FRANKFURT, GERMANY – What better way to launch a groundbreaking audio product than to highlight it with a glittering display from state-of-the-art lighting products. That was the thinking of Martin Audio when it called upon a collection of ÉPIX and Nexus fixtures to add extra glitter to an already dazzling launch event for its revolutionary CDD installation series of loudspeakers.
Held at the Kap Europa Conference Centre during Prolight + Sound, the event marked the first live demo of Martin’s CDD series products, which combine distinctive curved enclosures with unique Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology to deliver ultimate coverage consistency from a stylish enclosure. Guests at the event had the opportunity to walk the coverage pattern of a singular CDD12. A bar room set up at the event allowed visitors to listen to the smaller enclosures, and a specially constructed nightclub zone provided an opportunity to appreciate the more full-on sound, with the CDD15 and the double 18 subs (CSX218).
Contributing to the club-like atmosphere of the event were the high output CHAUVET Professional fixtures, which were arranged on the same trussing that held the loudspeakers. A total of 33 ÉPIX Bar 2.0 pixel mappable tri-color SMD LED bars and seven Nexus Aw 7×7 warm white LED panels were used at the event. The vivid pixelated colors of the ÉPIX dressed the trussing around the Martin loudspeakers; whilst the sharp narrow beams of the Nexus Aw 7×7 created a blinder effect to enhance the nightclub atmosphere.
The performance of the CHAUVET Professional fixtures created a positive impression on James King, Marketing Director of Martin Audio. “The relationship with CHAUVET Professional kicked off at ISE when they helped us with our inaugural demo this year, and so when it came to the pivotal launch event for CDD, we were delighted to have their support once again,” he said. “CHAUVET Professional always gives that extra dimension to our presentations and demonstrations and the CDD event was a total success, with many saying it was the best event Martin Audio had ever laid on.”