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UPMUltraCompact Loudspeakers
UPM-1P, UPM-1XP, UPM-2P, UPM-2XP


UPM

Remarkably Compact – Narrow or Wide Coverage

Fidelity and Power in a Small Package

A remarkably compact, self-powered sound reinforcement loudspeaker system, UPM is ideally suited to applications requiring an inconspicuous loudspeaker that can provide high sound pressure levels, extremely low distortion, and uniform directional control.

Four Options: Two Wide, Two Narrow

The UPM-1P and UPM-1XP enable a wide symmetrical pattern covering a broad listening area, while the UPM-2P and the UPM-2XP offer a narrow, symmetrical pattern providing precise coverage control.

Famed Meyer Sound Technology

Unique crossover design eliminates combing for consistent midrange response, and the metal dome tweeter delivers a smooth high-frequency response.


Two Coverage Styles – Four Options

UPM-1P: Flexibility with Wide Coverage

The UPM-1P loudspeaker provides vocal-range reinforcement as a small PA system, or as a fill or delay loudspeaker in larger indoor or outdoor systems. A full-range system can be created with the addition of an optional subwoofer.

UPM-1XP: Wide Coverage with IntelligentDC

With IntelligentDC technology, the UPM-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.

UPM-2P: Power and Precision with Narrow Coverage

The UPM-2P's narrow beamwidth makes it ideally suited to applications where coverage must be restricted to defined areas, often to prevent unwanted reflections or bleed into microphones.

UPM-2XP: Narrow Coverage, IntelligentDC

With IntelligentDC technology, the UPM-2XP 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.

    

UPM-1P: Flexibility with Wide Coverage

The UPM-1P loudspeaker provides vocal-range reinforcement as a small PA system, or as a fill or delay loudspeaker in larger indoor or outdoor systems. A full-range system can be created with the addition of an optional subwoofer.

 

UPM-1XP: Wide Coverage with IntelligentDC

With IntelligentDC technology, the UPM-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.

 

UPM-2P: Power and Precision with Narrow Coverage

The UPM-2P's narrow beamwidth makes it ideally suited to applications where coverage must be restricted to defined areas, often to prevent unwanted reflections or bleed into microphones.

 

UPM-2XP: Narrow Coverage, IntelligentDC

With IntelligentDC technology, the UPM-2XP 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.

 

Solutions

UPM in use

RESTAURANTS

The combination of UPJ-1P and UPM-1P loudspeakers best provided the necessary audio fidelity and visual unobtrusiveness. The challenge was to ensure a pristine sound with no coloration, and the UPJ-1Ps have been really terrific in this regard.

Anders JørgensenProject Manager and Sound Designer, Stouenborg

AWARD-WINNING

It's small, but it sounds great and packs a punch. It's a great product because, as usual, Meyer did it right.

2001 EDDY AwardJudges


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.


UPM 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. Lower shaft fits 35 mm cups or use the removable M20 threaded lug for added stability. Upper shaft includes PAS-M20 Adapter Sleeve to fit loudspeakers with 35 mm and M20 internal pole mounts onto a 35 mm speaker stand. (Can also buy the PAS-M20 Adapter Sleeve separately). Additional 35 mm to 38 mm (1.5 in) adapter included. 750-LFC/900-LFC Subwoofer Internal Pole Mount Cup (35 mm/M20) also included.Part Number: 40.010.973.01
MSA-STAND ADAPTER CUP 35MM 60 LBS
MSA-STAND ADAPTER 35MM 60LB
1-3/8" (35 mm) stand adaptor for UPM, UP-4XP, UP-4slim, UPJunior, and yokes to add tilt. Pole not included. This compact cup-type adapter can be used to mount the MYA-X40 Mounting Yoke on a pole to allow for easy panning and tilting of the ULTRA-X40/42Part Number: 40.086.013.01
MUB-UPM HD BRACKET 10MM NUTPLATE
MUB-UPM
U-bracket - for UPM-1P/2P, UPM-1/2XP, UPM-1/2, and MPS 355 - can be used with horizontal rain hood (M10 hardware)Part Number: 40.084.095.02
MUB-UPM HD U-BRACKET KIT 3/8 NUTPLATE
MUB-UPM
U-bracket - for UPM-1P/2P, UPM-1/2XP, UPM-1/2, and MPS 355 - can be used with horizontal rain hood (3/8" hardware)Part Number: 40.084.095.01
MUB-UPM VR 3/8 U-BRACKET FOR VERTICAL RA
MUB-UPM
U-bracket - used exclusively with vertical rain hood for UPM-1P/2P and UPM 1XP/2XP (3/8" hardware kit)Part Number: 40.084.055.01
MUB-UPM VR M10 U-BRACKET FOR VERTICAL R
MUB-UPM
U-bracket - used exclusively with vertical rain hood for UPM-1P/2P (M10 hardware kit)Part Number: 40.084.055.02
MYA-UPM MOUNTING YOKE ASSEMBLY
MYA-UPM
mounting cradle-style yoke for a single UPM1/2P and UPM-1/2XP loudspeaker - includes 3/8" and M10 hardwarePart Number: 40.084.038.01