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Meyer Sound Ships MILO 120High-power expanded coverage curvilinear array loudspeaker (July 09, 2004)
Meyer Sound Laboratories has announced that it is now shipping the new self-powered MILO 120 high-power expanded coverage curvilinear array loudspeaker, a variation on the standard MILO. MILO has quickly become one of the most popular large-scale loudspeakers on the market.
The MILO 120 provides 120 degrees of horizontal and 20 degrees of vertical coverage and is intended for situations requiring curvilinear arrays with wide horizontal and vertical coverage. Lower profile arrays of MILO 120 can be built with only a few elements.
MILO 120 is optimized for the shorter throws and lower SPL of downfill applications, and is designed to be the perfect downfill complement to standard MILO or M3D line array cabinets, as well as performing well in other fill applications that can be satisfied by one or two cabinets.
MILO 120 is designed to be used in conjunction with the 700-HP ultrahigh-power subwoofer or the M3D-Sub directional subwoofer. Optimal performance is obtained when the MILO 120 is driven with Meyer Sounds LD-3 compensating line driver.
MILO 120 produces a peak output of 138 dB SPL with exceptionally flat phase and frequency response. Its wide operating frequency range (60 Hz to 18 kHz) is complemented by extended high-frequency headroom and a dedicated very-high frequency section that renders delicate transient information with detailed resolution through its wide coverage pattern.
The MILO 120 low/low-mid frequency section comprises two neodymium magnet 12-inch drivers with 4-inch voice coils in a two-way arrangement in which an integral crossover rolls off one driver above 150 Hz to maintain optimal polar and frequency response. The mid-high section (560 Hz to 4.2 kHz) uses a 1.5-inch exit, 4-inch diaphragm compression driver coupled to a 120-degree constant directivity horn through Meyer Sounds patented REM ribbon emulation manifold. A dedicated very-high frequency section, with extended range to 18 kHz, employs two 0.75-inch exit, 2-inch diaphragm compression drivers coupled via a second REM to an additional 120-degree horn.
All MILO 120 transducers are designed and manufactured by Meyer Sound, and driven by an on-board, four-channel class AB/H amplifier with 3560 watts of total output power.
QuickFly rigging hardware and Meyer Sounds RMS remote monitoring system are included standard. The MILO 120 cabinet shares the same dimensions as the standard MILO model to facilitate seamless integration with a MILO or M3D array. The MILO 120 is also compatible with existing MILO QuickFly hardware, especially the MG-3D/M multipurpose grid and MCF-MILO caster frame. The MILO 120 cabinets wide vertical coverage dictates larger splay angles between cabinets, so the supplied MILO 120 AlignaLink provides adjustments in 2-degree increments between 13 and 19 degrees.
The optional MILO 120-I insert can be used to enhance the arrays appearance, and also provide acoustical benefits that allow MILO and MILO 120 cabinets in the same array to be fed with identical signals, with no additional equalization.
ABOUT MEYER SOUND
Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. designs and manufactures high quality sound reinforcement loudspeakers, studio monitors, equalizers and sound measurement tools for the professional audio industry. Founded in 1979 by John and Helen Meyer, the company has grown to become a leading worldwide supplier of systems for theaters, arenas, stadiums, theme parks, convention centers and touring concert sound rental operations. Meyer Sounds main office and manufacturing facility are located in Berkeley, California, with field offices and authorized distributors located throughout the USA and around the world.
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