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MLX

Hybrid® Horn/Reflex Subwoofer

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The MLX is a very high performance subwoofer with onboard amplification, DSP and networking. Capable of more than 150dB peak output at 1m, it is the ultimate subwoofer for large scale tours, festivals and installations.

Features

  • Ultra-high output subwoofer with onboard Class D amplification. DSP and networking
  • Hybrid horn/reflex loading for maximum acoustic efficiency and low frequency extension
  • Dual ultra-long excursion 18” (460mm)/4.5” (115mm) voice coil neodymium drivers
  • Switched mode power supply with PFC (Power Factor Correction) and global mains voltage operation
  • Forward or rear-facing operation
  • Designed to meet IP24 environmental rating

Applications

  • Outdoor festivals
  • Stadiums, arenas and theatres
  • Concert halls
  • Premium fixed installations

Class-leading output levels are achieved by combining Hybrid® horn/reflex loading with IPAL driver and amplifier technology. Hybrid loading of two ultra-long excursion 18” (460mm) neodymium magnet drivers perfectly balances low frequency extension with astounding chest-thumping bass that has a physical impact.

MLX enclosures are designed to be flown or ground-stacked and a combination of forward and rear facing enclosures can be configured as a directional subwoofer array with specific directional properties, including cardioid. Audio settings for the MLX can be controlled either cabinet-by-cabinet or as complete arrays via the VU-NET™ network, with its intuitive graphical interface. Symmetrical rigging enables MLX’s to face backwards in flown arrays.

MLX’s onboard Class D amplifier delivers a total peak output of 8500W. Its lightweight power supply auto-ranges to global mains voltages from 100 to 240V 50/60Hz and Power Factor Correction ensures stable performance independent of mains fluctuations, as well as reducing demands on the mains supply. The amplifier, power supply and control electronics are housed in a field-replaceable, fan-cooled module that is designed to withstand the varied environmental conditions — such as rain and high ambient temperatures — typically found in live sound applications.

The MLX enclosure is constructed from multi-laminate birch plywood and finished in a hard-wearing, textured black polyurea coating. A rigid perforated steel grille protects the front of the enclosure, while rubber cheeks protect the sides. Interlocking skids protect the top and bottom surfaces and prevent movement when stacked.

Up to 15 MLX’s can be flown from an MLA system flybar.

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Specification
Acoustical
Type Hybrid® horn/reflex subwoofer
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (1) 35Hz-150Hz ± 3dB
MAXIMUM SPL (3) LF: 140dB continuous, 150dB peak
Drivers
LF 2x18” 115mm / 4.5” voice coil, ultra-long excursion, high efficiency neodymium magnet
Rated Power (2)
LF 3000W AES, 12000W peak
Dispersion
Digitally controlled in an array
Audio Input
CONNECTORS Female XLR input
Male XLR link output
ANALOGUE INPUT IMPEDANCE 20kΩ balanced to ground
MAXIMUM ANALOGUE INPUT LEVEL 6.15Vrms (+18dBu), over voltage protected
AES/EBU IMPEDANCE 110Ω balanced, Receive and transmit termination
Network
CONNECTORS IP68rated 8-way, quick-release type
PROTOCOL U-NET
Amplifier Module
TYPE Single channel Class D, fixed frequency
PEAK OUTPUT POWER 8500W
AVERAGE EFFICIENCY 85%
COOLING 2 x temperature controlled internal fans
1 x low-speed internal blower
1 x temperature controlled external fan
MAXIMUM AMBIENT TEMPERATURE 45°C (113°F) for full output
Power Supply
TYPE Switch mode, fixed frequency with PFC
AC INPUT OPERATING RANGE 100 – 240V ~ AC, 50 - 60Hz
POWER FACTOR > 0.95
NOMINAL POWER CONSUMPTION 600W
MAINS CONNECTOR 16A IEC309 (Ceeform)
General
ENCLOSURE Extensively braced, multi-laminate birch-ply
FINISH Textured black PU coating
PROTECTIVE GRILLE Black HEX perforated steel
FITTINGS
  • Proprietary rigging system
  • Protective rubber side-cheeks incorporating skids
  • Wheel-board
  • Transit cover
  • Weather protection cowl
IP Rating IP 24
DIMENSIONS (inc. wheel-board) (W) 1126mm x (H) 607mm (607mm) x (D) 1027mm (1200mm)
(W) 44.4in x (H) 23.9in (23.9in) x (D) 47.2in
WEIGHT (ex. wheel-board) 160kg (352lbs)
Architectural Specs
MLX

The loudspeaker shall be a self-powered subwoofer capable of being ground-stacked or flown. Its transducers shall consist of two 18” ultra-long excursion drivers, in a hybrid horn/bass reflex configuration.

The loudspeaker shall incorporate a Class D amplifier module with onboard DSP. The amplifier shall deliver 8.5kW peak output to the transducers and include networking capabilities to enable remote control and system monitoring. Its power supply shall employ Power Factor Correction and operate from 100-240V, 50-60Hz AC.

Audio connectors shall be male and female XLR type and the AC power connector shall be an IEC309 CEE Form.

The loudspeaker shall be capable of forward and rear-facing operation to enable the construction of subwoofer arrays with specific directional properties determined by dedicated array control software.

The ground plane on-axis frequency response shall be 35Hz-150Hz +/- 3dB and the loudspeaker shall produce a maximum SPL of 150dB peak at 1 metre.

The loudspeaker enclosure shall be constructed from multi-laminate birch ply with a textured black polyurethane 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 15 enclosures suspended from a dedicated flying frame.

Dimensions excluding wheel-board (W x H x D) shall be 1126mm x 607mm x 1027mm (44.4in x 23.9in x 47.2in). Weight shall be 160kg (352lbs).

The loudspeaker shall be the Martin Audio MLX

Drawings
Martin Audio MLX Tech Drawing

Technical Drawings for MLX.
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Accessories
Wheelboard / Transit Covers

ASF90005

MLA Wheel board

COV00004

MLA Transit Cover

ASF90008

MLD Wheel board

COV00011

MLD Transit Cover

ASF90006

MLX Wheel board

ASF15044

Transit Cover for MLX

Electronics

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

ASF17015

Master Rack - Ruckus

ASF17018

6 Circuit Multi-way Cable 30m

ASF17016

Slave Rack - Ruckus 230v

ASF17016

Slave Rack - Ruckus 110v

ASF17044

Control PC Flight Case (Complete)
for MLA

ASF14017

Panasonic Toughbook PC inc Accessories

ASF14004

Leica Disto D8
Laser Distance Meter

ASF14002

Professional WiFi Access Point

Cables / Networking

PWA00058

35m - array XLR cable

PWA00054

3m - MLX XLR cable

PWA00060

0.8m MLA/D XLR cable

PWA00041

120m network cable on drum

PWA00040

Network (U-NET) Cable 35m Belden 1305A

PWA00052

75m network cable on drum

PWA00051

Network (U-NET) Cable 5m Belden

PWA00063

2.5m 16A Ceeform IP67 extension 2.5mm

PWA00039

3m - MLX Unet cable

PWA00038

Network (U-NET) Cable 800mm

PWA00057

35m - clinometer XLR cable

PCX00043

Unet (ODU female) to RJ45 female converter

PWA00053

Unet (ODU female) to RJ45 female converter

ASF12007

6-Circuit to 12-Way Break out Loom

ASF12006

15m, 3-Circuit to 6-Way Break out.

ASF12002

6 Circuit Multi-way Cable 30m

ASF12008

230V 3ph 32A 12 cct mains distro

Hardware

ASF12009

MLA Master/Slave Flight Case
Inc. 110v Mains Distro

ASF17001

MLA Flying Frame Case (Complete)

ASF20030

MLA flying frame

ASF20030

MLA break out (distro) hanger

ASF20033

MLA ground stack bars (pair)

Flight Cases

CAR00030

MLA Master/Slave Flightcase

CAR00049

MLA Front of House Rack Flightcase

CAR00031

MLA cable trunk

CAR00033

Control PC flight case

CAR00042

Flying frame flight case

CAR00049

MLA Front of House Rack Flightcase

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