McCauley Sound Expands The MONARC™ Family Of Line Array Systems
Three Classes Of Line Array Now Available… Large Format, Mid-size & Compact
"The MONARC™ MLA5 was a true breakthrough when it was introduced in 2001. McCauley Sound, Inc. was able to take a radical reinterpretation of line array theory and materialize this concept into a line array product which not only delivered the seamless vertical coverage that makes line array technology so desirable, but was able to do so while also substantially improving usability, tonal quality, durability, and price."
Evgueni Sam Ocean
McCauley Sound, Inc.
FRANKFURT, GERMANY – MARCH 30th, 2004 – McCauley Sound, Inc., has designated the 2004 MusikMesse Convention for the European launch of three new MONARC™ system models for large and medium sound reinforcement applications. The MLA6 and MLA3 full-range line array modules are designed to lead the industry in terms of superior audio fidelity, compact form-factor, high output power, lightweight system packaging, and ease of use. MONARC™ line array systems are designed for deployment in theaters, houses of worship, and performing arts centers; providing audio professionals with a broad, flexible range of sound reinforcement solutions. The MONARC™ line also now includes the MS6 subwoofer, a companion to the large-format MLA6.
“The MONARC™ MLA5 was a true breakthrough when it was introduced in 2001. McCauley Sound, Inc. was able to take a radical reinterpretation of line array theory and materialize this concept into a line array product which not only delivered the seamless vertical coverage that makes line array technology so desirable, but was able to do so while also substantially improving usability, tonal quality, durability, and price.” explains Evgueni Sam Ocean, Executive Vice President and head of international sales. “Our new introductions to the MONARC™ family continue this trend, while bringing a number of improvements to the table. The MLA6 expands on the MLA5’s already stellar sonic abilities; giving users even more headroom and throw… while it’s all-new all-neodymium complement brings the weight down to less than 200lbs.”
*NEW* MONARC™ MLA6: The successor to the MONARC™ throne, the MLA6 replaces McCauley's breakthrough MONARC™ MLA5 line array system (introduced in 2001) as our flagship large format line array system. The MONARC™ MLA6 inherits all the traits that MLA5 owners loved... measurably consistent coverage, incredibly smooth tonal balance and punch, and the industry's best rigging system... while adding additional headroom in the HF section, an all-new, all-neodymium complement to reduce the weight of the modules to under 200lbs, and an upgraded travel and service hardware package to make the system even easier to move and service. Also very important, the MONARC™ MLA6 is 100% backwards-compatible with the original MONARC™ MLA5, allowing owners of both designs to cross-rent and network their systems with ease.
The MONARC™ MLA6 is a high-performance, three-way line array system which has distinguished itself both as a top-performer acoustically, as well as having the simplest and most efficient rigging system of all line arrays in this class. The MLA6's Integrated Rigging System allows a complete MLA6 column to be rolled into place, interconnected, set to angle and lifted into the air without the need for any tools, additional parts or special hardware, while requiring no manual lifting or strain by the user. By natively allowing a MONARC™ column to be configured as a splayable groundstack, conventionally flown j-curve, or a completely fixed and rigid array, the MLA6's rigging design leads the industry in usability, versatility, and efficiency.
Internally, the MLA6 employs a volumetrically-loaded dual 15" low frequency section for exceptionally robust and tight low- frequency reproduction. In a radical departure from conventional line array theory, the MLA6 utilizes twin HX32™ 4" voice-coil, 10" midrange drivers, which by virtue of their concave Honeycomb Nomex construction, nearly eliminate mid-band harmonic distortion and measurably boosts intelligibility, while dramatically increasing road durability over many of the competition’s multiple mini-driver designs. Finally, the MLA6's Intercell Summation Aperture™ and Adaptive Density Inverse Flat Lens™ technologies work in conjunction with the cell's mid / high complement to integrate mid and high frequency energies into a single, vertically continuous wavefront which is undisrupted across the entire height of the array, delivering highly consistent, wide-band sound reproduction to every seat within its targeted audience area.
*NEW* MONARC™ MS6: The MS6 is a subwoofer system specifically designed to be flown with the MONARC™ MLA6. Featuring dual high performance McCauley 18"'s, the MS6 adds low and extended low-frequency energy output to a flown MONARC™ MLA6 array, allowing users to supplement or even replace their conventional ground-stacked subwoofers. The MS6 sharing the same breakthrough rigging scheme as the MLA6, which allows the module to be both flown and ground stacked off the same hardware.
*NEW* MONARC™ MLA3: Also a new addition to the MONARC™ family, McCauley's MONARC™ MLA3 is a midsize line array which sets a new standard for flagship performance in a compact form factor. Employing the same Intercell Summation Aperture™ technology as found in the MONARC™ MLA6, the MLA3 will deliver true large-format, 3-way performance for applications which require a midsize module. The MLA3 also inherits all the usability and ergonomic advantages that the MONARC™ family of line array products is famous for, at a price that is more than competitive when compared to other line array systems in this class. MLA3 arrays are suitable for medium-size concert applications, corporate A/V presentations, conference and ballroom venues, and a wide range of performance-audio applications.
Scott Holden, Senior Applications Engineer, continues “Porting the MONARC™ concept into a midsize system was not as much a function of component design, because a lot of that work was already well done and documented during the original MLA5’ research and development phase. We already have the best cone technology for mid band reproduction; we already have the best low frequency drivers in the business. Our goal here was to take this great tonal quality of the original large-format system and match it in a midsize product… ideally you should be able to close your eyes and not tell them apart. Not only did we achieve this, but we did it without compromising our original concept. This accomplishment is a real validation of the (now) six years of research this company has poured into MONARC™ line array technology.”
Scott elaborates, “Our owners of the original MONARC™ MLA5 know that there is no better line array system in terms of pure usability and versatility, so while expanding family to include the new MS6 subwoofer and the mid-size MLA3 was a challenge, having all the experience and feedback from our existing family of MLA5 users is what really made this process fun. We wanted the mid-size buyer share this same enthusiasm and excitement, and by bringing these features to the new MONARC™ products, we assured just that.”
The MONARC™ MLA6, MLA3, and MS6 line array systems, including complete turnkey solutions, are immediately available for demonstration and purchase. For more information about, demonstration of, or financing for, a MONARC™ line array system, contact McCauley Sound, Inc at 253.848.0363
Located in the great Pacific Northwest of the United States, McCauley Sound, Inc. is an innovator and leader in the design and manufacture of both high-performance professional loudspeaker systems and raw-frame loudspeaker components.