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Martin Audio CDD-LIVE8B Two Way System 8 Inch Portable Loudspeaker 1300 Watts

Martin Audio CDD-LIVE8B Two Way System 8 Inch Portable Loudspeaker 1300 Watts

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Martin Audio CDD-LIVE8B Two Way System 8 Inch Portable Loudspeaker 1300 Watts

The CDD-LIVE 8 is an ultra-compact, self-powered, two-way system featuring an 8” (200mm) LF/1” (25mm) exit HF Coaxial Differential Dispersion driver which can be easily rotated for horizontal or vertical orientation. Its small size gives no indication of its high output capability and exceptional fidelity. As a stand-alone loudspeaker, it has a multitude of professional applications — from small-medium scale sound reinforcement, AV presentations and HoW to distribute systems, frontfill/infill and use as a micro stage monitor.

With wide coverage close-up, the Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology employed in the CDD-LIVE 8 delivers more consistent audience coverage than systems with fixed X° x Y° coverage patterns, and its innovative CDD driver achieves ‘point source’ summation of the LF and HF sections — eliminating off-axis variations in frequency response associated with non-coaxial designs.

A self-powered system, the CDD-LIVE 8 incorporates a two-channel Class D amplifier, DSP and Dante™ digital audio networking — simplifying set-up, enhancing control and eliminating amplifier racks. The onboard amplifier delivers 1000W LF + 300W HF peak output to the drivers, and its switched-mode power supply auto-ranges to global mains voltages from 100 to 240V 50/60Hz.

DSP functions — including parametric EQ, delay, muting, gain and preset selection — can be controlled over Ethernet from a PC or Windows® tablet via intuitive VU-NET™ proprietary software.

For simple set-ups, ‘plug-and-play’ presets — as well as a user-defined preset — can be selected on the rear panel, instead of using computer control. As an alternative to its analogue inputs, the CDD- LIVE 8 is Dante enabled for digital audio distribution and control over a single CAT5 cable to maintain audio quality however long the cable run.

The CDD-LIVE 8 is incredibly versatile. Its multi-angle enclosure can be used in either horizontal or vertical orientation, with rotation of the driver easily accomplished by removing the screw-free, protective grille. The tour-grade enclosure is constructed from multi-laminate plywood and finished in a hard-wearing polyurea coating. Integral fittings include a top-hat for pole mounting and multiple M8 inserts for attachment to a wall-bracket, yoke, or universal bracket with a wide range of up and down tilt angles.


  • Ultra-Compact, self-powered two-way system
  • Coaxial Differential Dispersion™ technology
  • Onboard Class D amplification and DSP
  • Dante™ Digital Audio networking
  • Global mains operation with Power Factor Correction
  • User-rotatable CDD™ driver
  • Vertical and horizontal mounting options
  • Tour-grade, multi-angle plywood enclosure
  • IP24 rating option with rain cowl
  • Comprehensive mounting accessories


  • Live sound reinforcement
  • Theatre sound
  • Corporate AV events
  • Fixed installations in concert halls, ballrooms and HoW
  • Stage monitor and sidefill
  • Bars and clubs
  • Frontfill/infill




TYPE:  Ultra-Compact, Coaxial Differential Dispersion powered two-way system

FREQUENCY RESPONSE (1):        70Hz – 20kHz ±3dB, -10dB @ 50Hz


LF: 8” (200mm)/2” (50mm) voice coil, long excursion, shared ferrite motor system with HF

HF: 1” (25mm) exit/1.4” (38mm) voice coil, polyimide dome compression driver

INPUT SENSITIVITY:           -26dBu for 100dB SPL

MAXIMUM SPL (2):           117dB continuous / 123dB peak

DISPERSION:           110˚-80˚ horizontal, 60˚ vertical (user-rotatable)

CROSSOVER:           2.3kHz Active LR8 Balance presets for pole mount/ pole mount with sub/ stage monitor


CONNECTORS:        Female XLR input, male XLR link output, Dante Audio Neutrik® Ethercon

ANALOGUE INPUT IMPEDANCE:            20 kΩ balanced to ground.

MAXIMUM ANALOGUE INPUT LEVEL:  24.6 Vpp (+21dBu), over voltage protected.


Multi-channel DSP, programmable via TCP/IP using VU-Net software.

PEQ/shelving filters

Up to 48dB/Oct HPF

Low latency HF FIR filters

Up to 200ms input delay

Pre-set selection via rear panel switch


CONNECTORS:        2x Neutrik ® Ethercon RJ45



TYPE:  2 channel switch-mode, class D

PEAK OUTPUT POWER:    1300W total 1000W LF, 300W HF


COOLING:     External convection cooled, with internal fan

MAXIMUM AMBIENT TEMPERATURE: 40°C (104°F) for full output


TYPE:  Switch mode, fixed frequency with PFC

AC INPUT OPERATING RANGE:   85 – 265V ~ AC, 50 - 60Hz

POWER FACTOR:    > 0.98


MAINS CONNECTOR:        Neutrik® Powercon True1


ENCLOSURE:            Extensively braced multi-laminate plywood.

FINISH:          Textured black PU coating.

PROTECTIVE GRILLE:         HEX perforated mild steel with protective zinc plating and black.

powder coat finish. Backed with black grille cloth.


Top hat for pole mounting

15 x M8 mounting points

Single pocket handle

Optional weather protection cowl

IP RATING:   IP24 factory option available

DIMENSIONS:         (W) 258mm x (H) 428mm x (D) 254mm (W) 10.16in x (H) 16.85in x (D) 10.00in

WEIGHT:       14kg (30.8lbs) excluding Transit cover

ACCESSORIES:         Transit Cover Optional wall, yoke and universal brackets

Echotone Music LLC is an experienced E-commerce Audio Visual Equipment dealer since 1998.  We take pride in selling Pro Audio gear for musicians, sound engineers, production companies and broadcast applications.   

Shipping -Pro packed & shipped  USPS, UPS or Freight Service. Contact us & pay for 2 day air upgrade on any unit. We are working hard to get your product ( built if needed), processed &  shipped. Processing times vary, 2-30  days

Returns/Refunds- If there is truly a manufacturing defect a return tag will be provided. Otherwise customer pays for return shipping. Returned items must be sealed/unopened to qualify for a full refund. Refunds are for the Item cost only. Gear returned with out all its original packaging, & accessories or shows signs of wear, is subject to an additional service fee. This item is now used and it would be unfair to resell to another customer as new. 

What products can not be returned? - Clearance items, Custom Builds, Road Cases, DT12 items, items identified as non-returnable, discontinued items, used or NOS items,  electronic software downloads, demo gear, computers, vacuum tubes, earbuds, harmonicas raw-frame speakers, turntable cartridges, fog fluid

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