Meyer Shrinks Cinema Speaker
Meyer Sound has made a compact addition to its Cinema Experience line of loudspeakers. The Acheron Studio offers the low distortion and transparency of the Acheron 80 screen channel loudspeaker in a smaller package.
Meyer Sound has made a compact addition to its Cinema Experience line of loudspeakers. The Acheron Studio offers the low distortion and transparency of the Acheron 80 screen channel loudspeaker in a smaller package, says the company. Designed for use behind a perforated screen or for direct monitoring, the THX-approved Acheron Studio is suited for small cinemas, post-production, and private theaters, according to the company, but can also be used in re-recording rooms, sound design rooms, and music studio control rooms.
"Today's cinema theaters range from a 6,000-seat theater to a 16-screen multiplex to a private screening room, but the important role that the soundtrack plays in the film experience remains the same in any venue," said John Meyer, co-founder and CEO of Meyer Sound, in a statement. "With technology like the space-friendly Acheron Studio loudspeaker, we can reproduce the information in a soundtrack with a remarkable degree of resolution to match today's high-definition picture, meaning any punch and delicate nuance created in the sound design room or re-recording stage will be accurately delivered to the audience."
The Acheron Studio boasts a maximum peak level of 134 dB SPL at 1 meter. Intended to help maintain a full LCR screen perspective in all seats, the loudspeaker uses the same horn technology as the Acheron 80, and has an 80-degree horizontal by 50-degree vertical coverage pattern with soft off-axis roll-off, the company says.
The horn used in the Acheron Studio is fixed within the enclosure to maintain an accurate acoustic crossover, phase response, and consistent vertical pattern between the low and high frequencies, officials say. Bass power comes from a 15-inch low-frequency driver designed specifically for the compact enclosure. The 580 Hz crossover point places most of the dialog in the horn, while a convection-cooled amplifier with a signal-to-noise ratio of more than 100 dB provides low noise floor, each of which the company says suits it for a cinema or studio environment.