MARTIN AUDIO RELEASES MA5.0Q AMPLIFIER
Martin Audio’s new MA5.0Q is a flexible, cost-effective solution for small to medium sound systems, with four channels delivering up to 5000W, packed into 1RU weighing just over 7kg/16lb.
Thanks to core technologies found in Martin Audio’s flagship amplifiers, efficiency is a stand-out trait in the MA5.0Q, leading to low power consumption, and consequently to substantial cost savings on electricity — all in an eco-friendly way. Minimum heat dissipation makes the MA5.0Q suitable for hot or otherwise challenging environments.
The MA5.0Q delivers a number of key features. These include: four channels in 1RU at 358mm depth; minimal ‘carbon footprint’ and operational cost of electricity; more watts, less weight (up to 5000W in 7.3kg); switch mode power supply, internally switchable 230/115V nominal; fixed frequency switch mode amplifier output stages; patented amplifier output filters with ripple cancellation network; optimised for 4Ω loads, thus ideally matching real-world scenarios in targeted applications; AC protection (shuts down power supply when AC mains voltage is outside operating range); clip limiter (prevents severely clipped waveforms from reaching loudspeakers, while still maintaining full peak power output); short circuit protection (protects the amplifier from short circuit or similar events on the outputs, with automatic protection reset); thermal protection (mutes outputs once the output devices reach 75ºC — automatic unmute once temperature is down to 65 ºC / 149 ºF); temperature controlled, continuous variable speed fan, and front to rear airflow.
The target markets for the new amplifier include: stage monitoring; hotels, restaurants and bars; visitor attractions; houses of worship; auditoriums; educational facilities; live sound and night clubs.
The MA5.0Q is scheduled to start shipping from mid-November.