At this year’s Prolight + Sound show, Martin Audio announced a new dedicated installation loudspeaker range, the CDD Series.
Combining curved enclosures with Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology, the series is designed to deliver performance, fidelity and coverage consistency to venues.
Six two-way full-range coaxial systems cover the majority of install applications; Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology promises more consistent audience coverage than systems with fixed dispersion X° x Y° horns, designed to project more output to the rear of the audience to distribute sound evenly from front-to-back, while having wide horizontal coverage close-up. This increased coverage area can reduce the speaker count in larger installations.
Moulded in rigid UPM Formi, a natural fibre composite which combines stiffness with internal damping properties, the curved shape allows each enclosure to be mounted close to a wall or ceiling. They can also be used in either horizontal or vertical orientation, with rotation of the coaxial driver accomplished by removing the screw free, protective grille.
R&D Director, Jason Baird, declared, “With CDD we have all the benefits of coaxial point source, but because we have developed a patent pending two-part static and moving waveguide that merges with the low frequency cone we are able to maintain the dispersion pattern out to very high frequencies.
“By making these waveguides produce differential dispersion, we’ve created a rectangular coverage pattern to reach all corners of the audience, whilst 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. Essentially we’ve advanced point source technology to bring MLA-like consistency to the more intimate spaces of the install market. The improved coverage close-up also means that CDD speakers can be spaced further apart in some instances, reducing overall speaker count.”
Managing Director, Luke Ireland concluded, “This is a significant landmark in Martin Audio’s history but more importantly our customers are being offered a vastly superior product at a price that’s significantly less than our current AQ range that CDD is replacing. It’s not often that superior technology and performance are offered so competitively, but that’s another reason why we expect big things for CDD in the installed sound market.”
All models come in black or white as standard and all RAL colour variants are available to special order.
The new series will start shipping from late June.