Martin Audio has confirmed that the active versions of its BlacklineX series, the BlacklineX Powered, is now shipping in the US.
When it was first announced in May this year at its London premiere, PSNEurope conducted an interview with managing director Dom Harter about the exciting new product. He explained the allure of BlacklineX Powered: “BlacklineX Powered marks the first time we’ve been able to engineer a self-powered portable series at this price point and still retain the sound quality expected from Martin Audio.” You can read the full interview here.
Comprising 12” (XP12) and 15” (XP15) full range enclosures plus the 18-inch XP118 subwoofer, BlacklineX Powered integrates Martin Audio’s signature acoustic, DSP and amplifier technologies and follows the success of the passive BlacklineX series. BlacklineX is the fastest-selling portable series in the pro sound manufacturer’s 48-year history.
In addition, BlacklineX Powered offers optional Bluetooth control, streaming and a built-in three channel mixer, placing increased flexibility and features within easy reach of users ranging from live venues, DJs and corporate events to permanent installs, all housed in rugged, road-ready chassis, designed for quick set-up.
Harter concluded: “The introduction of a self-powered series makes perfect sense in every way. The reception it received on its worldwide premiere in London and the follow up at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando was everything we had hoped for.”