Martin Audio W8LM Mini Line Array

Sep 18, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors

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The new W8LM Mini Line Array is a compact and lightweight three-way active/passive system that can be flown or ground-stacked for corporate events, theaters and indoor venues where space is at a premium.

Despite its compact dimensions (24.4x95.7x15.7 inches; WxHxD) and reduced weight (53 pounds), the W8LM is a full-bandwidth, 2x8-inch and 2x1-inch system that can be used without additional sub-bass. Using line array principles and Hybrid™ loading technique, the system can achieve a low/mid output with sensitivity greater than 100 dB, rising to 106 dB for the HF. The user of mid-horn geometry and toroidal waveguide allows the system to maintain a constant directivity with a horizontal pattern control of over 120° (700-18k Hz). The captive, rapid-deployment rigging system allows inter-cabinet angels of 0° to 7.5° to be set as a flown or ground-stacked system, as determined by the Viewpoint array-optimization software. The system also offers a 12-ohm cabinet, and up to eight cabinets can be powered from one Martin Audio MA2.8s amplifier.

The W8LM is also compatible with the new WLX Hybrid™ sub, WSX and WS2A subwoofers.

The WLX Hybrid is the latest in the company’s high-performance subwoofer, combining high-efficiency horn loading with the bass extension of a reflex enclosure (106 dB, 1 watt @ 1 meter).

The WLX Hybrid can be flown or ground-stacked, and provides high-output capability with extended low-frequency response to 35 Hz. A single, ultralong-excursion, 18-inch (460mm) driver with a 4-inch (100mm) voice coil is front-loaded via a hyperbolic horn. The driver’s rear is reflex-loaded to extend the LF output below the natural cutoff point of the horn.

When flown, one WLX provides low-frequency augmentation for one W8L and up to two W8LC enclosures. The captive, quick-deployment rigging system allows intercabinet angles of 0º to 7.5º to be set as a flown system, closely matching the curvature of the adjacent full-range line array such as the W8L or W8LC systems.

The WLX couples with existing W8LC flying frames. The rectangular shape makes ground-stacking straightforward, while interlocking skids are fitted to firmly anchor cabs during use. Due to its 8-ohm impedance, one Martin Audio MA4.2s will drive four WLX cabinets.

Dimensions are 39.4x19.3x31.5 inches (HxWXD) and weights (including rigging hardware) 187 pounds.

For more, visit www.martin-audio.com.






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