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3G Productions Acquires MLA For Festivals, Touring & Installations


3G Productions Inc., a multifaceted audio company based in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, recently acquired a Martin Audio MLA system to provide greater sound control at electronic dance music festivals, and expand the company’s touring and installation capabilities.

Founded by Eli Stearns and Jay Curiel in 2004, 3G Productions has evolved over the years from live audio production to include full service sales and installation staffed with certified engineers and experienced installers.

3G’s extensive corporate clientele includes a vast array of Fortune 100 companies and very close relationships with the major hotel and casino groups along the Las Vegas Strip, among others. The company also specializes in touring and events such as the Beyond Wonderland Festival for INSOMNIAC at San Bernardino’s San Manuel Amphitheater, which served as the test drive for the system.

Always on the lookout for the latest technologies, 3G had been researching MLA since its inception. Response to the system from audio providers who’ve been using it was uniformly positive in terms of coverage, loudness, accuracy, and control, so 3G decided to initially acquire 32 MLA, 4 MLD (downfill), 24 MLX subs and 24 MLA Compact enclosures.

As it turns out, an intrinsic part of MLA’s appeal for 3G was based on its ability to control SPLs at festivals where noise is becoming an issue within the cities and communities where the events are held.

Asked about MLA’s trial run at the festival, 3G Vice President/Owner Jay Curiel, said, “The system was surprisingly easy to set up and our engineers were really happy with the way MLA performed. It did everything it’s supposed to do, especially in terms of controlling the sound. We were able to easily manage the SPL levels and cut off the coverage where we wanted while providing all the power and impact the audience expects. MLA passed with flying colors.”

Eli Stearns, President/Owner of 3G added, “We’re excited to be a partner in the prestigious MLA Network which includes so many leading audio companies. It’s great to be part of the next wave of innovation and technology, especially in terms of controlling SPL. Our primary application for MLA will be festivals and special events in city environments, but we expect the system to grow our touring market as well.”

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

Martin Audio Appoints James King As New Marketing Director


Martin Audio has appointed James King as its new Director of Marketing.

King assumed his new position at this year’s Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt as the loudspeaker manufacturer’s groundbreaking MLA technology starts to enjoy unprecedented sales success.

King states that he immediately recognized the opportunity to capitalize on this situation. “I am impressed with the ambition, innovation and heritage of Martin Audio, and am excited at the prospect at being able to hone this into a clear competitive advantage that will deliver further market share gains worldwide,” he said.

“The industry is full of passion and I look forward to immersing myself in the world of pro audio to deliver the insights necessary for Martin Audio to best serve its customers and strengthen its brand position.”

Welcoming him to the company, Martin Audio Managing Director, Anthony Taylor, added, “We have searched hard for an experienced marketing talent that will help to bolster the existing executive board and to capture both verbally and visually the essential nature of Martin Audio. And in James we believe we have that person. This will lead to an exciting new chapter in the company development as the message of our technological edge continues to take hold.”

Highly experienced in brand leadership within the international business world, James King joined communication giant Motorola in 2001, and after occupying various senior management roles, became EMEA Brand Marketing Director in 2008, a position he held for the next four years. Prior to that, among the other companies he held a marketing management position was with Dyson.

The new Director of Marketing will be based at Martin Audio’s international headquarters, in High Wycombe, Bucks.

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

Dobil Labs Protects AV Systems at Case Western Reserve University with RackLink™


In business for 42 years, Pittsburgh-based AV integrator Dobil Laboratories has earned a reputation as a leader in providing intelligent solutions and exceptional service and support for the higher education, corporate and house-of-worship markets.

The company recently has been involved in an ongoing project to upgrade existing analog AV installations in classrooms at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Asked about the project, Dobil AV Sales Engineer David Rosenberger says, “We’ve been refreshing a lot of their older AV systems which isn’t uncommon given newer digital technology and the industry having evolved from coaxial to the twisted pair and IT world. We’re getting more into network switchers and control processors and we have to power cycle or reboot these types of devices, whether it’s a power spike or some of the more consumer-based network switches that don’t always cooperate with our systems.”

Fortunately, Middle Atlantic Products’ RackLink power management system has proved to be a valuable asset in coming to terms with these problems.

“RackLink is not only great for us,” Rosenberger points out, “but also a big help for on campus support because the CWRU technicians can go to the phone app and choose to reboot whatever piece of gear they want to. It’s amazing. The troubleshooting response time is drastically reduced and if something does go wrong, we can log in and see exactly what the problem is, for example, if it’s a power spike. That alone is huge for us, which explains why we’ve been including RackLink into every one of the systems we’ve been putting up there, and we’re up to 40 systems by now.”

Dobil’s classroom systems for Case Western Reserve typically include a Crestron Digital Media system capable of multiple digital and analog sources. These include digital and analog laptop inputs and a digital PC input that feed into the 8×8 Digital Media matrix switcher. A Crestron V-15 (15” HD touch panel) functions as the user interface that controls the entire system. Dobil also uses an Epson G5750 projector to get the digital 1080p signal to the screen and every room is connected to Crestron’s Fusion remote management software. Now each system also includes the protection, cost and time saving provided by RackLink.

Intelligent power management and monitoring with remote and local access are key says David, “because we want to protect our client’s investment in the high-end systems they’ve put into their classrooms. We want to make sure that we can protect against something as basic as a power surge or lightning strike.”

“These are existing buildings, and we have no idea what the quality of the AC service is,” adds Dobil CEO and President Don Rosenberger. “So that leaves us on our own to safeguard the equipment we install and ensure that it will work. RackLink provides protection and also lets us reset the router, the processor, whatever piece of equipment happens to lock up. All digital electronics are sensitive and don’t respond well to spikes, noise and surges. We rely on RackLink to protect the gear and cut down on our maintenance visits, which reduces classroom downtime.”

“Time savings also are important,” adds David. “Instead of having to send out a tech across campus, RackLink will show them that a certain room isn’t functioning or getting audio, or the touch panel in that room isn’t communicating with anything. Then they just have to log onto the app, reboot the processor or touch panel and they have a solution without the 15 or 20-minute response time just to get to the room.”

“These problems have existed for a while, but no one made a product with all of the elements in one piece,” concludes Don. “There were other units where you could recycle the sequence or the AC. There were filters and monitoring units, but no one put it all in one rack unit. We band-aided three different manufacturers’ units together but that was a clunky solution. Middle Atlantic has done it in one box with all of the stuff we needed and it works simply and easily.

“They’re the cream of the crop. Everything they make is of the highest quality. RackLink is a typical Middle Atlantic product, very well done, very well thought out and complete. It does everything right; there’s nothing it does poorly. It’s a comprehensive solution.”

For technical specifications and in-depth information about Middle Atlantic Products, please click to www.middleatlantic.com or call 1.800.266.7225.

Middle Atlantic Products has been part of the Legrand group since its acquisition in 2011.

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us

SKYE’s The Limit For Martin Audio

Jakarta, Indonesia––The spectacular SKYE Bar & Restaurant in Jakarta is the latest venue to be opened by the Ismaya Group. Located on the 56th floor of the 754 foot-high Menara BCA building, SKYE’s main attraction is a stupendous view over the city’s skyline.

The owners needed high-end professional audio products for its fashionable clientele, and turned to the pro division of P.T. Citra Intirama, Martin Audio’s distributors in Indonesia.

The distributor already had a relationship with the club’s owners, who have been using Martin Audio systems for many of their group restaurants and clubs over the years. They had no hesitation in recommending a similar solution to equip the brand new rooftop bar, restaurant and lounge, as well as the outdoor chill out area within the exclusive operation.

The 800-capacity venue combines a mixture of Martin Audio’s compact architectural AQ5s and EM150 for the lounge area; C10.1R two-way high performance ceiling speakers for the restaurant area; stylish, surface-mount C115s for the VIP area, and C4.8T and C6.8T ceiling speakers for restrooms and corridors linking the indoor and outdoor area.

As a result, this carefully-considered solution ensures well-balanced background music coverage throughout augmented via two Martin Audio Blackline F15+ and S18+s, which are specially installed for weekend DJ events.

The result is another successful venture for the Ismaya Group, and a significant landmark on the Indonesian club scene.

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

SES Increases Martin Audio MLA Inventory

Michael Brammer and Jim Brammer, President of SES


Winston-Salem, NC––Following a successful tour with the three-time Grammy Award winning Zac Brown Band, SES (Special Event Services) has increased its inventory of Martin Audio MLA loudspeakers.

Asked about the decision, SES spokesperson Michael Brammer responded, “The addition of 24 MLA, 24 MLX, and 48 MLA Compact enclosures gives us more flexibility in creating system configurations, and the ability to serve multiple tours with MLA at the same time. MLA is without question one of the finest sounding PA systems in the world, if not the finest.”

After coming off a sold-out weekend that included the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York’s Madison Square Garden and the Prudential Center in Newark, the consensus was that sound coverage at all of the shows was exceptional.

In Syracuse, tickets sold so well that the stage was moved further and further back until there was virtually no more space on the field. At this point, the distance from the PA to the rear seats had reached 465 feet with no delays, and coverage still wasn’t a problem.

At Madison Square Garden, an on site decision was made to reconfigure the system to get additional enclosures in the air, which proved to have a beneficial impact on the overall coverage. The sound at Prudential was also stellar.

With a total inventory of 72 MLA, 8 MLD, 48 MLX and 48 MLA Compact enclosures, SES is a leader in the growing MLA North American network of production companies.

“MLA has definitely paved the way toward new possibilities for us and I’m excited to see where it takes us moving forward,” concluded SES President Jim Brammer.

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

MLA Compact Training For Max Production In Hong Kong

Martyn ‘Ferrit’ Rowe with sound engineers at Max Production


Hong Kong-based Max Production Ltd, one of the first adopters of Martin Audio’s MLA and MLA Compact systems in the Far East, recently underwent full technical training.

Following the recent purchase of an MLA Compact 24, both Martin Audio Regional Application Support Engineer Chris Pyne and Technical Training Manager Martyn (Ferrit) Rowe arrived at Max Production’s HQ in Sha Tin district to carry out the intensive three day training course afforded all Martin Audio MLA network partners.

The course was conducted by Ferrit and attended by ten of Max Production’s senior and junior staff as well as technicians and an interpreter from Budee, the MLA territorial distributor.

Chris Pyne, who conducted the introduction and initiation course, explained the content of the workshop. “The formal class room audio theory and system functions plus software and venue design studies take place over two days. The third day is dedicated to system rigging and safety, with system optimizations, listening tests and problem solving. We also do a sub bass array and system design class.”

He confirms that he will be returning in March to support Max Production with a major concert at the Asia World Arena utilizing the company’s entire MLA and MLA Compact inventory.

Summing up, Pine adds, “It was an enjoyable experience, with the Max management clearly pleased and excited by owning the first MLA system in Hong Kong. South-east Asia is proving a very strong growth area for both MLA and MLA Compact.”

Photo caption: Martyn ‘Ferrit’ Rowe with sound engineers at Max Production

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

About MLA™ (Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array)
The result of many years of intensive R&D, MLA’s methodology replaces trial-and-error array design with intelligent numerical optimization of the array’s output based on a highly accurate acoustic model. The multi-cellular format has six individual cells in each enclosure, each with its own DSP and amplification.

With up to 24 enclosures, each MLA array has up to 144 cells — too great a number to optimize manually, or by ear. Instead, Martin Audio’s proprietary Display2™ system design software automatically calculates FIR DSP filters for each cell and a redundant-ring audio network (U-NET™) downloads the settings into each array enclosure. Martin Audio’s VU-NET™ software provides real-time control and monitoring of the system.

MLA delivers a frequency response and SPL consistency never before achievable; a very high system output (140dB peak, per cabinet @1m); Automatic optimization of the array, both physically (splay angles) and electronically (DSP); Computer control and monitoring of the entire system, and total control of sound system balance for engineers and sound technicians.

MLA is fully integrated, with Class D amplification, DSP and U-NET digital audio
network built into each enclosure. MLA complete systems are ready-to-use, with MLA, MLD and MLX enclosures, flying hardware, software, cabling and training all supplied. Everything needed is included. All ancillary items — from tablet PC and Merlin™ controller to network interconnects and mains distro — are also included in the complete system package. This ensures full compatibility worldwide, down to cabling and accessories.

Additional features include 90° x 7.5° dispersion; a compact size (1136mm wide x 372mm high x 675mm deep), one-box-fits-all (festivals to theaters) application range and a global voltage, power factor corrected power supply.

MLA’s compact size and very high output allows it to be shipped using smaller trucks, offering considerable savings and reduced carbon footprint. The system also includes the MLX powered, flyable subwoofer capable of an unprecedented measured peak output of 150dB @ 1m; MLD downfill cabinet, and Merlin 4-in/10-out system controller and network hub. Audio input is via analog, AES3 or U-NET.

By adopting these principles and system components MLA is optimized for every member of the audience — from a 2,000 capacity theater, to a 20,000-seat arena, to a 100,000-person festival site. It will deliver the engineer’s exact mix to every seat (up to over 150 meters) with precision, exceptional power and clarity.

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

RackLink™ System Now Compliant with InfoComm Energy Management Standard


Fairfield, NJ–– With its latest firmware update, all models in Middle Atlantic Products’ suite of RackLink™ Power Management products now fully support InfoComm’s recently published Energy Management Standard. RackLink products provide integrators and facility managers with the necessary features and functionality to implement the standard. These include the monitoring and logging of power consumption, room occupancy and outlet state, as well as individual control of connected devices.

The standard, which provides a guideline for efficient energy management of AV systems through the control, monitoring, and conservation of electric power, was published in June of last year. RackLink models are currently the industry’s only available option to meet certain requirements of the standard such as power factor monitoring and providing a fine degree of resolution in their measurement accuracy.

Audiovisual control system solutions company Control Concepts partnered with Middle Atlantic to develop the RackLink system’s critical open-architecture communication with control systems. Control Concepts President Steve Greenblatt also served as a member of the InfoComm Energy Management Standard Task Group. He notes, “Middle Atlantic has shown a commitment to the InfoComm Energy Management standard from the onset of RackLinkTM product development ensuring that the design and control capabilities meet all the requirements in addition to including a host of added features. Middle Atlantic went as far as to upgrade firmware, software, and control modules once the standard was released to address specific nuances added prior to finalization.”

“RackLink was designed to enable the best possible practices in ensuring power-efficient AV systems,” said Bob Schluter, Middle Atlantic Founder and fellow member of the InfoComm Energy Management Standard Task Group. He also noted the ease with which the RackLink system complies with the standard: “All the required measurements are consolidated in one box, so there’s no need to mix data from separate places. RackLink systems also output that data in a useable format that requires no manipulation.”

For more information about the RackLink system and Middle Atlantic Products, please click to www.middleatlantic.com or call 1.800.266.7225.

Diavolo Delivers Optimum Martin Audio Dance System For Vee Lounge


Fort Worth, TX––The mission for Diavolo Systems owner Tim Hannum was “to build a top-of-the-line dance floor sound system and light show in a combination restaurant/lounge, and not have it look like you’re walking into a cavernous nightclub.”

A real challenge since the 13,434 square foot venue for Vee Lounge that formerly served as a live club for cover bands is located on the main floor of a parking garage. The space wasn’t designed for acoustics and suffered from significant acoustic challenges like a sloped roof higher on one side of the room than the other.

The plan for owner Rick’s Cabaret International—a longstanding Diavolo client–– was to create a high-end Tapas restaurant that could easily transition into a full on dance club featuring local and well-known national/international touring DJs playing Electronic Dance Music on weekends.

Hannum, who named his company in part based on the expression, “the devil’s in the details,” approached the challenges implicit in the Vee Lounge project with his customary mix of thoroughness, precision and creativity.

“We put in a reinforced wood DJ stage built out of cabinet-grade lumber instead of metal studs and covered it with a 3/8” recycled rubber floor normally used for workout facilities,” he explains. “With the custom steel Vee Lounge performance stage from Red Bull, we end up with a really nice EDM performance stage.

“In front of the DJ booth, we put in a really huge custom oval shaped dance floor made out of hard oak and raised with enough clearance off the ground to make you feel more of the low end through your feet,” Tim continues.” When it comes to sound, we designed a true left-right speaker system with three Martin Audio Blackline H3H+ enclosures on each side at different heights to reach every corner of the room. You can hear the system pan left and right and, overall, the system is very clean, precise and oh so sexy.”

According to Hannum, “in addition to four S218+ subs, we floor-mounted two of Martin Audio’s new high-powered X15+ subs as monitors at either side of the booth on yokes so DJs can position them any way they want. The X15s are separately powered and processed with their own DSP in the booth.

“As it turns out, the setup transforms pretty well from controlled restaurant sound allowing lower volumes from the perimeter speakers to a high impact club system running full on from the mains. We have plenty of horsepower with the Martin Audio. And as difficult as the room is, the sound is really good, that’s all I can say.”

Vee Lounge also features a sophisticated LED-based lighting system by Chauvet Professional, which Hannum says is “very effects-driven and all operated from Martin Professional’s Light Jockey. The video system is run via Mac Minis with Arkaos video software where we can access different background imagery for all the displays in the room which includes the new 90” Sharp TVs on either side of the DJ booth.”

Underscoring his out-of-the-box approach, Tim explains, “I used a plethora of inexpensive lighting effects that people wouldn’t normally think of for a big club but I’m using them differently for stuff like an expanded ceiling effect that’s very sexy. In fact, it’s a very sexy room with all of the round columns and rounded curvatures of the bar and faciae of the drop-down ceiling pieces. Everything is very curved and sexy, like the sound system.”

Open just over a month after a grand opening featuring an extended hour and a half set by Australian DJ Havana Brown of “We Run the Night” fame, Vee Lounge is rapidly becoming a essential component of Fort Worth nightlife.

Asked about the reaction to the sound system, Hannum concludes, “The owners expect the best and that’s what they get with Martin Audio. The regional DJs were absolutely floored by the sound on the floor and in the booth. When they’re in the booth, they’re immersed in a blanket of sound, so anybody can mix anything at any time. Everything about it helps the DJ do his or her job better and it really sounds good. That works for me.”

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

For more about Diavolo Systems, please click to www.diavolosystems.com

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

VME’s Martin Audio MLA Compact Wins Plaudits At TPi Awards


Described as an audio graveyard for sound designers, the ballroom at the Novotel Hammersmith presented no such pitfalls for Manchester-based VME when they were asked to provide sound reinforcement for the recent 2013 TPi (Total Production International) Awards.

“Everyone has had a crack at it, and this time it was our turn,” said VME director Dion Davie. “We knew that performing in front of all our industry peers would be challenging.”

VME were early adopters of Martin Audio’s MLA platform, and turned to an MLA Compact solution for the main arena, rigging six elements on either side of the stage which were used in tandem with an additional four providing a central hang to ensure good, even coverage over a very wide area. This arced out into the banquet room, where Lauren Laverne presented this year’s awards.

The array was underpinned by four DSX subs, while Martin Audio X12+’s were used as outfills, discreetly hidden behind the LED screens that formed the set to provide coverage at the tables that fell slightly off-axis from the arrays. Martin Audio DD6’s were used as stage front fills and foldback due to their compact size and innovative differential dispersion horn.

There was also a low-level area at the rear for which VME also provided reinforcement. “The trick was to get the two MLA Compact arrays and distributed systems syncing up seamlessly with each other,” said Davie. Fortunately three Martin Audio DX2 (4-in 8-out) dedicated management systems provided all DSP necessary. System tech Mark Edwards used Smaart software to time align the entire system; when the presenter moved from the main stage to the smaller B stage, an alternative snapshot was recalled from the DX2’s to reconfigure the system.

“We knew the MLA Compact would cover the main area, and mapped the room on the MLA [Display v2.1] software to achieve the optimization,” said Dion Davie.

VME’s Ben Hyman project managed the event, Steve Brierley mixed the sound and Martin Shaw, assisted by Mark Edwards and Martin Audio’s Nigel Meddemmen, were system techs.

Hyman stated, “The two main requirements for the system were coverage and clarity — particularly at the back — ensuring that every person, no matter where they were sat, could hear the audio at the right level. And we certainly achieved that.”

Dion Davie added, “Guests were absolutely gob smacked by the sound quality for the first time in the history of the event. Judging from the number of calls it was an outstanding success and we feel we have set a benchmark.”

Ben Chadwick, Event Manager at organizers, Mondiale Publishing, agreed. “We got the sound absolutely right this year. Because of ceiling height variations it’s a tricky room to provide even coverage with high intelligibility, but we completely nailed it.”

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

About MLA™ (Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array)
The result of many years of intensive R&D, MLA’s methodology replaces trial-and-error array design with intelligent numerical optimization of the array’s output based on a highly accurate acoustic model. The multi-cellular format has six individual cells in each enclosure, each with its own DSP and amplification.

With up to 24 enclosures, each MLA array has up to 144 cells — too great a number to optimize manually, or by ear. Instead, Martin Audio’s proprietary Display2™ system design software automatically calculates FIR DSP filters for each cell and a redundant-ring audio network (U-NET™) downloads the settings into each array enclosure. Martin Audio’s VU-NET™ software provides real-time control and monitoring of the system.

MLA delivers a frequency response and SPL consistency never before achievable; a very high system output (140dB peak, per cabinet @1m); Automatic optimization of the array, both physically (splay angles) and electronically (DSP); Computer control and monitoring of the entire system, and total control of sound system balance for engineers and sound technicians.

MLA is fully integrated, with Class D amplification, DSP and U-NET digital audio
network built into each enclosure. MLA complete systems are ready-to-use, with MLA, MLD and MLX enclosures, flying hardware, software, cabling and training all supplied. Everything needed is included. All ancillary items—from tablet PC and Merlin™ controller to network interconnects and mains distro—are also included in the complete system package. This ensures full compatibility worldwide, down to cabling and accessories.

Additional features include 90° x 7.5° dispersion; a compact size (1136mm wide x 372mm high x 675mm deep), one-box-fits-all (festivals to theaters) application range and a global voltage, power factor corrected power supply.

MLA’s compact size and very high output allows it to be shipped using smaller trucks, offering considerable savings and reduced carbon footprint. The system also includes the MLX powered, flyable subwoofer capable of an unprecedented measured peak output of 150dB @ 1m; MLD downfill cabinet, and Merlin 4-in/10-out system controller and network hub. Audio input is via analog, AES3 or U-NET.

By adopting these principles and system components MLA is optimized for every member of the audience — from a 2,000 capacity theater, to a 20,000-seat arena, to a 100,000-person festival site. It will deliver the engineer’s exact mix to every seat (up to over 150 meters) with precision, exceptional power and clarity.

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

Middle Atlantic Unveils Mobile Videoconference Display System


Fairfield, NJ–– In a move to provide unparalleled support for the technology powering today’s AV systems, Middle Atlantic Products announced the new VTC Series Mobile Videoconferencing & Presentation Cart System. Designed with generous equipment mounting space, the VTC Series is a versatile mobile cart system for videoconferencing and presentation applications.

The VTC Series was engineered with industry-leading screen capacity, supporting single screens up to 80” or dual large screens up to 70” built to support up to 250 lbs in screen weight. Its welded steel frame is UL Listed, tip and weight tested.

Versatile equipment mounting is made possible throughout every area of the VTC Series, which was designed with up to 15 total rackspaces. The cart was designed with the company’s patent-pending Lever Lock™ tool-free mounting system. The Lever Lock plate, ideal for Codecs, media extenders, power supplies and other small devices, is easy to install and service.

The VTC cart’s base features rackmount space for heavier components, such as UPS systems that offer point of use protection. The lower frame provides 4 rackspaces that are ideal mounting for switchers and processors, and can accommodate tower-style PCs.

Several options greatly increase the versatility of the VTC Series. A removable 12 space rack frame option is available, and allows for easy pre-staging, integration and maintenance access. Also available are storage drawer, work surface and speaker shelf options.

For more information about the VTC Series and Middle Atlantic Products, please click to www.middleatlantic.com or call 1.800.266.7225.

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