Meyer Sound announced the MICA compact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker, the latest addition to the MILO family of loudspeakers. MICA will be available in Q2 of 2005. Suitable for touring, rental or fixed installation applications, the new system was designed for applications that do not require the higher power or greater throw distance of the original MILO or in smaller venues.
The MICA loudspeaker provides 100 degrees of horizontal coverage and produces up to 138dB SPL peak output levels, with flat phase and frequency response over its operating frequency range of 60 to 18k Hz. MICA’s performance comes in a package measuring 41.4×13.4×17.8 inches (WxHxD) and weighing approximately 153 pounds.
The system features all-new components. Low and low-mid frequencies are generated by two high-power neodymium magnet 10-inch cone drivers in a two-way arrangement. An integral crossover rolls off one driver at a lower frequency than the other to maintain optimal polar and frequency response through the crossover region. The high-frequency section uses two 3-inch-diaphragm compression drivers coupled to a horn that provides constant directivity in the horizontal plane while controlling vertical coverage with Meyer’s patented REM ribbon emulation manifold.
All transducers in the new system are designed and manufactured by Meyer Sound, and driven by an onboard, 4-channel Class-AB/H amplifier with 3,020 watts of total output power (6,000W peak).
Meyer Sound’s RMS remote monitoring system is included standard. Also included is newly designed captive QuickFly rigging hardware, which is intended to provide the greatest flexibility and ease-of-use in touring applications. The new rigging hardware uses rigid AlignaLinks contained within recessed guides in the front and rear corners of the cabinet. The rear link of the rigging allows settings for 10 different angles from zero to six degrees. Additional flexibility is provided by a setting in the front link for an extended angle that adds seven degrees to the splay angle for avoiding reflections off of architectural obstacles such as a balcony or aisle. Up to 18 MICA loudspeakers can be flown in a single array.
For more information, go to www.meyeraudio.com.