InfoComm - Martin Audio Unveils CDD — The Shape Of Things To Come

The most important installation product launch in the company's history, the new CDD™ Series from Martin Audio combines distinctive curved enclosures with unique Coaxial Differential Dispersion™ technology to provide superior performance, fidelity and consistency of coverage for venues that demand the ultimate in technology and style.

Orlando, FL--Martin Audio is introducing a major 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 class-leading performance, fidelity and coverage consistency to venues that demand the ultimate in cutting-edge technology and style.


Whether it's a bar, church or a prestige nightclub, the CDD Series has it covered for any type of AV installation. CDD has been conceived as a one stop solution; six two-way full-range coaxial systems—from the micro CDD5 to the powerful CDD15, complemented by high-performance subwoofers—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.

The CDD Series also has the audience covered. 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.

Visually appealing enclosure design is a signature of the CDD Series. Molded in rigid UPM Formi—a natural fiber composite which combines stiffness with excellent 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 easily accomplished by removing the screw free, protective grille.

R&D Director, Jason Baird, declared, "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.

CDD Video: https://youtu.be/J2hFiBztyzI

CDD Brochure: https://martin-audio.com/downloads/brochures/MartinAudioCDDbrochure.pdf

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com.

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

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