.

Steer Low Frequencies Where You Want Them

The 900‑LFC with its linear performance and box-to-box consistency affords users a powerful tool for implementing basic subwoofer arrays and cardioid systems.

An Adaptable Workhorse

In both basic and directional applications, the 900‑LFC is ideally matched to LEOPARD arrays. It also integrates well with other systems including LEO-M, LYON, and Ultra series.

Robust and Roadworthy

The 900‑LFC can be flown in LEOPARD arrays without a transition frame.

Tight Performance Right Out of the Box

A dual-driven amplifier and an entirely redesigned driver provide maximum acoustic power efficiency.

Steer Low Frequencies Where You Want Them

The 900‑LFC with its linear performance and box-to-box consistency affords users a powerful tool for implementing basic subwoofer arrays and cardioid systems.

An Adaptable Workhorse

In both basic and directional applications, the 900‑LFC is ideally matched to LEOPARD arrays. It also integrates well with other systems including LEO-M, LYON, and Ultra series.

Robust and Roadworthy

The 900‑LFC can be flown in LEOPARD arrays without a transition frame.


Solutions

900-LFC in use

As an industry, we are accustomed to subwoofers carrying a distinct harmonic tone. This 'sound' of any subwoofer becomes part of how a product is evaluated. Linear loudspeakers lack this enhancement, and are measured by their ability to precisely reproduce the electronic signals without altering the sonic characteristics. Bringing Meyer Sound's linear technology and our advances in loudspeaker headroom and peak level control to the low-frequency domain is an exciting direction for us.

John MeyerCEO of Meyer Sound



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.


900-LFC Accessories

900-LFC 1 HIGH PULLOVER SPEAKER COVER
PC1-900-LFC
pullover cover for 1 loudspeakerPart Number: 79.246.025.01
900-LFC 2 HIGH PULLOVER SPEAKER COVER
PC2-900-LFC
pullover cover for 2 loudspeakersPart Number: 79.246.025.02
900-LFC 2 HIGH SPEAKER WRAP COVER
WC2-900-LFC
wrap cover for 2 loudspeakersPart Number: 79.246.026.02
GROUNDSTACK DOWNTILT KIT: MG-LEOPARD/900
AF-LEOPARD/900-LFC
two angle feet that attach to REAR of MG-LEOPARD/900 grid to add 3 to 8 degrees of tilt to entire groundstackPart Number: 40.243.163.01
MCF-900-LFC CASTER FRAME KIT
MCF-900-LFC
caster frame kit - used to transport up to (2) 900-LFC highPart Number: 40.246.130.01
MG-LEOPARD/900-LFC GRID KIT
MG-LEOPARD/900
multi-purpose grid for LEOPARD and 900-LFC - can be used for flown or groundstacked systemsPart Number: 40.243.080.01
MG-LEOPARD/900-LFC UW GRID KIT BLACK
MG-LEOPARD/900 UW BLACK
multi-purpose grid for LEOPARD and 900-LFC - can be used for flown or groundstacked systemsPart Number: 40.243.180.06
MG-LEOPARD/900-LFC UW GRID KIT WHITE
MG-LEOPARD/900 UW WHITE
multi-purpose grid for LEOPARD and 900-LFC - can be used for flown or groundstacked systemsPart Number: 40.243.180.05
MPK-POLE,35MM,M20,BOTH ENDS,ADJ.POLE KIT
MPK-POLE
Adjustable length 927–1524 mm (36.5–60 in), 35 mm (1.375 in) dia. pole with assisted lift. Additional 38 mm (1.5 in) adapter included.Part Number: 40.010.973.01