ifteen years after installing its outdoor Meyer Sound CQ-1 loudspeaker system, Federation Square once, again turned to Meyer Sound when it came time for an upgrade. The chosen model this time was the UPQ-1P wide coverage loudspeaker.
The self-powered UPQ-1P is a member of the award-winning ULTRA Series of loudspeakers. Its extended low-frequency headroom gives it a smooth sound over its wide operating frequency range of 55 Hz to 18 kHz. With its easy-to-use and versatile QuickFly™ rigging, the UPQ-1P loudspeaker is equally suited to touring, rental and fixed installation applications. The UPQ-1P loudspeaker produces a peak output of 136 dB SPL with low distortion, as well as an exceptionally flat phase and frequency response in a compact, vented, trapezoid enclosure.
The UPQ-1P offers an extremely consistent polar response, and is distinguished by its constant-Q horn that provides 80-degree horizontal by 50-degree vertical coverage (-6 dB points) and a gentle coverage rolloff that extends uniformly out to its -10 dB points of 100 by 60 degrees.
“After fifteen years of continual outdoor service, it came time to replace our Meyer CQ-1 delay speakers in the plaza. They had dealt with all of Melbourne’s radical weather changes in this time and only needed minor servicing to keep them running. We had done testing with other IP rated outdoor suitable units, and found that none come even close sonically to the Meyer Sound range. Side by side comparison of other units showed that the UPQ model offered far better sensitivity and dispersion, in a far more ruggedly built cabinet.” says Andrew Stratton, Multimedia Systems Administrator
A major part of the weather protection procedure involves treating the wood before assembling the cabinet. This modern, sophisticated treatment is applied to all wooden parts of the cabinet. The proprietary sealant penetrates and stabilizes the wood, enabling the cabinet to withstand a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions. The exterior topcoat is a two-part modified paint similar to that used in military applications.
An accredited, independent laboratory has tested this process according to protocols established by ASTM International, an international standards body. The sealant coat and topcoat were tested for dry film thickness, wet film thickness, pencil hardness, impact resistance, water absorption, water resistance, dry adhesion, solvent resistance and specular gloss.
Cone drivers are coated with a special water-resistant material, while corrosion-resistant gold-plated connectors assure reliable connections. Grill frames are given an anti-corrosion treatment and then coated to resist moisture. A fine mesh or protective grille foam, or a combination of both is applied to the grille to help prevent rain intrusion. Stainless steel fasteners and custom gaskets are used for all components mounting to the cabinet. Meyer Sound circuit boards have been tested to military specifications by an independent laboratory, including testing for salt invasion. Plastic rain hoods protect the electronics package from rain.
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For more information on the Meyer Sound products visit http://www.meyersound.com.au or contact:
Meyer Sound Australia
Aus: 1800 463 937
Nz: 0800 363 937