MARTIN AUDIO ANNOUNCES FIVE NEW PRODUCTS FOR ASIA
Martin Audio has made a dynamic start to the New Year with the announcement of five new products, specifically for Asian markets.
First out of the gates is the new S. Series, comprising three passive two-way systems — the S.10, S.12 and S.15. These combine the Martin Audio signature sound of warmth, clarity and smooth response with the vocal presence required for a fun Karaoke experience and designed specifically for small-medium entertainment installations and family KTV.
S. Series enclosures feature a user-rotatable horn for vertical or horizontal orientation and multiple M8 threaded inserts for easy installation. The trapezoid enclosures are braced internally to reduce panel resonances and improve sonic performance and are finished in a textured black paint, with drivers protected by a perforated steel grille.
Rear ports couple the low-frequency output to walls or ceiling, producing enhanced bass output that can be felt without the need for additional subwoofers. This is particularly useful where space or budget may not allow for subwoofer support. In addition, the LF drivers have demodulating rings, providing clear, distortion-free vocal reproduction, even at high SPL. KTV loudspeakers can be used at high SPL’s for many hours, so the internal crossover networks incorporate technology to protect the low and high frequency drivers and assure reliability without interrupting the performance.
The S.10 is an extremely compact, two-way passive loudspeaker designed for family KTV, BOX KTV and music bar rooms which call for enjoyable sound over short throw distances. It utilises a 10”/2.5” voice coil, LF driver and a 1” exit HF compression driver with a 1.4” polyimide diaphragm.
The S.12 is a high-performance, two-way entertainment system featuring a 12”/2.5” voice coil LF driver unit and a 1” exit compression driver with a 1.4” (35mm) polyimide diaphragm on a rotatable 80° x 50° HF horn.
The S.15 features a powerful 15”/3” voice coil LF drive unit and a 1” (25mm) exit HF compression driver with a 1.75” polyimide diaphragm for extended high frequency response.
In addition, Martin Audio has extended the best-selling BlacklineX series with the X218 subwoofer and the high power XH15 passive two-way system, aimed at the club and entertainment market.
The X218 is a dual-driver, high performance subwoofer with an operating range of 42Hz-200Hz + 3dB. It produces high output levels 141dB peak SPL (half space) with low distortion and can be used singly or stacked horizontally. It features dual 18”/4” voice coil, long-excursion drivers in a reflex enclosure with eight large ports that reduce air turbulence at high output levels.
For added versatility in deployment, the X218 is fitted with a 35mm pole-mount socket for mounting BlacklineX full-range enclosures, and integral M10 inserts provide for eyebolt suspension of a single enclosure.
The high power Blackline XH15 provides improved performance over the existing Blackline X15 in a wide-bandwidth system and a compact and efficient package.
Extended frequency response is provided by a 15” LF driver and a 1.4” exit compression driver mounted on a rotatable 80° x 50° constant directivity HF horn.
The LF driver features a tough, water resistant cone and a lightweight, high BL, neodymium motor system with inside/outside coil windings for improved heat transfer. An aluminium demodulating ring reduces distortion and improves midrange clarity at high levels and increased excursion is available via a triple roll surround and deep motor structure. The HF driver utilises a titanium diaphragm with controlled break-up modes for improved sonic performance at high frequencies and the crossover design and LF cone profile have been optimised to match the directivity of the HF horn and LF section through the crossover region.
Summing up the new launches, Martin Audio’s Managing Director, Dom Harter, said, “Our double-digit growth for the last three years has been largely born out of a new product drive and these latest additions primed for Asia markets will further drive our pedigree and success in both club and KTV installs.”
All products will be shipping in Asia from the end of March 2020.