Meyer Sound 500-HP without Rigging
Compact High-Power Subwoofer
The 500-HP is a self-powered, high-output subwoofer suitable for both flown and groundstacked configurations. Available in two versions, one with side panel handles, one with rigging hardware, the compact subwoofer integrates smartly with Meyer Sound self-powered, full-range loudspeakers.
When fitted with the optional QuickFly MRF-500 rigging frame, the 500-HP arrays
directly with the M'elodie ultracompact high-power curvilinear array
loudspeaker. The integral 1.5-inch pole-mount receptacle, included with all
500-HPs, allows the subwoofer to be easily paired with UltraSeries loudspeakers,
for either fixed or touring applications.
The 500-HP subwoofer boasts an
operating frequency range of 35 Hz to 140 Hz and a peak SPL of 135 dB at 1
meter. Designed and manufactured at Meyer Sound's Berkeley, California
headquarters, the unit's two 12-inch cone drivers are engineered to deliver
optimal subwoofer performance. The high-excursion, back-vented drivers, each
with 4-inch voice coils, are rated to handle 1200 W (AES)* and housed in a
tuned, rectangular enclosure that has the same width as the M'elodie
The low frequency drivers are driven by a two- channel class
AB/H amplifier with complementary MOSFET output stages. Ample headroom is
delivered with 1800 W of total burst output (900 W per channel). The 500-HP's
amplifier and processing electronics are equipped with Meyer Sound's Intelligent
AC power supply, which adapts to any power voltage worldwide and provides
soft-turn on and transient protection. The amplifier, control electronics, and
power supply are field-replaceable modules located in the rear of the
The 500-HP includes protective, plastic skids on the bottom of
the enclosure that securely align with its top slots for stacked units. The
optional MRF-500 rigging frame includes captive, recessed GuideALinks that allow
the subwoofer to be flown from the MG-M'elodie rigging grid, as well as suspend
an array of M'elodies or additional 500-HPs. The GuideALinks, located at the
front, center, and rear of the frame, are easily set to one of three positions
with convenient, pinned handles and slots. A wide range of splay angles and
configurations, including cardioid arrays, are possible with the different
combinations of positions for the front, center, and rear GuideALinks; the angle
for suspended M'elodie arrays can be uptilted by 5 degrees (for balcony
coverage) or downtilted up to 15 degrees.
Constructed of premium birch
plywood, the durable 500-HP enclosure is coated with a black textured,
hard-shell finish. A hex-stamped, steel grille with acoustical black mesh
protects the subwoofer's drivers. Other options include weather protection and
custom color finishes for fixed installations and applications with specific
cosmetic requirements. The dimensions for the 500-HP make its transport
compatible with both European and U.S. trucks, and the unit can travel securely
in stacks with the optional MCF-500 caster frame.
The RMS remote
monitoring system — standard with the rigging version of the 500-HP and optional
with the side panel configuration — allows comprehensive monitoring of system
parameters on a Windows-based computer.
* Driven continuously for two
hours with a band-limited noise signal having a 6 dB peak-average ratio.