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WPS

Optimised Line Array – Three-way, passive line array element

WPS | Optimised Line Array – Three-way, passive line array element
WPS | Optimised Line Array – Three-way, passive line array element
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The scalable resolution of WPS offers greatly improved coverage consistency and control compared to a standard line array and provides a flexible pathway to advanced array control.

Features

  • Ultra-compact line array
  • Scalable resolution for advanced array control
  • External, dedicated, multi-channel Class D amplification
  • Industry-leading DISPLAY software interacts with DSP for highly-accurate results
  • Fast, integral 3-point flying systems for up to 16 enclosures
  • Side and rear handles for ease of handling and setting splayangles
  • 100° horizontal constant directivity pattern control

Benefits

  • Consistent coverage achieved ‘straight-out-of-the-box’
  • DISPLAY intelligent software reduces set-up time and eliminates trial-and-error
  • Improved audience coverage with reduced sound-spill

Applications

  • Touring sound reinforcement for small and medium-size venues
  • Fixed installations in concert halls, theatres, ballrooms and HoW
  • Sports stadium, arena installations & corporate AV events

The WPS is a versatile, state-ot-the-art line array with a peak SPL of 133dB and is designed for small-to-medium scale touring and install applications that require a high output array with reduced weight and footprint. With exemplary coverage consistency and superb sound performance, the flexibility of WPS makes it an ideal system for live sound reinforcement and installations in theatres, concert halls and Houses of Worship. Return-on-investment within a rental company’s inventory is maximised by also deploying WPS arrays as front-fill, delay or side-hang support for larger WP systems.

WPS is a passive 3-way system which integrates a high density of drive units in a very compact enclosure. It features 2 x 8” (200mm) LF drivers, 4 x 4” (100mm) midrange drivers and 4 x 1” (25mm) exit HF compression drivers loaded by a moulded HF horn which occupies the full width of the enclosure — defining the 100° horizontal constant directivity coverage pattern of both the HF and midrange sections.

The 4” midrange drivers are compression-loaded to raise efficiency and enter the horn walls via annular slots close to the HF throat to sum effectively with the HF wavefront. In the HF section, four 1” exit compression drivers deliver pristine high frequency sound without the harshness and distortion associated with larger format devices.

The 8” LF drivers are set back behind the walls of the HF horn, with a small volume of air in front of each driver increasing the output at the upper end of its operating range. The LF exit apertures are spaced apart horizontally to provide useful LF horizontal pattern control.

For extended low frequency performance, WPS is designed to be partnered with the SXC118 cardioid subwoofer or its flyable variant, the SXCF118.

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Specification
TYPEThree-way, passive line array element
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (5) 70Hz-18000Hz ± 3dB
DRIVERS
  • LF: 2 x 8” (200mm)/2” (50mm) voice coil, long excursion, vented yoke, neodymium magnet drivers
  • MF: 4 x 4” (100mm)/1” (25mm) coil, neodymium magnet drivers, compression loaded
  • HF: 4 x 1” (25mm) exit/1.4” (35mm) HT Polymer diaphragm, neodymium magnet compression drivers
SYSTEM AMPLIFIER iKON iK42
SYSTEM RESOLUTION 1 to 3 enclosures per amplifier channel (iK42)
MAXIMUM SPL (9) 133dB peak
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE
DISPERSION (-6dB)
  • 100º horizontal (-6dB), 120º horizontal (-10dB)
  • 10° vertical
CROSSOVER520Hz, 1.6kHz internal passive
ENCLOSURE Vertical trapezoid with 5º wall angle,
multi-laminate birch and poplar-ply construction
FINISHBlack textured paint
PROTECTIVE GRILLEBlack HEX perforated steel
CONNECTORS 2 x NL4 type
INPUT CONNECTIONS 1+/1-
FITTINGS
  • 3-point rigging system
  • 2 x side pocket handles
  • 2 x rear grip handles
FLOWN ARRAY MAXIMUM16 enclosures in single array
DIMENSIONS
  • (W) 650mm x (H) 261mm x (D) 400mm
  • (W) 25.6in x (H) 10.3in x (D) 15.8in
WEIGHT27kg (60lbs)
Architectural Specs
Wavefront Precision WPS

The loudspeaker shall be a passive, vertically-arrayable three-way system powered by a dedicated controller amplifier. Its transducers shall consist of two 8” low frequency drivers, four compression-loaded 4” midrange drivers, and four 1” exit compression drivers coupled to a constant-directivity high frequency horn. Passive crossover frequencies shall be 520Hz and 1.6kHz.

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 70Hz-18kHz +/- 3dB and the loudspeaker shall produce a maximum SPL of 133dB peak at 1 metre. Rated impedance shall be 6 ohms.

The rear of the enclosure connector panel shall be fitted with two NL4 type connectors.

The loudspeaker enclosure shall be constructed from multi-laminate birch and poplar ply and finished with a durable textured black paint. The drivers shall be protected by a perforated steel grille with a scrim cloth backing and the enclosure shall incorporate a pocket handle in each side panel and two rear grip handles. The enclosure shall additionally incorporate an integral three-point rigging system to assemble an array of up to 16 enclosures suspended from a dedicated flying frame.

Dimensions (W x H x D) shall be 650mm x 261mm x 400mm (25.6in x 10.3in x 15.8in). Weight shall be 27kg (60lbs).

The loudspeaker shall be the Martin Audio Wavefront Precision WPS.

Drawings
Martin Audio WPS Tech Drawing

Technical Drawings for WPS.
All information is Copyright. Martin Audio Ltd.

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Accessories
WPSGRIDi. Install flybar for up to 16 x WPS
WPSGRIDi. Install flybar for up to 16 x WPS

WPSGRIDi

Install flybar
for up to 16 x WPS

WPSGRIDt. Touring flybar and transition frame for up to 16 x WPS or 8 SXCF118
WPSGRIDt. Touring flybar and transition frame for up to 16 x WPS or 8 SXCF118

WPSGRIDt

Touring flybar and transition frame
for up to 16 x WPS or 8 SXCF118

WPSOUTRIG. Kit of 2 x out riggers to groundstack WPS
WPSOUTRIG. Kit of 2 x out riggers to groundstack WPS

WPSOUTRIG

Kit of 2 x out riggers
to groundstack WPS

WPSCASE. Flightcase for 4 x WPS
WPSCASE. Flightcase for 4 x WPS

WPSCASE

Flightcase
for 4 x WPS

iK42AMPRACK. 9U Amp Rack for iK42
iK42AMPRACK. 9U Amp Rack for iK42

iK42AMPRACK

9U Amp Rack
for iK42

ASM20019. Reader for Inclinometers (required for individual fly bars)
ASM20019. Reader for Inclinometers (required for individual fly bars)

ASM20019

Reader for Inclinometers
(required for individual fly bars)

ASM20017. Inclinometer Assembly 1 required per bar
ASM20017. Inclinometer Assembly 1 required per bar

ASM20017

Inclinometer Assembly
1 required per bar

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