Martin Audio combines O-Line with iKON for extra control and coverage

Martin Audio’s micro line array, O-Line, has been given extra powers of coverage, consistency and control with the addition of scalable resolution driven by the company’s new iKON amplifiers and updated DISPLAY array optimisation software.

O-Line is designed for a wide range of architectural applications from houses of worship to transport terminals, and can in many applications be driven using only one amplifier channel, with simple EQ and limiting the only processing required.

The system can now be combined with an iKON iK81 eight-channel amplifier with onboard DSP to independently control and power each individual enclosure or groups of enclosures. Martin Audio says this unlocks the full potential of O-Line — refining coverage consistency and increasing the ability to ‘dial-out’ the influence of the room by accessing DISPLAY’s ‘hard avoid’ capability and electronically adjustable coverage.

Many installations can suffer from height restrictions and the combination of both mechanical and DSP optimisation can compensate this challenge. There is also the scenario that following an installation something changes in the venue and rather than have to de-rig and re-rig, electronic optimisation alone can provide a level of coverage change. Similarly, it may be that the venue is multi-purpose with changing sizes of audience and so by using DISPLAY with VU-NET control it Is possible to have different presets to cater for these coverage changes without the need to re-rig.

Martin Audio’s O-Line array is finished in a neutral light grey that blends into the background of most architectural spaces, with modular design in multiples of four cabinets. It is capable of high output levels for its size, with 16 cabinets capable of 134db peak and a throw distance of up to 40 metres.

“O-Line has been a tremendous servant to the company, not only for its prowess with challenging acoustic spaces, but also because it laid down the ground work for the development of MLA technology,” said Martin Audio managing director Dom Harter. “It’s fitting that events have come full circle, and that recent developments of Wavefront Precision and iKON amplifiers, that borrow so much from MLA, have now enabled extra powers of coverage, consistency and control for O-Line — making it the definitive column micro array solution.”

A fully-optimised O-Line saw its debut at the ISE Show this week at Hall 7 Stand K190 and in Demo Room E104 near Hall 10.