Martin Audio has confirmed that its new WPS, the fourth model in the award-winning Wavefront Precision optimised line array series, will be shipping from early September.
When it was first announced in June and premiered at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, its goal was to set a new benchmark in eight inch line array technology while drawing on the attributes of scalable resolution. Scaleable resolution means that the more enclosures with dedicated amplifier channels, the higher the resolution and scale of coverage and control is achievable.
The Wavefront Precision architecture is said to deliver greatly improved coverage, consistency and control compared with standard line arrays, making the product series flexible, upgradeable and financially accessible.
Dom Harter, managing director, stated: “We were delighted with the response we received from the market when WPS was first announced and are pleased to have been able to bring it to market on time.”
The latest addition to the Wavefront Precision range can achieve a peak SPL of 133dB and is ideal for applications that require a high output array with reduced weight and footprint, such as live sound reinforcement and installations in theatres, concert halls, and houses of worship. Rental companies will see scope in deploying WPS arrays as front-fill, delay or side-hang support for larger Wavefront Precision systems.
The passive three-way system integrates a high density of drive units in a very compact enclosure, specifically two x eight inch LF drivers, four x four inch midrange drivers and four x one inch exit HF compression drivers loaded by a moulded HF horn which occupies the full width of the enclosure and defines the 100° horizontal constant directivity coverage pattern of both the HF and midrange sections.
For extended low frequency performance, WPS is designed to be partnered with the SXC118 cardioid subwoofer and its flyable variant, SXCF118.
“Wavefront Precision has been the company’s fastest ever selling line array series,” exclaimed Harter, “and we are delighted that the journey is continuing with the launch of WPS.”
For those that missed its first showcase at InfoComm 2019, there will be an opportunity to both hear and interact with WPS – along with the rest of the Wavefront Precision series at the Martin Audio Open Days (September 17-19).