||At prolight+sound 2010, Frankfurt, Germany, Meyer Sound highlighted Mina, the newest and smallest member of the MILO family of self-powered line array loudspeakers that include MILO, MICA, and M’elodie. For the first time on a trade show, Meyer Sound demonstrated its Constellation sytem which recreates the acoustical environments of every venue from a small theatre to an immersive concert hall. Both, Mina and Constellation, will be on show at InfoComm 2010, Las Vegas, Booth C6519 and Room N111.
Designed for live sound and installation applications facing size and weight limitations, Mina provides the same musicality and intelligibility that define other members of the MILO family loudspeakers. With Mina, smaller venues such as theatres, ballrooms, and houses of worship can provide their audiences with sound transparency and impact, while benefiting from the directional vertical coverage of a Meyer Sound line array.
Mina is less than 18.5 inches wide, yet capable of producing up to 128 dB SPL at one meter. Its operating frequency ranges from 75 Hz to 18 kHz over a wide 100-degree horizontal coverage area. In addition to sightline advantages, each MINA loudspeaker weighs only 47 pounds, making it a suitable component for integrators working with historic theatres and other venues with strict rigging requirements.
Like all Meyer Sound loudspeakers designed and built in Berkeley, Calif., Mina exhibits the cabinet-to-cabinet consistency essential for a line array to accurately project energy where it is needed. Mina can be installed as main arrays, and can integrate seamlessly with M’elodie and MICA line arrays as fill subsystems. With its flexible rigging options and benefits as a self-powered system, sound rental companies will also find Mina a versatile and transport-friendly option for AV events and tours.
In a Meyer Sound-patented trapezoidal enclosure, a three-inch high-frequency compression driver is coupled to a low-distortion, constant directivity horn through a new acoustical combining manifold derived from the proprietary REM ribbon emulation manifold. Two 6.5-inch neodymium magnet cone drivers produce the low and mid frequencies. MINA deploys Meyer Sound’s new three-channel Class-D power amplifier and has 950 Watts of output (1900 W peak).
The optional RMS remote monitoring software reports all operating parameters of each amplifier to the system operator’s computer. Other available options include weather protection and custom colors.