Having first unveiled its Amie monitoring system back near the end of 2015, Meyer Sound has completed the system with a dedicated 15-inch subwoofer. The self-powered Amie-Sub has been specifically designed to complement the full-range monitor and provide faithful low frequency reproduction to smaller studios. However, it is also stated to works with the larger Acheon Designer screen channel speakers, as well as the HMS series of surround speakers.
Meyer Sound states that the subwoofer provides ‘excellent transient reproduction, with ample headroom for very low distortion’ with a frequency range from 25Hz to 125Hz. The enclosure has an angled corner for connections, permitting flat placement against a wall in smaller production studios. An optional bracket also enables mounting Amie-Sub from a ceiling. A complete 7.1 system can reportedly be powered from a single electrical outlet using the PowerCON AC loop output on both the Amie-Sub and Amie loudspeakers.
‘It is critical that the early stages of film audio creation be monitored with precise accuracy so they will translate smoothly into the final mix,’ explained Meyer Sound cinema specialist, Steve Shurtz. ‘The new Amie-Sub ensures that resulting LFE content will be ideally balanced, conform to all applicable SMPTE specifications, and allow trouble-free extension into bass management techniques for surround formats.’
The Amie-Sub cabinet incorporates a 15-inch long-excursion driver and a convection-cooled amplifier in a vented cabinet. On-board processing includes driver protection circuitry, low-pass filtering and correction filters for phase and frequency response. The standard audio input is XLR-F with an XLR-M loop output.