Meyer Sound Launches MINA Array
Meyer Sound recently announced the launch of MINA, the newest and smallest member of the MILO family of self-powered line array loudspeakers.
Meyer Sound recently announced the launch of MINA, the newest and smallest member of the MILO family of self-powered line array loudspeakers, according to the company.
Designed for live sound and installation applications that carry size and weight restrictions, MINA includes the same qualities as other members of the MILO family, such as MICA and M'elodie, but for smaller venues, including theaters, ballrooms, and houses of worship.
MINA measures less than 18.5 inches wide but is capable of producing up to 128 dB SPL at one meter, says the company. Its operating frequency ranges from 75 Hz to 18 kHz over a 100-degree horizontal coverage area. In addition to sightline advantages, each MINA loudspeaker weighs 47 pounds, which could make it suitable for historic theaters and other venues with strict rigging requirements.
According to Meyer Sound officials, the new speaker exhibits the cabinet-to-cabinet consistency needed in a line array to accurately project energy where it's needed. MINA can be installed as main arrays or integrated with M'elodie and MICA line arrays as fill subsystems.
MINA features a trapezoidal enclosure, with a 3-inch high-frequency compression driver and a low-distortion, constant directivity horn. Two 6.5-inch neodymium magnet cone drivers produce the low and mid frequencies. MINA uses Meyer Sound's new three-channel Class-D power amplifier and has a 950-watt output (1,900-watt peak). The optional RMS remote monitoring software reports all operating parameters of each amplifier to the system operator's computer. Other available options include weather protection and custom colors.
The MINA line array loudspeaker is scheduled to begin shipping in June 2010.