New Martin Audio Products On Their Way

Back in April, Martin Audio chose the Frankfurt show to announce its ambitious line-up of 10 new products across multiple Martin Audio categories including Line Arrays, Stage Monitors and Amplifiers.

Martin Audio have now announced that many of the new products are on their way. Dom Harter, Managing Director, commented, “I’m delighted that our production schedule has remained on track, enabling us to keep our commitments to customers.”

Probably the largest product group is The all new Wavefront Precision Series, set to ship later this month.  Both the WPC and the WPM are a new generation of multipurpose line arrays, designed to bring Martin Audio’s signature sound, coverage consistency and control to a broader range of live events, permanent venue installations and budgets. Working alongside the newly announced Martin Audio iK42 and iK81 multi-channel amplifiers, Wavefront Precision is designed to be uniquely flexible, upgradeable and financially accessible.

But the first to be shipped is the XE Series, which will bring engineering innovation to high performance stage monitoring. Featuring unique Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology with a patent pending third static waveguide, the XE series is designed to deliver perfect monitor sound with a defined coverage pattern that allows the artist freedom of movement, while reducing overlap with adjacent monitors. Both XE500 and XE300 will be highly featuring at major festivals over the summer, which will be a great introduction for Martin Audio.

Martin Audio XE500 Stage MonitorAlso shipping is the new LE Monitor Series, scaling down the technology found in the XE Series to bring engineering innovation to everyday stage monitoring. While at the same time delivering exceptional performance and controlled coverage with great pricing, not previously possible for a truly professional monitor. Both the LE100 and LE200  started to ship at the end of May.

Finally, the two new high performance subwoofers, SX118 and SX218 are on their way. The SX subs were designed primarily to accompany the Wavefront Precision but their performance and price point has seen demand as a subwoofer to accompany many of the other Martin Audio loudspeaker series too.They are now looking to phase out the older  Martin Audio WS118X and WS218X.”

Martin Audio Managing Director, Harter said, “We’re delighted that this bold new line-up of product, offering innovation and value has taken the market by storm and already starting to get into customers’ hands.”

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Lee Valley Athletics Centre

Work is progressing very well with the Lee Valley Athletics Centre sound system installation, in Edmonton, North London. Phil, Neil, Luke and Dave started the project last Friday and they needed the area clear while they were working. So it was imperative that the main part of the install was completed within one day. So they started work around 6.30am and finished about 8.30pm. Whilst working, however, there were distant sightings of some extremely competent and fit athletes, who came into the centre to train around the edges of the stadium!

Lee Valley Athletics CentreA 30 metre truss has now been installed into the arena, along with 16 Martin Audio speakers. On this the Old Barn guys have installed the following:

This is a great project for Old Barn to work on; not least the fact the guys were surrounded by top athletes, but they were at points, 7 metres above the ground on a cherry picker, once the truss was in its correct position! A challenge indeed…

So the next stages are to get the Symetrix Radius processor programmed today, so the speakers can be controlled by the installed wall panel. Then Phil and Dan are off up there again on Friday to complete the 2nd fix.

Lee Valley Athletics Centre will soon have an equivalent high spec sound system as it’s neighbouring Lee Valley Ice Centre and the White Water Centre.

If you have a sporting venue and are in charge of installing great sound, then please get in touch, either by calling us on 01892 752246, email or via our contact form.

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Weather Resistant Speakers by Martin Audio

Let’s face it, Old Barn Audio work in many industries. From schools to churches to sporting facilities to nightclubs. Yet one area we receive many enquiries in is for bars and restaurants. More and more, the traditional English pub has now moved away from selling only ale, and is now selling high quality food as well as providing live music or at the very least a good quality background music system. Many patrons are enjoying sitting outside as well as in and therefore these venues need to provide different options for sound systems, depending on whether they need weather resistant speakers, or just an internal speaker system.

Which is now why we have a great many projects behind us that have included weather proofed speakers, that can be installed outside and will also be resistant to a changing climate, giving great sound outside as well as within the venue.

Just a few examples of the work we have carried out:

The Terrace, Exeter

Weather Resistant Speakers

The Terrace, owned by Artigiano Group was a great job for Old Barn Audio. What started off as a really nice website enquiry became a really great job, working with a professional company, who were opening a new Exeter bar and restaurant in 2016. Along with all relevant anxilliaries, we installed:

As you can see, there were 10 weather resistant speakers installed to the outside areas of The Terrace, ensuring that all live as well as background music was successfully transmitted through all locations within the bar and restaurant.

The Bottle Of Sauce, Cheltenham

Weather Resistant SpeakersAnother chain of pubs and eateries, through the DoDo pub chain. A smaller project to work on, but with an equally effective outcome.

Here we installed 2 CDD5 weather resistant speakers, ensuring once again, that the sound was effective and controlled from within.

Boadicea, Colchester

Weather Resistant Speakers

This venue is a great new private hire club offering a top class dining experience. A stunning and historical venue which has been totally refurbished to create a spectacular Essex venue.

These are just a small handful of the projects we have successfully completed, using weather resistant speakers. And the enquiries are growing on a weekly basis. Customers expect high quality sound and the restaurants and bars realise that to keep their customers returning, they need to provide a top class music experience.

If you own a bar or restaurant and would like effective sound for your venue then please get in touch, either by calling us on 01892 752246, email or via our contact form.

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Great Prices For BlacklineX Range

As well as quality sound installations and PA hire, Old Barn Audio also sell the product ranges from Martin Audio, Ohm, Crown & Powersoft. We don’t always broadcast it as much as we would like, as we don’t have an online shop, but we have some great prices for BlacklineX Range from Martin Audio.

Prices For BlacklineX Range

Currently the prices we are able to offer are:

And what is even better is these prices include VAT and carriage.

These are all exceptionally competitive prices for BlacklineX Range by Martin Audio, so get in touch if you are looking to buy any of these or other products from the ranges we specialise in. Either get in touch by calling us on 01892 752246, email or via our contact form.

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Stratford School Takes On Martin Audio

Old Barn Audio are growing their database of school installations. And yet another, as Park Primary, a Stratford school takes on Martin Audio, Ohm & Crown. This is an ideal project for Old Barn as we will be working with Martin Audio speakers, as well as Ohm ceiling speakers and Crown Amplifiers.

So the final installation will be:

The main system will be located in the school reception with an optional paging microphone. There will be 6 x CDD5 speakers installed into the stairwells, 2 x ceiling speakers in the dining room, 2 x CDD5WR speakers in the playground and then 2 x CDD5WR speakers installed in the outside classrooms, thus enabling clear amplification throughout all main areas.

Weather resistant speakers are ideal for installations such as this, providing weather proofing as well as effective sound for external areas. We also install these into sporting stadiums, as well as outdoor areas for pub and restaurants.

If you have a school sound system that needs an upgrade then please get in touch, either by calling us on 01892 752246, email or via our contact form.

 

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Lee Valley Athletics Centre Confirms With Old Barn Audio

Having worked with the White Water Centre as well as the Ice Centre, Old Barn Audio are pleased to now announce that Lee Valley Athletics Centre have confirmed once again with Old Barn Audio.

Lee Valley Athletics CentreHaving viewed the venue and discussed needs, we advised the best technical method would be to construct a multi-array point source system in the roof area similar to that installed at the Ice Centre. The general construction and height of the building lends itself to this solution, as there are no pillars or structures to impede or deflect sound from source to ground – however, it is understood there is a pole vault area that will need to use the maximum height available and be clear of any suspensions.

The system with be controlled via a Symetrix Radius, so zonal adjustments via tablet or wall panels will be available as with all other Lee Valley installs.

For the install, the following will be used:

Main Arena of Lee Valley Athletics Centre

We gave them a choice of systems to be used. They went with the system we recommended which is very similar to the system we designed for the Ice Centre, which has exceptional sound.

Lee Valley Athletics Centre confirming with Old Barn Audio is the next in a long run of sporting arenas working with us. If you have a sporting facility, football ground, trampoline centre or perhaps gymasium, that requires an effective and exceptional sound system, then get in touch. Either through email, our contact form or just give us a call on 01892 752246.

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National League Football Club Grows Their Martin Audio Equipment

Old Barn Audio popped over to Dover the other week to meet up with the guys at a Dover Athletic Football Club. Having already been pleased with the effective sound that was installed into the Family Stand at the club, they are now rebuilding part of their main stands as well as extending the VIP Stand above.

Working on the rebuild already, we will be going back for the install, hopefully before the end of the month, in time for the start of the new season.

In addition to what was originally installed, we are now going to be adding on:

  • 3 x Martin Audio CDD8 WR loudspeakers with brackets
  • 1 x Powersoft M14D Amplifier

A relatively compact project for Old Barn Audio, but in addition to the original install, we are proud to be working with a National League football club.

If you have a sports venue and would like to improve the sound within it, then please get in touch. Either email us, through our contact form or just give us a ring on 01892 752246.

 

 

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New Sound for Ramsgate Church

Old Barn Audio were pleased to give new sound to the Shrine of St Augustine church in Ramsgate. Like many churches in the UK, a new system was necessary to improve sound throughout, enabling good hearing for all parishioners.

New Sound for Ramsgate ChurchThe existing cabling in the church for the loop and audio system speakers could be retained.

They required 3 x UHF radio microphones and possibly a wired lectern microphone. The mixer / amplifier specified has 6 channels, so there will be at least 2 spare channels for additional inputs (music / microphones etc.)

The existing speakers have been replaced and new electronics supplied. The new re-sited speakers have now been raised from the existing positions and placed to minimise exposed cables and angled to offer the ideal dispersion and coverage for all.

All electronics will reside in the wooden cabinet in the vestry.

The speakers specified are only available in black or white and it is understood a colour suited to the existing stonework is preferred. Accordingly, the cabinets and grilles will be over painted in a more sympathetic beige colour as requested.

The speakers specified will be Martin Audio CDD5TX models which will be smaller yet more powerful and sonically accurate.

In summary, the install comprised of:

  • 3 x Martin Audio CDD5TX speakers in white (for the Nave)
  • 1 x Martin Audio CDD5TX speaker in white (for the Chancel)
  • 1 x AM 100-volt 120 watt 6-channel mixer amplifier
  • 1 x 200 sq. metre induction loop amplifier
  • 2 x UHF radio systems with lapel microphones
  • 1 x UHF radio system with hand held microphone
  • 1 x UHF active multi-channel remote aerial for above
  • 1 x purpose designed cabled wide pattern lectern microphone
  • Re-paint all 4 speakers / grilles above in beige

All Old Barn Audio installations are fully guaranteed for 2 years and are fully insured.

If you are in charge of organising better sound for your church then please get in touch, either through email, our contact form or by calling 01892 752246.

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Martin Audio BlacklineX Range

This is a new affordable range that Old Barn Audio are very excited about. The Martin Audio BlacklineX Range are now available to be sold or installed from Old Barn Audio and we are receiving enquiries about this new range of loudspeakers and subwoofers on a regular basis.

As sub-distributors of Martin Audio, we have availability of:

Portable & Installation

Martin Audio’s BlacklineX indeed has clean lines and a smart design, with no compromise between the needs of installation and portability. The applications range from portable sound reinforcement and stage monitoring for live bands, DJs and corporate events, to installations in nightclubs, bars and restaurants, commercial spaces and Houses of Worship.

Comprising four two-way systems: from the ultra-compact Martin Audio Blackline X8 to the powerful Blackline X15. Also with three subwoofers; the X115, X118 & X210, including an unobtrusive slimline model, the multi-purpose Martin Audio BlacklineX Range raises the performance of loudspeaker systems in it’s class to a new level.

Martin Audio BlacklineXEach symmetrical, multi-angle full-range enclosure features a user rotatable horn for horizontal or vertical orientation and has a screwfree, cloth-backed steel grille. Comprehensive mounting options include wall bracket, eyebolt suspension and pole-mounting. Ergonomic handles at the rear of each full-range enclosure make for easy handling while maintaining clean lines.

All Martin Audio BlacklineX Series enclosures are constructed from durable plywood and finished with hard wearing black textured coating paint, with white and custom RAL colour options available to order. Professional and affordable, BlacklineX puts the Martin Audio signature sound within easy reach of musicians, DJ’s and systems integrators. The Blackline heritage has been reignited for the modern era.

If you are interested in the Martin Audio BlacklineX range of speakers and subwoofers installed into your premises, then please either call us on 01892 752246 or get in touch via email or our enquiry form. Having many years of experience in all types of business, we create a bespoke system that will be most beneficial to both your budget and venue.

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Weather Resistant Speakers Are Ideal For Outside Sound

We get many calls from prospective customers asking how to increase the level and quality of their sound to all areas of their business. Weather Resistant Speakers Are Ideal For Outside SoundMany do not realise that, as Martin Audio sub-distributors, we actually sell speakers that can be installed to the exterior walls of a property. Weather resistant speakers are ideal for outside sound and will only go towards enhancing your music and sound quality.

Martin Audio CDD-WR loudspeakers meet a rating of IP54 and feature a weatherised water resistant grille made from zinc plated mild steel with a powder coated finish. This series of quality speakers and subwoofers by Martin Audio have been designed for outdoor operation, where it will be subject to changing environmental conditions. We would still however, recommend they be sheltered from direct exposure to the elements. Weatherised mounting brackets are also available to further enhance the speakers.

Ideal applications include outdoor restaurants, bars and hotel areas as well as near field systems in outdoor stadia, transport hubs, concourses and theme parks.

Weather Resistant Speakers Are Ideal For Outside SoundOld Barn Audio have already worked with these weather resistant speakers on numerous projects, including a national league south east football club as well as many bars and restaurants, where there is an external seating area. This market is consistently growing as there is a growing need to offer something extra for summer evenings, by clubs, bars & restaurants. Schools are also increasing their demand for outside weather resistant speaker systems, where students will need access to messages and regular information, when in the playground or  anywhere externally.

These Weather Resistant speakers are ideal for outside sound and are just another way to prove Martin Audio offers quality products that will benefit your business in whatever location and genre you may be promoting.

If you are interested in having a range of weather resistant speakers installed into your premises, then please either call us on 01892 752246 or get in touch via email or our enquiry form. Having many years of experience in all types of business, we create a bespoke system that will be most beneficial to both your budget and venue.

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