Loudspeaker array - Inspired Audio Optima 5

An ultra-compact, vertically arraying loudspeaker enclosure. Designed to be used in a variety of modes with the option of two enclosures pole-mounted, three to six enclosures ground-stacked, or between four and eighteen cabinets combined in flown array configuration.

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Martin Audio launch MLA Compact

Wednesday, February 29. 2012


LMC Audio visited Hammersmith Apollo for the launch of Martin Audio's new MLA Compact system.

MLA Compact brings the revolutionary cellular technology behind MLA to a wider range of touring and installed sound applications that do not require the full power and throw of the full-size MLA, or where a smaller, lighter system is called for.

Commenting on the system, Paul Hinkly, MD at LMC Audio, says, "If there's one new system you listen to this year, make it the MLA Compact."

MLA Compact is scalable and versatile and shares the sonic attributes of the flagship MLA. It's compact size (W: 788mm x H: 280mm x D: 500mm) belies its output capabilities - a 12-box array can easily deliver full rock SPL's in a 5,000 seat venue, whilst a 24-box array will approach the output of many 'full-size' systems which have less efficient acoustic elements.

MLA Compact's fully integrated system brings together the latest technologies in acoustic design, amplification, DSP and industry-leading optimisation software - with communications and control via an easy-to-use audio network. MLA Compact arrays can be remotely controlled from the supplied wireless tablet running VU-NET control software.
Class D amplification, U-NET control network and DSP circuitry are integrated within each enclosure, simplifying system set-up and operation and eliminating long, heavy-gauge cable runs - a particular benefit in premium fixed installations. Reducing cable runs to just inches within the enclosure means that all the power produced by the amplifier goes directly to the speakers and is not dissipated in the cables.

With MLA Compact, external amplifier racks are dispensed with - saving valuable space both on tour and in fixed installations. From the outset, MLA Compact has been designed with the financial and environmental aspects of running a system in mind; use of maximum-efficiency acoustic and amplifier technologies reduce both the size and weight of the system, assisting transportation as well as reducing the mains or generator power needed to run the system.

For more information about the MLA and MLA Compact systems contact LMC Sales in London: (0) 20 8743 4680 or Birmingham: (0) 121 359 4535 or email Sales.

For further MLA product information visit the Martin Audio website.



LMC Audio welcomes Jotham Jackson to the Birmingham Sales team

Monday, February 27. 2012

Jotham Jackson joins LMC Birmingham in his new role in Technical Sales.

Joe joins LMC following a period of employment with HSBC Bank. He comments, “I was trained in Sales and then worked in the PPI claims department which gave me really worthwhile experience in delivering meaningful customer service”.

At LMC he is looking forward to building upon his unique Sales experience and his love of Pro Audio. Joe studied Drama at college, even getting himself an audition at RADA. But the draw of sound equipment was too great, and he knew he wanted to be involved in the Pro Audio industry. In his spare time Joe engineers for a number of bands in his local area, often playing to crowds of between 200 – 600 people. He also plays both the bass and electric guitar.

Commenting on Jotham’s addition to the Sales team, James Lawford, Sales Manager at LMC Birmingham says, “LMC’s customers enjoy a personal level of service tailored to their requirements. Joe’s appointment fits in perfectly with that key ethos and I’m sure that he will compliment the existing Birmingham sales team with his enthusiastic and dynamic personality.”

The LMC Birmingham team continue to serve all Northern regions of the UK, including the Midlands, Scotland and Wales. If you are a Pro Audio user and you have a question about equipment, contact James and the team on +44 (0) 121 359 4535 or email Sales at LMC.