At this year’s Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt, Martin Audio unveiled its much anticipated CDD-LIVE! Series.
Comprising three full-range models and two subwoofers, CDD-LIVE! covers practically all professional stand-alone and distributed applications, from sound reinforcement and monitoring for live bands, DJ’s and corporate events, to installations in dance clubs, ballrooms, theatres and performing arts centres.
At the heart of the series is Martin Audio’s patented Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology. Combining the ‘point-source’ benefits of coaxial design with the consistent coverage of Differential Dispersion, CDD-LIVE! full-range systems project sound evenly front-to-back while exhibiting wide horizontal coverage close to the speaker, delivering ultimate fidelity and impact to all corners of the audience.
Onboard Class D amplification, DSP and Dante Digital Audio networking assure simplicity of stage set-up and efficient installation, while tour-grade enclosures and comprehensive mounting options – including pole mount, wall brackets, yokes and rigging inserts – provide maximum flexibility in deployment.
Dom Harter, the recently appointed Managing Director of Martin Audio, enthusiastically appraised the range: “Until now, most industry self-powered portable loudspeakers have been underpowered, light-duty systems or very high-end systems out of reach of many users. Now, with the multi-purpose CDD-LIVE! Series, Martin Audio brings everything rental companies, system integrators and musicians require from a self-powered loudspeaker at a commercially sensible price.”
Harter continued: “This will mean that rental companies can offer efficient and exemplary coverage, delivering rapid ROI, while system integrators will be able to offer more competitive tenders and win more business.”
He added: “This also marks our first product venture utilising Dante. Given the popularity of this digital network solution it is perhaps surprising that there has previously been a lack of premier loudspeaker products available at this price point. We believe this will be another reason why CDD-LIVE! will prove successful with rental companies and system integrators alike.”
Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate said: “We warmly welcome Martin Audio to the growing list of Dante network manufacturer partners and we are excited by the product promise that CDD-LIVE! will offer worldwide users.”
Summing up Dom Harter said: “With sonic consistency across the range, an impressive coverage footprint and a multitude of deployment options, CDD-LIVE! is a truly versatile, commercially savvy, self-powered solution that will have a significant impact on the marketplace.”