Martin Audio debuts first constant curvature array, TORUS, and a new 3D prediction and optimization software called DISPLAY 3. For applications that typically require a throw between 15-30 meters (50-100 feet), a full-blown line array is not always practical, optimal or affordable. Conversely, a point source solution may not be sufficient in coverage and SPL.
TORUS is a constant curvature array designed to fill that gap, combining optimized coverage, SPL profile and cost efficiency. Each TORUS cabinet is designed for a flexible horizontal dispersion pattern and this can be manually adjusted between 90°, 60° or 75° (asymmetrical) via the unique Dynamic Horn Flare. This not only moves and locks the waveguide but also adjusts the horn mouth, including the low diffraction termination into the baffle, to ensure correct geometry and optimal performance in each of those settings.
Here’s a video of how it works:
The Dynamic Horn Flare is moved by a rotating mechanism accessible from the front grille, while leaving the grille design to be both smart and fully protective of the drivers within. A vertical pattern of either 15° or 30° is achieved via two separate cabinet types: T1215 and T1230, respectively. These cabinets can also be combined to fit venue and coverage requirements. TORUS features a phase plug mounted in front of the 12” neodymium driver to increase mid-band sensitivity, and along with three 1.4” HF polymer dome neodymium compression drivers, the sonic performance is not compromised even when driven at higher SPL.
Martin Audio says that TORUS is also the first product to take full advantage of DISPLAY 3, Martin Audio’s all new prediction and optimization software. DISPLAY 3 is a tool for both live and installation projects. It works with Sketchup for venue modeling or allows for more simple venue and shape creation. Initially, DISPLAY 3 will natively support prediction and optimization of TORUS, with line arrays being imported from DISPLAY 2. Over time, however, DISPLAY 3 will incorporate all Martin Audio line array, point source, ceiling and subwoofer solutions for a complete self-contained system design and prediction platform.
Here’s a video showing you how DISPLAY 3 is used:
TORUS will start shipping worldwide from April and DISPLAY 3 will officially be released at that time too.