WPC

6,119.00

While Martin Audio’s Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array [MLA] technology represents the ultimate in coverage control, with individually powered and processed cells within each enclosure, the scalable resolution of WPC [Wavefront Precision Compact] offers greatly improved coverage consistency and control compared to a standard line array and provides a flexible pathway to advanced array control.

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Description

Features

  • Compact line array
  • Scalable resolution for advanced array control
  • External, dedicated, multi-channel Class D amplification
  • Industry-leading DISPLAY software interacts with DSP for highly-accurate results
  • Fast, integral 3-point flying systems for up to 16 enclosures
  • Side and rear handles for ease of handling and setting splay angles
  • 100° horizontal constant directivity pattern control

Benefits

  • Consistent coverage achieved ‘straight-out-of-the-box’
  • DISPLAY intelligent software reduces set-up time and eliminates trial-and-error
  • Improved audience coverage with reduced sound-spill

Applications

  • Touring sound reinforcement for small and medium-size venues
  • Fixed installations in concert halls, theatres, ballrooms and HoW
  • Sports stadium, arena installations & corporate AV events

The WPC is a new eed of medium-format optimised line array which ings innovative acoustic design, ultra-high performance and coverage consistency to a wider range of users, applications and budgets than previously possible. A three-way, bi-amp system, it features horn-loaded low-frequency, mid and HF sections to raise efficiency and increase output. Its high efficiency acoustic design can equal or outperform larger, direct radiator systems — a 12-box array will throw beyond 60 metres (200ft) and deliver impressive rock levels to a 5000-seat venue, saving on truck space and weight.

The WPC’s low frequency section consists of 2 x 10” (250mm) neodymium drivers in a Hyid® configuration which marries the benefits of horn and reflex loading. Each driver is slot-loaded into a short horn to give a high sensitivity of 103dB @ m/2.83V, while the rear of the driver is reflex-loaded to extend the LF output. The punch and low-frequency extension produced from such a small enclosure volume are remarkable.

Mid and HF horns are physically separate — a key factor in the WPC’s exemplary 100° horizontal constant directivity dispersion pattern. The midrange horn design utilises 2 x 5” (125mm) neodymium drivers to produce a high SPL of 109dB @ 1m/2.83V, while the HF section employs 4 x 0.7” (19mm) exit neodymium compression drivers which feed 4 individual horns. Use of multiple small HF drivers instead of a more traditionally-used large format compression driver results in less distortion and a more extended HF response.

Additional information

Datasheet

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

Userguide

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

Specification

TYPE Three-way, bi-amp line array element
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (5) 65Hz-18kHz ± 3dB
DRIVERS
  • LF: 2 x10” (250mm)/2.5” (63mm) voice coil, long excursion,
    vented pole, neodymium magnet drivers, Hybrid® slot-horn loaded
  • MF: 2 x 5” (125mm)/1.5” (38mm) coil, neodymium magnet drivers, horn loaded
  • HF: 4 x 0.7” (19mm) exit neodymium magnet compression drivers, horn loaded
SYSTEM RESOLUTION 1 to 3 enclosures per amplifier channel
MAXIMUM SPL (9) 135dB peak
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE
  • LF: 8Ω
  • MF + HF: 8Ω
DISPERSION (-6dB)
  • 100º horizontal (-6dB), 130º horizontal (-10dB)
  • 10° vertical
CROSSOVER 440Hz active, 4.4kHz internal passive
ENCLOSURE Vertical trapezoid with 5º wall angle, multi-laminate birch and poplar-ply construction
FINISH Black textured paint
PROTECTIVE GRILLE Black HEX perforated steel
CONNECTORS 2 x NL4 type
INPUT CONNECTIONS
  • LF: 1+/1-
  • MF + HF: 2+/2-
FITTINGS
  • 3-point rigging system
  • 2 x side pocket handles
  • 2 x rear grip handles
FLOWN ARRAY MAXIMUM 16 enclosures in single array
DIMENSIONS
  • (W) 772mm x (H) 319mm x (D) 421mm
  • (W) 30.4in x (H) 12.6in x (D) 16.6in
WEIGHT 35kg (77.1lbs)