Meyer Sound Redefines Point Source Loudspeaker Technology with ULTRA-X80

June 10, 2024

At InfoComm 2024 in Las Vegas, Meyer Sound will unveil ULTRA-X80. The ULTRA-X80 versatile point source loudspeaker draws on both the acoustic lineage of the ULTRA family, including the ULTRA-X40 and ULTRA-X20, and technology innovations behind the PANTHER large-format linear line array loudspeaker to provide unprecedented precision, power, and clarity in a compact, simple-to-deploy package, the company says.

Like any Meyer Sound loudspeaker, the ULTRA-X80's focus on frequency response, phase coherence, and fidelity enables it to pair with products in the Meyer Sound ecosystem, for seamless sound at any scale. ULTRA-X80 and ULTRA-X82 offer analog and MILAN connectivity as standard; together, the ULTRA family, PANTHER, 2100-LFC, and the USW subwoofer family make up the most comprehensive range of MILAN-equipped loudspeakers on the market -- all taking advantage of Meyer Sound's award-winning Nebra integrated software platform.

"With ULTRA-X80, we are providing extraordinary power-to-size performance along with the kind of flexibility and simplicity of deployment that make a point source loudspeaker so versatile," says Andy Davies, Meyer Sound's director of product and services. "With our ULTRA family, we've proven where we can take our acoustic innovations, and with PANTHER, we've shown that we can scale and deliver incredible power in a compact footprint. ULTRA-X80 represents the best of both worlds; it's truly in a class all its own."

ULTRA-X80 is billed as an evolution of the ULTRA family's innovative concentric-driver design, which couples two 12" neodymium-magnet cone drivers to a rotatable 95° x 40° waveguide coupled to a 4" high-frequency compression driver. This configuration ensures smooth response across the speaker's range and exceptional directional control.

The ULTRA-X80 leverages Meyer Sound's ultralight Class D amplifier technology to deliver a total linear peak output of 141dB SPL in a cabinet weighing just 130lb (59kg). The result is a point source loudspeaker capable of providing the power, clarity, and performance of multiple line array loudspeakers in a single box.

For maximum flexibility in coverage, an ULTRA-X82 variant offers a more tightly focused 50° x 40° dispersion pattern. The ULTRA-X82 delivers a total linear peak output of 142dB SPL.

Applications run the gamut from stadiums and arenas to theatres, houses of worship, music venues, performing arts centers, high-performance spatial applications, corporate AV, and more. ULTRA-X80's sibling ULTRA-X82 provides even greater flexibility for those looking for targeted use cases.

"There are many high-SPL applications in the market where two, three, or four-box arrays have been stop-gap solutions because traditional point source products just couldn't deliver the coverage and power needed," says Davies. "ULTRA-X80 offers a much simpler, more cost-effective way of approaching those scenarios, without compromising on performance."

"From live events to installs, this family of point source loudspeakers will provide customers with a way to reimagine solutions for a wide range of applications," says John McMahon, senior vice president of Meyer Sound. "It's more than just a new loudspeaker -- it opens up all sorts of possibilities for the ultra-powerful, ULTRA family."

Orders for the ULTRA-X80 and ULTRA-X82 are being accepted beginning mid-June, and the first shipments are expected in early 2025.

Attendees of InfoComm 2024 are invited to visit the Meyer Sound Booth #C9701 in the Central Hall. In addition, live demonstrations of the ULTRA-X80 alongside other products across the range in traditional and spatial configurations will take place in Audio Demo Room #N209 (North Hall Level 2). Demos will run each day on odd hours.

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Video demo: ULTRA-X80 | Meyer Sound