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USW-112PCompact Subwoofer


USW-112P

Robust Bass for Any Space

Discreet System Enhancement

The USW-112P self-powered subwoofer delivers powerful low-frequency performance in a compact, versatile package. It’s designed as an ideal companion for ULTRA-X20 loudspeaker and complements a range of Meyer Sound loudspeakers including the UPM, UP-4slim, Ashby-5C, and Ashby-8C. Its low-profile cabinet measures just 23.5 inches high by 13.5 inches wide by 12 inches deep, making it an ideal choice when space is limited.

Lean-And-Clean Low End

Count on the USW-112P to deliver clean, low-distortion output at any output level: Its proprietary 12” low-distortion, long-excursion driver enhances low-frequency performance in the 35 to 140Hz range, and its cabinet incorporates a low-air-velocity port tuned for high efficiency, linear response, and low distortion.

Potent Processing

The USW-112P’s built-in Class D amplifier delivers a linear peak SPL of 123 dB, measured using M-Noise. Sophisticated signal processing includes electronic crossover, correction filters for phase and frequency response, and driver-protection circuitry. The crossover accepts full-range signals, enabling daisy-chain signal distribution and eliminating the need for external crossovers in smaller systems.

USW-112P

Agility Plus Stability

The 47-pound USW-112P fits anywhere, from churches and clubs to restaurants and small theatres. Orient it in horizontal or vertical position; its two integrated M8 mounting points can be used with an optional U-bracket to enable wall, ceiling, or truss mounting. Other options include a 35mm stand-mount receptacle with M20 threads for added stability.


Flexible and Feature-Packed

Streamlined System Management

Never miss a moment: Optional RMS remote monitoring lets you keep an eye on system performance parameters from a Mac or Windows-based computer running Compass control software.

Power That Goes the Distance

For applications where AC distribution is a limiting factor, the USW-112XP variant incorporates IntelligentDC technology, which receives balanced audio and DC power from a single composite cable—allowing for longer, lighter, conduit-free cable runs.

Style for All Seasons

The USW-112P’s premium birch plywood cabinet is available in custom finishes; a weather-protection option features sealed connectors, eliminating the need for rain hoods.

   

Streamlined System Management

Never miss a moment: Optional RMS remote monitoring lets you keep an eye on system performance parameters from a Mac or Windows-based computer running Compass control software.

 

Power That Goes the Distance

For applications where AC distribution is a limiting factor, the USW-112XP variant incorporates IntelligentDC technology, which receives balanced audio and DC power from a single composite cable—allowing for longer, lighter, conduit-free cable runs.

 

Style for All Seasons

The USW-112P’s premium birch plywood cabinet is available in custom finishes; a weather-protection option features sealed connectors, eliminating the need for rain hoods.

 

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 powered 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.