Martin Audio W8VDQ Speaker System.Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (August 28, 2008)–Martin Audio’s new W8VDQ compact, three-way system combines line-array and differential dispersion technologies; according to the company, this provides “an advanced solution” for even coverage over wide angles and throw distances.
The system has been designed to provide a short-throw horizontal dispersion of 120 degrees, narrowing to 100 degrees as the throw increases. The vertical differential directivity (VDQ) creates progressively more HF output as throw distance increases. The resulting dispersion pattern is said to be suited for covering audiences located on flat, or gradually sloping, surfaces.
Designed for passive or biamp operation, and combining a Hybrid quad 8-in LF and MF configuration with quad 1-in HF–all horn-loaded–the system achieves a maximum SPL of 131 dB (continuous), 137 dB (peak).
Aimed at a wide range of applications, from live and theater sound to fixed installations, the W8VDQ is compatible with WMX, WS18X and WS218X subwoofers.