Installed Sound

CDD/CDD-WR Series

Passive Indoor and Outdoor Loudspeakers & Subs

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME


Martin Audio brings engineering innovation to installed sound with the all-new CDD™ and CDD Weatherised Series— combining distinctive curved enclosures with unique Coaxial Differential Dispersion™ technology to deliver class-leading performance, fidelity and coverage consistency to venues that demand the ultimate in cutting-edge technology and style at a commercial price that makes sense.

The CDD Series: The shape of things to come

Whether it’s a bar, an AV installation, a church or a prestige nightclub — the CDD Series has it covered.

CDD is the one-stop solution with six two-way full-range coaxial systems — from the micro CDD5 to the powerful CDD15 —complemented by high-performance subwoofers able cover practically all install applications. Now with CDD-Weatherised option, those applications are extended even further.

Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology delivers more consistent audience coverage than systems with fixed dispersion X° x Y° horns — projecting more output to the rear of the audience to distribute sound evenly front-to-back, while having wide horizontal coverage close-up. This increased coverage area can reduce the speaker count in larger installations by up to 25% thereby significantly reducing total installation cost of a project.

Visually-appealing enclosure design is a signature of the CDD Series. The full-range enclosures can be used in either horizontal or vertical orientation, with rotation of the coaxial driver easily accomplished by removing the screw-free, protective grille. The curved shape of each full-range enclosure allows it to be discreetly mounted close to a wall or ceiling.

With the exception of CDD5, all the enclosures are moulded in rigid UPM Formi — a composite material which combines stiffness with excellent internal damping properties. From the CDD8 upwards, speaker baffles are machined from birch ply and all models feature sophisticated internal rib structures to reduce weight and increase rigidity. Finished in black (RAL90095) or white (RAL9016) as standard.

In summary, architects are happy with the discreet design and often fewer speakers; system integrators are happy as they can provide exemplary coverage for spaces and competitive tenders that increases the number of jobs that can be won; and the quality of coverage and consistency not only delights the client but also their clientele. No wonder, CDD is the shape of things to come.

Coaxial differential dispersion™: the best of both worlds
CDD 6, 10, 15 Coaxial Differential Dispersion™ Drivers

CDD combines the ‘point-source’ benefits of coaxial designs with the consistent coverage of Differential Dispersion technology.

All CDD Series full-range models feature Martin Audio’s unique, patent-pending Coaxial Differential Dispersion™ technology to deliver perfect sound to every member of the audience.

The Coaxial Advantage

Non-coaxial systems can suffer from uneven frequency response in the crossover region because the outputs of the LF and HF sections interfere with each other, causing variations off-axis, depending on the listening position. This is especially true close to the loudspeaker.

In contrast, coaxial systems can achieve ‘point-source’ summation of the LF and HF sections at all positions off-axis, even close-up. This is one reason that coaxial devices are often used for nearfield applications such as studio monitoring.

Conventional Coaxial Beamwidth
CDD Beamwidth (horizontal)

Significantly, until now one disadvantage of conventional coaxial devices has been high frequency beaming, where the high frequency dispersion reduces as the frequency increases. This is primarily because conventional coaxial devices channel high frequencies through a narrow tube in the pole-piece of the magnet system. CDD Series coaxial devices overcome this by incorporating an innovative static waveguide that merges seamlessly with the unique cone shape — maintaining the dispersion pattern out to very high frequencies.

The Differential Dispersion™ Advantage

A Differential Dispersion horn has a 3D trapezoid dispersion pattern which covers a room more evenly than a system with a conventional, fixed-dispersion X° x Y° type horn.

With a conventional X° x Y° horn, the speaker is usually placed above head height and aimed towards the centre of the audience. This produces an imperfect coverage pattern which misses out some areas — particularly side areas close to the loudspeaker.

In contrast, a CDD Coaxial Differential Dispersion system produces a rectangular coverage pattern to reach all corners of the audience, and wide horizontal coverage is achieved very close to the loudspeaker. Walking the room, the consistency in frequency response and SPL — both close to the loudspeaker and further back — is exceptional. The improved coverage close-up also means that CDD speakers can be spaced further apart in some instances, reducing overall speaker count.

CDD-Weatherised
CDD-WR Exploded Diagram

The CDD Series in black or white is also available in weather-resistant form. Like many on the market, CDD-WR loudspeakers and CSX-WR subwoofers are designed for outdoor operation where it will be subject to changing environmental conditions, but sheltered from direct exposure to the elements. Weatherised mounting brackets are also available.

CDD-WR loudspeakers meet a rating of IP54 and feature a weatherised water resistant grille made from zinc plated mild steel with a powder coated finish. CSX-WR subwoofers in the series are have an IP24 rating and feature a zinc plated mild steel grille with powder coated finish, plywood cabinets with polyurea finish and are flyable with stainless steel fixings.

Applications include outdoor restaurants, bars and hotel areas, and near field systems in outdoor stadia, transport hubs, concourses and theme parks.

Links
CDD Brochure CDD Video
CDD5 2way passive 5[inch] Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver
CDD5 2way passive 5" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver.

CDD5

2-Way Passive

5" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver

CDD6 2way passive 6.5[inch] Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver
CDD6 2way passive 6.5" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver.

CDD6

2-Way Passive

6.5" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver

CDD8 2-Way passive 8[inch] Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver
CDD8 2-Way passive 8" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver.

CDD8

2-Way Passive

8" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver

CDD10 2-Way passive 10[inch] Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver
CDD10 2-Way passive 10" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver.

CDD10

2-Way Passive

10" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver

CDD12 2way passive 12[inch] Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver
CDD12 2way passive 12" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver.

CDD12

2-Way Passive

12" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver

CDD15 2way passive 15[inch] Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver
CDD15 2way passive 15" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver.

CDD15

2-Way Passive

15" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver

CSX112 Direct radiating 12 [inch] Subwoofer
CSX112 Direct radiating 12" Subwoofer.

CSX112

Direct Radiating

12" Subwoofer

CSX118. Direct radiating 18 [inch] Subwoofer
CSX118. Compact, direct radiating Powered Subwoofer

CSX118

Direct Radiating

18" Subwoofer

CSX212 Direct radiating 2 x 12[inch] Subwoofer
CSX212 Direct radiating 2 x 12" Subwoofer.

CSX212

Direct Radiating

2 x 12" Subwoofer

CSX218. Direct radiating 2x18 [inch] Subwoofer
CSX218. Direct radiating 2x18" Subwoofer

CSX218

Direct Radiating

2 x 18" Subwoofer
Dual-driver

CDD5TX-WR 2way passive 5[inch] with 70/100V Line Transformer, Weatherised
CDD5TX-WR 2way passive 5" with 70/100V Line Transformer, Weatherised.

CDD5TX-WR

2-Way Passive

5" with 70/100V Line Transformer, Weatherised

CDD6TX-WR 2way passive 6.5[inch] with 70/100V Line Transformer, Weatherised
CDD6TX-WR 2-Way Passive 6.5" with 70/100V Line Transformer, Weatherised.

CDD6TX-WR

2-Way Passive

6.5" with 70/100V Line Transformer, Weatherised

CDD8-WR 2way passive 8[inch] Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver, Weatherised
CDD8-WR 2way passive 8" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver, Weatherised.

CDD8-WR

2-Way Passive

8" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver, Weatherised

CDD10-WR 2way passive 10[inch] Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver, Weatherised
CDD10-WR 2way passive 10" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver, Weatherised.

CDD10-WR

2-Way Passive

10" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver, Weatherised

CDD12-WR 2way passive 12[inch] Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver, Weatherised
CDD12-WR 2way passive 12" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver, Weatherised.

CDD12-WR

2-Way Passive

12" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver, Weatherised

CDD15-WR 2way passive 15[inch] Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver, Weatherised
CDD15-WR 2way passive 15" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver, Weatherised.

CDD15-WR

2-Way Passive

15" Coaxial Differential Dispersion Driver, Weatherised

CSX112-WR Direct radiating 12[inch] Subwoofer, Fly Points and Weatherised
CSX112-WR Direct radiating 12" Subwoofer, Fly Points and Weatherised.

CSX112-WR

Direct Radiating

12" Subwoofer, Fly Points and Weatherised

CSX118-WR Direct radiating 18[inch] Subwoofer, Fly Points and Weatherised
CSX118-WR Direct radiating 18" Subwoofer, Fly Points and Weatherised.

CSX118-WR

Direct Radiating

18" Subwoofer, Fly Points and Weatherised

CSX212-WR Direct radiating 2 x 12[inch] Subwoofer, Fly Points and Weatherised
CSX212-WR Direct radiating 2 x 12" Subwoofer, Fly Points and Weatherised.

CSX212-WR

Direct Radiating

2 x 12" Subwoofer, Fly Points and Weatherised

CSX218-WR Direct radiating 2 x 18[inch] Subwoofer, Fly Points and Weatherised
CSX218-WR Direct radiating 2 x 18" Subwoofer, Fly Points and Weatherised.

CSX218-WR

Direct Radiating

2 x 18" Subwoofer
Fly Points and Weatherised

Case Studies

CDD / CDD-WR
CDD

Why CDD Wins

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Unite Your Audience

Bars and Restaurants

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Unite Your Audience

Houses of Worship

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