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Martin Audio Releases ADORN On-Wall Loudspeakers

New two-way ADORN 40 and ADORN 55 designed for distributed sound applications that require visually-discreet, compact enclosures.

By PSW Staff February 11, 2019

ADORN on-wall loudspeakers from Martin Audio.

Martin Audio has confirmed that its recently announced series of ADORN on-wall loudspeakers for commercial sound installations is now shipping.

ADORN was launched 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 visually-discreet, 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-inch and 5.5-inch 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 loudspeakers to be driven in parallel by one amplifier channel, thereby maximizing efficiency and minimizing cost. Their ‘T’-designated options are fitted with an internal 70V/100V multi-tap line transformer with a switch to select the output level.

Dom Harter, managing director, comments, “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 loudspeakers 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 compact enclosure features a 10-inch (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, which will start to ship later in February, 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 96kHz processing, VX limiting as well as FIR optimization support for O-Line with Scalable Resolution.

Summing up, Harter says, “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.”

Martin Audio

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