UMSUltraCompact Subwoofers
UMS-1P, UMS-1XP


UMS

Powerful Low-frequency Response in an Ultra-compact Cabinet

Low-Frequency Extension

An extremely compact, self-powered system, the UMS ultra-compact subwoofer provides powerful low-frequency extension in applications where both excellent audio quality and an unobtrusive cabinet size are required.

Choose UMS-1P or UMS-1XP

Both versions offer flat, phase-corrected response ensuring maximum fidelity, and linear driver excursion for exceptionally clean bass responses with very low distortion. The UMS-1P is adaptable to complement UPM and HD-1 systems, while the UMS-1XP is a logical companion to any of Meyer Sound's IntelligentDC loudspeakers.

Multiple Applications

UMS is a great choice for mix suites, small theatre and audio-visual, theatrical sound reinforcement, portable and installed AV systems, and houses of worship.


Adaptable Companions for Exceptionally Clean Sound

UMS-1P

Although designed primarily as a companion for Meyer Sound's UPM-1P wide coverage and UPM-2P narrow coverage ultra-compact loudspeakers, the UMS-1P is equally adaptable for use with other Meyer Sound models such as the HD-1 high-definition studio monitor. The UMS-1P may be used singly or stacked to provide even greater low-frequency output.

UMS-1XP

With IntelligentDC technology, the UMS-1XP receives DC power and balanced audio from a single loudspeaker connector. Powering the unit from an external source eliminates the need for wiring conduits while still preserving the advantages of self-powered systems.

  

UMS-1P

Although designed primarily as a companion for Meyer Sound's UPM-1P wide coverage and UPM-2P narrow coverage ultra-compact loudspeakers, the UMS-1P is equally adaptable for use with other Meyer Sound models such as the HD-1 high-definition studio monitor. The UMS-1P may be used singly or stacked to provide even greater low-frequency output.

 

UMS-1XP

With IntelligentDC technology, the UMS-1XP receives DC power and balanced audio from a single loudspeaker connector. Powering the unit from an external source eliminates the need for wiring conduits while still preserving the advantages of self-powered systems.

 

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.

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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.


UMS Accessories

MPK-POLE /W MSA-STAND ADPT CUP 35MM KIT
MPK-UMS Pole Mount Kit
for UMS to UPM and UP-4XP/UP-4slim, rated 80 lbs max, w/MSA-UPM stand adaptor and 43"x1-3/8" (1090 mm x 35 mm) pole.Part Number: 40.086.014.01
MPK-POLE 35MM ADJ POLE (INCL 38MM ADPT)
MPS-UMS Pole Stand
43" (1090 mm) long by 1-3/8" (35 mm) diameter. 80 lbs limit load - do not use with UPQ-1P.Part Number: 40.086.014.02
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