SOURCE: Manhattan Center Studios

November 05, 2013 09:00 ET

Manhattan Center Hosts Exclusive Demonstrations of Martin Audio's MLA Compact Multi-Cellular Loudspeaker Array

Product Demonstrations Took Place in Grand Ballroom on October 21-22

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 05, 2013) -  Martin Audio Ltd., a designer of leading-edge live performance systems, set up shop inside Manhattan Center's Grand Ballroom on October 21-22 for a special event: a series of exclusive demonstrations of Martin Audio's award-winning MLA Compact™ Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array.

The demonstrations were held to give members of the concert industry an opportunity to learn more about MLA Compact's groundbreaking technology and to hear the system. They included a technical presentation by Martin Audio's Research and Development Director Jason Baird and a live demonstration of MLA Compact.

Martin Audio's MLA cellular technology combines cellular array design with fast, automated intelligent software to deliver a dramatically increased level of performance and coverage consistency compared to conventional line array technology. In the short time since its introduction, the full-size MLA has received multiple awards for innovation. Now MLA Compact brings the revolutionary cellular technology behind MLA to a wider range of touring and installed sound applications.

Sam Spennacchio, Martin Audio's Sales Manager-Eastern Region (USA), said, "We couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. The Grand Ballroom's entire crew from top to bottom was truly professional and simply tremendous. Our demonstration was an outstanding success, and Manhattan Center's staff played a big part in that success. They made me look like a rock star! I look forward to a continuing partnership between Martin Audio and Manhattan Center."

Peter Ross, President of Manhattan Center Productions, said, "Going forward, we intend to plan and work with concert industry companies to host more such events on a regular basis. These events benefit us in two ways. First, we are appreciated for serving our constituents. Second, the attendees who tour our facilities are more likely to book these facilities in the future." 

About Martin Audio
Martin Audio was founded in 1971 to manufacture and supply world class touring systems for the supergroups of the day that included Pink Floyd and Supertramp. Designing leading-edge live performance systems has remained core to its success. Martin Audio enjoys an international reputation for supplying superb performance ready systems across the spectrum of sound reinforcement applications. Its portfolio of products, now highly developed, meet customer requirements for every market sector. Renowned for integrity in design, technical excellence and the longevity of its products, Martin Audio takes system creation into a further dimension. Its aim is for every member of the audience to enjoy an exceptional sonic experience. Martin Audio systems are designed with in-built sound qualities which artists can rely on to faithfully reproduce their performance to every corner of the auditorium. Myriad applications are served to the highest standards; from the awesome power demanded by top touring acts to the enthralling theatre of classical ballet or the intimacy of a small theme bar. Martin Audio: World-class loudspeaker systems, leading edge designs. For more information, please visit

About Grand Ballroom
With a concert capacity of 1,200, Grand Ballroom integrates elegance and grandeur with a state-of-the-art Nexo concert sound system. The Grand's dazzling 40-foot-high ceiling includes strategic rigging points catering to any production requirement. Interconnected to Manhattan Center's audio recording studios and HD control rooms, the Grand is the ideal location for any multimedia production or live performance.

About Manhattan Center

Centrally located in the heart of New York City, at 311 West 34th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, Manhattan Center ( strives for excellence with every event. The extensive facilities include recording and television production studios in addition to the famed Hammerstein and Grand Ballrooms. Manhattan Center has been the facility of choice for household name artists, composers, concert promoters, municipality and political parties, television events, fashion shows, corporations, not-for-profits, record companies and worldwide and local organizations. 

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