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PL+S 2016: Martin Audio introduces CDD-LIVE!

Martin Audio has revealed its CDD-Live! series, comprising three self-powered loudspeakers and two subwoofers covering sound reinforcement and monitoring aimed at both rental companies and system integrators.

The series features Martin Audio’s Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology and combines the ‘point source’ benefits of coaxial design with the consistent coverage of Differential Dispersion.

Onboard Class D amplification, DSP and Dante digital audio networking ensure efficient setup and installation, while tour-grade enclosures and mounting options provide deployment flexibility.

Dom Harter, the newly appointed managing director of Martin Audio, explained: “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.

“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.

“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.”

Harter summarised: “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.”

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