Martin Audio Releases MA5.0Q Amplifier

A versatile, cost effective solution for portable and installed sound systems, Martin Audio's new MA5.0Q four channel power amp delivers up to 5,000 W in 1 RU weighing just over 16 lbs.

Equally versatile in both portable and installed system configurations with four channels delivering up to 5,000 W neatly packed into 1 RU weighing just over 7kg/16lb, Martin Audio's new MA5.0Q power amp is a flexible, cost-effective solution for small to medium sound systems.


Benefitting from core technologies in Martin Audio's flagship amplifiers, the MA5.0Q sets a class standard in efficiency, leading to low power consumption and substantial cost savings on electricity—all in an eco-friendly way.

Minimum heat dissipation makes the MA5.0Q suitable for hot or otherwise challenging environments. Delivering exceptional sound quality due to its unique, patented Class D output stage design, the MA5.0Q represents high value, practically as well as commercially.

The MA5.0Q delivers key features that include: Four channels in 1 RU at 358 mm/ 14.1'' depth; Minimal ‘carbon footprint' and operational cost of electricity; More watts, less weight (up to 5,000 W in 7.3kg / 16lb); Switch mode power supply, internally switchable 230/115 V nominal; Fixed frequency switch mode amplifier output stages; Patented amplifier output filters with ripple cancellation network; Optimized for 4 Ω loads, thus ideally matching real-world scenarios in targeted applications; AC protection (shuts down power supply when AC mains voltage is outside operating range); Clip limiter (prevents severely clipped waveforms from reaching loudspeakers, while still maintaining full peak power output); Short circuit protection (protects the amplifier from short circuit or similar events on the outputs, with automatic protection reset); Thermal protection (mutes outputs once the output devices reach 75 ºC / 167 ºF—automatic unmute once temperature is down to 65 ºC / 149 ºF); Temperature controlled, continuous variable speed fan, and front to rear airflow.

The target markets for the new amplifier include: stage monitoring; hotels, restaurants and bars; visitor attractions; houses of worship; auditoriums; educational facilities; live sound and night clubs.

The MA5.0Q is scheduled to start shipping from mid-November.

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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