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UP-4XP

Extraordinary Fidelity in an Ultra Compact Package

Wide, Symmetrical Pattern Covers a Broad Area

The UX-4XP loudspeaker is ideal for applications requiring a small, inconspicuous cabinet that also delivers high sound pressure levels, low distortion, and uniform directional control.

Unique Crossover Design Yields Constant Midrange

The unit boasts a wide operating frequency range of 66 Hz to 18 kHz and a maximum peak SPL of 121 dB, with very low distortion. Metal dome tweeters and cone transducers deliver a combined acoustic output to prevent interference.

Standalone or Pair with Subwoofer

The UX-4XP delivers high-fidelity sound reinforcements in small venues for vocal reinforcement, frontfill coverage, and delay coverage for under-balcony applications. It can also be paired with an optional subwoofer to create a full-range system.

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.

External Power Source

Powering the unit from an external source eliminates the need for wiring conduits while still preserving the advantages of self-powered systems. The UP-4XP's amplifier and signal-processing circuits store DC power and tolerate voltage drops, thereby accommodating light-gauge cables and lengthy cable runs.


All You Need to Connect and Customize

Innovative Meyer Sound Drivers

The proprietary UP-4XP drivers, which are manufactured at Meyer Sound's factory in Berkeley, California, are powered by three channels of onboard power amplification that include an active crossover, driver protection, and frequency and phase correction circuitry.

Smart and Elegant Single Connector

With IntelligentDC technology, the UP-4XP receives DC power and balanced audio from a single loudspeaker connector, available as PhoenixTM 5-pin male or sealed SwitchCraft® EN3TM 5-pin male.

Durable Finish Customized for You

The UP-4XP's durable cabinet is coated with a black textured finish. Other options include weather protection (with the sealed EN3 connector) and custom color finishes for installations and applications with specific cosmetic requirements.

   

Innovative Meyer Sound Drivers

The proprietary UP-4XP drivers, which are manufactured at Meyer Sound's factory in Berkeley, California, are powered by three channels of onboard power amplification that include an active crossover, driver protection, and frequency and phase correction circuitry.

 

Smart and Elegant Single Connector

With IntelligentDC technology, the UP-4XP receives DC power and balanced audio from a single loudspeaker connector, available as PhoenixTM 5-pin male or sealed SwitchCraft® EN3TM 5-pin male.

 

Durable Finish Customized for You

The UP-4XP's durable cabinet is coated with a black textured finish. Other options include weather protection (with the sealed EN3 connector) and custom color finishes for installations and applications with specific cosmetic requirements.

 

Solutions

UP-4XP in use

ART INSTALLATIONS

The loudspeakers deliver the glorious sound of the bells successfully. They have proven to be very practical, both in terms of ease of installation and overall system efficiency.

Chris ChafeComposer

LIVE PERFORMANCE SPACES

The UP-4XP fit perfectly for what I needed for the bar area, and allowed me to use an all-Meyer system to ensure high-quality sound for this space. It also provided logistical advantages as it can be powered from the rack-mounted power supply unit

Griff HewisSound By Design


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.


UP-4XP 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,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
MSA-STAND ADAPTER CUP 35MM 60 LBS
MSA-STAND ADAPTER 35MM 60LB
UPM, UP-4XP, UP-4slim, and ULTRA-X40/42 stand adaptor for 1-3/8" (35 mm) dia. pole. Pole not included.Part Number: 40.086.013.01
MUB-UP4XP 3/8
MUB-UP4XP
U-bracket - for UP-4XP (3/8" hardware)Part Number: 40.201.069.01
MUB-UP4XP M10
MUB-UP4XP
U-bracket - for UP-4XP (M10 hardware)Part Number: 40.201.069.02
MYA-UP4 3/8 MOUNTING YOKE KIT
MYA-UP4
mounting cradle-style yoke for a single UP-4XP loudspeaker - includes 3/8" hardwarePart Number: 40.201.039.01
MYA-UP4 M10 MOUNTING YOKE KIT
MYA-UP4
mounting cradle-style yoke for a single UP-4XP loudspeaker - includes M10 hardwarePart Number: 40.201.039.02