MARTIN AUDIO GIVES MLA MINI ITS ISE DEBUT
Having recently won a Pro Sound Web Readers Choice Award for MLA Mini, ISE 2014 presented Martin Audio with a perfect platform for bringing its dedicated and award-winning control technology to the installation market for the first time. Coinciding with this, Martin Audio also released a new promotional video for MLA Mini, which can be viewed at http://youtu.be/3r7vnNNCZSQ
The third generation of its MLA (Multicellular Loudspeaker Array) technology, MLA Mini's ultra-compact footprint, light weight and radical design form a compelling combination for installed sound contractors looking for a scalable, high octane solution - within budget.
To exemplify this, a 12-box array will throw 35 metres (115ft) and deliver live music in venues of 1000+ people.
The key that unlocks the power of MLA Mini is the MSX mini-sub power plant, which complements the main system and houses the amplification, networking and DSP necessary to power and control itself and four MLA Mini enclosures.
The system can be flown, ground-stacked or pole mounted. In its simplest configuration, four MLA Minis can be pole-mounted above the MSX with precisely adjustable tilt angle, and function as a plug-and-play system, with the user recalling onboard presets instead of using computer control. At the other end of the scale, up to 16 MLA Minis can be flown in an array and powered by four ground-stacked MSX's.
Each MLA Mini enclosure houses 2 x 6.5' (165mm)/2' (50mm) voice coil LF drivers and a vertical column of 3 x 1.4' (35mm) aluminium dome HF drivers on a 100° horizontal dispersion horn. The 15' (380mm) reflex loaded MSX can be integrated into flown arrays or ground-stacked separately.
MSX also contains nine channels of Class D amplification to provide cellular drive while the onboard DSP interacts with proprietary DISPLAY2.1™ intelligent software for accurate array optimisation.
With each individual cell under software control, 'hard-avoid' areas can also be programmed in to reduce sound spill, and vertical coverage can be fine-tuned electronically in-situ without the need to re-rig the array.
Arrays and MSX's can be remotely controlled from a laptop or wireless tablet running VU-NET™ control software thus eliminating trial and error tuning.
These attributes make it the obvious solution for small-to-medium scale theatre and live music venues; corporate AV events; fixed installations in concert halls, ballrooms and HoW - as well as side-fills for MLA Compact systems in a live context.
Simon Bull, International Sales Director, concludes, 'We've enjoyed tremendous success with multi-cellular technology, and we're very confident that MLA Mini will carry on this mantle, and in particular making great strides into the installation market.'