Martin Audio is introducing a new dedicated installation loudspeaker range—the CDD Series—at InfoComm 2015, with both a dedicated booth (#809) and demo room (W203C).
Combining distinctive curved enclosures with unique Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology, the series is designed to deliver fidelity and consistent coverage.
The CDD series includes six two-way full-range coaxial systems—from the micro CDD5 to the CDD15. When complemented by subwoofers, CDD will cover the majority of install applications; all models come in black or white as standard, and all RAL color variants are available as special order.
Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology delivers more consistent audience coverage than systems with fixed dispersion X° x Y° horns; projecting more output to the rear of the audience to distribute sound evenly from front-to-back, while having wide horizontal coverage close-up. This increased coverage area can reduce the speaker count in larger installations.
Molded in rigid UPM Formi—a natural fiber composite which combines stiffness with internal damping properties—the curved shape allows each enclosure to be discreetly mounted close to a wall or ceiling. They can also be used in either horizontal or vertical orientation, with rotation of the coaxial driver accomplished by removing the screw free, protective grille.
R&D director, Jason Baird, says, “We didn’t want to do ‘just another’ installation box, we really wanted to bring fresh thinking and innovation to the install market and with it deliver superior sound quality and coverage.”
“With CDD we have all the benefits of coaxial point source, but because we have developed a patent pending two-part static and moving waveguide that merges with the low frequency cone, we are able to maintain the dispersion pattern out to very high frequencies.
“By making these waveguides produce differential dispersion, we’ve created a rectangular coverage pattern to reach all corners of the audience, while wide horizontal coverage is achieved very close to the loudspeaker. Walking the room, the consistency in frequency response and SPL—both close to the loudspeaker and further back—is exceptional. Essentially we’ve advanced point source technology to bring MLA-like consistency to the more intimate spaces of the install market. The improved coverage close-up also means that CDD speakers can be spaced further apart in some instances, reducing overall speaker count.”
Managing director, Luke Ireland, summarized by saying, “This is a significant landmark in Martin Audio’s history but more importantly our customers are being offered a vastly superior product at a price that’s significantly less than our current AQ range that CDD is replacing. It’s not often that superior technology and performance are offered so competitively, but that’s another reason why we expect big things for CDD in the installed sound market.”
The new series will be available in North America from late July.