MLX

The MLX is a very high performance subwoofer with onboard amplification, DSP and networking. Capable of more than 150dB peak output at 1m, it is the ultimate subwoofer for large scale tours, festivals and installations.

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Description

Features

  • Ultra-high output subwoofer with onboard Class D amplification. DSP and networking
  • Hyid horn/reflex loading for maximum acoustic efficiency and low frequency extension
  • Dual ultra-long excursion 18” (460mm)/4.5” (115mm) voice coil neodymium drivers
  • Switched mode power supply with PFC (Power Factor Correction) and global mains voltage operation
  • Forward or rear-facing operation
  • Designed to meet IP24 environmental rating

Applications

  • Outdoor festivals
  • Stadiums, arenas and theatres
  • Concert halls
  • Premium fixed installations

Class-leading output levels are achieved by combining Hyid® horn/reflex loading with IPAL driver and amplifier technology. Hyid loading of two ultra-long excursion 18” (460mm) neodymium magnet drivers perfectly balances low frequency extension with astounding chest-thumping bass that has a physical impact.

MLX enclosures are designed to be flown or ground-stacked and a combination of forward and rear facing enclosures can be configured as a directional subwoofer array with specific directional properties, including cardioid. Audio settings for the MLX can be controlled either cabinet-by-cabinet or as complete arrays via the VU-NET™ network, with its intuitive graphical interface. Symmetrical rigging enables MLX’s to face backwards in flown arrays.

MLX’s onboard Class D amplifier delivers a total peak output of 8500W. Its lightweight power supply auto-ranges to global mains voltages from 100 to 240V 50/60Hz and Power Factor Correction ensures stable performance independent of mains fluctuations, as well as reducing demands on the mains supply. The amplifier, power supply and control electronics are housed in a field-replaceable, fan-cooled module that is designed to withstand the varied environmental conditions — such as rain and high ambient temperatures — typically found in live sound applications.

The MLX enclosure is constructed from multi-laminate birch plywood and finished in a hard-wearing, textured black polyurea coating. A rigid perforated steel grille protects the front of the enclosure, while rubber cheeks protect the sides. Interlocking skids protect the top and bottom surfaces and prevent movement when stacked.

Up to 15 MLX’s can be flown from an MLA system flybar.

Additional information

Datasheet

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

Userguides

https://martin-audio.com/downloads/userguides/MLAandMLACompactSystemUserGuide.pdf

Specification

Acoustical
Type Hybrid® horn/reflex subwoofer
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (1) 35Hz-150Hz ± 3dB
MAXIMUM SPL (3) LF: 140dB continuous, 150dB peak
Drivers
LF 2×18” 115mm / 4.5” voice coil, ultra-long excursion, high efficiency neodymium magnet
Rated Power (2)
LF 3000W AES, 12000W peak
Dispersion
Digitally controlled in an array
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
Network
CONNECTORS IP68rated 8-way, quick-release type
PROTOCOL U-NET
Amplifier Module
TYPE Single channel Class D, fixed frequency
PEAK OUTPUT POWER 8500W
AVERAGE EFFICIENCY 85%
COOLING 2 x temperature controlled internal fans
1 x low-speed internal blower
1 x 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 600W
MAINS CONNECTOR 16A IEC309 (Ceeform)
General
ENCLOSURE Extensively braced, multi-laminate birch-ply
FINISH Textured black PU coating
PROTECTIVE GRILLE Black HEX perforated steel
FITTINGS
  • Proprietary rigging system
  • Protective rubber side-cheeks incorporating skids
  • Wheel-board
  • Transit cover
  • Weather protection cowl
IP Rating IP 24
DIMENSIONS (inc. wheel-board) (W) 1126mm x (H) 607mm (607mm) x (D) 1027mm (1200mm)
(W) 44.4in x (H) 23.9in (23.9in) x (D) 47.2in
WEIGHT (ex. wheel-board) 160kg (352lbs)