At InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Martin Audio held the worldwide premiere of both the latest Wavefront Precision optimised line array, WPS, as well the integration of BlackTrax real-time tracking for its immersive audio experience, 3-D Sound Adventures. In addition, it also marked the US launch of the company’s latest powered point source range, BlacklineX Powered.
Up first in the demo room was the debut integration between Martin Audio’s immersive Sound Adventures and the renowned BlackTrax real-time tracking technology. Based on a ground-breaking new algorithm, which seamlessly converts Real-Time Tracking Protocol (RTTrP) signals to Open Sound Control (OSC) commands, the BlackTrax integration showcased how performers could be tracked seamlessly with both lighting and localised audio for a truer, more impactful AV experience.
This was followed by the US premiere of the latest powered point source series, BlacklineX Powered. Including the 12-inch XP12 and 15-inch XP15 full range enclosures plus the compact but powerful 18-inch XP118 subwoofer, BlacklineX Powered integrates acoustic, DSP and amplifier technologies to achieve the clarity, precision and richness of tone that audio professionals will recognise as uniquely Martin Audio.
In addition, BlacklineX Powered offers optional Bluetooth control, streaming and a built-in 3-channel mixer, placing increased flexibility and features within easy reach of every user via iPad or iPhone––from live venues, DJs and corporate events to permanent installs, particularly houses of worship.
As a finale, the latest in the best-selling Wavefront Precision series was unveiled. 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-inch LF drivers, 4 x 4-inch midrange drivers and 4 x 1-inch 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. Eight WPS a side graced the stage supported by four of the new SXC118 cardioid subwoofers.
Summing up, Managing Director of Martin Audio, Dom Harter said: “Once again, we triumphed in the demo room and dare I say, it was probably our most successful InfoComm on record. It was fantastic to premiere the fourth product in our optimised line array series with WPS and I think we surprised many people with the performance and value for money that our BlacklineX Powered series represents. Finally, our thanks to BlackTrax for their support in real-time tracking which enabled a richer, more impactful presentation and gave an insight into to what our immersive Sound Adventures solution can offer to a production team.”