Las Vegas, NV (May 6, 2011)–On Stage Audio (“OSA”) has purchased a 54-box Martin Audio MLA Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array system, to be used in both its Chicago and Las Vegas facilities.
With the purchase, OSA joins North Carolina-based Special Event Services (“SES”) as North American members in the growing MLA worldwide network.
“At OSA, we’re always on the lookout for technology to enable us to deliver increasingly clear and focused messages that meet our clients’ audience expectations,” explained Jim Risgin, OSA Vice President. “With MLA, we will be able to deliver frequency response, SPL consistency and sonic quality never before achievable with traditional line array technology – across any type of venue – and set an entirely new standard of performance for OSA customers.”
MLA’s multi-cellular format has six individual cells in each enclosure, each with its own DSP and amplification. With up to 24 enclosures, each MLA array has up to 144 cells; Martin Audio’s Display2 system design software calculates FIR DSP filters for each cell and a redundant-ring audio network downloads the settings into each array enclosure. Martin’s VU-NET software provides real-time control and monitoring of the system.
“OSA and MLA are a perfect fit,” said Mark Graham, Loud Technologies’ CEO. “Show after show, the MLA has drawn enthusiastic attention from the Pro Audio community and audience members alike. By delivering an unprecedented level of coverage, consistency, and fidelity through its true generation-2 technology, MLA has reset the standard, and expectations, above legacy live sound equipment. And true to their first-to-move strategy, Mario and Jim immediately saw the potential that MLA offered them to reinforce OSA’s reputation as the premier technology provider for their discerning clientele.”