Martin Audio Introduces DD12 Powered Loudspeaker

The DD12 will meet stand-alone and distributed sound reinforcement requirements, including touring, theater, church and portable live sound applications in small-to-medium size coverage areas.

Martin Audio has introduced the new DD12, a multi-purpose loudspeaker incorporating onboard networking, DSP and class D amplification with high-end transducers and proprietary Differential Dispersion horn technology to meet the needs of a wide range of applications.


Differential Dispersion technology is designed to provide more consistent audience coverage than systems with X- x Y-degree horns, providing more throw to the rear to distribute sound evenly front-to-back, with close-up horizontal coverage for the front rows.

The DD12 will meet stand-alone and distributed sound reinforcement requirements, including touring, theater, church and portable live sound applications in small-to-medium size coverage areas. It can also be used as an in fill loudspeaker in large-scale systems.

Whether configured stand-alone or as part of a larger MLA/MLA Compact system, individual DD12s can be controlled and monitored from a laptop or wireless tablet PC via VU-NET proprietary software. PC connection can be made directly via USB or via Martin Audio's proprietary U-NET network and Merlin loudspeaker and network management system.

In addition, the DD12 is equipped with internal memory, which allows factory plug-and-play'or user-generated DSP preset snapshots to be recalled by means of a preset selector button on the rear panel, instead of using computer control.

Accessories support a wide variety of mounting options, including surface, ceiling and pole mount. The DD12's universal bracket facilitates a range of down-tilt and up-tilt angles in both portrait and landscape orientation, and can be mounted directly onto the pole of a speaker stand or attached to a scaffold clamp.

Jason Baird, R&D director for Martin Audio, notes, "This market sector has been underserved from a technology and innovation point of view for far too long. DD12 will signal a true shift in fidelity, output capability and coverage and bring our Differential Dispersion horn technology to, quite literally, a wider audience".

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