Martin Audio XD15

XD Series


The XD Series loudspeakers are the perfect solution for high-power applications where flexibility, ease of installation and speed of deployment are important factors. The versatile, multi-angle enclosures and rotatable horns facilitate either horizontal or vertical orientation, and comprehensive brackets support the full variety of mounting options. Integral M8 inserts increase the options even further. When configured horizontally, the XD15 and XD12 are also ideal as compact, high-output stage monitors.


The XD15 and XD12 LF drivers both feature neodymium motor systems which combine high sensitivity with low weight and advanced cooling to reduce power compression to negligible levels, and the HF compression drivers feature ultra-high flux neodymium magnet systems for maximum efficiency. The tour-grade plywood enclosures are coated in hard-wearing polyurethane and have pre-curved Declon® backed perforated steel grilles.


The XD Series loudspeakers deliver best-in-class performance, including higher output levels and more extended frequency range than is normally associated with similarly-sized systems.


The XD12 and XD15 can be used with Martin Audio subwoofers, or with the self-powered PSX subwoofer power plant — where they can be powered by a dedicated onboard amplifier channel.


XD Series – the new benchmark for the compact two-way format.


Martin Audio XD15

* 2-way

* Very high-output two-way system


The XD15 is a very high-output, wide-bandwidth, twoway system equally suited to portable live sound applications, theatre sound and fixed installations. It features a high-specification 15” (380mm) low frequency drive unit and a 1.4” (35mm) exit compression driver mounted on a user-rotatable 80° x 50° constant directivity horn.


The 15” (380mm) LF driver has a lightweight 4” (100mm) voice coil and flux demodulation rings to reduce distortion at high excursions. Its neodymium motor system combines high sensitivity with low weight and advanced cooling reduces power compression to negligible levels. The 1.4” (35mm) exit HF driver has a 3” (75mm) pure titanium dome and ultra-high flux neodymium motor system for maximum efficiency. The internal LF/HF crossover is switchable between passive or bi-amp operation, depending on user requirements.


The XD15 is the perfect solution for very high-power applications where flexibility, ease of installation and speed of deployment are important factors. The versatile, multiangle enclosure and rotatable horn facilitate either horizontal or vertical orientation, and comprehensive brackets support the full variety of mounting options – including surface, ceiling and pole mount. Integral M8 inserts for simple eyebolt suspension increase the options even further. In its horizontalconfiguration, the XD15 is also ideal as a very high-output stage monitor.


When used in bi-amp mode, or with a subwoofer such as the Wavefront WS18X or WS218X it is recommended that the XD15 is used with the Martin Audio DX1.5 or DX2 controller.


When operated as a passive system, it may be used without a controller, but will benefit from the DX1.5 or DX2's EQ and limiter functions.


Features

Versatile, multi-angle plywood enclosure

Very high-output two-way system

15" (380mm)/4" (100mm) coil, ultra-long excursion, low-distortion neodymium LF driver

1.4" (35mm) exit, titanium dome, neodymium HF compression driver

Rotatable 80° x 50° horn for portrait or landscape orientation

Switchable passive/bi-amp crossover

8 ohm nominal impedance

Integral pole-mount and M8 rigging inserts

Comprehensive mounting options and accessories


Applications

Portable live sound reinforcement

Theatre Sound

Fixed Installations

High power stage monitor

Technical Specification


TYPE Very high-output, passive/bi-amp two-way system

FREQUENCY RESPONSE (a) 55Hz-18kHz ± 3dB

-10dB @ 45Hz

DRIVERS 15" (380mm)/4" (100mm) voice coil, long- excursion, neodymium magnet LF driver

1.4" (35mm) exit/3" (75mm) voice coil, titanium dome, neodymium magnet HF compression driver

RATED POWER (b) LF: 600W AES, 2400W peak

HF: 80W AES, 320W peak

RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER MA3.0, MA5.2K

SENSITIVITY (c) FR: 99dB

LF: 100dB

HF: 108dB

MAXIMUM SPL (d) FR: 126dB continuous, 132dB peak

LF: 127dB continuous, 133dB peak

HF: 127dB continuous, 133dB peak

NOMINAL IMPEDANCE FR/LF: 8 ohms

HF: 16 ohms

DISPERSION (-6dB) 80° horizontal,

50° vertical user rotatable

CROSSOVER 1.75kHz switchable passive/bi-amp

ENCLOSURE 68 litre, multi-laminate birch ply

FINISH Textured black polyurea coating

PROTECTIVE GRILLE Black perforated steel, Declon® backed

CONNECTORS 2 x Neutrik® NL4

INPUT CONNECTIONS FR/LF (+,-): 1+,1-

HF (+.-): 2+,2-

FITTINGS 17 x M8 threaded inserts

1 x Pole mounting socket

2 x Pocket Handle

DIMENSIONS (W) 429mm x (H) 690mm x (D) 414mm

(W) 16.9ins x (H) 27.2ins x (D) 16.3ins

WEIGHT 32Kg (70.5lbs)