Meyer - MICA
Compact High-Power Curvilinear Array Loudspeaker is a self-powered, three-way loud-speaker designed for vertical curvilinear arraying. A member of the MILO® family of high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers, the MICA loudspeaker is ideal for applications that do not require quite as much power and throw distance.
Meyer MICA : Compact High-Power Curvilinear Array Loudspeaker
The Meyer MICA
compact high-power curvilinear array loudspeaker is equally applicable in a wide variety of applications such as touring, rental and fixed installations. MICA provides an excellent complement to a MILO main system for tours that are playing a variety of venues, being used as sidefills for large arenas and sheds and as the main system for smaller venues.
The loudspeaker provides very high acoustic output, with a single MICA producing a peak output of 138 dB SPL at one meter. High output combines with exceptionally flat phase and frequency response over a wide operating range of 60 Hz to 18 kHz. MICA’s frequency response, with its extended high-frequency characteristics, is quite compatible with MILO in applications where both loudspeaker types are used.
The MICA low/low-mid section features two high-power, neodymium magnet 10-inch cone drivers with 2-inch voice coils, especially designed for the power capability of the system. Both drivers are housed in separate vented enclosures within the loudspeaker, located on the left and right sides. The two high-power 10-inch drivers work in tandem at lower frequencies to take advantage of their combined acoustic output, while one of the drivers rolls off before the crossover frequency to maintain optimal polar and frequency response.
The high-frequency section — at the center between the two cone drivers — consists of two neodymium magnet compression drivers with 3-inch diaphragms and 1.2-inch exits. These newly designed drivers are seamlessly combined through a custom, patented Meyer Sound REM™ ribbon emulation manifold, coupled to a 100-degree horizontal constant-directivity horn. This horn’s controlled, very narrow vertical dispersion is ideally suited for use in curvilinear arrays, allowing minimal destructive interaction in the high frequencies between adjacent enclosures. Compared to other methods, REM produces a smoothly controlled wavefront with less distortion and with the far higher output generated by compression drivers.
All four MICA transducers are designed and manufactured in-house, and are driven by an integral, four-channel class AB/H amplifier that provides 3020 watts of total output power (6000 watts peak). The integrated amplifier/processing circuitry includes TruPower® limiting to protect the drivers and hold long-term power compression to less than 1 dB. The field-replaceable electronics module 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. The MICA loudspeaker comes with the RMS™ remote monitoring system interface installed. RMS offers comprehensive monitoring of system parameters on a Windows®-based network.
MICA systems may be deployed in either flown or ground-stacked configurations. Newly designed QuickFly® rigging hardware uses captive GuideALinks™ contained within recessed guides in the front and rear corners of the cabinet. A slot and convenient pinned handle allow the link to be moved and pinned for arraying or storage. The rear link permits 10 splay angles between 0 and 6 degrees (in 0.5-degree increments from 0 to 3 degrees, and in 1-degree increments from 3 to 6 degrees); the two-position front link may be set to add 7 degrees, adjusting coverage to miss balcony fronts and other architectural obstacles. The rigid connections allow easy adjustment of array tilt, and often eliminate the need for a pullback strap in flown configurations. A single flown array can include up to 22 MICA loudspeakers with a 7:1 safety factor, and 25 loudspeakers with a 5:1 safety factor.*
Options for MICA include a weather-protected version with a rain hood to safeguard the electronics, and custom color finishes. Top and transition grids, a caster frame for transporting stacks of multiple units, and protective covers are available.