Until now, most self-powered portable loudspeakers have been underpowered, light-duty systems or very high-end systems out of reach of many users. Now, with the multi-purpose CDD-LIVE! Series, Martin Audio brings everything rental companies, system integrators and musicians require from a self-powered loudspeaker into sharp focus.
Comprising three full-range models and two subwoofers, CDD-LIVE! covers practically all professional stand-alone and distributed applications — from sound reinforcement and monitoring for live bands, DJ’s and corporate events, to installations in dance clubs, ballrooms, theatres and performing arts centres.
Combining the ‘point-source’ benefits of coaxial designs with the consistent coverage of Differential Dispersion technology, CDD-LIVE! full-range systems project sound evenly front-to-back while exhibiting wide horizontal coverage close to the speaker — delivering ultimate fidelity and impact to all corners of the audience.
Onboard Class D amplification, DSP and Dante™ Digital Audio networking assure simplicity of stage set-up and efficient installation, while tour-grade enclosures and comprehensive mounting options — including pole mount, wall brackets, yokes and rigging inserts — provide maximum flexibility in deployment.
With sonic consistency across the range, a rectangular coverage footprint and a multitude of deployment options, CDD-LIVE! is truly versatile — the professional self-powered solution that means business.
CDD LIVE! FEATURES
•Multi-purpose, professional self-powered systems
•Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology achieves ‘point source’ performance and optimum coverage footprint across the audience plane
•Fully-integrated systems with onboard Class D amplification and DSP under proprietary VU-NET software control
•Dante™ Digital Audio networking
•Global mains operation with PFC (Power Factor Correction)
•Full-range models feature compact, multi-angle enclosures for vertical and horizontal orientation and stage monitor use
•Drivers can be rotated for vertical or horizontal operation by removing screw-free perforated steel grilles
•Tour-grade plywood enclosures finished in a rugged polyurea coating
•Usable in indoor and temporary outdoor environments
•IP24 environmental rating (with optional rain cowl)
•Comprehensive mounting options including pole mount, wall brackets, yokes and rigging inserts
5 Reasons for Rental Companies or System Integrators to Consider CDD-LIVE!
Already an award winner and earning plaudits by everyone that listens to the series, CDD-LIVE! has now secured our strongest ever pre-orders for a new range.
1.They sound great
That’s an easy statement that gets bandied around a lot we know, but visitors to our demonstrations consistently remark upon the clarity, nuance and power of the individual boxes.
2. Frequency response and consistency
The Patented Coaxial Differential Dispersion system produces a rectangular coverage pattern to reach all corners of the audience, and wide horizontal coverage is achieved very close to the loudspeaker. Walking the room, the consistency in frequency response and SPL — both close to the loudspeaker and further back — is exceptional.
3. Fewer speakers are required
The unique dispersion pattern means that speakers can be spaced further apart and so in certain live or install environments fewer boxes maybe required to do the same job or better job.
4. Simplicity of setup / Improved control
Each CDD-LIVE! system incorporates a powerful electronics module with on-board DSP, Class D amplification and Dante™ digital audio networking, with VU-NET compatibility; designed to simplify set-up or installation, enhance control and eliminate amplifier racks.
5. Value for money / Rapid ROI
On hearing the price of the speakers given their overall performance, features and benefits, has been a significant reason for the pre-order success.
With wide coverage close-up, the Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology employed in the CDD-LIVE 15 delivers more consistent audience coverage than systems with fixed X° x Y° coverage patterns, and its innovative CDD driver achieves ‘point source’ summation of the LF and HF sections — eliminating off-axis variations in frequency response associated with non-coaxial designs.
A self-powered system, the CDD-LIVE 15 incorporates a two-channel Class D amplifier, DSP and Dante™ digital audio networking — simplifying set-up, enhancing control and eliminating amplifier racks. The onboard amplifier delivers 2000W LF + 500W HF peak output to the drivers, and its switched-mode power supply auto-ranges to global mains voltages from 100 to 240V 50/60Hz.
DSP functions — including parametric EQ, delay, muting, gain and preset selection — can be controlled over Ethernet from a PC or Windows® tablet via intuitive VU-NET™ proprietary software.
For simple set-ups, ‘plug-and-play’ presets — as well as a user-defined preset — can be selected on the rear panel, instead of using computer control. As an alternative to its analogue inputs, the CDD- LIVE 15 is Dante enabled for digital audio distribution and control over a single CAT5 cable to maintain audio quality however long the cable run.
The CDD-LIVE 15 is incredibly versatile. Its multi-angle enclosure can be used in either horizontal or vertical orientation, with rotation of the driver easily accomplished by removing the screw-free, protective grille. The tour-grade enclosure is constructed from multi-laminate plywood and finished in a hard-wearing polyurea coating. Integral fittings include a top-hat for pole mounting and multiple M8 inserts for attachment to a yoke or universal bracket with a wide range of up and down tilt angles.
High-output, Coaxial Differential Dispersion powered two-way system
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 55Hz – 20kHz ±3dB, -10dB @ 45Hz
DRIVER LF: 15” (380mm) 3” (75mm) voice coil, long excursion, shared ferrite
motor system with HF
HF: 1.4” (36mm) exit 3” (75mm) voice coil, titanium dome
INPUT SENSITIVITY -20dBu for 100dB SPL
MAXIMUM SPL 126dB continuous / 132dB peak
DISPERSION 100°-60° horizontal, 60° vertical (user-rotatable)
CROSSOVER 1.7kHz Active LR8 with low latency HF FIR equalisation
Balance presets for pole mount/ pole mount with sub/ stage monitor
CONNECTORS Female XLR input, male XLR link output, Dante Audio Neutrik® Ethercon
ANALOGUE INPUT IMPEDANCE 20 kO balanced to ground
MAXIMUM ANALOGUE INPUT LEVEL 24.6 Vpp (+21dBu), over voltage protected
Multi-channel DSP, programmable via TCP/IP using VU-Net software
Up to 48dB/Oct HPF
Low latency HF FIR filters
Up to 200ms input delay
Pre-set selection via rear panel switch
CONNECTORS 2xNeutrik® Ethercon
PROTOCOL TCP/IP and UDP/IP
TYPE 2 channel switch-mode, class D, Bridged Tied Load + 1 channel switchmode,
PEAK OUTPUT POWER 2500W
CONTINUOUS OUTPUT POWER 1250W
AVERAGE EFFICIENCY 89%
COOLING External convection cooled, with internal fan
MAXIMUM AMBIENT TEMPERATURE 40°C for full output
TYPE Switch mode, fixed frequency with PFC
POWER FACTOR > 0.98
NOMINAL POWER CONSUMPTION 550W
MAINS CONNECTOR Neutrik® Powercon True1
ENCLOSURE Extensively braced multi-laminate plywood.
FINISH Textured black PU coating.
PROTECTIVE GRILLE HEX perforated mild steel with protective zinc plating and black powder
coat finish. Backed with black grille cloth.
FITTINGS Top hat for pole mounting
15 x M8 mounting points
Two side pocket handles
IP RATING IP24 factory option available
DIMENSIONS (W) 427mm x (H) 696mm x (D) 422mm
The CDD-Live family can be fitted with cowls and weatherised grills for use outdoors in virtually any weather conditions and are
rated to IP24.
This modification can only be factory or distributor fitted, and can be ordered as a kit of parts.
CDDLRK8 For CDD-Live 8
CDDLRK12 For CDD-Live12
CDDLRK15 For CDD-Live 15
CDDLRK118/218 For CSX-Live 118
CDDLRK118/218 For CSX-Live 218
Martin 1 x 15” + 1.4” HF Powered Dante, CDD Live
- Brands Martin Audio
- Product Code: CDDLIVE15
- Availability: 2