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Martin Audio CDD-LIVE 12, 12 Inch CDD-LIVE Powered Speaker

Product Code MACDD-LIVE12
Manufacturer Martin Audio

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The CDD-LIVE 12 is a high-performance, self-powered system designed for professional applications that require high output levels and exceptional fidelity from a very compact enclosure. With a peak output capability of 128dB at 1 metre, it is the ideal solution for a multitude of premium stand-alone and distributed sound reinforcement requirements - from touring, theatre and portable live sound, to concert hall and HoW installations, AV events and stage monitor use.

Featuring a high-specification 12" (300mm) LF/1" (25mm) exit HF Coaxial Differential Dispersion driver, it delivers more consistent audience coverage than a conventional system with a fixed X° x Y° coverage pattern and has wide 110° horizontal coverage close-up. The innovative CDD technology also achieves ‘point source' summation of the LF and HF sections - eliminating off-axis variations in frequency response associated with non-coaxial designs.

A self-powered system, the CDD-LIVE 12 incorporates a two-channel Class D amplifier, DSP and DanteTM digital audio networking - simplifying set-up, enhancing control and eliminating amplifier racks. The onboard amplifier delivers 2000W LF + 500W HF peak output to the drivers, and its switched-mode power supply auto-ranges to global mains voltages from 100 to 240V 50/60Hz.

DSP functions - including parametric EQ, delay, muting, gain and preset selection - can be controlled over Ethernet from a PC or Windows® tablet via intuitive VU-NETTM proprietary software.

For simple set-ups, ‘plug-and-play' presets - as well as a user-defined preset - can be selected on the rear panel, instead of using computer control. As an alternative to its analogue inputs, the CDD- LIVE 12 is Dante enabled for digital audio distribution and control over a single CAT5 cable to maintain audio quality however long the cable run.

The CDD-LIVE 12 is incredibly versatile. Its multi-angle enclosure can be used in either horizontal or vertical orientation, with rotation of the driver easily accomplished by removing the screw-free, protective grille. The tour-grade enclosure is constructed from multi-laminate plywood and finished in a hard-wearing polyurea coating. Integral fittings include a top-hat for pole mounting and multiple M8 inserts for attachment to a wall-bracket, yoke or universal bracket with a wide range of up and down tilt angles.



  • Compact, self-powered two-way system
  • Coaxial Differential DispersionTM technology
  • Onboard Class D amplification and DSP
  • DanteTM Digital Audio networking
  • Global mains operation with Power Factor Correction
  • User-rotatable CDDTM driver
  • Vertical and horizontal mounting options
  • Tour-grade, multi-angle plywood enclosure
  • IP24 rating option with rain cowl
  • Comprehensive mounting accessories


  • Live sound reinforcement
  • Theatre sound
  • Corporate AV events
  • Fixed installations in concert halls, ballrooms and HoW
  • Stage monitor and infill
  • Bars and clubs
  • TYPE Compact, Coaxial Differential Dispersion powered two-way system
  • RESPONSE (1) 62Hz - 20kHz ±3dB, -10dB @ 50Hz
  • DRIVER LF: 12" (300mm)/2.5" (63.5mm) voice coil, long excursion, shared ferrite motor system with HF
  • HF: 1" (25mm) exit/1.7" (44mm) voice coil, polyimide dome compression driver
  • INPUT SENSITIVITY -30dBu for 100dB SPL
  • MAXIMUM SPL (2) 122dB continuous / 128dB peak
  • DISPERSION 110Ëš-60Ëš horizontal, 60Ëš vertical (user-rotatable)
  • CROSSOVER 1.5kHz Active LR8 with low latency HF FIR equalisation
  • Balance presets for pole mount/ pole mount with sub/ stage monitor
  • CONNECTORS Female XLR input, male XLR link output, Dante Audio Neutrik® Ethercon
  • ANALOGUE INPUT IMPEDANCE 20 kΩ balanced to ground
  • MAXIMUM ANALOGUE INPUT LEVEL 24.6 Vpp (+21dBu), over voltage protected
  • Internal Processing Multi-channel DSP, programmable via TCP/IP using VU-Net software
  • PEQ/shelving filters
  • Up to 48dB/Oct HPF
  • Low latency HF FIR filters
  • Up to 200ms input delay
  • Pre-set selection via rear panel switch
  • CONNECTORS 2xNeutrik® Ethercon
  • TYPE 2 channel switch-mode, class D,
  • Bridged Tied Load + 1 channel switch-mode, class D
  • PEAK OUTPUT POWER 2500W total
  • 2000W LF, 500W HF
  • COOLING External convection cooled, with internal fan
  • MAXIMUM AMBIENT TEMPERATURE 40°C (104°F) for full output
  • TYPE Switch mode, fixed frequency with PFC
  • AC INPUT OPERATING RANGE 85 - 265V ~ AC, 50 - 60Hz
  • POWER FACTOR > 0.98
  • MAINS CONNECTOR Neutrik® Powercon True1
  • ENCLOSURE Extensively braced multi-laminate plywood.
  • FINISH Textured black PU coating.
  • PROTECTIVE GRILLE HEX perforated mild steel with protective zinc plating and black powder
  • coat finish. Backed with black grille cloth.
  • FITTINGS Top hat for pole mounting
  • 15 x M8 mounting points
  • Two side pocket handles
  • Optional weather protection cowl
  • IP RATING IP24 factory option available
  • DIMENSIONS (W) 359mm x (H) 580mm x (D) 373mm
  • (W) 14.13in x (H) 22.83in x (D) 14.69in
  • WEIGHT 28kg (61.6lbs) excluding Transit cover
  • ACCESSORIES Transit Cover
  • Optional wall, yoke and universal brackets



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