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Martin Audio Announces That Adorn on-Wall Range is Now Shipping
Martin Audio has confirmed that its recently announced series of ADORN on-wall loudspeakers, that brings class-leading performance, reliability and value to a wide range of commercial sound installations, is now shipping.
ADORN created a major impression on launch at the recent Martin Audio Open Days, where global distributors noted the many application opportunities, ranging from the retail store to the boardroom.
Designed for distributed sound applications that require high performance from visually-discreet, ultra-compact enclosures, the ADORN series also provides a seamless sonic transition within a multi-zoned complex using larger Martin Audio systems such as CDD or BlacklineX.
Featuring a 4” and 5.5” driver, the two-way ADORN 40 and ADORN 55 respectively are available in black or white as standard and can be readily painted to match any interior décor and architectural environment.
The loudspeakers have a nominal impedance of 16 Ohms, enabling four or more speakers to be driven in parallel by one amplifier channel, thereby maximising efficiency and minimising cost. Their ‘T’-designated options are fitted with an internal high-quality 70V/100V multi-tap line transformer with a switch to select the output level.
Dom Harter, managing director, commented: “The commercial install market for loudspeakers is significant and growing, and the ADORN series is targeted to win over specifiers, system integrators and installers by offering stunning sound quality in a diminutive, attractive and competitively priced package.”
The newly-announced SX110 subwoofer will further extend the bandwidth of ADORN on-wall speakers, and is ideal for foreground music applications which require increased impact and low frequency performance. Designed to be able to sit under banquette seating or discreetly placed within a venue, this ultra-compact enclosure features a 10” (250mm) driver and generous bass-reflex porting to reduce air noise. SX110 can also be suspended by means of integral M8 threaded inserts.
Supporting electronics for ADORN series has also resulted in a significant shake up of Martin Audio’s amplifier and controller portfolio. VIA is a new range of four high performance, cost effective power amplifiers designed primarily for installation use, but also suited to portable applications.
Dom Harter, explains: “We have enjoyed huge success with the new iKON amplifiers for our Wavefront Precision series and this VIA range of amps offers our users affordable high performance amplifiers for use with our other loudspeakers.”
VIA is the perfect partner for all Martin Audio loudspeakers where networking and on-board DSP are not required, but where full system set-up is necessary, either the existing DX0.5 controller or newly announced DX4.0 can be added. DX4.0 is a 4-in 8-out loudspeaker processor and matrix featuring networked audio via Dante, high quality 96kHz processing, VX limiting as well as FIR optimisation support for O-Line with Scaleable Resolution.
Summing up, Harter exclaims: “Our meteoric sales growth in the last two years has been underpinned by an aggressive new product development strategy and ADORN is a shining example of our ability to offer exemplary sound quality and high performance at an affordable price.”
12th February 2019
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