Monitor Package 2 – Martin Audio

£500.00 (£600.00 inc VAT) / night

Powerful Stage Monitor Floor Package

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Combining very high output capability with exceptional sonic performance, coverage control and consistency, the XE500 is the ultimate, high SPL stage monitor. Its Coaxial Differential Dispersion drive unit comprises a powerful 15” (380mm) LF driver with a 3.5” (89mm) voice coil, and a 1.4” (35mm) exit HF compression driver with a 3” (75mm) pure titanium diaphragm. Both drivers feature powerful neodymium magnet structures to maximise performance and reduce weight.

Utilising Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology, the XE500’s horizontal coverage varies from 60° directly over the monitor, narrowing to 30° further back. This not only maintains the sound level and balance independent of distance from the monitor, it produces a well-contained coverage ‘corridor’ at head-height. A patent-pending, contour-moulded static third waveguide greatly increases the effective size of the horn mouth to extend pattern control down to 500Hz, reducing sound spill outside the ‘corridor’.

The XE500 enclosure is constructed from multi-laminate birch ply, with integral ergonomic handles and finished with a hard-wearing paint. A strong, perforated steel grille with an acoustically transparent cloth backing provides protection for the Coaxial Differential Dispersion driver, while moulded feet on the base prevent movement onstage with additional rubber feet on the side panels providing added protection if the monitor is upended when carrying.

Frontal reflex ports couple with the floor to increase LF output and inbuilt risers can be used to increase the monitoring angle. Easy to manoeuvre, its exceptional performance and ‘corridor’ coverage make the XE500 the new definitive, high SPL stage monitor.

XE Series monitors are designed as a complete system with the iK42 4-channel Class D Amplifier, offering a unique combination of power and audio performance seamlessly combined with advanced DSP, proprietary VU-NET™ software control and Dante™ digital audio networking. State of the art components and a finely optimised design results in generous power reserves that ensures pristine sound quality is maintained even under the most extreme conditions. As well as maximising the capability of the monitor, this ensures that the monitor engineer and artist can be confident that they will experience this same high level of consistent performance from an XE monitor anywhere in the world.

The CDD-LIVE 12 is a high-performance, self-powered system designed for professional applications that require high output levels and exceptional fidelity from a very compact enclosure. With a peak output capability of 128dB at 1 metre, it is the ideal solution for a multitude of premium stand-alone and distributed sound reinforcement requirements — from touring, theatre and portable live sound, to concert hall and HoW installations, AV events and stage monitor use.


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Product Specification
  • Make : Martin Audio
  • Model : XE500 and CDD-LIVE
  • Dimensions :
  • Floor Monitors - 4 x XE500 Very high-SPL, compact two-way stage monitor Coaxial ‘point source’ performance Differential Dispersion™ technology for consistent coverage Defined, rectangular coverage plane at head-height
  • Side Fills - 3 x Martin Audio CDD LIVE 12 and SXP118 Active Subwoofers Compact, self-powered two-way system Coaxial Differential Dispersion™ technology Onboard Class D amplification and DSP Dante™ Digital Audio networking Global mains operation with Power Factor Correction
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