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Sound On the Straight and Narrow

Pinpoint Precision

The SB-2 parabolic speaker delivers full-fidelity sound in tightly focused beams over extreme distances. Its hybrid design comprises 28 4-inch cone drivers, a 2-inch throat, and a 4-inch compression driver, arranged within an octagonal enclosure with parabolic face to offer long-throw coverage in beams as narrow as 20 degrees.

Go the Distance

Provide superior sound, even in the cheap seats: The SB-2 propagates wide-bandwidth audio more than 300 feet, generating a consistent beam with minimal attenuation, without acoustic interference like comb filtering and excessive reverberation that can compromise other large-scale sound systems.

Amped Up

The SB-2 cranks out SPLs as high as 143 dB with minimal distortion, thanks to its integrated two-channel MOSFET power amplifier with 1,240-watt burst capability and optimized internal processing circuitry.

SB-2 Horizontal Array

Scalable Solutions

Configured alone, in arrays, or as a supplement to large-scale sound-reinforcement systems, the SB-2 is ideal for airports, sports arenas, shopping malls, museums, multimedia installations, paging systems, tradeshows, or any application requiring superior sonic clarity and maximum coverage control.


Full Feature Set For Streamlined Operation

Work Smarter, Not Harder

The SB-2 features patented Meyer Sound technologies like automatic voltage selection and TruPower internal limiting, which protects components for reliable performance and system longevity.

Data at Your Fingertips

Keep an eye on your system with optional RMS software, which lets you monitor essential performance parameters remotely from your macOS or Windows PC.

Configure It Your Way

Versatile mounting options include yoke-assembly and horizontal and vertical array kits; I/O choices include L6-20, IEC 309, or VEAM all-in-one AC connectors.

   

Work Smarter, Not Harder

The SB-2 features patented Meyer Sound technologies like automatic voltage selection and TruPower internal limiting, which protects components for reliable performance and system longevity.

 

Data at Your Fingertips

Keep an eye on your system with optional RMS software, which lets you monitor essential performance parameters remotely from your macOS or Windows PC.

 

Configure It Your Way

Versatile mounting options include yoke-assembly and horizontal and vertical array kits; I/O choices include L6-20, IEC 309, or VEAM all-in-one AC connectors.

 

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, 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.


SB-2 Accessories

SB-2 HORIZONTAL ARRAY KIT
MHA-SB2
links and hardware kit to horizontally array 2 MYA-SB-2s at 0, 15, or 20 degree anglePart Number: 40.108.026.02
SB-2 SINGLE SUSPENSION YOKE KIT
MSY-SB-2 Single Suspension Yoke Kit
used to mount or hang a single SB-2 loudspeakerPart Number: 40.108.025.01
SB-2 VERTICAL ARRAY KIT
MVA-SB-2
links and hardware kit to vertically array 2 MYA-SB-2sPart Number: 40.108.026.01