Martin Audio has confirmed that its new WPS, the fourth model in the Wavefront Precision optimized line array series, will be shipping in the USA during September.
First announced in June and premiered at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, the 8-inch line array offers scalable resolution, meaning that the more enclosures with dedicated amplifier channels, the higher the resolution and scale of coverage and control.
The Wavefront Precision architecture delivers improved coverage, consistency and control, making the product series uniquely flexible, upgradeable and financially accessible.
Dom Harter, managing director, states: “We were delighted with the response we received from the market when WPS was first announced and are pleased to have been able to bring it to market on time.”
The latest addition to the Wavefront Precision range can achieve a peak SPL of 133dB for applications that require a high output array with reduced weight and footprint. This makes it ideal for live sound reinforcement and installations in theaters, concert halls and houses of worship, while rental companies will see scope in deploying WPS arrays as front-fill, delay or side-hang support for larger Wavefront Precision systems.
The passive 3-way system integrates a high density of drive units in a very compact enclosure, specifically 2 x 8-inch LF drivers, 4 x 4-inch midrange drivers and 4 x 1-inch exit HF compression drivers loaded by a molded HF horn which occupies the full width of the enclosure—defining the 100° horizontal constant directivity coverage pattern of both the HF and midrange sections.
For extended low frequency performance, WPS is designed to be partnered with the SXC118 cardioid subwoofer and its flyable variant, SXCF118.
“Wavefront Precision has been the company’s fastest ever selling line array series,” says Harter, “and we are delighted that the journey is continuing with the launch of WPS.”
WPS will be featured as part of a special US product demo in Palmetto FL on October 17.