XE SERIES STAGE MONITORS WIN READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
The XE Series Stage Monitors won the ninth annual ProSoundWeb & Live Sound International Readers’ Choice Awards in the Loudspeaker Stage Monitors category. According to the website and magazine, this year’s awards were the most successful to date with over 45,000 votes cast by readers, up 55% from the previous year.
Designed in consultation with leading monitor engineers and combining sleek, low-profile enclosures with unique Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology, the XE300 and XE500 deliver perfect monitor sound with a defined coverage pattern that allows the artist freedom of movement, while reducing overlap with adjacent monitors.
Martin Audio’s patented Coaxial Differential Dispersion drivers are combined with an additional, patent-pending, contour-moulded static third waveguide that increases the size of the horn mouth to maintain pattern control downwards and its rolled contour reduces diffraction and further improves pattern consistency at the lower end of the HF passband.
Delivering definitive monitor sound, the visually-appealing XE Series enclosures present a low, camera-friendly profile, are easy to carry and manoeuvre, and feature built-in risers for situations that call for a steeper monitoring angle.
Designed as a complete system, the state of the art iKON 4 channel Class D amplifier maximises the capability of the monitor while ensuring both engineer and artist can be confident they will experience the same high level of consistent performance from an XE monitor anywhere in the world.
R&D Director, Jason Baird, commented, “We’re delighted to win because it’s an end user award and is a reflection of how our innovation has benefited the monitor sound community. XE monitors delivers a superior experience for the artist and helps ensures their performance translates to the audience.”