Martin heads on tour
Martin heads on tour
The SXC115 is the ideal partner for WPM line arrays or Martin Audio point source systems where low-frequency pattern control is required
Martin Audio has introduced two new cardioid subwoofers. Designed for touring sound and installations, the SXC115 is a compact subwoofer featuring a 15-inch forward-facing and 12-inch rear-facing driver, each driven independently by separate amplifier channels and DSP. The SXCF118 is a flown version of the SXC118 and described as the ideal partner for flown WPS arrays. It features an 18-inch forward-facing and 14-inch rear-facing driver, each driven independently by separate amplifier channels and DSP. Inside both models, each driver has its own chamber with optimised bass-reflex porting.
The recommended iK42 amplifier optimises the DSP parameters for front and rear drivers to maximise rear rejection – from 21dB at 43Hz to 28dB at 75Hz. This reportedly keeps low frequencies away from stages, turntables and walls, as well as reducing reverberant energy in the room. In front of the enclosure, the output from the two drivers is additive, giving an extra 2dB output when compared with a conventional single 15-inch subwoofer.
The enclosures are constructed from tour-grade plywood and finished with a textured polyurea coating. They are equipped with four grab handles and foam-backed perforated steel grilles protect the front and rear drivers. The SXC115 is said be an ideal partner for WPM line arrays or Martin Audio point source systems where low-frequency pattern control is required. It can be used singly, stacked or flown individually by means of threaded flying inserts. Integral flying hardware, coupled with the WPSGRIDT, allows the SXCF118 to be incorporated at the top of a WPS array, or flown as a separate array alongside. Interlocking skids prevent movement when stacked and a threaded plate in the top surface facilitates pole-mounting of up to four WPM enclosures or a single point source enclosure.