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20TH SEP 2004

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Martin Audio are proud to announce their new integrated AQ Series family, which makes an auspicious début at this year's PLASA Show in London (September 12-15).

Styled to be architecturally unobtrusive, the new package has been designed to meet the evolving needs of high performance sound contracting across the gamut of professional applications - including nightclubs, conference facilities, post production suites, theatres, educational institutions, places of worship, museums and exhibition centres.

Six full-range enclosures are available to suit a wide range of applications. Ranging from the ultra-compact dual 5' ICT™ AQ5 to the very high power AQ15 with its 400W AES (1600W peak) 15' direct radiator and high efficiency HF compression driver, AQ Series products may be used individually, in multiples or distributed - depending on the application.

These are complemented by four dedicated, high power sub-bass enclosures, ranging from the compact, 400W AES (1600W peak) single 12' AQ112 to the very high power, 1000W AES (4000W peak) dual 15' AQ215.

A high performance AQX controller has been specially designed to manage AQ Series loudspeakers. The controller is housed in a single rack unit and provides user-selectable active crossover, limiter and trim functions for all AQ system combinations.

In true Martin Audio fashion, AQ Series loudspeakers are designed to be acoustically correct. All AQ Series loudspeakers are powerful, efficient and easy to drive.

Horn-loaded AQ Series loudspeakers feature generously-sized mid/high frequency horns and high order crossovers for superior pattern control down into the low midrange and smooth off-axis characteristics. Passive crossovers feature air-cored inductors and high quality capacitors for exceptional precision and low distortion. The precise acoustical performance of these loudspeakers makes them equally at home as signal quality control monitors in sound studios and post production suites.

AQ Series low frequency sections feature efficient, wide-bandwidth, high-excursion drivers with generously-proportioned voice coils for high power handling. The smaller AQ Series loudspeakers feature acoustically-stiff industrial foam enclosures whilst the larger enclosures in the series are well damped for accurate, non-resonant operation.

As for construction, the smaller AQ Series loudspeakers have thick-walled structural ABS foam enclosures with flush, acoustically-transparent steel grilles, while larger model enclosures are constructed in heavily-braced MDF, with tough, acoustically-transparent steel grilles. They are finished in RAL7030 light grey with other RAL colours available to order.

AQ Series loudspeakers are equipped with high-current, low-profile input and link connectors and supplied with easy-to-fit mating plugs for ease of installation. Specially-designed wall, ceiling and barrel clamp brackets are available for AQ5 – AQ12 to cater for construction industry standard 1st and 2nd fix installation methods. This allows installers to pull cables and prefix wall or ceiling mounts during building construction without having to bring the loudspeakers to site until the more secure pre-opening phase of a project.

Every detail and requirement has been taken into consideration in the design of the AQ Series, giving Martin Audio a powerful addition to its product portfolio, which will satisfy the needs of every sound contractor for the foreseeable future.

Further information from:

Maureen Hayes, Martin Audio
Tel: +44 (0)1494 535312
Fax: +44 (0)1494 438669

Jerry Gilbert, JGP Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0)1707 258525
Fax: +44 (0)1707 267140

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