New York, NY (November 13, 2015)—Intended for stage monitoring, hotels, restaurants and bars, visitor attractions, houses of worship, auditoriums and more, Martin Audio has introduced its new MA5.0Q power amp, designed for small to medium sound systems.
Aimed for both portable and installed system configurations, the MA5.0Q provides four channels delivering up to 5,000 W in 1 RU weighing just over 7kg/16lb. Minimum heat dissipation makes the amplifier suitable for hot or otherwise challenging environments.
Features include a “minimal ‘carbon footprint’ and operational cost,” according to Martin, along with low weight (5,000 W in 7.3kg / 16lb); a switch mode power supply, internally switchable 230/115 V nominal; fixed frequency switch mode amplifier output stages; and patented amplifier output filters with a ripple cancellation network.
Optimized for 4 Ω loads, the amplifier also offers AC protection (shuts down power supply when AC mains voltage is outside operating range); a 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); and thermal protection (mutes outputs once the output devices reach 75 ºC / 167 ºF—automatic unmute once temperature is down to 65 ºC / 149 ºF).