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ISE 2016: Martin Audio extends CDD install series with Weatherised

The announcement, made at ISE 2016, means that the CDD Series will now also be available in weather-resistant CDD-WR variants.

Martin Audio has extended its award-winning CDD install series with the introduction of weatherised variants (CDD-WR). Announced at ISE 2016, the line extension will start to ship from early April.

The CDD Series features patent pending Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology that is said to deliver improved coverage and consistency, often with the need for fewer speakers than those with traditional fixed dispersion X° x Y° horns.

The loudspeakers feature a weatherised water resistant grille made from zinc-plated mild steel with a powder-coated finish. CDD5TX-WR and CDD6TX-WR feature a dual cable gland for easy daisy-chaining of cabinets without the need for external breakout boxes, and also feature a 100/70v line transformer. CDD8-WR through CDD15-WR feature a single cable gland on the input cover and CDD10-WR through CDD15-WR are also flyable with stainless steel fixings.

Similarly, the CSX-WR subwoofers in the series are suitable for outdoor under-canopy operation and have an IP24 rating.

Following the announcement, Martin Audio product manager, David Morbey, commented: “CDD is quickly becoming the ‘go to’ install range around the world for nightclubs, restaurants, bars, hotels, retail stores, conference spaces and houses of worship. Architects are happy with the combination of discreet design and the need for fewer speakers; integrators are happy because they offer exemplary performance and win more jobs with competitive tenders; and the quality of coverage and consistency not only delights the client but also their clientele. Now with the introduction of CDD Weatherised we can extend those same benefits to outdoor environments including outdoor stadia, transport hubs, concourses and theme parks.”