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MLA Mini

2 x 6.5" Powered Two-way Line Array

MLA Mini (Front)
MLA Mini (Back)
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Martin Audio’s revolutionary award-winning Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array [MLA] technology is reinventing the way loudspeaker arrays are configured and controlled — combining unsurpassed audience coverage and consistency with superior fidelity. The ultra-compact MLA Mini with its companion MSX Subwoofer bring this revolutionary technology to an exceptionally wide range of portable sound and showcase events, as well as fixed installations ranging from theatres and ballrooms to Houses of Worship and concert halls.

Features

  • Numerically optimised, ultra-compact loudspeaker system
  • Cellular array format with amplification, multi-cellular DSP and digital networking housed in companion sub-bass
  • Dedicated Class D amplifiers for individual powering of individual cells
  • Industry leading DISPLAY2.1™ intelligent software interacts with DSP for highly accurate array optimisation
  • Vertical coverage can be fine-tuned electronically to cope with changing environmental conditions and last minute changes in rigging height
  • “Hard-avoid” areas, such as on-stage, ceilings and site perimeter, can be programmed in
  • Switched mode power supplies with PFC (Power Factor Correction) and global mains voltage operation
  • Two-way design delivers LF/HF peak SPL’s of 130/129dB @ 1m from a single, ultra-compact enclosure
  • Fast, integral flying system for suspension of up to 16 MLA Mini or 12 MLA Mini + 3 MSX enclosures
  • True 100° (-6dB) horizontal constant directivity. Consistent and usable out to 125° (-10dB)
  • 76Hz-18kHz ± 3dB frequency response

Benefits

  • Automatic, intelligent configuration and numerical optimisation eliminates trial-and-error tuning sessions
  • Desired house-curve and precise audience coverage achieved ‘straight out of the box’
  • Artistic changes to balance at the mix position (or elsewhere) translate directly and accurately throughout the audience
  • “Greener”, more efficient audio power via PFC (Power Factor Correction)
  • Programmable leakage parameter to reduce sound spill

Applications

  • Small-to-medium scale theatres
  • Small-to-medium live music venues
  • Corporate AV events
  • Fixed installations in concert halls, ballrooms and HoW
  • Side-fill for MLA Compact systems

I was amazed at the front-to-back even nature of the sound.

Dean Williams, LoveLight Entertainment
The Multi Cellular Revolution
Advanced Sound Control Technology, that’s easy to use
Audio Perfection
Installation Assured
Specification
Acoustical
TYPETwo-way cellular-drive, array element, driven from MSX mini-subwoofer power plant
FREQUENCY
RESPONSE (1)
76Hz-18kHz ± 3dB
-10dB @ 63Hz
MAXIMUM SPL
@1m
1 x MLA Mini
  • LF: 127dB continuous, 130dB peak (3)
  • HF: 122dB continuous, 132dB peak (3)
4 x MLA Mini
  • LF: 139dB continuous, 142dB peak (3)
  • HF: 132dB continuous, 142dB peak (3)
Drivers
LF2 x 6.5” (165mm) contoured-diaphragm/2” (50mm) edge-wound CCAW voice coil,
neodymium magnet drivers,
reflex loaded
HF3 x 1.4” (35mm) aluminium dome/1.4” (35mm) voice coil,
neodymium magnet compression drivers
on constant-directivity waveguide
Rated Power (2)
LF300W AES, 1200W peak
HF 90W AES, 360W peak
Dispersion
@ -6dB100° horizontal
@ -10dB)
  • 125° horizontal
  • 10° vertical
Crossover Frequency
1.2kHzVanishing Point™ FIR filter
Audio input
CONNECTORS
  • NL4 input, connects to MSX power plant
  • LF 1+, 1-, HF 2+, 2-
General
ENCLOSURE Vertical trapezoid with 5° wall angle.
Skeletal steel braced, ribbed ABS structural foam construction
FINISH Textured black paint
PROTECTIVE GRILLE Black HEX perforated steel, Declon™ backed
FITTINGS
  • Integral flyware for suspension of up to 16 MLA Mini's
  • Ergonomic handles on each side
IP RATING IP 25
DIMENSIONS (W) 500mm x (H) 210mm x (D) 377mm (including flyware)
(W) 19.7in x (H) 8.3in x (D) 14.8in (including flyware)
WEIGHT 13.8kg (30.4lbs)
Architectural Specs
MLA Mini

The loudspeaker shall be a vertically-arrayable, two-way system powered by a dedicated external power module. Its transducers shall consist of two 6.5” low frequency drivers and three 1.4” dome high frequency drivers coupled to a constant directivity horn. The drivers shall be configured to be driven as one low-frequency cell and one high-frequency cell.

The loudspeaker shall be driven by an external dedicated power module, normally housed in a companion subwoofer. The module shall incorporate nine channels of Class D amplification and DSP to drive the subwoofer and the low and high-frequency cells of four loudspeakers. Connection to the loudspeaker shall be made by an NL4 connector.

The loudspeaker shall have 100° horizontal dispersion and 10° vertical dispersion. Vertical dispersion of the complete array shall be determined by a combination of the splay angles between adjacent enclosures and dedicated array control software. The on-axis frequency response shall be 76Hz-18kHz +/- 3dB and the loudspeaker shall produce a maximum SPL of 130dB peak (LF), 132dB peak (HF) at 1 metre.

The loudspeaker enclosure shall be constructed from ABS structural foam with a textured black coating. The drivers shall be protected by a perforated steel grille and the enclosure shall incorporate an integral rigging system to assemble an array of up to 16 enclosures suspended from a dedicated flying frame.

Dimensions including flyware (W x H x D) shall be 500mm x 210mm x 377mm (19.7in x 8.3in x 14.8in). Weight shall be 13.8kg (30.4lbs).

The loudspeaker shall be the Martin Audio MLA Mini.

Drawings
Martin Audio MLA Mini Tech Drawing

Technical Drawings for MLA Mini.
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Accessories
Wheelboard / Transit Cover
Hardware
  • ASF17026. - Flying Frame Set. Inc 2 x Frames c/w Inclinometer, Flight-Case and Accessories
  • ASF20064. - MLA Mini/MSX Single Flying Frame c/w inclinometer, reader & shackles
  • ASF20054. - MLA Mini Install (Single) Flying Frame with Pins Only
  • ASF20055. - Transition Frame with Flying Pins (Single)
  • ASF20056. - Long ground stack bar (only 1 needed per stack)
  • ASF20057. - Short ground stack bar (only 1 needed per stack)
  • ASF20058. - MLA Mini Pole mount system (universal bracket & pole)
  • ASF20059. - MLA Mini Pole Mount System (Tilt Bracket & Pole)
  • ASF20051. - MLA Mini Universal Hanging Bracket
  • ASF20062. - MSX Ground-Stack Base-Plate
  • ASF20045. - 35mm Pole Adaptor for Universal Bracket
  • HAM09224. - Wind-up pole
Flight Cases
  • CAR00072. - MLA Mini Flight-Case (Holds 4 x MLA Mini)
  • CAR00073. - MLA Mini Grid Flight-Case
  • CAR00074. - MLA Mini Multi-Deployment Hardware Case
Electronics
  • HAM09223. - MSX Module rack-mount kit (sold in pairs only)
  • ASF17031. - MLA Merlin Rack - WiFi Enabled 110V & 230V
  • ASF17031. - MLA Merlin Rack. WiFi Enabled 110V & 230V
  • ASF20061. - MSX Rack Mount Amp Module (Includes Rack Mount Kit)
  • ASF20061. - MSX Rack Mount Amp Module *
  • ASF17034. - MLA Merlin Rack. WiFi Enabled 110V
  • ASF17032. - MLA Merlin Rack. Non WiFi Enabled 110 & 230V
  • ASF17035. - MLA Merlin Rack - Non WiFi Enabled 110V
  • ASF17011. - MLA Ruckus Wifi Front of House Rack
  • ASF17012. - MLA Ruckus Front Of House Rack 110v
  • ASF14017. - Panasonic Toughbook PC inc Accessories
Cables / Networking
  • ASF14013. - USB to Ethernet Adaptor (ROW)
  • ASF14014. - USB to Ethernet Adaptor (USA)
  • PWA00040. - Network (U-NET) Cable 35m Belden 1305A
  • PWA00051. - Network (U-NET) Cable 5m Belden
  • PWA00038. - Network (U-NET) Cable 800mm
  • ASF12031. - MLA Mini Speaker Cable - 19 pin to 4 x NL4
  • ASF12030. - MLA Mini Speaker Cable. 19 pin to 4 x NL8
  • ASF12029. - MLA Mini Speaker Cable - 19 pin 15m Extension
  • ASF12002. - 6 Circuit Multi-way Cable 30m
  • ASF12025. - MSX 1.65m Power Cable set. With 2 x PowerCon and moulded Y-split to 1 x IP67 screw-type C-Form.
  • ASF12024. - MSX 2.15m Power cable set- 1 x PowerCon to 1 x IP67 (C-Form)
  • ASF12023. - 5m Power Cable Set. 1 x PowerCon to 1 x IP67 (C-Form)
  • ASF12026. - MLA Mini 3m Double Speaker Cable Set
  • PCX00043. - Unet (ODU female) to RJ45 female converter
  • ASF14016. - Ruckus WAP and Cable

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