OSA International has purchased 248 Wavefront Precision Compact and Mini line array cabinets, making it the world’s largest rental company of Martin Audio.
The purchase was complemented by iKON amplifiers, iK42 and iK81, as well as the new SXH218 high performance double 18” subwoofers, the first purchase by a rental house globally.
Mario Educate, OSA president, comments, “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.”
Dom Harter, managing director of Martin Audio, adds: “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.”
Chicago, Nashville and Las Vegas-based OSA already has a significant inventory of Martin Audio’s MLA Series. Educate adds: “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 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).
Daily comments: “The clarity and definition of the high end out of the box was phenomenal.” Calzada adds: “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.”