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MXA902 Delivers Great Sound From Above

The MXA902 Integrated Conferencing Ceiling Array combines mic, speaker, and DSP in one device for premium sound in the shortest time in small & medium rooms.
June, 01 2023 |
Shure MXA902 Integrated Conferencing Ceiling Array

While everyone wants good sound quality in meeting rooms, finding a solution that balances audio, convenience, and ease of installation can be difficult.

A soundbar that combines an array microphone and loudspeaker makes for a quick installation.  With both components in one device, there is only one thing that needs to be mounted to the wall.  The problem is that the location of a soundbar device at the front of the room is confronted by the laws of physics.  The people seated at the far end of the table can be significantly quieter than people at the near end by the time their voice reaches the microphone.  The result may be noticeably different sound quality for people seated in different areas.

With a soundbar device, sound quality can vary significantly depending on which seat you're in.
The MXA902 Integrated Conferencing Ceiling Array provides more consistent audio levels for all participants, no matter where they are sitting.

The same phenomenon affects the audio coming from the loudspeaker.  In order to make it sufficiently loud enough for listeners seated at the far end of the table, it may be uncomfortably loud for those at the near end.

In small and medium-sized meeting rooms, installing and configuring multiple ceiling-based components is not always cost-effective.

The MXA902 combines an array microphone, loudspeaker, and DSP in one ceiling-mounted device

Ceiling-mounted array microphones and loudspeakers provide the optimal coverage of the seating area.  With the microphone and speakers overhead, the distance from the microphone or loudspeaker to each participant is roughly the same, resulting in more consistent sound quality for everyone at the table.  But in small and medium-sized meeting rooms, installing and configuring multiple ceiling-based components is not always cost-effective.

The MXA902 Integrated Conferencing Ceiling Array combines the best of both approaches.  With both an advanced array microphone and a wide-dispersion loudspeaker in one ceiling-mounted device, it provides consistent voice capture and listening levels for everyone in a 20 by 20 foot (6 by 6 meter) area.  There’s only one device to install and one cable to connect, making the entire process as simple and efficient as possible.

The MXA902 provides premium audio capture and reproduction for small and medium-size meeting rooms

The MXA902 is ideal for small to medium-sized meeting rooms where the seating area is no more than 20 by 20 feet (6 by 6 meters).  Its array microphone uses Single-Zone Automatic Coverage™ technology to capture every talker within that area, while its integrated loudspeaker provides robust sound for every participant.  In addition, built-in IntelliMix® DSP includes automatic mixing, echo cancellation, and noise reduction for a pristine audio mix.

To arrange a demo of the MXA902 Integrated Conferencing Ceiling Array, contact your local Shure representative.

Chris Lyons
Chris Lyons is a 30-year Shure veteran who has filled a variety of different marketing and public relations roles. His specialty is making complicated audio technology easy to understand, usually with an analogy that involves cars or food. He doesn't sing or play an instrument, but he does make Shure Associates laugh once in a while.