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Martin Audio unveils new, smaller member of TORUS Series at ISE 2023

Martin Audio has unveiled a smaller addition to the TORUS series named TORUS 8 (or T820 as the individual model is known) at ISE 2023. The T820 is a passive, two-way loudspeaker engineered for small to medium-scale applications which do not call for the longer throw capabilities of a line array.

In 2021, Martin Audio unveiled its first constant curvature loudspeaker array, TORUS, featuring two variants T1215 and T1230.

With ease-of-use, scalability and deployment flexibility, the T820 is primarily designed to be used as an array element in vertical constant curvature arrays as well as being used singly as a point-source loudspeaker. In venues with short throws yet high ceilings – as is the case in some theatres – a horizontal centre cluster may also be a practical solution.

T820 combines impressive output capability and sonic performance and a 100° by 20° coverage pattern, all from a compact enclosure that weighs 14kg. Its small size and portability extend its range of applications from live sound and permanent installations to corporate events, gigging musicians and DJs.

A phase plug is mounted in front of an 8” neodymium driver to increase mid-band sensitivity while two 1” exit, 1.4” voice coil high temperature polymer dome neodymium compression drivers ensure sonic performance is not compromised, even when driven at higher SPL. That higher SPL can be as much as 130dB.

TORUS 8 comes in a plywood cabinet, finished in hardwearing PU paint, and incorporates two pocket handles for easy installation and deployment, as well as fixings for pole-mounting.

Rigging hardware and accessories are suitable for installation and touring applications and supports up to six cabinets in vertical or horizontal array configurations. It can also be teamed with the newly announced cardioid subwoofer partner, SXCF115, that features a forward facing 15” driver and a 12” rear facing driver capable of 137dB peak.

TORUS 8 features two NL4 connectors with passive configuration using pins 1+ 1- or 2+ 2-, selected via a rear-mounted switch, and the systems are powered by Martin Audio iKON amplifiers, which support VU-NET control software and Dante integration.

TORUS 8 also features a LED indicator that can be illuminated via VU-NET software to identify its location on the network. Finally, systems can be modelled in 3D with optimising filters to deliver consistent and defined coverage, using DISPLAY 3 software.

“2023 is going to be one of our most prolific years ever for new launches and so we are delighted to announce the first of our new products in TORUS 8 and its cardioid subwoofer partner, SXCF115,” said managing director Dom Harter.

“The overwhelming success of the existing TORUS 12 and subwoofer partner, SXCF118, gives us great confidence that these latest releases will be snapped up by system integrators and rental partners alike.”

The new products can be seen at ISE in Hall 7, stand H200, and heard in Martin Audio’s dedicated demo room, F1 in Hall 8.