Meyer - M’elodie
's self-powered M’elodie ultracompact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker is a member of the popular MILO® family of loudspeakers. Its extended high-frequency headroom gives it a smooth sound over its wide operating frequency range of 70 Hz to 18 kHz
This headroom combines with a 100-degree horizontal coverage pattern to provide detailed resolution of delicate transient information across a broad coverage area. Is ideal for creating high-power arrays with a very small footprint for applications that do not require the power and throw distance of the MICA™ compact high power curvilinear array loudspeaker, or where reduced size and weight are advantageous. With its easy-to-use and versatile QuickFly rigging, M’elodie is equally suited to touring, rental, and fixed installation applications. High power-to-size ratio, low profile, and ease of use makes it an outstanding performer in corporate AV applications, and ideal for smaller venues such as theatres, ballrooms, and clubs. In spite of its small size, M’elodie produces a peak output of 131 dB SPL with exceptionally flat phase and frequency response, making it capable of filling much larger spaces than one might expect. M’elodie is designed to integrate smoothly and easily with other Meyer Sound products. For example, while M’elodie can be used as a main system, individual M’elodie cabinets work well for under-balcony coverage and frontfill. Since its sound and rigging are designed to pair seamlessly with MICA, M’elodie is an excellent downfill or sidefill complement to a MICA main system for tours playing a variety of venues. Available QuickFly rigging, which features captive GuideALinks™ for maximum flexibility and safety, makes it easy to create standalone arrays as well as add M’elodie as downfill to a MICA array. In fact, M’elodie can be a key component of a total Meyer Sound system solution.
M’elodie is available in custom color finishes, allowing it to blend in with any environment. A weather-protected version with wood-treated enclosure and rain hood is also available to safeguard the user panel and connectors from the elements.
ADVANCED M’ELODIE TECHNOLOGY
The M’elodie loudspeaker is a self-powered, three-way design featuring drivers designed and manufactured at Meyer Sound’s Berkeley, California, factory. The low/low-mid section features two high-power, neodymium-magnet, 8-inch cone drivers with 1.5-inch voice coils, created to meet the power requirements of the system. The drivers are a proprietary design employing neodymium magnets for higher efficiency and power handling with reduced weight. The lowest frequency range is reproduced by these high-power drivers working in tandem, each powered by a dedicated amplifier channel. To assure the smoothest response in the critical midrange and crossover region, M’elodie incorporates a complex active crossover design. For low frequencies, both drivers work together, but in the low-mid frequencies only one of the two 8-inch drivers is active. This technique eliminates interference between the drivers that would otherwise occur at shorter wavelengths, while at the same time maintaining optimal polar and frequency response characteristics at the crossover frequency.
The high-frequency section uses a 1.2-inch exit, 3-inch diaphragm compression driver with a neodymium magnet, powered by a dedicated amplifier channel. The output of the driver is coupled to a 100-degree (horizontal coverage) constant-directivity horn through a custom REM™ manifold. The REM is a patented coupling device that introduces driver output to the horn throat across a very short path, effectively controlling the dispersion characteristics, but with dramatically reduced distortion in comparison to other techniques.
INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER AND PROCESSING
As a self-powered loudspeaker, M’elodie incorporates a high-power, 3-channel, class AB/H power amplifier and sophisticated control circuitry housed within the cabinet, dramatically simplifying setup and installation. Supply power distribution to the array, connect a line level signal, and it’s ready — leaving you to focus on design implementation instead of installation.
The M’elodie loudspeaker’s on-board amplifier delivers 1275 watts total burst power (2550 watts peak). Dedicated limiters protect and extend the life of the drivers at very high levels and prevent severe non-linear circumstances.
This modular, field-replaceable amplifier/processing package also incorporates Meyer Sound’s Intelligent AC™ power supply, which automatically adjusts for any line voltage worldwide and provides both soft turn-on and transient protection. M’elodie is fitted standard with Meyer Sound’s exclusive RMS interface, allowing you to monitor and troubleshoot an entire RMS-equipped Meyer Sound system remotely from your PC notebook or desktop system.