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Articles March-April 2021

Step Inside the All New Mondosonic Studio

The all new Mondosonic Studio, located in Ottapalam, Kerela, is a custom Music Production Facility and Studio. With Recording Equipment, Workflows..... read more

Bishwadeep Conceptualizes Sound Design in the Box

Having spent most of his career in Song and Music Recording, Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee was constantly toying with the idea of getting involved in designing sound for films..... read more

Celto Acoustique

Established in 2011, CELTO Acoustique is a premium manufacturer of professional audio products for the events and install industry. Founder, owner and CEO - Arthur Felix first displayed his entrepreneurial skills at the age of 14 when he built..... read more

Acoustically OdBle

With Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar

Vijay Benegal and Mujeeb Dadarkar have between them more than 4 decades of extensive experience in the audio industry in India. They have done it all, from recording and mixing for ad films, to doing live sound for renowned artistes..... read more

All About Music, the Marantz Story

In conversation with Joel Sietsem and Alankara Santhana

Marantz has established a strong foundation in the industry with their High fidelity audio systems since the 1970s. Marantz designs products that have intricate detail..... read more

Acoustic and Audio System Design for Small Rooms - PART 6

By - Rahul Sarma, CEO, Menura Acoustic Labs in collaboration with Sound Wizard

We started this series with the definition of a small room, and went on to discuss wave interactions. We continued onto sound isolation, absorption and diffusion in parts 2 and 3. Parts 4 and 5 covered system design goals and finally how to optimize a system..... read more

Studio Showcase

If you had a sign above every Studio door saying ‘This studio is a Musical Instrument’ it would make such a different approach to recording.” - Brian Eno..... read more


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Martin Audio announces nine new products across Electronics and Loudspeakers



Martin Audio has announced nine new products spread across the spectrum of electronics and loudspeakers. These represent yet another significant development in the company’s portfolio advancement with increased tools for system integrators, installers and specifiers. Furthermore, they will be on display and demonstration at the company’s UK Open Days, September 18-20th, in High Wycombe.

First out of the gate is the new ADORN series of on-wall loudspeakers that bring class-leading performance, reliability and value to a wide range of commercial sound installations. From the retail store to the boardroom, ADORN loudspeakers are designed for distributed sound applications that require high performance from visually-discreet, ultra-compact enclosures. They also provide 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 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, its 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 are also the basis for 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 onboard 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 Scalable Resolution.

The final new product to be announced is U-Hub. It is an Ethernet to U-NET bridge equipped with analogue and AES3 digital audio transport. It facilitates PC connection and VU-NET™ software control of MLA Series arrays and subwoofers via their inbuilt proprietary U-NET network. When used in conjunction with the Martin Audio DX4.0 networked system controller, U-Hub can connect audio and network to an MLA Series system with a single cable via a Dante™ digital audio network.

Summing up, Harter exclaims, “Our meteoric sales growth in the last two years has been underpinned by an aggressive new product development strategy and this latest round of announcements emboldens this further. Offering exemplary sound quality and high performance at an affordable price has meant Martin Audio has increased market share as our users take advantage of our value propositions. We look forward to welcoming many customers to our upcoming Open Days where they will be able to see all of these new products first hand, along with our portfolio product and our new 3D immersive audio solution, Sound Adventures.”

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