Martin Audio WLX Hybrid™

Line Array Systems

Martin Audio line array systems combine innovative horn-loading techniques with line array technology to produce extremely powerful systems with maximum dynamic impact.

Utilising proven and patentable driver-loading techniques, together with no-compromise vertically-coupled waveguides and true constant directivity horns, the Martin Audio line arrays achieve levels of efficiency and coverage consistency not usually found in this popular format.

More than ever, attention is focussed on how easy a system is to fly. The proprietary rigging systems of the Martin Audio line arrays are safe, quick to assemble and allow for a wide range of column curvatures to be achieved.

By hinging at the front rather than the rear, the rigging system minimises gaps between the acoustic elements which would otherwise interfere with the continuous column effect. All the flying hardware required is integral and captive.

The result of Martin Audio’s no compromise design, of all horn-loaded line arrays, is that music’s subtle nuances are reproduced with exceptional accuracy and unrivalled sonic performance.

Martin Audio line arrays – in a class of their own.

Martin Audio WLX Hybrid™

* 18” flown Hybrid™ sub for W8LC

* Very high output Hybrid® folded horn/reflex loaded subwoofer system


* Hybrid® folded horn/reflex loaded subwoofer system

* Single 18" ultra-long excursion high power bass driver

* Sensitivity 106dB 1W@1M

* Maximum SPL 142dB peak

* Frequency response 35Hz-150Hz ±3dB, -10dB @ 28Hz

* 8 ohm nominal impedance

* Fast, integral rigging system with variable splay angles


* Dedicated flown sub-bass for use above W8LC or W8LM

* Flown sub-bass for use in adjacent column to W8L Longbow or W8LC

* Ground stacked sub-bass to augment low frequency output of all Martin Audio Wavefront products

* Fixed Installations

Technical Specification

TYPE Hybrid® horn and reflex loaded sub-woofer

FREQUENCY RESPONSE (1) 35Hz-150Hz ± 3dB, -10dB @ 28Hz

DRIVERS 18” (460mm)/4” (100mm) voice coil, ultra-long excursion, water resistant cone

RATED POWER (2) 1000W AES, 4000W peak


SENSITIVITY (6,3) 100dB (open space), 106dB (half space)

MAXIMUM SPL 130dB continuous, 136dB peak (open space) (calculated @ 1m) 136dB continuous, 142dB peak (half space)


CROSSOVER 70Hz-150Hz active via DX1.5 or DX2 controller

ENCLOSURE Rectangular, multi-laminate birch ply

FINISH Textured black paint

PROTECTIVE GRILLE Black perforated steel

CONNECTORS 2 x Neutrik NL8

FITTINGS Proprietary rigging system

Interlocking skids on sides and top & bottom

2 generously sized bar handles and an additional large pocket handle on each side

DIMENSIONS (inc. wheelboard) (W) 1002mm x (H) 490mm x (D) 800mm (956mm)

(W) 39.5ins x (H) 19.3ins x (D) 31.5ins (37.6ins)

WEIGHT (exc. wheelboard) 85kg (187lbs)