OSA invests in record amount of Martin Audio Wavefront Precision cabs
Some 248 Wavefront Precision Compact and Mini line array cabinets were purchased in the deal.
OSA International of Chicago, Nashville and Las Vegas, recently purchased 248 Wavefront Precision Compact and Mini line array cabinets, making it 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: “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 iKON amplifiers, iK42 and iK81, as well as the new SXH218 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 to use OSA’s Wavefront Precision, including 14 WPC, 14 WPM and six SXH218 subwoofers. The audio crew included Brian Daily and Bobby Vidales at front-of-house and Orlando Calzada (on monitors).
Commenting on the PA, Daily said: “The clarity and definition of the high end out of the box was phenomenal.” Calzada 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.”
Dom Harter, Managing Director of Martin Audio, commented: “The trust and investment made by Mario with the support from Jim Risgin and the entire OSA team means a lot to Martin Audio. Our team is focused on using the Wavefront Precision systems to bring true, patented optimisation technology to the wider market. To hear these systems are immediately delivering jaw dropping shows is all the ratification we need.”