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Martin Audio Launches SXCF118, SXC115 Subwoofers

Martin Audio’s new flyable SXCF118 and SXC115 are intended to complement its WPS and WPM line arrays.


Martin Audio's new  SXC115 Cardioid Subwoofer.
Martin Audio’s new SXC115 Cardioid Subwoofer.

New York, NY (March 17, 2020)—The Martin Audio SXCF118 and SXC115 are two new compact cardioid subwoofers that the company announced today. Both models are intended for live sound reinforcement and fixed installations.

The Martin Audio SXCF118 is a flyable version of the SXC118 released last year and has been purpose designed to accompany the WPS-optimized line array system, while the ground stack SXC115 is set to partner WPM.

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The SXCF118 features an 18” (460 mm) forward-facing driver and a 14” (356 mm) rear-facing driver, each driven independently by separate amplifier channels and DSP. Each driver has its own chamber with bass reflex porting. According to the company, this arrangement produces a cardioid dispersion pattern which maximizes the front radiation, while reducing unwanted radiation behind the subwoofer. The recommended iK42 amplifier reportedly optimizes the DSP parameters for front and rear drivers to maximize rear rejection from 21 dB at 43 Hz to 28 dB at 75 Hz.

The enclosure is constructed from plywood and finished with a textured polyurea coating. It is equipped with four grab handles, while foam-backed perforated steel grilles protect the front and rear drivers. Integrated flying hardware, coupled with the WPSGRIDT touring flying frame, allows the SXCF118 to be incorporated at the top of a WPS array, or flown as a separate array alongside.

The SXC115 is similar, sporting a 15” (380 mm) front-facing driver and 12” (300 mm) rear-facing driver, each driven, again, independently by separate amplifier channels and DSP. Each driver, similarly, has its own chamber with bass reflex porting.

Shipping for SXCF118 will begin in May with the SXC115 a month later.

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