Introduction of Amie-Sub completes Meyer Sounds Amie monitoring system
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:55
Meyer Sound has announced the introduction of the Amie-Sub compact cinema
subwoofer, a self-powered unit specifically designed as the ideal complement for
the Amie Precision Studio Monitor. Amie-Sub gives sound designers and sound
editors working in smaller studios absolute confidence that their LFE content will
translate accurately and seamlessly into the final mix as well as into commercial
exhibition and home theatre distribution.
For both artistic reasons and efficiency of workflow, 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, says 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 provides high power output and excellent transient reproduction, with
ample headroom for very low distortion and a frequency range extending from 125
Hz to 25 Hz. Amplitude and phase response are exceptionally flat, resulting in
accurate tonality of both effects and music content. The compact cabinet has an
angled corner for connections, allowing placement flat against the wall in smaller
production studios. An optional bracket enables mounting Amie-Sub from a ceiling.
A complete 7.1 system can be powered from a single electrical outlet using the
PowerCON AC loop output on both the Amie-Sub and Amie loudspeakers.
Amie-Sub has been optimized for pairing with the Amie Precision Studio Monitor,
but it also works well with the larger Acheron Designer screen channel loudspeakers
as well as with the HMS series of surround loudspeakers.
With the addition of Amie-Sub, the newly complete Amie system provides a
definitive monitoring solution for small- to mid-sized film sound studios, such as
those employed for initial sound design or for editing of dialog, music or effects.
Unlike small, general purpose studio monitors, Amie was designed in consultation
with film sound professionals specifically for the unique challenges of small studio
environments, usually with only one operator. The flat response, high headroom
reserves, and precise high frequency dispersion characteristics of an Amie system
assure results in tracks and pre-mixes that will require little or no re-balancing or
equalization in the final mix.
The new Amie-Sub brings the same benefits to private cinema installations,
allowing the home film enthusiast to hear the soundtrack exactly as intended by its
The Amie-Sub cabinet incorporates a 15 long-excursion driver and a convection-
cooled amplifier in an optimally tuned, vented cabinet. On-board processing
includes driver protection circuitry, low-pass filtering, and correction filters for
phase and frequency response. The PowerCON AC input connector has a loop output
for Amie loudspeakers. The standard audio input is XLR-F with an XLR-M loop