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Martin Audio unveils landmark CDD Series install speakers at PL+S

Martin Audio is launching the new CDD Series of dedicated installation loudspeakers at Prolight+Sound. The new series targets a variety of install applications including AV installations, bars and nightclubs, and houses of worship.

The loudspeakers are designed to deliver class-leading fidelity and coverage consistency combining curved enclosures with Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology. The series has six two-way full-range coaxial systems, from the micro CDD5 to the powerful CDD15, complemented by high-performance subwoofers. All models come in black or white as standard and all RAL colour variants are available to special order. The curved shape allows each enclosure to be mounted close to a wall or ceiling and they can also be used in either horizontal or vertical orientation.

The Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology delivers consistent audience coverage projecting 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.

R&D director, Jason Baird, commeted: “We didn’t want to do ‘just another’ installation box, we really wanted to bring fresh thinking and innovation to the install market and with it deliver superior sound quality and coverage.

“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.”

MD, 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.”

Stand: Hall 8, booth F60