11.06.08

Line array gets dispersion technology boost

AUTHOR: Inavate

Martin Audio has combined line array and differential dispersion technologies in a move it claims will provide even coverage over wide angles and throw distances.

Martin Audio has combined line array and differential dispersion technologies in a move it claims will provide even coverage over wide angles and throw distances.

The loudspeaker specialist said the W8VDQ compact three-way system provides a short-throw horizontal dispersion of 120 degrees, narrowing to 100 as the throw increases.

Furthermore an increase in throw distance prompts the vertical differential directivity (VDQ) to create progressively more HF. The resulting dispersion pattern is suited to covering audiences located on flat, or gradually sloping surfaces.

The system is designed for passive or bi-amp operation, and combining a Hybrid quad 8in LF and MF configuration with quad 1in HF and achieves a maximum SPL of 131dB (continuous), 137dB (peak).

Aimed at a wide range of applications, from live and theatre sound to fixed installations, the W8VDQ is compatible with WMX, WS18X and WS218X subwoofers.