MARTIN AUDIO SCOOPS ANOTHER TOP INDUSTRY AWARD
MLA COMPACT PICKS UP INAVATION'S TOP PRIZE
Martin Audio has scooped yet another top accolade, this time at the prestigious EMEA InAVation Awards in Amsterdam.
When the MLA Compact was announced as the winner of the fiercely competitive Most InAVative Commercial Loudspeaker category it was the third time in the Awards' seven year history that the High Wycombe company had picked up a top category gong (previously winning with the groundbreaking OmniLine micro array in 2008 and Engineer 818 digital management processor the following year).
The company's revolutionary MLA (Multi-Cellular Loudspeaker Array) platform has already picked up numerous industry accolades, including the top Gold Award at the PLASA 2010, while in the short time since its introduction the Compact version of MLA has won the top Pro Audio category award (AV Magazine) and WFX New Product Technology Award at the WFX Worship Facilities Conference and Expo late last year.
This year the MLA Compact had to beat off the challenge from five other proprietary systems. MLA's underlying technology, which sets it apart from conventional line arrays, replaces trial-and-error array design with intelligent numerical optimisation of the array's output.
The multi-cellular format has six individual cells in each enclosure, each with its own DSP and amplification.
MLA Compact optimisation (of up to 120 individual cells, spread over 24 enclosures) is managed automatically in Martin Audio's proprietary Display2.1™ system design software. The result is a frequency response and SPL consistency never before achievable, with extremely high system output and computer control and monitoring of the entire system.
The InAVation ceremony in Amsterdam, which brought together 500 guests from across the EMEA integration industry, was held during this year's record-breaking ISE 2013 show and Martin Audio Managing Director, Anthony Taylor, and Research & Development Director, Jason Baird, were on hand to collect the award from InAVate editor Chris Fitzsimmons.
Stated an elated Taylor, 'We are delighted to again be honoured in the prestigious InAVation Awards. It is a great feeling to get recognition for our efforts as we pursue our obsession to deliver the ultimate sound experience in all markets we serve.'
Dan Jago, director of the IML Group, hailed the evening as the most successful InAVation Awards to date. 'The night was worthy of our industry and our congratulations go once again go to all the winners."
Pic: An elated Jason Baird (left) and Anthony Taylor collect the Martin Audio award from InAVate editor, Chris Fitzsimmon.