From the Manufacturer
The self-powered UPQ-2P narrow coverage loudspeaker is a member of the awardwinning UltraSeries family of loudspeakers. The UPQ-2P offers extremely high power output and low distortion, as well a focused beamwidth, which make it an ideal solution for small to mid-sized venues, houses of worship, theatres, and nightclubs — as either a stand-alone loudspeaker or as part of an array. The loudspeaker’s extended lowfrequency headroom delivers a smooth sound over a wide operating frequency range of 55 Hz to 18 kHz. With its intuitive and versatile QuickFly® rigging options, the UPQ-2P fits smartly into touring and rental solutions or fixed applications. The UPQ-2P is distinguished by its constant-Q horn with a narrow beamwidth (50-degree by 50-degree) that yields precise coverage and minimal interaction with walls and neighboring loudspeakers in arrays. The horn’s smooth and accurate performance, the result of meticulous research in Meyer Sound’s anechoic chamber, exhibits a remarkably consistent beamwidth in both the horizontal and vertical planes across a wide frequency range of 1 kHz to 18 kHz. In addition, the UPQ-2P horn delivers uniform attenuation for all frequencies outside the specified beamwidth. Designed and built at Meyer Sound’s Berkeley, California headquarters, the UPQ-2P’s drivers include a low frequency 15-inch neodymium magnet cone driver and 4-inch diaphragm compression driver. A proprietary two-channel, class AB/H power amplifier with complementary MOSFET output stages yields a total power output of 1275 W. Audio input is routed through an electronic crossover, correction filters, and driver-protection circuitry. Phase-corrected processing, optimized specifically for the UPQ-2P, ensures a flat acoustical amplitude and phase response, resulting in an exceptional impulse response and precise imaging. Amplifier channels have sophisticated limiters that are easily monitored with the limit LEDs on the unit’s rear panel. The UPQ-2P’s modular amplifier and processing electronics are equipped with Meyer Sound’s Intelligent AC™ power supply, which adapts to any power voltage worldwide and provides soft-turn on and transient protection. The UPQ-2P comes standard with XLR input and looping output connectors; an optional version of the loudspeaker includes polarity switching and input attenuation (from 0 dB to –18 dB). The UPQ-2P is compatible with Meyer Sound’s RMS™ remote monitoring system, which offers comprehensive monitoring of system parameters on a Windows®-based computer. The UPQ-2P’s durable trapezoidal enclosure has a textured, hard-shell black finish. The end plates, which are made of heavy-duty, high-strength, corrosion-resistant 6061-T6 aluminum, include threaded M10 attachment points for basic eyebolt rigging, and a receptacle for third-party pole mounting. QuickFly rigging options include the MPA-UPQ pick-up and array plate and MYA-UPQ mounting yoke. Other options include Meyer Sound weather protection, custom cabinets without handles, and custom color finishes for specific cosmetic requirements.