Posted on broadcastengineering.com, Nov 26, 2006 8:00 AM
Martin Audio has introduced the W8L Longbow line array system, designed to bring greater performance to the most demanding reinforcement situations, including outdoor concerts, stadiums and arenas. Martin Audio has developed a patent-pending technology that provides excellent control over the curvature of the high-frequency vertical wavefront. By coupling this technology with significant advances in high frequency device design, Martin Audio has created a quad-driver, high frequency system with a significant 10dB greater output capability over the W8L enclosure.
This additional high frequency headroom enables the W8L Longbow to cope with the most adverse atmospheric conditions that can severely attenuate high frequencies over long distances. The new high frequency system also results in improved HF summation of cabinets in the array and a corresponding reduction of side lobes. In the low frequency section, the 15in hybrid bass horn design is responsible for the tight, punchy and extended low frequency performance of the W8L. Development of a completely new ultra-long excursion driver gives the W8L Longbow the ability to displace almost twice the volume of air as the W8L when driven with the same input signal. This advance lifts the already exceptional low-end performance to a new level and extends the low frequency -3dB point down to 35Hz.
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