Martin Audio adds new features to CDD installation series

Martin Audio has rolled out a number of new features and upgraded voicing for its CDD series of installation speakers.

The CDD (Coaxial Differential Dispersion) series for installed applications has seen its production capacity increased during the lockdown period, while product lines have been extended to include transformer variants of the 8” and 10” models. Voicing across the series has also been improved.

Production capacity has been achieved through improved sourcing of suppliers, as well as changing the 12” and 15” from their usual UPM Formi cabinet construction to wooden cabinets. 

Dom Harter, managing director, Martin Audio, explained: “The 12” and 15” models in particular have always seen capacity constraints so by moving to wooden enclosures, using innovative bended wood techniques, we have not only been able to retain the classic aesthetics of the CDD design and performance, but now have the capability to increase production by tenfold.”

Additions to the series include the new 8” and 10” versions, with 70V/100V transformer options, as well as weatherised variants. This allows daisy chaining of loudspeakers for increased amplifier efficiency in larger installation projects. 

Harter continued: “We have seen increased requests for additional transformer versions to complement the current 5” and 6” transformer models, as larger scale projects are all about efficiency of the installation.” 

Meanwhile, Martin Audio has introduced new DSP settings across the range to bring voicing up to date, along with new FIR-based presets for iKON amplifiers and DX4.0 controllers to enhance the sound quality performance ‘out of the box’. The new voicing settings for CDD are available to download now, with wooden cabinet changes available from January. Transformer additions are due to follow in February. 

“We’re delighted to extend and improve our best-selling CDD series as well as increase the production capacity to maximise its absolute sales potential as we see increased demand of small to medium installation projects at this time,” Harter added.