Meyer Sound ULTRA-X42-3 3-Pin Input, 2x8" 2-Way Active Speaker

Vendor: Meyer Sound
Description Meyer Sound ULTRA-X42-3 3-Pin Input, 2x8" 2-Way Active Speaker Meyer Sound’s ULTRA-X40 and ULTRA-X42 designs are truly professionally as it still continue the tradition of the highly successful UPA loudspeakers—it is made so...

Meyer Sound ULTRA-X42-3 3-Pin Input, 2x8" 2-Way Active Speaker

Meyer Sound’s ULTRA-X40 and ULTRA-X42 designs are truly professionally as it still continue the tradition of the highly successful UPA loudspeakers—it is made so versatile that they've been a universal standard in almost every application for over 35 years, one of them is the Meyer Sound ULTRA-X42-3. From touring performances to theme parks, worship venues to theater shows, and lecture halls to large scale concerts, Meyer Sound technology truly showed their capability to deliver exceptional fidelity with high power, low distortion, and uniformly predictable behavior.

To this legacy, Meyer Sound incorporated technology from the popular and award-winning LEO® Family of loudspeakers for bringing multiple enhancements to bear in the ULTRA-X40/42 designs:

  • Innovative, highly efficient class D amplifier and advanced signal processing that are capable for reproducing any sound source with linearity over a wide dynamic range.
  • Weight reduction of 25lbs (11kg), as well as a reduction in overall size compared to the UPA loudspeakers for increased power to weight and size ratios.
  • Concentric driver configuration that comes with all the benefits of a coaxial driver, yet none of the disadvantages. In addition, this configuration is capable to support directional control of frequencies down to 400Hz.
  • Extremely well-behaved, rotatable horns designed for very precise, even coverage. These horn designs, in conjunction along with the concentric driver configuration, capable of delivering consistent patterns despite the orientation.

With these enhancements, the ULTRA-X40/42 loudspeakers are capable to providing high power output, low distortion, and consistent polar response in a more compact, vented enclosure.


  • Stadiums and theme parks
  • Concert halls and houses of worship
  • Theatrical sound reinforcement
  • Portable and installed audio-visual systems
  • Nightclubs
  • Compact voice reinforcement systems


  • Exceptional fidelity and surprising power capability delivered in a compact, light enclosure
  • Extraordinarily flat amplitude and phase response ensures tonal accuracy and precise imaging
  • Wide (ULTRA-X40) or Controlled (ULTRA-X42) pattern
  • Rotatable horn provides installation flexibility
  • Integral stand mount and QuickFly® mounting options facilitate rigging
  • Acoustic
    • Operating Frequency Range: 55Hz – 19.5kHz
    • Frequency Response: 58Hz – 18kHz ± 4dB
    • Phase Response: 90Hz – 19.5kHz ±45°
    • Linear Peak SPL:
      • 134dB with 18.5dB crest factor (M-noise),
      • 132dB (Pink Noise), 13 dB (B-noise)
    • Coverage: Rotatable horn: 70° x 50°
  • Transducers
    • Low Frequency Two 8-inch cone drivers; 4Ω nominal impedance
    • High Frequency One 3-inch diaphragm compression driver connected to a rotatable horn; 8Ω nominal impedance
  • Audio Input
    • Type: Differential, electronically balanced
    • Maximum Common Mode Range: ±15VDC, clamped to earth for voltage transient protection
    • Connectors: XLR 3-pin female input with male loop output; optional XLR 5-pin connector to accommodate both balanced audio and RMS signals.
    • Input Impedance: 10kΩ differential between pins 2 and 3
  • Wiring
    • Pin 1: Chassis/earth through 1kΩ, 1000pF, 15V clamp network to provide virtual ground lift at audio frequencies
    • Pin 2: Signal +
    • Pin 3: Signal –
    • Pin 4: RMS (polarity insensitive)
    • Pin 5: RMS (polarity insensitive)
    • Case: Earth ground and chassis
  • Nominal Input Sensitivity: 0dBV (1.0V rms) continuous is typically the onset of limiting for noise and music
  • Input Level Audio: source must be capable of producing of +20dBV (10V rms) into 600Ω to produce the maximum peak SPL over the operating bandwidth of the loudspeaker.
  • Amplifier
    • Type: 3-channel, Class-D
    • Total Output Power: 1950W peak
    • THD, IM, TIM: less than 0.02%
    • Cooling: Convection
  • AC Power
    • Connector: powerCON 20 input with loop output
    • Automatic Voltage Selection: 90–265VAC, 50–60Hz
    • Safety Rated Voltage Range: 100–240VAC, 50–60Hz
    • Turn-on and Turn-off Points: 90VAC turn-on, no turn-off; internal fuse protection above 265VAC
    • Current Draw
    • Idle Current: 0.27A rms (115VAC); 0.25A rms (230VAC); 0.29A rms (100VAC)
    • Maximum Long-Term Continuous Current (>10 sec): 1.9A rms (115VAC); 1.0A rms (230VAC); 2.2A rms (100VAC)
    • Burst Current ( less than 1 sec): 3.1A rms (115VAC); 1.5A rms (230VAC); 3.4A rms (100VAC)
    • Maximum Instantaneous Peak Current: 6.9A rms (115VAC); 3.4A rms (230VAC); 7.9A rms (100VAC)
    • Inrush Current: less than 20A peak
  • RMS Network (Optional)
      • Two-conductor twisted-pair network that reports all operating parameters of amplifiers to system operator’s host computer.
    • Physical
    • Dimensions W: 12.51in (318mm) x H: 22.31in (567mm) x D: 14in (356mm); D with handles: 15.38in (391mm)
    • Weight: 52lbs (23.6kg)
    • Enclosure: Premium multi-ply birch with slightly textured black finish
    • Protective Grille: Powder-coated, round-perforated steel
    • Rigging: 11 integrated M8 threaded points; 35mm Pole Mount with M20 thread; optional accessories for various rigging options (see accessories section).