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Meyer Sound UPJunior Operating instructions
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
ULTRASERIES
UPJunior™ UltraCompact VariO™ Loudspeaker
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY ACCORDING TO ISO/IEC GUIDE 22 AND EN 45014
This device complies with EN 55103-1 & -2. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Environmental specifications for Meyer Sound Electronics products
Operating Temperature
Non operating Temperature
Humidity
Operating Altitude
Non operating Altitude
Shock
Vibration
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Made by Meyer Sound Laboratories
Berkeley, California USA
European Office:
Meyer Sound Lab. GmbH
Carl Zeiss Strasse 13
56751 Polch, Germany
0° C to +45° C
<–40° C or >+75° C
to 95% at 35° C
to 4600 m (15,000 ft)
to 6300 m (25,000 ft)
30 g 11 msec half-sine on
each of 6 sides
10–55 Hz (0.010 m peakto-peak excursion)
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Conforms to the following Product Specifications
Safety: EN 60065: 2002
IEC 60065: 2002
EMC:
EN 55103-1: 1997 emission (1)
EN 55103-2: 1997 immunity (2)
European Contact: Your local Meyer Sound dealer or Meyer Sound
Germany, GmbH. Carl Zeiss Strasse 13, 56751 Polch, Germany.
Telephone: 49.2654.9600.58 Fax: 49.2654.9600.59
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Product Name: UPJunior
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Berkeley, California USA
May 1, 2007
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Manufacturer’s Address:
2832 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702-2204, USA
Supplementary Information
The product herewith complies with the requirements of the Low
Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC.
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UPJunior UltraCompact VariO Loudspeaker Operating Instructions
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Part Number: 05.173.005.01, Rev. A
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SYMBOLS USED
These symbols indicate important safety or operating features in this booklet and on the chassis:
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Dangerous voltages: risk of electric shock
Important operating instructions
Frame or chassis
Protective earth ground
Pour indiquer les risques résultant de tensions dangereuses
Pour indequer important instructions
Masse, châssis
Terre de protection
Warnung vor gefährlicher elektrischer Spannung
Wichtige Betriebsanweisung oder
Gebrauchsanleitung
Rahmen oder Gehäuse
Masse Schutzleiter
Para indicar voltajes peligrosos
Instrucciones importantes de funcionamiento y/o manteniento
Armadura o chassis
Tierra proteccionista
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by Meyer
Sound.
12. Use only with the caster rails or rigging specified by
Meyer Sound, or sold with the loudspeaker. Handles are
for carrying only.
5. Do not use this loudspeaker near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with Meyer Sound’s installation instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus that produce
heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding-type
plug. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The third prong is provided for your
safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet,
consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete
outlet.
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CAUTION: Rigging should only be done by
experienced professionals.
13. Unplug this loudspeaker during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the loudspeaker has been damaged
in any way, such as when the power-supply cord or plug
has been damaged; liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the loudspeaker; rain or moisture has
entered the loudspeaker; the loudspeaker has been
dropped; or when for undetermined reasons the loudspeaker does not operate normally.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched,
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the loudspeaker. The AC
mains plug or appliance coupler shall remain readily
accessible for operation.
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SAFETY SUMMARY
English
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To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect the loudspeaker from the AC
mains before installing audio cable.
Reconnect the power cord only after
making all signal connections.
Connect the loudspeaker to a two-pole,
three-wire grounding mains receptacle.
The receptacle must be connected to a
fuse or circuit breaker. Connection to
any other type of receptacle poses a
shock hazard and may violate local
electrical codes.
Do not install the loudspeaker in wet or
humid locations without using weather
protection equipment from Meyer
Sound.
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Do not allow water or any foreign object
to get inside the loudspeaker. Do not
put objects containing liquid on or near
the unit.
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To reduce the risk of overheating the
loudspeaker, avoid exposing it to direct
sunlight. Do not install the unit near
heat-emitting appliances, such as a
room heater or stove.
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Ne pas installer l’haut-parleur dans un
endroit où il y a de l’eau ou une humidité excessive.
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Ne pas laisser de l’eau ou tout objet
pénétrer dans l’haut-parleur. Ne pas
placer de r´cipients contenant un liquide
sur cet appareil, ni à proximité de celuici.
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Pour éviter une surchauffe de l’hautparleur, conserver-la à l’abri du soleil.
Ne pas installer à proximité d’appareils
dégageant de la chaleur tels que radiateurs ou appareils de chauffage.
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Ce haut-parleur contient des circuits
haute tension présentant un danger. Ne
jamais essayer de le démonter. Il n’y a
aucun composant qui puisse être
réparé par l’utilisateur. Toutes les réparations doivent être effectuées par du
personnel qualifié et agréé par le constructeur.
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Um die Gefahr eines elektrischen
Schlages auf ein Minimum zu
reduzieren, den Lautsprecher vom
Stromnetz trennen, bevor ggf. ein
Audio-Schnittstellensignalkabel angeschlossen wird. Das Netzkabel erst
nach Herstellung aller Signalverbindungen wieder einstecken.
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Der Lautsprecher an eine geerdete
zweipolige Dreiphasen-Netzsteckdose
anschließen. Die Steckdose muß mit
einem geeigneten Abzweigschutz
(Sicherung oder Leistungsschalter) verbunden sein. Der Anschluß der unterbrechungsfreien Stromversorgung an
einen anderen Steckdosentyp kann zu
Stromschlägen führen und gegen die
örtlichen Vorschriften verstoßen.
This loudspeaker contains potentially
hazardous voltages. Do not attempt to
disassemble the unit. The unit contains
no user-serviceable parts. Repairs
should be performed only by factorytrained service personnel.
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Pour réduire le risque d’électrocution,
débrancher la prise principale de l’hautparleur, avant d’installer le câble d’interface allant à l’audio. Ne rebrancher le
bloc d’alimentation qu’après avoir
effectué toutes les connections.
Branchez l’haut-parleur dans une prise
de courant à 3 dérivations (deux pôles
et la terre). Cette prise doit être munie
d’une protection adéquate (fusible ou
coupe-circuit). Le branchement dans
tout autre genre de prise pourrait
entraîner un risque d’électrocution et
peut constituer une infraction à la réglementation locale concernant les installations électriques.
Um ein Überhitzen dem Lautsprecher
zu verhindern, das Gerät vor direkter
Sonneneinstrahlung fernhalten und
nicht in der Nähe von wärmeabstrahlenden
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Haushaltsgeräten (z.B. Heizgerät oder
Herd) aufstellen.
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Im Inneren diesem Lautsprecher herrschen potentiell gefährliche Spannungen. Nicht versuchen, das Gerät zu
öffnen. Es enthält keine vom Benutzer
reparierbaren Teile. Reparaturen dürfen
nur von ausgebildetem Kundenienstpersonal durchgeführt werden.
Español
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Para reducir el riesgo de descarga eléctrica, desconecte de la red de voltaje el
altoparlante antes de instalar el cable
de señal de audio. Vuelva a conectar la
alimentacion de voltaje una vez efectuadas todas las interconexiones de
señalizacion de audio.
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Conecte el altoparlante a un tomacorriente bipolar y trifilar con neutro de
puesta a tierra. El tomacorriente debe
estar conectado a la protección de derivación apropiada (ya sea un fusible o un
disyuntor). La conexión a cualquier otro
tipo de tomacorriente puede constituir
peligro de descarga eléctrica y violar los
códigos eléctricos locales.
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No instale el altoparlante en lugares
donde haya agua o humedad excesiva.
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No deje que en el altoparlante entre
agua ni ningún objeto extraño. No
ponga objetos con líquidos encima de
la unidad ni cerca de ella.
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Para reducir el riesgo de sobrecalentamiento, no exponga la unidad a los
rayos directos del sol ni la instale cerca
de artefactos que emiten calor, como
estufas o cocinas.
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Este altoparlante contiene niveles de
voltaje peligrosos en potencia. No
intente desarmar la unidad, pues no
contiene piezas que puedan ser repardas por el usuario. Las reparaciones
deben efectuarse únicamente por parte
del personal de mantenimiento capacitado en la fábrica.
Deutsch
Français
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Der Lautsprecher nicht an einem Ort
aufstellen, an dem sie mit Wasser oder
übermäßig hoher Luftfeuchtigkeit in
Berührung kommen könnte.
Darauf achten, daß weder Wasser noch
Fremdkörper in das Innere den
Lautsprecher eindringen. Keine
Objekte, die Flüssigkeit enthalten, auf
oder neben die unterbrechungsfreie
Stromversorgung stellen.
CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Introduction
How to Use This Manual
Introducing the UPJunior™ Compact VariO™ Loudspeaker
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Chapter 2: Power Requirements
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The AC Connectors
Power Connector Wiring
UPJunior Voltage Requirements
UPJunior Current Requirements
Electrical Safety Issues
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Chapter 3: Amplification and Audio
Audio Input Modules
Chapter 4: Adding Subwoofers to a UPJunior System
Adding Subwoofers by Daisy-Chaining
Adding Subwoofers with a Line Driver
Galileo™ Loudspeaker Management System
Using Digital Signal Processors
Chapter 5: The VariO Horn
Rotating the VariO Horn
Chapter 6: QuickFly® Rigging
Basic Eyebolt Rigging
Pole-Mounting the UPJunior
The MUB-UPJunior U-Bracket
The MYA-UPJunior Mounting Yoke
The MAAM-UPJunior Array Adapter
Chapter 7: The RMS™ Remote Monitoring System
The RMS Software
The RMS Module
Installing Mute and Solo Capability
Chapter 8: System Design and Integration Tools
MAPP Online Pro™
The SIM® 3 Measurement System
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Appendix A: Installing the Optional Rain Hoods
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Appendix B: Basic Troubleshooting
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Appendix C: UPJunior Specifications
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CONTENTS
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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Make sure to read these operating instructions in their
entirety before configuring a loudspeaker system with
UPJuniors. In particular, pay close attention to material
related to safety issues.
As you read these operating instructions, you will encounter
the following icons for notes, tips, and cautions:
NOTE: A note identifies an important or useful
piece of information relating to the topic under
discussion.
INTRODUCING THE UPJUNIOR COMPACT
VARIO LOUDSPEAKER
The UPJunior™ compact VariO™ loudspeaker combines
the advantages of self-powered systems with the placement
and arraying flexibility afforded by a VariO rotatable horn.
Compact and lightweight, the UPJunior produces a robust
peak power output of 126 dB SPL at 1 meter, making it suitable for use as either a primary loudspeaker in small rooms,
or as a fill, delay, effects or under-balcony loudspeaker in
small to medium-sized distributed systems.
TIP: A tip offers a helpful tip relevant to the topic
at hand.
CAUTION: A caution gives notice that an
action may have serious consequences and
could cause harm to equipment or personnel, or
could cause delays or other problems.
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Information and specifications are subject to change.
Updates and supplementary information are available on the
Meyer Sound® website:
http://www.meyersound.com
Meyer Sound Technical Support is available at:
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Tel: +1 510 486.1166
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Fax: +1 510 486.8356
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Email: techsupport@meyersound.com
UPJunior Compact VariO Loudspeaker
The UPJunior’s low-frequency section employs an 8-inch
neodymium magnet cone driver, while the high-frequency
section uses a proprietary 0.75-inch exit, 2-inch diaphragm
compression driver. The VariO horn can be easily rotated to
provide an 80° x 50° coverage pattern with either a horizontal or vertical orientation. A two-channel class AB/Bridged
power amplifier with complementary MOSFET output stages
provides a total output of 300 watts for the low- and highfrequency sections. The optional RMS™ module allows
comprehensive monitoring of all key system parameters
from a Windows®-based computer.
The UPJunior’s end plates — made of heavy-duty, highstrength, corrosion-resistant 6061-T6 aluminum — provide a
wide range of mounting, flying, and arraying options. Strategically placed M8 threaded holes allow basic eyebolt hanging as well as easy connection to third-party pole-mounting
options. QuickFly® rigging options, which include an array
adapter (also made of 6061-T6 aluminum), yokes, and
U-brackets, attach easily and securely to the UPJunior,
allowing it to be mounted or flown as either a single cabinet
or within arrays.
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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
UPJunior with MYA-UPJunior Mounting Yoke
UPJuniors with MAAM-UPJunior Array Adapters and Eyebolts
UPJunior Pole-Mounted with Third-Party Pole Adapter
UPJunior Array with MUB-UPJunior U-Bracket, Truss Mounted
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CHAPTER 2: POWER REQUIREMENTS
Self-powered and compact, the UPJunior loudspeaker combines advanced loudspeaker technology with equally
advanced power capabilities. Understanding power distribution, voltage and current requirements, as well as electrical safety issues, is critical to the safe operation of the
UPJunior.
The AC Loop Output Connector (Gray)
THE AC CONNECTORS
The maximum number of UPJuniors that can be looped
from the Loop Output connector is determined by the voltage of the power source, the circuit breaker rating, and the
rating of the AC power cable connected to the first UPJunior.
The user panel on the back of the UPJunior includes the following AC connectors:
The gray AC Loop Output connector allows multiple UPJuniors to be looped and powered from a single power source.
Connect the AC Loop Output of the first UPJunior to the AC
Input of the second UPJunior, and so forth. The AC Loop
Output uses a PowerCon3 AC mains locking connector that
prevents accidental disconnections.
Number of UPJuniors that Can Be Looped with AC Power
UPJunior AC Input (left) and AC Loop Output (right) Connectors
The AC Input Connector (Blue)
The blue AC Input connector supplies power to the UPJunior. The connector is rated at 20 amps and uses a
PowerCon3 AC mains locking connector that prevents accidental disconnections. A 10-foot AC power cable, rated at
15 amps, is included with each UPJunior. If you replace the
included AC power cable, make sure to use a cable with the
appropriate power plug (on the other end) for the area in
which you will operate the UPJunior.
The AC Input connector also supplies power to any additional loudspeakers connected to the UPJunior’s gray Loop
Output connector. Each UPJunior requires approximately
3 A rms maximum at 115 V AC for proper operation.
Circuit Breaker/
Connector Rating
115 V AC
230 V AC
100 V AC
15 amps
4 looped
(5 total)
8 looped
(9 total)
4 looped
(5 total)
20 amps
6 looped
(7 total)
11 looped
(12 total)
6 looped
(7 total)
Each UPJunior loudspeaker ships with one AC looping connector for making AC looping cables. Assembled AC looping cables are available from Meyer Sound.
CAUTION: Do not exceed the current capability of the UPJunior’s 20-amp Input Connector.
When looping loudspeakers, consider the total current draw for all loudspeakers on the circuit, including
the first loudspeaker.
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POWER CONNECTOR WIRING
The UPJunior requires a grounded outlet. To operate safely
and effectively, it is extremely important that the entire system be properly grounded.
CAUTION: When using the included AC power
cable, do not loop more than four additional
UPJuniors from the AC Loop Output connector at
115 V (five total for the circuit), and not more than
eight at 230 V (nine total for the circuit).
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AC Cable Color Code
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When wiring international or special-purpose power connectors:
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Connect the blue wire to the black terminal, or the terminal marked with an N.
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Connect the brown wire to the red terminal, or the terminal marked with an L.
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Connect the yellow and green wire to the green (or green
and yellow) terminal, or the terminal marked with an E.
When powering up the UPJunior, the following startup
events take place over several seconds.
1. Audio output is muted.
2. Voltage is detected and the power supply mode is automatically adjusted as necessary.
3. The fan turns on and the power supply ramps up.
4. The green On/Temp LED on the user panel lights up,
indicating the loudspeaker is ready to output audio.
CAUTION: When creating AC power cables and distribution systems, it is important to preserve AC line
polarity and connect earth ground on both ends of
the cable. UPJunior loudspeakers require a grounded
connection. Always use a grounded outlet and plug.
It is extremely important that the system be properly
grounded in order to operate safely and properly. Do
not ground-lift the AC cable.
CAUTION: If the On/Temp LED does not light
up, or the UPJunior does not output audio after
ten seconds, remove AC power immediately and verify that the voltage is within the required range. If the
problem persists, contact Meyer Sound Technical
Support.
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UPJUNIOR CURRENT REQUIREMENTS
UPJUNIOR VOLTAGE REQUIREMENTS
The UPJunior operates safely and continuously when the
AC voltage stays within 90–264 V AC at 50 or 60 Hz. The
loudspeaker also allows any combination of voltage to GND
(neutral-line-ground or line-line-ground).
If the voltage drops below 90 V (brownout), the UPJunior
uses stored power to continue operating temporarily; the
loudspeaker will shut down if the voltage does not rise
above the low boundary before the stored power is used.
The current draw for the UPJunior is dynamic and fluctuates
as its operating levels change. Since different cables and
circuit breakers heat up at varying rates, it is important to
understand the following types of current ratings and how
they affect circuit breaker and cable specifications.
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Idle Current — The maximum rms current during idle
periods.
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Maximum Long-Term Continuous Current — The
maximum rms current during a period of at least 10 seconds. The Maximum Long-Term Continuous Current is
used to calculate temperature increases for cables, to
ensure that cable sizes and gauges conform to electrical
code standards. The current rating is also used as a rating for slow-reacting thermal breakers. In addition, the
Maximum Long-Term Continuous Current can be used to
calculate the AC looping capability of the UPJunior.
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Burst Current — The maximum rms current during a
period of around one second. The Burst Current is used
as a rating for magnetic breakers. It is also used for calculating the peak voltage drop in long AC cable runs
according to the following formula:
If the voltage rises above 264 V, the UPJunior power supply
can be damaged.
CAUTION: The UPJunior power source should
always operate within its required voltage
range, at least a few volts from the upper and lower
ranges. This will ensure that AC voltage variations
from the service entry — or peak voltage drops due
to cable runs — will not cause the UPJunior’s amplifier to cycle on and off or cause damage to the power
supply.
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V pk (drop) = I pk x R (cable total)
Powering Up the UPJunior
When AC power is applied to the UPJunior, its
Intelligent AC™ power supply automatically selects the correct operating voltage, allowing it to be used internationally
without manually setting voltage switches. In addition, Intelligent AC also suppresses high-voltage transients up to several kilovolts, filters common mode and differential mode
radio frequencies (EMI), and sustains operation temporarily
during low-voltage periods.
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Ultimate Short-Term Peak Current — An rms rating for
fast-reacting magnetic breakers.
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Inrush Current — The spike of initial current presented
when powering on.
UPJUNIOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
You can use the following table as a guide for selecting
cable gauges and circuit breaker ratings for the system’s
operating voltage.
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Do not use a ground-lifting adapter or cut the AC cable
ground pin.
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Keep all liquids away from the UPJunior to avoid hazards
from electrical shock.
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Do not operate the unit if the power cables are frayed or
broken.
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Do not exceed the current capability of the UPJunior’s
20-amp AC Input connector. When looping loudspeakers, consider the total current draw for all loudspeakers
on the circuit, including the first loudspeaker.
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Make sure the UPJunior’s AC power cable has the
appropriate power plug (on the other end) for the area in
which you will operate the loudspeaker. In addition, the
AC power cable must be rated for the total current draw
of all loudspeakers looped from the power source.
UPJunior Current Draw
Current Draw
115 V AC
230 V AC
100 V AC
Idle Current
0.448 A rms
0.285 A rms
0.497 A rms
Maximum Long-Term
Continuous Current
2.55 A rms
1.55 A rms
2.75 A rms
Burst Current
2.9 A rms
1.7 A rms
3.2 A rms
Ultimate Short-Term
Peak Current
12.0 A peak
9.0 A peak
13.0 A peak
Inrush Current
15.0 A peak
13.0 A peak
15.0 A peak
The minimum electrical service amperage required by a
UPJunior loudspeaker system is the sum of the Maximum
Long-Term Continuous Current for each loudspeaker. An
additional 30% above the minimum amperage is recommended to prevent peak voltage drops at the service entry.
NOTE: For best performance, the AC cable
voltage drop should not exceed 10 V, or 10%
at 115 V and 5% at 230 V. Make sure that even with
AC voltage drops that the AC voltage always remains
within the operating window.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY ISSUES
Pay close attention to these important electrical and safety
issues.
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The UPJunior requires a grounded outlet. Always use a
grounded outlet and plug.
Earth ground
Chassis ground
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CHAPTER 3: AMPLIFICATION AND AUDIO
The low- and high-frequency drivers in the UPJunior are
powered by a two-channel proprietary Meyer Sound amplifier with MOSFET output stages. The audio signal is processed with an electronic crossover, correction filters for
phase and frequency response, and driver protection circuitry. Each channel has peak and rms limiters that prevent
driver over-excursion and regulate the temperature of the
voice coil.
The user panel on the back of the UPJunior has two slots for
modules. The top slot contains an audio input module
(described in this chapter). The bottom slot is reserved for
the optional RMS module, used for connecting to the RMS
remote monitoring system (see Chapter 7, “The RMS
Remote Monitoring System”).
AUDIO INPUT MODULES
The UPJunior can be equipped with either of two audio
input modules: The Looping Audio Input module or the
Looping, Polarity, and Attenuating Audio Input module. Both
audio input modules have input and looping connectors,
and LEDs for monitoring temperature and limiting. In addition, the Looping, Polarity, and Attenuating Audio Input
module has a switch for swapping the signal’s polarity, and
a knob for attenuating the input signal level to –18 dB.
The Looping Audio Input Module
The Looping Audio Input module includes the following connectors and LEDs.
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Pin 1 — 220 kOhm to chassis and earth ground (ESD
clamped)
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Pin 2 — Signal (+)
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Pin 3 — Signal (–)
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Case — Earth (AC) ground and chassis
Pins 2 and 3 carry the input as a differential signal. Pin 1 is
connected to earth through a 220 kOhm, 1000 pF, 15 V
clamped network. This circuitry provides virtual ground lift
for audio frequencies while allowing unwanted signals to
bleed to ground. Make sure to use standard, balanced XLR
audio cables with all three pins connected on both ends.
Telescopic grounding is not recommended, and shorting an
input connector pin to the case may cause a ground loop,
resulting in hum.
TIP: If unwanted noise or hiss is produced by
the loudspeaker, disconnect its input cable. If
the noise stops, there is most likely nothing wrong
with the loudspeaker. To locate the source of the
noise, check the audio cable, source audio, and AC
power.
Loop Connector
The male XLR Loop connector allows multiple UPJuniors to
be looped from a single audio source. Connect the Loop
output of the first UPJunior to the Input of the second
UPJunior, and so forth. The Loop connector is wired in parallel to the Input connector and transmits the unbuffered
source signal even when the UPJunior is powered off.
To avoid distortion when looping multiple UPJunior loudspeakers, make sure the source device can drive the total
load impedance of the looped loudspeakers. The source
device must be capable of delivering a minimum of 20 dBV
(10 V rms into 600 ohms) to yield the maximum peak SPL
over the operating bandwidth of the loudspeaker.
Looping Audio Input Module
Input Connector
The female XLR Input connector accepts a balanced audio
signal with an input impedance of 10 kOhm. The connector
uses the following wiring:
To calculate the load impedance for the looped loudspeakers, divide 10 kOhms (the input impedance for a single
UPJunior) by the number of looped loudspeakers. For
example, the load impedance for 10 UPJuniors is
1000 Ohms (10 kOhms / 10). To drive this number of looped
loudspeakers, the source device should have an output
impedance of 100 ohms or less. This same rule applies
when looping UPJuniors with other self-powered Meyer
Sound loudspeakers and subwoofers.
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NOTE: Most source devices are capable of
driving loads no smaller than 10 times their
output impedance.
NOTE: Make sure that all cabling for looped
loudspeakers is wired correctly (Pin 1 to Pin 1,
Pin 2 to Pin 2, and so forth) to prevent the polarity
from being reversed. If one or more loudspeakers in a
system have reversed polarity, frequency response
and coverage can be significantly degraded.
CAUTION: The Limit LEDs indicate when a
safe, optimum level is exceeded. If a UPJunior
begins to limit before reaching the required SPL, consider adding more loudspeakers to the system.
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NOTE: The UPJunior uses optical limiters that
add no noise and have no effect on the signal
when the limiters are not engaged and the Limit LEDs
are not lit.
On/Temp LED
Limit LEDs
The UPJunior’s low- and high-frequency drivers are powered by separate amplifier channels, each with their own
limiter. Limiting activity is indicated with the two yellow Limit
LEDs. The top LED indicates limiting for the high-frequency
channel and the bottom LED indicates limiting for the lowfrequency channel. When engaged, a channel’s limiter not
only protects the driver, but also prevents signal peaks from
causing excessive distortion in the amplifier’s channel,
thereby preserving headroom and maintaining smooth frequency responses at high levels. When a channel’s level
returns to normal, below the limiter’s threshold, limiting
ceases.
TIP: When the UPJunior is connected to an
RMS network, the RMS software provides additional feedback on the loudspeaker’s operating temperature. For more information, see Chapter 7, “The
RMS Remote Monitoring System.”
High-frequency limiter LED
Amplifier Cooling System
Low-frequency limiter LED
The UPJunior amplifier employs a combination of natural
convection and forced air in its cooling system. The amplifier’s heatsink allows natural convection cooling from the air
flowing near its fins. A low-noise fan forces air to the fins,
ensuring low temperatures for the amplifier even when the
loudspeaker is used under high ambient temperatures,
tightly packed conditions, and at high continuous levels.
Limit LEDs
The UPJunior performs within its acoustical specifications at
normal temperatures when the Limit LEDs are unlit, or if the
LEDs are lit for two seconds or less and then turn off for at
least one second. If an LED remains lit for longer than three
seconds, that channel enters hard limiting where:
■
Increases to the input level have no effect.
■
Distortion increases due to clipping and nonlinear driver
operation.
■
The driver is subjected to excessive heat and excursion,
which will compromise its life span and may eventually
lead to damage over time.
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When the UPJunior is initially powered on, its On/Temp LED
is green. The LED turns red when the temperature of the
UPJunior’s heatsink reaches 75° C (167° F), at which point
its fan switches to high speed. While the UPJunior will continue to operate normally when the On/Temp LED is red, this
is an indication that the unit is reaching its maximum dissipation and a reduction in SPL is recommended.
CAUTION: The UPJunior’s heatsink can reach
temperatures of up to 75° C (167° F) during
normal operation. Use extreme caution when
approaching the rear of the loudspeaker.
!
CAUTION: To keep the UPJunior from getting
too hot, allow for proper ventilation around the
loudspeaker, especially when it is operated in tightly
packed conditions.
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UPJUNIOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The Looping, Polarity, and Attenuating Audio
Input Module (Optional)
The Looping, Polarity, and Attenuating Audio Input module
has the same input and output connectors and LEDs found
on the Looping Audio Input module (see “The Looping Audio
Input Module” on page 13). In addition, it also has a Polarity
switch and Attenuator knob.
Looping, Polarity, and Attenuating Audio Input Module
Polarity Switch
The Polarity switch lets you change the polarity of the
source signal. When the switch is in the up (+) position, pin 2
is hot relative to pin 3, resulting in a positive pressure wave
when a positive signal is applied to pin 2. When the switch is
in the down (–) position, pin 3 is hot relative to pin 2, resulting in a positive pressure wave when a positive signal is
applied to pin 3.
Attenuator Knob
The Attenuator knob reduces the source signal level connected to the Input connector. The knob offers an attenuation range of 0 dB (no attenuation), when turned all the way
to the right, to –18 db, when turned all the way to the left.
The Attenuate knob does not affect the signal coming from
the Loop connector. The Loop connector is wired in parallel
to the Input connector and transmits the unbuffered source
signal (even when the UPJunior is powered off).
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CHAPTER 3: AMPLIFICATION AND AUDIO
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CHAPTER 4: ADDING SUBWOOFERS TO A UPJUNIOR SYSTEM
NOTE: If the subwoofer’s Limit LEDs begin to
light before reaching the required SPL, consider adding more subwoofers to meet the SPL
requirements without exposing the drivers to excessive heat and excursion.
A UPJunior loudspeaker system can be deployed with
Meyer Sound self-powered subwoofers (see Table 1). Subwoofers achieve very low frequency responses and extend
the system response appreciably, increasing the overall
acoustic power of the system in the lowest frequencies.
The ideal ratio of UPJuniors to subwoofers depends on the
following variables:
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Subwoofer model
■
System configuration
■
Frequency content of source material
■
Headroom required for low frequencies
TIP: MAPP Online Pro™ can be used to accurately predict the appropriate loudspeaker
deployment and subwoofer integration for a loudspeaker systems, complete with coverage data, system delay and equalization settings, rigging
information, and detailed design illustrations. For
more information, see “MAPP Online Pro” on
page 33.
For most applications, the ratios in Table 1 should yield
good results.
Table 1: Recommended Meyer Sound Subwoofers
Subwoofer
Frequency
Response
Recommended Ratio
(Number of UPJuniors per Subwoofer)
650-P
28–100 Hz
±4 dB
2 x 1 for bass-heavy applications;
4 x 1 for flat frequency response (6 db of
attenuation for subwoofer)
600-HP
39–130 Hz
±4 dB
2 x 1 for bass-heavy applications;
4 x 1 for flat frequency response (6 db of
attenuation for subwoofer)
700-HP
30–125 Hz
±4 dB
4 x 1 for bass-heavy applications
USW-1P
35–180 Hz
±4 dB
1 x 1 for bass-heavy applications;
2 x 1 for flat frequency response
UMS-1P
29–135 Hz
±4 dB
1 x 1 for flat frequency response;
Not recommended for bass-heavy applications
Full-range signals can be connected directly to Meyer
Sound self-powered loudspeakers because the loudspeakers have built-in active crossovers. Subwoofers can be
added to a UPJunior loudspeaker system by simply daisychaining them to the UPJuniors. In more complex systems,
subwoofers can be added by using line drivers or digital signal processor to send multiple outputs to each sub-system.
In addition, you can use low-cut filters to flatten the overall
frequency response of the system while increasing the
UPJunior headroom in the lower frequencies.
ADDING SUBWOOFERS BY DAISY-CHAINING
When UPJunior loudspeakers and subwoofers are daisychained using the Loop connector, the result is a fairly flat
frequency response. However, the response will show a rise
in the 60–200 Hz range where the loudspeakers’ response
overlaps at certain ratios (see Table 1).
To add a subwoofer by daisy-chaining:
1. Daisy-chain the suggested number of UPJuniors for your
subwoofer (see Table 1). Connect the source signal to
the Input of the first UPJunior, then connect the Loop
output of the first UPJunior to the Input of the second
UPJunior (and so forth).
2. Connect the Loop output of the last UPJunior in the
chain to the subwoofer Input.
3. Configure the polarities for the loudspeakers:
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If the UPJuniors and subwoofer are coplanar, or they are
very close together (four feet or less), set their polarities
to the same value. If any of the loudspeakers have a
Polarity switch, set each switch to the up (+) position.
■
If the UPJuniors and subwoofer are more than four feet
apart, or if a delay is required between them, use a measurement system like Meyer Sound’s SIM® 3 to determine appropriate delay and polarity settings.
CAUTION: Make sure the source signal is sufficient to drive the total load impedance of the
daisy-chained loudspeakers (see “Loop Connector”
on page 13).
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ADDING SUBWOOFERS WITH A LINE DRIVER
Using a line driver with dedicated low and mid-hi outputs
(like Meyer Sound’s LD-1A and LD-2) to drive a UPJunior
loudspeaker system with subwoofers allows adjustments to
the gain and polarity of each sub-system. This lets you
effectively compensate for the ratio of loudspeakers to subwoofers, as well as any acoustical conditions. You can also
engage a low-cut filter on the signal routed to the UPJuniors
to flatten the overall frequency response, minimizing the
gain in the frequency range where the UPJuniors and subwoofers overlap while increasing the UPJunior headroom in
the lower frequencies.
NOTE: When using a line driver, if the gains for
the UPJuniors and subwoofer are set to the
same level, the combined response is identical to a
daisy-chained configuration, resulting in a gain in the
overlapping frequency range.
To add a subwoofer with a line driver:
1. Daisy-chain the suggested number of UPJuniors for your
subwoofer (see Table 1). Connect the output of the line
driver to the Input of the first UPJunior, then connect the
Loop output of the first UPJunior to the Input of the second UPJunior (and so forth).
2. Connect the low or subwoofer output of the line driver to
the subwoofer Input.
3. To minimized the gain in the frequency range where the
UPJuniors and subwoofer overlap, engage a low-cut filter for the signal routed to the UPJuniors.
4. Configure the polarities for the loudspeakers:
■
If a low-cut filter is engaged for the UPJuniors, and the
UPJuniors and subwoofer are coplanar or very close
together (four feet or less), a reverse in the polarity for the
subwoofer may be required.
■
If the low-cut filter is engaged for the UPJuniors, and the
UPJuniors and subwoofer are more than four feet apart,
the polarities may need to be reversed again to compensate for delay propagation. In these cases, a measurement system like Meyer Sound’s SIM 3 is recommended
to determine appropriate delay and polarity settings.
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GALILEO LOUDSPEAKER MANAGEMENT
SYSTEM
Meyer Sound’s Galileo® loudspeaker management system is
a comprehensive solution for driving and aligning loudspeaker systems, especially those comprised of Meyer
Sound self-powered loudspeakers. The Galileo 616 is a twospace rack unit with six inputs and 16 low-latency outputs.
Processing for the outputs includes gain, polarity, delay,
high- and low-pass filters, equalization (parametric and
TruShaping), and atmospheric correction.
Galileo 616
The Galileo 616 can be controlled from its intuitive front
panel or from the extensive Compass™ software running on
a Windows or Mac® computer. The Galileo system also
interfaces seamlessly with Meyer Sound’s SIM 3 audio analyzer.
USING DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSORS
Full-range signals can be connected directly to Meyer
Sound self-powered loudspeakers because the loudspeakers have built-in active crossovers. External crossovers and
digital signal processors are optional and should be used
with caution as they can introduce phase shifts that cause
destructive cancellations.
If a digital signal processor is used, both the UPJuniors and
subwoofer should be driven from the same processor to
keep their delay times the same. Otherwise a phase shift
between the UPJuniors and subwoofer may be encountered. In addition, you should verify the delay time between
channels: some digital signal processors may incur channelto-channel delays when the processor is near maximum
throughput, which becomes more likely as the number of filters in use by the processor is increased.
In no case should a filter higher than the 2nd order be used
on source signals. The additional phase shift introduced by
these filters deteriorates the impulse response, and the
higher roll-off does not improve crossover interaction.
UPJUNIOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
In addition, when using third-party digital signal processors
to filter source signals, it is highly recommended that the filter be configured to emulate the low-cut filter used by Meyer
Sound’s LD-1A and LD-2.
LD-1A and LD-2 Low-Cut Filter Parameters
Type
Order
Pole Frequency
Q
High Pass
2nd
162 Hz
0.82*
(–12dB/oct)
*If the digital signal processor does not have variable Q for
high-pass filters, the filter should be set to “Butterworth”
(Q ≅ .7).
If loudspeakers will be driven directly from a digital signal
processor, make sure the signal is sufficient to drive the total
load impedance of the connected loudspeakers (see “Loop
Connector” on page 13).
TIP: To address the collective concerns of array
design, subwoofer integration, digital signal
processors, delay systems, and acoustical conditions, a measurement system like Meyer Sound’s
SIM 3 is strongly recommended.
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CHAPTER 5: THE VARIO HORN
ROTATING THE VARIO HORN
The UPJunior has a VariO horn that can be easily rotated to
deliver either wide or narrow coverage, whether the loudspeaker is oriented vertically or horizontally. The VariO horn
is factory installed with a wide coverage of 80º horizontal x
50º vertical (when the loudspeaker is oriented vertically). The
horn can be rotated to provide a narrow, targeted coverage
of 50º horizontal x 80º vertical (when the loudspeaker is oriented vertically).
5. Rotate the horn 90º clockwise, so its orientation is
80º x 50º, with the horn’s wide flange situated near the
sides of the cabinet instead of the top and bottom.
6. Place the horn back in the cabinet (it should fit comfortably snug) and secure it with the four 10-32 x 1” flange
screws.
VariO Horn at 80°H x 50°V (Left) and 50°H x 80°V (Right)
To rotate the UPJunior’s VariO horn from wide coverage to
narrow coverage:
1. Remove the four 10-32 x 5/8” screws from the grille
cover (two from the top and two from the bottom).
7. Reattach the grille cover and secure it with the four 1032 x 5/8” screws.
2. Carefully remove the grille cover.
3. Remove the four 10-32 x 1” flange screws from the horn.
4. Carefully remove the horn from the cabinet, making sure
not to place any stress on its wiring.
TIP: To rotate the Meyer Sound logo on the
UPJunior grille frame, pull up on the logo, rotate
it to the desired position, and release.
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CHAPTER 5: THE VARIO HORN
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CHAPTER 6: QUICKFLY RIGGING
The UPJunior is compatible with Meyer Sound’s QuickFly
system, a comprehensive collection of custom-designed
rigging, flying, and mounting options. Comprised of rugged,
reliable, and easy-to-configure components, QuickFly lets
you deploy UPJuniors as either individual loudspeakers or
as arrays at precise angles to take full advantage of their
directional components. The UPJunior’s top and bottom
plates are constructed of heavy-duty, high-strength, corrosion-resistant 6061-T6 aluminum and include threaded metric holes (for M8 screws) for easy connection to QuickFly
rigging and third-party mounting options.
BASIC EYEBOLT RIGGING
The UPJunior ships with two M8 threaded, 20 mm eyebolts.
The eyebolts attach to the top or bottom plates of the
UPJunior and can be used to suspend the loudspeaker.
Important Safety Considerations!
When installing Meyer Sound loudspeakers, the following
precautions should always be observed:
■
All Meyer Sound products must be used in accordance
with local, state, federal, and industry regulations. It is
the owner’s and user’s responsibility to evaluate the reliability of any rigging method for their application. Rigging
should only be carried out by experienced professionals.
■
Use mounting and rigging hardware that has been rated
to meet or exceed the weight being hung.
■
Make sure to attach mounting hardware to the building's
structural components (studs or joists), and not just to
the wall surface. Verify that the building's structure and
the anchors used for the installation will safely support
the total weight of the mounted loudspeakers.
■
Use mounting hardware appropriate for the surface
where the loudspeaker will be installed.
■
Make sure bolts and eyebolts are tightened securely.
Meyer Sound recommends using Loctite® on eyebolt
threads and safety cables.
■
Inspect mounting and rigging hardware regularly. Immediately replace any worn or damaged components.
UPJunior Top Plate with Threaded Holes for Eyebolts
A single UPJunior can be suspended with one eyebolt.
However, two eyebolts provide more safety and stability, as
well the capability of aiming and tilting the UPJunior for targeted coverage.
UPJunior with One Eyebolt (Left) and Two Eyebolts (Right)
NOTE: Up to two UPJuniors, oriented vertically, can be suspended with the eyebolts supplied by Meyer Sound at a 7:1 safety factor. For this
configuration, the top UPJunior would have two eyebolts installed on its top plate and two eyebolts
installed on its bottom plate, for connecting to the
second UPJunior. Additional M8 eyebolts are available from Meyer Sound.
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POLE-MOUNTING THE UPJUNIOR
THE MUB-UPJUNIOR U-BRACKET
You can mount a single UPJunior on a pole with a third-party
pole-mount adapter (such as the BMB-200K mounting
bracket from Ultimate Support).
You can use the MUB-UPJunior U-bracket to mount a single
UPJunior on walls, ceilings, and stage lips, to mount up to
two UPJuniors on a tripod, or to mount an array of UPJuniors. The U-bracket’s adjustment slot lets you adjust how
close the UPJunior is located to the mounting surface and at
what angle the loudspeaker will be positioned. The MUBUPJunior U-bracket kit includes two M8, 16 mm bolts.
MUB-UPJunior U-Bracket
UPJunior with Pole-Mount Adapter (Shown Upside Down)
NOTE: When mounting a single UPJunior with
the MUB-UPJunior U-bracket, the bracket
should be fastened to the center holes on the loudspeaker’s top and bottom plates. When flying an
array of UPJuniors from the MUB-UPJunior Ubracket, the bracket should be fastened to the holes
toward the rear of the loudspeaker plates to compensate for the shift in center of gravity.
MUB-UPJunior U-Bracket Load Ratings for Flown
UPJuniors
An array of up to three UPJuniors can be flown with the
MUB-UPJunior U-bracket at a 7:1 safety factor. When flying
any number of UPJuniors with the MUB-UPJunior Ubracket, the U-bracket must be secured to the mounting
surface with either the two 1/2” center holes or the four 1/4”
corner holes.
MUB-UPJunior U-Bracket Load Ratings
Holes
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Safety
Factor
Number of Flown UPJuniors
Two 1/2” Center Holes
7:1
Up to 3 (with the load evenly distributed on the two points)
Four 1/4” Corner Holes
7:1
Up to 3 (with the load evenly distributed on the four points)
Two 1/4” Center Holes
–
Not supported
UPJUNIOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION: The 1/4” center holes are not rated
for flown loudspeakers. These holes should
only be used for pole-mounting with an adapter.
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Wall-Mounting with the MUB-UPJunior
The MUB-UPJunior U-bracket lets you mount the UPJunior
either vertically or horizontally on a wall.
Truss-Mounting with the MUB-UPJunior
An array of UPJuniors (with the MAAM-UPJunior array
adapter) can be mounted on a truss with the MUB-UPJunior
U-bracket. The top loudspeaker in the array is attached to
the MUB-UPJunior U-bracket and the U-bracket is attached
to the truss with two “C” or “G” hanging clamps (not
included).
MUB-UPJunior, Vertical Wall Mount
MUB-UPJunior with MAAMP-UPJuniors, Truss-Mounted
MUB-UPJunior, Horizontal Wall Mount
NOTE: When flying an array of UPJuniors from
the MUB-UPJunior U-bracket, the bracket
should be fastened to the holes near the rear of the
loudspeaker plates, to compensate for the shift in
center of gravity. In addition, shackles can be
attached to the array adapter plate’s rear pickup
holes for additional support or to provide control over
the vertical tilt.
Ceiling-Mounting with the MUB-UPJunior
Floor-Mounting with the MUB-UPJunior
The UPJunior can be mounted on a ceiling, underbalcony, or
canopy area with the MUB-UPJunior U-bracket.
The UPJunior can be mounted on a floor or stage lip (for
front-fill applications) with the MUB-UPJunior U-bracket.
MUB-UPJunior, Ceiling-Mounted
MUB-UPJunior, Floor-Mounted
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Pole-Mounting with the MUB-UPJunior
THE MYA-UPJUNIOR MOUNTING YOKE
You can use the MUB-UPJunior U-bracket to pole-mount a
single UPJunior with a third-party pole adapter. This combination allows the UPJunior’s angle to be adjusted. The Ubracket can also be used to pole-mount a vertical array of
up to two UPJuniors with an MAAM-UPJunior array adapter.
The MYA-UPJunior mounting yoke suspends a single
UPJunior loudspeaker and allows a wide range of horizontal
and vertical adjustment. The mounting yoke’s bottom bar
attaches to the bottom plate of the UPJunior with two M8
mounting screws (included). A “C” or “G” hanging clamp
and steel safety cable (not included) are required to suspend
the MYA-UPJunior mounting yoke.
MUB-UPJunior with MAAM-UPJunior Array, Pole-Mounted
The MUB-UPJunior U-bracket should be secured to the
pole adapter with the bracket’s two 1/4” center holes.
CAUTION: When pole-mounting UPJuniors (up
! to two) with the MUB-UPJunior U-bracket,
make sure the third-party pole and pole adapter have
been rated to support the total weight of the loudspeakers. Observe all safety precautions specified by
the manufacturers.
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MYA-UPJunior Mounting Yoke
NOTE: The top bar of MYA-UPJunior mounting yoke
accommodates hanging clamps with standard 1/2inch or 12 mm bolts.
UPJUNIOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
THE MAAM-UPJUNIOR ARRAY ADAPTER
The MAAM-UPJunior array adapter provides a solid connection between UPJunior loudspeakers to form horizontal and
vertical arrays of up to three loudspeakers. The front adjustment slot is used to adjust the distance between the loudspeakers to achieve the desired splay angle (from 20° to 80°)
and coverage. The MAAM-UPJunior array adapter kit
includes two plates, eight M8 screws and washers, and four
M8 knobs (for floor monitor use only). A single kit can create
an array of two UPJunior loudspeakers; two kits are required
for an array of three loudspeakers.
M8 screw to
loudspeaker
Eyebolt
Arrays are assembled by attaching the array adapter plates
to the top and bottom plates of the UPJuniors and securing
them with the included M8 screws and washers.
M8 screw to
loudspeaker
Eyebolt
Holes for
Stowing
Attaching an Array Adapter Plate
Eyebolts
M8 screw to
loudspeaker
M8 screw to
loudspeaker
Shackle
MAAM-UPJunior Array Adapter Plate
The MAAM-UPJunior array adapter can also be used to
position a UPJunior as a floor monitor with adjustable
angles. When positioning the UPJunior as a floor monitor,
the array adapter plates attach to the UPJunior with the
included M8 knobs.
CAUTION: The MAAM-UPJunior array adapters support a maximum of three UPJuniors in
an array.
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CAUTION: The M8 knobs included with the
MAAM-UPjunior array adapter should only be
used to secure the plates to the UPJunior when positioning it as a floor monitor. The M8 knobs should not
be used for flown applications.
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CHAPTER 6: QUICKFLY RIGGING
Horizontal Arrays with the MAAM-UPJunior
Vertical Arrays with the MAAM-UPJunior
Horizontal arrays with the MAAM-UPJunior array adapter
can be flown by attaching eyebolts to the UPJunior plates or
directly to the array adapter plates. Shackles can also be
attached to the adapter plate’s rear pickup holes for additional support or to provide control over the array’s vertical
tilt.
Vertical arrays with the MAAM-UPJunior array adapter can
be flown by attaching eyebolts to the UPJunior plates or
directly to the array adapter plates. Shackles can also be
attached to the adapter plate’s rear pickup holes for additional support or to provide control over the vertical tilt.
MAAM-UPJunior, Vertical Array with Eyebolts
MAAM-UPJunior, Horizontal Array
TIP: To create optimum coverage in a horizontal
array, the splay between UPJunior loudspeakers should be 50° when the VariO horns are in the
80°H x 50°V position (this yields a horizontal coverage of 130°). Angles of less than 50° between the
loudspeakers can lead to too much interaction
between the loudspeakers, while angles of greater
than 50° may result in holes in the coverage.
Vertical arrays of up to three UPJuniors with the MAAMUPJunior array adapter can be ceiling mounted by attaching
an MUB-UPJunior U-bracket to the top UPJunior.
MAAM-UPJunior, Vertical Array Ceiling-Mounted
NOTE: When flying an array of UPJuniors from
the MUB-UPJunior U-bracket, the bracket
should be fastened to the holes toward the rear of the
loudspeaker plates, to compensate for the shift in
center of gravity. In addition, shackles can be
attached to the array adapter plate’s rear pickup
holes for additional support or to provide control over
the vertical tilt.
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UPJUNIOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
TIP: To create optimum coverage in a vertical
array, the splay between UPJunior loudspeakers should be 30° when the VariO horns are in the
80°H x 50°V position (this yields a vertical coverage
of 80°). Angles of less than 30° between the loudspeakers can lead to too much interaction between
the loudspeakers, while angles of greater than 30°
may result in holes in the coverage.
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Floor Monitoring with the MAAM-UPJunior
The MAAM-UPJunior array adapter can be used for positioning the UPJunior as a floor monitor, with the front adjustment slot being used to adjust the angle of the loudspeaker.
The following illustrations show the stowed position for
when the UPJunior is not in use (Figure 2), as well as some
of the more common angle configurations.
MAAM-UPJunior with UPJunior at 40 Degrees
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Figure 2: MAAM-UPJunior with UPJunior Stowed
MAAM-UPJunior with UPJunior at 52 Degrees
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MAAM-UPJunior with UPJunior at 28 Degrees
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CHAPTER 6: QUICKFLY RIGGING
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CHAPTER 7: THE RMS REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM
An optional RMS module can be installed in the UPJunior,
allowing it to be connected to an RMS (remote monitoring
system) network. RMS allows real-time monitoring of multiple Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers from a Windows-based computer. The RMS host computer
communicates with Meyer Sound loudspeakers (equipped
with RMS modules) via a simple twisted pair network, or via
an Ethernet network using an FT-10 to Ethernet adapter.
The RMS software displays all loudspeakers on the network
in a panel with icons, Meter views, and Text views that can
be customized to suit your needs. Loudspeaker data is
updated 2–5 times per second. Individual loudspeakers can
be physically identified with the Wink option in RMS, which
lights the Wink LED on the RMS module for that particular
loudspeaker. Conversely, a loudspeaker can be identified in
the RMS software by pressing the Service button on the
loudspeaker’s RMS module.
THE RMS SOFTWARE
The optional RMS software provides extensive system status and performance data for each loudspeaker, including
amplifier voltage, limiting activity, power output, fan and
driver status, as well as mute and solo capability. Loudspeakers are added to the RMS network and assigned a
node name during a one-time commissioning procedure
where the loudspeaker is identified by either entering its
unique Neuron ID, or by pressing its Service button.
RMS User Panel
Loudspeaker icons and views can be arranged to represent
how the loudspeakers have been deployed in the system.
Multiple panels can be saved and recalled for specific performances and venues.
RMS Add Loudspeaker Dialog Box
Once loudspeakers are identified on the RMS network, they
appear in the RMS software as icons and views; they are
also automatically added to the RMS database on the host
computer. The RMS state for each loudspeaker is retained
on its RMS module.
NOTE: When the UPJunior’s heatsink reaches
75° C (167° F), its On/Temp LED turns red,
while its loudspeaker icon in the RMS software turns
yellow — indicating the UPJunior is running hot, but
still within safe operating limits. However, if the RMS
icon turns red, the UPJunior is operating above its
100º C (212° F) maximum safe operating temperature. Make sure that the UPJunior is properly ventilated or decrease the loudspeaker’s audio output
signal immediately.
UPJunior RMS Icons
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CHAPTER 7: THE RMS REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM
THE RMS MODULE
Reset Button
The RMS module is installed in the bottom slot of the user
panel on the back of the Meyer Sound loudspeaker. The
RMS user panel has three LEDs, two buttons, and two Network connectors.
Pressing the Reset button causes the RMS module’s firmware to reboot; this will not affect whether the loudspeaker
is commissioned (which is stored in flash memory). When
the Reset and Service buttons are pressed at the same time,
the card is decommissioned from the network and the red
Service LED blinks.
Activity LED (Green)
RMS Module
NOTE: The LEDs and buttons on the RMS user
panel are used exclusively by RMS and have
no effect on the acoustical or electrical activity of the
UPJunior, unless Mute and Solo are enabled for the
loudspeaker.
The green Activity LED flashes continuously when the loudspeaker has been successfully commissioned.
Network Connectors
The two bi-directional Weidmuller locking connectors transfer data to and from the RMS network. Two connectors are
provided to allow for easy connection of multiple (daisychained) loudspeakers on the network.
Service LED (Red)
The red Service LED provides the following feedback:
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When unlit, the loudspeaker is successfully connected to
the network and commissioned.
■
When blinking once every two seconds, the loudspeaker
is connected to the network but not yet commissioned in
the RMS software.
■
When lit continuously, the loudspeaker’s RMS hardware
has failed and may indicate that the module has been
damaged (contact Meyer Sound Technical Support).
Service Button
Pressing the Service button identifies the loudspeaker on
the RMS network and notifies the RMS software that the
loudspeaker is connected. When the Service and Reset buttons are pressed at the same time, the card is decommissioned from the network and the red Service LED blinks.
Wink LED (Green)
The green Wink LED lights up when a signal is sent from the
RMS software by clicking the Wink button on the loudspeaker’s icon or on its Text view. This is useful for identifying the physical loudspeaker corresponding to a
loudspeaker icon in the RMS software.
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INSTALLING MUTE AND SOLO CAPABILITY
The RMS software allows you to remotely mute and solo
individual loudspeakers on the RMS network, which is useful during setup and installation and for troubleshooting. To
use the mute and solo capability of any RMS-equipped
loudspeaker, a special jumper must be installed in the loudspeaker’s RMS module (the jumper ships as a separate item
with the loudspeaker). The RMS software must also be configured to enable mute and solo capability. RMS does not
provide control over loudspeaker volumes or AC power.
CHAPTER 8: SYSTEM DESIGN AND INTEGRATION TOOLS
Meyer Sound offers two comprehensive tools to assist with
the acoustical and functional requirements of system design
and optimization. This chapter introduces you to MAPP
Online Pro, Meyer Sound’s patented online acoustical prediction tool, and SIM 3, a comprehensive system for measurement and analysis.
MAPP ONLINE PRO
MAPP Online Pro is a powerful, cross-platform, Java-based
application for accurately predicting the coverage pattern,
frequency response, impulse response, and maximum SPL
output of single or arrayed Meyer Sound loudspeakers.
Residing on your local computer, the MAPP Online Pro client
lets you configure Meyer Sound loudspeaker systems and
define the environment in which they will operate, including
air temperature, pressure, humidity, and even the location
and composition of walls. CAD (DXF) files containing
detailed venue information can also be imported.
The key to the accuracy of MAPP Online Pro’s predictions is
its exhaustive database of Meyer Sound loudspeaker measurements. Performance predictions for each loudspeaker
are based on 360 1/48th-octave-band measurements taken
with a SIM audio analyzer in the Meyer Sound anechoic
chamber. The extraordinary consistency between Meyer
Sound loudspeakers guarantees that predictions from
MAPP Online Pro will closely match their actual performance.
MAPP Online Pro predictions are requested by the client
software and sent via the Internet to the high-speed Meyer
Sound servers where high-resolution (magnitude and phase)
polar data is processed with sophisticated acoustical prediction algorithms. The resulting predictions are then
returned to and displayed on the local computer running the
MAPP Online Pro client software.
MAPP Online Pro Applications
With MAPP Online Pro, you can:
MAPP Online Pro
Whether planning for fixed installations or tours with multiple
venues, sound system designers can use MAPP Online Pro
to accurately predict the appropriate loudspeaker deployment for each job, complete with coverage data, system
delay and equalization settings, rigging information, and
detailed design illustrations. MAPP Online Pro’s accurate,
high-resolution predictions ensure that systems will perform
as expected, thereby eliminating unexpected coverage
problems and minimizing on-site adjustments.
■
Simulate different loudspeaker configurations to refine
system design and zero-in on the best coverage for
intended audience areas
■
Monitor loudspeaker interactions to locate destructive
interferences so that loudspeakers can be re-aimed and
repositioned as necessary
■
Place microphones anywhere in the sound field and predict their frequency response, impulse response, and
sound pressure
■
Determine delay settings for fill loudspeakers
■
Try out virtual Galileo equalization to determine optimum
real-world settings for the best system response
■
Automatically calculate load information for arrays to
determine rigging capacities, front-to-back weight distribution, and center of gravity
■
Generate and export system images for client presentations
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Using MAPP Online Pro
Source Independent Measurement Technique
MAPP Online Pro is compatible with the following operating
systems:
The SIM 3 audio analyzer implements Meyer Sound’s source
independent measurement technique, a dual-channel
method that accommodates statistically unpredictable excitation signals. Any excitation signal within a desired frequency range can be used to obtain highly accurate
measurements for acoustical or electronic systems. For
example, concert halls and loudspeaker systems can be
captured during a performance and used as a SIM 3 test
signal, so you can:
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Windows
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Linux®
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Unix®
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Mac OS® 10.4 and later
Additional system requirements and recommendations are
available on the MAPP Online Pro website:
■
View measurement data as amplitude versus time
(impulse response) or amplitude and phase versus frequency (frequency response)
■
Utilize a single-channel spectrum mode
■
View frequency domain data with a logarithmic frequency axis
■
Determine and internally compensate for propagation
delays using the SIM 3 Delay Finder
http://www.meyersound.com/products/mapponline/pro/
Downloading and Installing MAPP Online Pro
To use MAPP Online Pro, you can register at the following
link:
http://www.meyersound.com/products/mapponline/pro/
register/
After entering your registration information, an email will be
sent to you with your user name, password, and the MAPP
Online Pro download location. On-screen instructions will
guide you through the download and installation process.
The MAPP Online Pro client software is regularly upgraded
to add support for the latest Meyer Sound loudspeakers, as
well as to add feature enhancements. Most upgrades are
downloaded automatically when logging on to a MAPP
Online Pro session. The MAPP Online Pro database includes
nearly all of the current Meyer Sound loudspeakers, subwoofers, and processors.
THE SIM 3 MEASUREMENT SYSTEM
The SIM 3 audio analyzer is a high-resolution audio measurement system comprised of software, hardware, microphones, and accessory cables. SIM 3 is optimized for
measuring audio frequencies with resolutions up 1/48th of
an octave, allowing you to apply precise corrections to balance system response using frequency and phase domain
information.
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SIM 3 Applications
SIM 3’s main applications are testing and aligning loudspeaker systems, which entails:
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Measuring propagation delays between subsystems to
determine appropriate polarities and delay times
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Measuring variations in frequency response caused by
the acoustical environment and the placement and interaction of loudspeakers to determine corrective equalization
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Optimizing subwoofer integrations
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Optimizing loudspeaker arrays
SIM 3 can also be used in the following applications:
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Microphone calibration and equalization
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Transducer evaluation and correction
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Echo detection and analysis
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Vibration analysis
■
Architectural acoustics
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Underwater acoustics
APPENDIX A: INSTALLING THE OPTIONAL RAIN HOODS
The optional UPJunior rain hoods provide all-weather protection for its user panel and connectors in fixed, outdoor
installations. The rain hood is available in both vertical
(PN 40.173.020.01) and horizontal (PN 40.173.021.01) models.
NOTE: When using the rain hoods with loudspeaker arrays with the MAAM-UPJunior array
adapter, the maximum splay angle between loudspeakers is 40°.
INSTALLING THE HORIZONTAL RAIN HOOD
To install the UPJunior horizontal rain hood:
1. Attach any required cables to the UPJunior and then orient the loudspeaker horizontally.
2. Remove the six screws from the back sides of the
UPJunior.
INSTALLING THE VERTICAL RAIN HOOD
To install the UPJunior vertical rain hood:
1. Attach any required cables to the UPJunior and then orient the loudspeaker vertically.
2. Remove the eight screws from the back sides of the
UPJunior.
3. Carefully fit the rain hood over the UPJunior rear panel so
the screw holes are aligned.
4. Insert the previously removed six screws and tighten
them.
3. Carefully fit the rain hood over the UPJunior rear panel so
the screw holes are aligned.
4. Insert the previously removed eight screws and tighten
them.
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APPENDIX A: INSTALLING THE OPTIONAL RAIN HOODS
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APPENDIX B: BASIC TROUBLESHOOTING
This section includes some basic troubleshooting suggestions for configuring your Meyer Sound loudspeaker.
The On/Temp LED is not lit and there is no loudspeaker
output.
■
Make sure the AC power cable is the correct type for the
region’s voltage and that it is securely connected to the
loudspeaker’s AC inlet. Unplug the other end of the AC
cable and then plug it back in.
■
Use an AC voltmeter to verify that the AC voltage is
within 90–264 V AC.
■
Contact Meyer Sound Technical Support.
■
Hum or noise can be produced by a ground loop. Since
the UPJunior is effectively ground-lifted, the loop may be
broken elsewhere in the system.
The loudspeaker output is distorted or compressed but
the Limit LED is not lit.
■
Make sure the XLR source cable is securely connected
to the loudspeaker’s XLR Input connector.
■
Connect the audio source to another loudspeaker to verify the signal is within the proper range. Turn the source
level down before reconnecting the audio source and
increase the level slowly to avoid a sudden blast of
sound.
■
If possible, monitor the audio source with headphones.
The On/Temp LED is green but there is no loudspeaker
output.
■
Verify that the audio source (mixer, EQ, delay) is sending
a valid signal. If possible, monitor the audio source with
headphones.
■
Make sure the XLR source cable is securely connected
to the loudspeaker’s XLR Input connector.
■
Verify that the XLR source cable is functioning by substituting another cable or by using the cable in question in a
working system.
■
Connect the audio source to another loudspeaker to verify the signal is within the proper range. Turn the source
level down before reconnecting the audio source and
increase the level slowly to avoid a sudden blast of
sound.
The loudspeaker output is highly compressed and the
Limit LEDs are yellow.
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The On/Temp LED is red.
This occurs when the heatsink temperature reaches 75°C
(185°F) and indicates that the amplifier is thermally overloaded.
■
Turn down the level of the audio source connected to the
loudspeaker.
■
Make sure the amplifier’s fan is working properly.
■
Make sure there is sufficient air flow around the loudspeaker.
■
Avoid exposing the heatsink to direct sunlight if the
ambient temperature is high.
Hum or noise is produced by the loudspeaker.
■
Disconnect the XLR source cable. If the noise goes
away, there is a problem somewhere in the audio
source’s signal path. If the noise persists, there is a problem with the loudspeaker (return the unit to the factory or
the nearest authorized service center).
■
Make sure the XLR source cable is securely connected
to the loudspeaker’s XLR Input connector.
■
Connect the audio source to another loudspeaker to verify the signal and that it is within the proper range. Turn
the source level down before reconnecting the audio
source and increase the level slowly to avoid a sudden
blast of sound.
Turn down the level of the audio source connected to the
loudspeaker.
See Chapter 3, “Amplification and Audio” for details about
amplifier limiting and the amplifier cooling system.
Only the high- or low-frequency drivers are outputting
sound.
■
Make sure the audio source is full-range and has not
been filtered at an earlier stage in the signal chain. If possible, monitor the audio source with headphones.
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Connect the audio source to another loudspeaker to verify the signal is full-range. Turn the source level down
before reconnecting the audio source and increase the
level slowly to avoid a sudden blast of sound.
■
Use a sine wave or pink noise generator to send a variety
of frequencies to the loudspeaker.
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APPENDIX C: UPJUNIOR SPECIFICATIONS
ACOUSTICAL
Operating Frequency
Range
70 Hz – 20 kHz
Note: Recommended maximum operating frequency range. Response depends on
loading conditions and room acoustics.
Frequency Response
76 Hz – 18 kHz ±4 dB
Note: Measured free field with 1/3 octave frequency resolution at 4 meters.
Phase Response
250 Hz – 18 kHz ±45°
Maximum Peak SPL
126 dB
Note: Measured with music referred to 1 meter.
Dynamic Range
>110 dB
Coverage
80° x 50°
Note: The UPJunior horn can be rotated to provide an 80° x 50° coverage pattern in
either the horizontal or vertical plane.
Crossover
3.5 kHz
Note: At this frequency, the transducers produce equal sound pressure levels.
TRANSDUCERS
Low Frequency
One 8” cone driver with neodymium magnet
Nominal impedance: 4 Ω
Voice coil size: 1.5”
Power-handling capability: 300 W (AES)
Note: Power handling measured using AES standards: transducer driven continuously
for two hours with band limited noise signal having a 6 dB peak-average ratio.
High Frequency
One 2” compression driver
Nominal impedance: 12 Ω
Voice coil size: 2”
Diaphragm size: 2”
Exit size: 0.75”
Power-handling capability: 100 W (AES)
Note: Power handling measured using AES standards: transducer driven continuously
for two hours with band limited noise signal having a 6 dB peak-average ratio.
Note: High frequency driver is coupled to an 80° x 50° constant-directivity horn.
AUDIO INPUT
Type
Differential, electronically balanced
Maximum Common
Mode Range
±15 V DC, clamped to earth for voltage transient protection
Connectors
Female XLR input with male XLR loop output
Input Impedance
10 kΩ differential between pins 2 and 3
Wiring
Pin 1: Chassis/earth through 220 kΩ, 1000 pF, 15 V clamp network to provide virtual
ground lift at audio frequencies
Pin 2: Signal +
Pin 3: Signal – (optional polarity reversal switch)
Case: Earth ground and chassis
Note: An optional input module is available that includes a polarity reversal switch and
attenuator (0–18 dB).
DC Blocking
Differential DC blocking on input up to maximum common mode voltage
CMRR
>50 dB, typically 80 dB (50–500 Hz)
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APPENDIX C: UPJUNIOR SPECIFICATIONS
RF Filter
Common mode: 425 kHz
Differential mode: 142 kHz
TIM Filter
<80 kHz, integral to signal processing
Nominal Input Sensitivity
0 dBV (1 V rms, 1.4 V peak) continuous average is typically the onset of limiting for
noise and music
Input Level
Audio source must be capable of producing +20 dBV (10 V rms, 14 V peak) into 600 Ω
to produce maximum peak SPL over the operating bandwidth of the loudspeaker
AMPLIFIER
Type
Two-channel complementary MOSFET output stages (class AB/bridged)
Output Power
300 W total
Note: Wattage rating is based on the maximum unclipped burst sine-wave rms voltage the amplifier will produce into the nominal load impedance — low and high channels 30 V rms (42 V peak) into load impedance.
THD, IM TIM
<.02%
Load Capacity
4 Ω low channel, 12 Ω high channel
Cooling
Forced air cooling over amplifier heatsink
AC POWER
Connectors
PowerCon with looping output
Voltage Selection
Automatic
Safety Agency Rated
Operating Voltage
100–240 V AC; 50/60 Hz
Turn On/Turn Off
Points
90–264 V AC; 50/60 Hz
Note: No automatic turn-off voltages. Voltages above 265 V AC are fuse protected but may cause permanent
damage to the power supply. Voltages below 90 V AC may result in intermittent operation.
Current Draw
Idle Current
0.448 A rms (115 V AC); 0.285 A rms (230 V AC); 0.497 A rms (100 V AC)
Maximum Long-Term
Continuous Current
2.55 A rms (115 V AC); 1.55 A rms (230 V AC); 2.75 A rms (100 V AC)
Burst Current
2.9 A rms (115 V AC); 1.7 A rms (230 V AC); 3.2 A rms (100 V AC)
Ultimate Short-Term
Peak Current
12.0 A peak (115 V AC); 9.0 A peak (230 V AC); 13.0 A peak (100 V AC)
Inrush Current
15.0 A peak (115 V AC); 13.0 A peak (230 V AC); 15.0 A peak (100 V AC)
Note: Current draw for a single loudspeaker. Loop output not used.
PHYSICAL
Enclosure
Premium birch plywood
Finish
Black textured
Protective Grille
Powder-coated hex stamped steel
Rigging
QuickFly rigging options
Dimensions
9.00” W x 19.04” H x 10.20” D (228.60 mm x 483.55 mm x 259.08 mm)
Weight
28.00 lbs (12.70 kg)
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UPJunior Dimensions
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APPENDIX C: UPJUNIOR SPECIFICATIONS
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2832 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
www.meyersound.com
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F: +1 510 486.8356
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Meyer Sound Laboratories Inc.
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