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MLA Mini

Ultra Compact Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array

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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
TYPE Two-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
LF 2 x 6.5” (165mm) contoured-diaphragm/2” (50mm) edge-wound CCAW voice coil,
neodymium magnet drivers,
reflex loaded
HF 3 x 1.4” (35mm) aluminium dome/1.4” (35mm) voice coil,
neodymium magnet compression drivers
on constant-directivity waveguide
Rated Power (2)
LF 300W AES, 1200W peak
HF 90W AES, 360W peak
Dispersion
@ -6dB 100° horizontal
@ -10dB)
  • 125° horizontal
  • 10° vertical
Crossover Frequency
1.2kHz Vanishing 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 Covers
Electronics
HAM09223. MSX Module rack-mount kit (sold in pairs only)
HAM09223. MSX Module rack-mount kit (sold in pairs only)

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

ASF17031

MLA Merlin Rack
WiFi Enabled 110V & 230V

ASF20061. MSX Rack Mount Amp Module (Includes Rack Mount Kit)
ASF20061. MSX Rack Mount Amp Module (Includes Rack Mount Kit)

ASF20061

MSX Rack Mount Amp Module *

ASF17034. MLA Merlin Rack - WiFi Enabled 110V
ASF17034. MLA Merlin Rack - WiFi Enabled 110V

ASF17034

MLA Merlin Rack
WiFi Enabled 110V

ASF17032. MLA Merlin Rack - Non WiFi Enabled 110 & 230V
ASF17032. MLA Merlin Rack - Non WiFi Enabled 110V & 230V

ASF17032

MLA Merlin Rack - Non WiFi Enabled 110V & 230V

ASF17035. MLA Merlin Rack - Non WiFi Enabled 110V
ASF17035. MLA Merlin Rack - Non WiFi Enabled 110V

ASF17035

MLA Merlin Rack
Non WiFi Enabled 110V

ASF17011

MLA Ruckus Wifi Front of House Rack

ASF17012. MLA Ruckus Front Of House Rack 110v
ASF17012. MLA Ruckus Front Of House Rack 110v

ASF17012

MLA Ruckus Front Of House Rack 110v

ASF14017

Panasonic Toughbook PC inc Accessories

ASF14004

Leica Disto D8
Laser Distance Meter

ASF14012

Leica Disto

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
MLA Mini Speaker Cable - 19 pin to 4 x NL4.

ASF12031

MLA Mini Speaker Cable
19 pin to 4 x NL4

ASF12030. MLA Mini Speaker Cable - 19 pin to 4 x NL8
ASF12030. MLA Mini Speaker Cable - 19 pin to 4 x NL8.

ASF12030

MLA Mini Speaker Cable
19 pin to 4 x NL8

ASF12029. MLA Mini Speaker Cable - 19 pin 15m Extension
ASF12029. MLA Mini Speaker Cable - 19 pin 15m Extension.

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.
ASF12025. MSX 1.65m Power Cable set with 2 x PowerCon and moulded Y-split to 1 x IP67 screw-type C-Form.

ASF12025

MSX 1.65m
Power cable set
2 x PowerCon and moulded Y-split to 1 x IP67(C-Form)

ASF12024. MSX 2.15m Power cable set- 1 x PowerCon to 1 x IP67 (C-Form)
ASF12024. MSX 2.15m Power cable set- 1 x PowerCon to 1 x IP67 (C-Form)

ASF12024

2.15m Power Cable Set
1 x PowerCon to 1 x IP67 (C-Form)

ASF12023. MSX 5m Power Cable Set - 1 x PowerCon to 1 x IP67 (C-Form)
ASF12023. MSX 5m 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
ASF12026. MLA Mini 3m Double Speaker Cable Set.

ASF12026

MLA Mini 3m Double Speaker Cable Set

PCX00043

Unet (ODU female) to RJ45 female converter

ASF14016. Ruckus WAP and Cable
Ruckus WAP and Cable.

ASF14016

Ruckus WAP and Cable

Hardware
ASF17026. Flying Frame Set - Inc 2 x Frames c/w Inclinometer, Flight-Case and Accessories
ASF17026. Flying Frame Set - Inc 2 x Frames c/w Inclinometer, Flight-Case and Accessories

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
ASF20064. MLA Mini/MSX Single Flying Frame c/w inclinometer, reader & shackles

ASF20064

MLA Mini/MSX Single Flying Frame c/w inclinometer, reader & shackles

ASF20054. MLA Install (Single) Flying Frame with Pins Only
ASF20054. MLA Install (Single) Flying Frame with Pins Only

ASF20054

MLA Install (Single) Flying Frame with Pins Only

ASF20055. Transition Frame with Flying Pins (Single)
ASF20055. Transition Frame with Flying Pins (Single)

ASF20055

Transition Frame with Flying Pins (Single)

ASF20056. Long ground stack bar (only 1 needed per stack)
ASF20056. Long ground stack bar (only 1 needed per stack)

ASF20056

Long ground stack bar (only 1 needed per stack)

ASF20057. Short ground stack bar (only 1 needed per stack)
ASF20057. Short 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)
ASF20058. MLA Mini Pole mount system (universal bracket & pole)

ASF20058

MLA Mini Pole mount system (universal bracket & pole)

ASF20059. MLA Mini Pole mount system (Tilt bracket & pole)
ASF20059. MLA Mini Pole mount system (Tilt bracket & pole)

ASF20059

MLA Mini Pole Mount System (Tilt Bracket & Pole)

ASF20051. MLA Mini Universal Hanging Bracket<
ASF20051. MLA Mini Universal Hanging Bracket<

ASF20051

MLA Mini Universal Hanging Bracket

ASF20062. MSX Ground-Stack Base-Plate
ASF20062. MSX Ground-Stack Base-Plate

ASF20062

MSX Ground-Stack Base-Plate

ASF20045. 35mm Pole Adaptor for Universal Bracket
ASF20045. 35mm Pole Adaptor for Universal Bracket

ASF20045

35mm Pole Adaptor
for Universal Bracket

HAM09224. Wind-up pole
HAM09224. Wind-up pole

HAM09224

Wind-up pole

Flight Cases
CAR00072. MLA Mini Flight-Case (Holds 4 x MLA Mini)
CAR00072. MLA Mini Flight-Case (Holds 4 x MLA Mini)

CAR00072

MLA Mini Flight-Case
(Holds 4 x MLA Mini)

CAR00073. MLA Mini Grid Flight-Case
CAR00073. MLA Mini Grid Flight-Case

CAR00073

MLA Mini Grid Flight-Case

CAR00074. MLA Mini Multi-Deployment Hardware Case
CAR00074. MLA Mini Multi-Deployment Hardware Case

CAR00074

MLA Mini Multi-Deployment Hardware Case

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