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ISE 2013: Martin Audio to show off flagship product portfolio

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ISE 2013: Martin Audio to show off flagship product portfolio

Martin Audio will present its flagship lines at ISE 2013, where it will exhibit on stand 3-C128.

Although the MLA Compact will take centre stage on the booth for its ISE debut, the company will also display its OmniLine micro-array, which returns to the venue where it picked up an innovation award five years ago.

Aimed at a wider range of touring and installed sound applications than the original MLA (Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array), and featuring a smaller and lighter design, the MLA Compact delivers cellular technology to applications that do not require the full power and throw of the full-size MLA.

The OmniLine micro-array delivers consistent, accurate audio coverage using just one amplifier channel per array. An OmniLine module uses a line of five custom-designed dome tweeters, with a spacing of only 21mm between each element. The result is sidelobe-free vertical dispersion from the high frequency section.

The ‘cones’ of the two LF drivers are sculpted from a light, stiff material and follow the contour of the HF horn walls. This provides constant horizontal directivity from low-mid, up to extreme high frequencies.

Martin Audio will also showcase the DD6 – an ultra-versatile and compact, multi-angled enclosure based on Differential Dispersion horn technology, and aimed at the touring, AV and theatre sectors.

The Differential Dispersion horn yields a dispersion pattern which covers typical audience planes in the near- and mid-field in a more consistent manner than a conventional X by Y degree horn.

Finally, Martin Audio will display its new XD12 and XD15 for the touring and theatre sector, which was launched at PLASA 2012.

The two XD models were designed to deliver higher output levels and a more extended frequency range than other similarly-sized systems. Both offer an accurate 80° x 50° dispersion pattern in a compact, multi-angle enclosure suited to a wide range of uses – from distributed sound reinforcement and portable AV events, to dance floor and stage monitor use.

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Tags: martin audio, omniline, mla, mla compact, ISE 2013, PLASA 2012, XD12, XD15, DD6

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