DD12

The multi-purpose DD12 defines the ultimate in performance and versatility for powered, two-way loudspeaker systems. It combines onboard networking, DSP and Class D amplification with state-of-the-art transducers and Differential Dispersion™ horn technology to achieve best-in-class performance in terms of fidelity, output capability and coverage consistency across the audience.

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Description

Features

  • Multi-purpose, bi-amplified, powered two-way system
  • Compact, multi-angle, polyurethane-coated plywood enclosure with screw-free perforated steel grille
  • User rotatable Differential Dispersion™ horn optimises coverage footprint across the audience plane
  • Onboard network, DSP and Class D amplification
  • Switched mode power supply with PFC (Power Factor Correction) and global mains operation
  • Wide range of vertical and horizontal deployment options
  • Integral pole mount and M8 rigging inserts

Applications

  • Live sound reinforcement
  • Theatre sound reinforcement
  • Fixed installations in concert halls and HoW
  • Corporate AV events
  • High-power stage monitoring
  • Frontfill/infill for large-scale systems

Versatility is a key attribute of the DD12. It is designed to meet a multitude of premium stand-alone and distributed sound reinforcement requirements — from touring, theatre and portable live sound applications, to concert hall and HoW installations, AV events and stage monitor use. Ideal as the main PA in small-to-medium size rooms, it can also be used as an infill loudspeaker in large-scale systems.

Every design effort has been focused on maximising the output of the drive units. The DD12 features a high-specification 12” (300mm) LF drive unit and a class-leading 1” (25mm) exit compression driver on a user-rotatable, Differential Dispersion horn. Differential Dispersion technology delivers more consistent audience coverage than systems with conventional X° x Y° horns — providing more throw to the rear to distribute sound evenly front-to-back, while having wider close-up horizontal coverage for the front rows.

The compact, multi-angle enclosure can be used in either vertical or horizontal orientation — with rotation of the HF horn easily accomplished by removing the steel grille, which is a spring-fit into the enclosure sides and pre-curved to resist damage on the road.

Additional information

Datasheet

https://martin-audio.com/downloads/datasheets/DD12datasheet.pdf

Userguide

https://martin-audio.com/downloads/userguides/DD12-User-Guide.pdf

Specification

ACOUSTICAL
TYPE Compact, Differential Dispersion™, powered two-way system
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (1) 65Hz-18kHz ± 3dB
-10dB @ 55Hz
MAXIMUM SPL @ 1m 125dB continuous, 131dB peak
DRIVERS
LF 12″ (300mm)/3″ (75mm) voice coil, long-excursion, neodymium magnet driver
HF 1” (25mm) exit/1.7” (44mm) voice coil, polyimide dome, neodymium magnet compression driver
DISPERSION Differential Dispersion: 110-60° horizontal, 60° vertical
AUDIO INPUT
CONNECTORS Female XLR input, male XLR link output
ANALOGUE INPUT IMPEDANCE 20kΩ balanced to ground
MAXIMUM ANALOGUE INPUT LEVEL 6.15Vrms (+18dBu), over voltage protected
AES/EBU IMPEDANCE 110Ω balanced, receive and transmit termination
INTERNAL PROCESSING
  • Multi-channel DSP, programmable via network
  • 8 PEQ/shelving filters
  • Up to 48dB/Oct HPF
  • Vanishing Point™ FIR crossover filters
  • Up to 1 second of delay
  • Preset selection via rear panel switch
NETWORK
CONNECTORS IP68 rated 8-way, quick-release type
PROTOCOL U-NET
PC CONNECTION Micro USB or via U-NET and Merlin controller
AMPLIFIER MODULE
TYPE 2 channel switch-mode, class D
CONTINUOUS OUTPUT POWER 1050W
AVERAGE EFFICIENCY 85%
COOLING
  • Internal fan
  • Temperature controlled external fan
MAXIMUM AMBIENT TEMPERATURE 45°C (113°F) for full output
POWER SUPPLY
TYPE Switch mode, fixed frequency with PFC
AC INPUT OPERATING RANGE 100 – 240V ~ AC, 50 – 60Hz
POWER FACTOR > 0.95
NOMINAL POWER CONSUMPTION 200W
MAINS CONNECTOR Neutrik® Powercon True1
GENERAL
ENCLOSURE Extensively braced multi-laminate birch ply
FINISH Textured black PU coating
PROTECTIVE GRILLE Black HEX perforated steel, Declon® backed
FITTINGS
  • Top hat for pole mounting
  • 15 x M8 threaded inserts
  • Two side pocket handles
  • Optional weather protection cowl
IP RATING IP 25 (with weather protection cowl)
DIMENSIONS (W) 360mm x (H) 571mm x (D) 384mm (503mm with cowl)
(W) 14.2in x (H) 22.5in x (D) 15.1in (19.8in with cowl)
WEIGHT 26kg (57.2 lbs)