Martin Audio launched its new MLA Compact Multi-cellular loudspeaker array at this years Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt and introduced Stockholm-based DM Audio as the first customer worldwide.
RG Jones, which numbers the Glastonbury Festival among its many high profile accounts, became the first UK company to invest in a System 36 following successful trials at both the Royal Albert Hall (on Classical Spectacular) and on Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds.
The company placed the order on the opening day of Frankfurt and joint managing director Andrew Williamson said, “We needed a large format system and this will be our first self-powered rig. It provides an excellent truck-pack solution because you don’t need to deploy a lot of amp racks, and the degree of control it offers is a major plus point.”
RG Jones Project Manager, Steve Carr, added, “It’s a unique product, from a trusted brand and trusted source. This is one of the most exciting developments that has happened for a long time. With the systems that have already been sold in the US, it was inevitable that it would start to appear on riders.” Joint MD John Carroll added, “We looked at other systems but were convinced we would buy this after we could see a demand for it over the first year.”
On the opening day Martin Audio managing director Anthony Taylor had addressed a packed stand of media and distributors, explaining the impact the groundbreaking new MLA technology was now having, on the back of huge growth in 2011. “We threw a pebble in the water and watched the ripples rapidly expand,” he said. Martin Audio celebrated its most successful trade show to date and will surely be feeling the effects of the MLA for months to come.Article continues below