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OSA Acquires Record Amount of Martin Audio Wavefront Precision

OSA International of Chicago, Nashville and Las Vegas recently purchased 248 Wavefront Precision Compact and Mini line array cabinets, and in doing so, attained the status as the world’s largest rental company of Martin Audio.

Commenting on the purchase OSA President Mario Educate said, “We’ve used these speaker cabinets on several shows already this quarter, and the sound quality out of the Wavefront Precision arrays is unbelievable. They bring out the subtleties of the score better than any other line array we’ve used, so the audience can really immerse themselves in the meeting experience through the audio.

OSA already has a significant inventory of Martin Audio’s MLA Series, but Educate sees no conflict of interest, quite the opposite: “Our engineers are already proud of the work they’ve done with Martin Audio’s MLA series––the multi-cellular array technology has been a game changer in our industry and allowed us to deliver the most precise sound coverage time and time again. The Wavefront Precision series will allow our engineers to take advantage of the multi-cellular array technology but with scalable resolution, so we can reach a much broader client base. We’re excited to see how the new cabinets can complement our MLA inventory, especially by offering different resolution for delay systems.”

The purchase of Wavefront Precision was complemented by system iKON amplifiers, iK42 and iK81, as well as the new SXH218 high performance double 18” subwoofers, the first purchase by a rental house anywhere in the world.

The BMI Latin Music Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA was one of the first events OSA used Wavefront Precision, including 14 WPC, 14 WPM and six SXH218 subwoofers. The audio crew included Brian Daily (A1), Bobby Vidales (A2) and Orlando Calzada (Monitor Engineer).

Commenting on the PA, Brian said, “The clarity and definition of the high end out of the box was phenomenal.” Orlando added, “The artists’ engineers really enjoyed the Wavefront Precision. They walked away wanting to use it on tour after hearing how it sounded at the BMI Latin Awards.”

OSA has received other positive reports, such as one from an engineer after doing back to back shows with WPC arrays: “Two completely different shows, same PA! Life was made easy with Martin Audio’s new WPC’s––from the rigging to the quality out of the box, I was extremely impressed.”

Comments echoed by Educate: ”On a practical level, the compact size and light weight of the WPC enclosures will allow our engineers to design the PA more effortlessly getting the coverage and sound quality they need without worrying about the weight restrictions many venues hold. Combined with the fast flying systems, these cabinets are already in high demand.”

Dom Harter, Managing Director of Martin Audio, was quick to return the compliments: “The trust and investment made by Mario with the support from Jim Risgin and whole OSA team means a lot to Martin Audio. Our team is focused on using the Wavefront Precision systems to bring true patented optimization technology to the wider market. To hear these systems are immediately delivering jaw dropping shows is all the ratification we need.”

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