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UPJuniorUltraCompact VariO Loudspeakers
UPJunior, UPJunior-XP


UPJunior

Ultra Compact and Extraordinary

Peak Power in a Small Package

UPJunior brings the sonic signature, versatile rigging, and extraordinary power-to-size ratio of the UPJ to a smaller package, combining the advantages of a self-powered system with the placement and arraying flexibility afforded by a VariO rotatable horn.

Two Options for Tight Spaces

Choose either the UPJunior or UPJunior-XP with the added flexibility of external DC power and lengthy cable runs without AC conduits. The UPJuniors integrate seamlessly with UPM and UPJ loudspeakers.

Precise Coverage Control

Our Constant-Q horn affords uniform response throughout coverage area, while the VariO rotatable horn allows loudspeakers to be oriented horizontally or vertically, adding great flexibility to your design.

Applications and Venues

Use the UPJunior for portable and installed AV systems, theatrical sound reinforcement, frontfill and under-balcony fill, conference centers, presentations, ballrooms, or houses of worship.


Fitting Robust Power into Tight Spaces

UPJunior: Versatile and UltraCompact

Though remarkably compact and lightweight, the UPJunior delivers robust peak power output making it suitable for use as either a single, primary loudspeaker or within multicabinet horizontal and vertical arrays.

UPJunior-XP: With IntelligentDC

The UPJunior-XP, with IntelligentDC technology, offers the same sonic signature, robust peak power output, and rotatable VariO horn as the UPJunior but with the added flexibility of external DC power and lengthy cable runs without AC conduits.

IntelligentDC for Long Cable Runs

With IntelligentDC technology, the UPJunior-XP 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.

Robust Cabinet & Mounting Hardware

The UPJunior cabinet is coated with a black textured finish and includes heavy-duty, corrosion-resistant aluminum end plates with threaded attachment points for basic eyebolt rigging and third-party pole assemblies. Other options include weather protection and custom colors for fixed installations and installations with specific cosmetic requirements.

    

UPJunior: Versatile and UltraCompact

Though remarkably compact and lightweight, the UPJunior delivers robust peak power output making it suitable for use as either a single, primary loudspeaker or within multicabinet horizontal and vertical arrays.

 

UPJunior-XP: With IntelligentDC

The UPJunior-XP, with IntelligentDC technology, offers the same sonic signature, robust peak power output, and rotatable VariO horn as the UPJunior but with the added flexibility of external DC power and lengthy cable runs without AC conduits.

 

IntelligentDC for Long Cable Runs

With IntelligentDC technology, the UPJunior-XP 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.

 

Robust Cabinet & Mounting Hardware

The UPJunior cabinet is coated with a black textured finish and includes heavy-duty, corrosion-resistant aluminum end plates with threaded attachment points for basic eyebolt rigging and third-party pole assemblies. Other options include weather protection and custom colors for fixed installations and installations with specific cosmetic requirements.

 

Solutions

UPJunior in use

BARS & CLUBS

The UPJunior-XPs were our first choice because they set a new standard for power and clarity in systems suitable for outdoor applications. They are also very reliable—vital for a venue that makes heavy use of its PA

Malek GhorayebGeneral Manager of Systech Middle East


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.


UPJunior Accessories

MAAM-UPJUNIOR ARRAY ADAPTOR PLATE KIT
MAAM-UPJUNIOR Array Adaptor Plate Kit
for UPJunior and UPJunior-XP, includes 2 plates. Provides horizontal or vertical arraying of up to 3 units.Part Number: 40.173.030.01
MUB-UPJUNIOR U-BRACKET KIT
MUB-UPJUNIOR
U-bracket for UPJuniorPart Number: 40.173.110.01
MYA-UPJUNIOR CRADLE-STYLE YOKE KIT
MYA-UPJUNIOR
mounting cradle-style yoke for a single UPJunior and UPJunior-XP loudspeaker - includes M8 hardwarePart Number: 40.173.044.01