Martin Audio has put a focus on live sound with a slew of releases updating its product portfolio in this space. The manufacturer has created new product families across a variety of categories including line arrays, stage monitors and amplifiers.
Starting with the line arrays, the manufacturer has created the Wavefront Precision series to be multipurpose in nature. The speaker range comprises the dual 10-inch WPC and the dual 6.5-inch WPM as well as the SX218 and SX118 single and double 18-inch subs.
Complementing and providing power to the Wavefront Precision series are the Ikon iK42 and iK81 multichannel amplifiers. Alongside the manufacturer’s Display software, these pair with the speakers to create a complete system which, according to Martin Audio, provides ‘scalable resolution’.
‘We wanted a solution whereby customers could have a flexible and scalable approach to resolution and control of coverage,’ explained Martin Audio MD, Dom Harter. ‘Simply put, the more boxes with dedicated amplifier channels, the higher the resolution and scale of coverage control achievable. This means even at the lowest level of resolution the results are still fundamentally better than a traditional line array, and at the top end of resolution users can enjoy many of the benefits that MLA systems provide.’
Moving onto the stage, the manufacturer has also developed a pair of new monitor families. First up, the XE series comprises the 12-inch XE300 and 15-inch XE500 and has been developed following consultation with monitor engineers. The wedges combine a low-profile enclosure with Martin Audio’s Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology and a patent pending third static waveguide that reportedly increases the size of the HF horn mouth to maintain pattern control over a wide frequency band and avoid spill outside the coverage area.
Meanwhile, the two-member LE series is aimed at up-and-coming bands, regional rental houses, corporate A/V events, houses of worship and fixed installations. The 12-inch LE100 and 15-inch LE200 feature compact enclosures and the same Coaxial Differential Dispersion drivers as the CDD-Live range and reportedly produce ‘a near-rectangular coverage pattern over a listening plane at head height’.