LD Systems MAILA launches today at Frankfurt Prolight + Sound. If you’ve been looking for a fully modular and scalable PA system, this could be just the ticket!
LD Systems MAILA
Hot off the stage at Frankfurt Prolight + Sound, we bring you news of LD Systems’ new, scalable, PA system solution. So, what does MAILA stand for then? Well, The “Modular All-Round Intelligent Line Array”, as the name suggests, is a modular PA solution. You’ll find a range of loudspeaker “modules” as well as a complimentary matching amplifier module.
Normally, PA speaker components are very much focused on one particular use scenario and target audience size. Just look at our list of 2021s best live gear, and you’ll find portable powered speakers alongside full-size install systems. MAILA however seems to offer “all things to all people”, but can that really be the case?
Let’s look at those modular “building blocks” first, shall we?
- MAILA SAT – Satellite line array speaker in a unibody aluminium enclosure housing five 1” tweeters in front of a 6.5” midrange driver
MAILA COL – Full-range column module, with four 6.5” active woofers. Additionally includes a 4-channel DSP amplifier with 2.5 kW of total power, which drives both the column itself and the MAILA SAT satellites.
MAILA SUB – 2.5kW subwoofer with double 15” drivers in a bandpass enclosure with on-board SysCore® DSP
Additionally, there’s the MAILA SPA which is a dedicated 1.25kW amplifier module with LD Systems’ proprietary SysCore DSP processing. It’s designed to drive up to eight MAILA SAT satellites.
If you want to buy a pre-configured selection of components that are “ready to go” then LD also offers pre-configured packages in the shape of MAILA S, MAILA M, MAILA L, MAILA XL and MAILA XXL
Flexibility and Scalability
It appears then, that with the MAILA system you get a choice of active and passive speakers that can be used as building blocks for any use scenario. Additionally, the press release gives details of LD’s SmartLink+® technology. Apparently, this allows for all sorts of clever system configuration and setup options including wireless control and connectivity.
It seems, to me, that flexibility and adaptability are the key qualities that LD have chosen to focus on with the new MAILA system. I suspect the key customers for MAILA will be hire companies where fast configuration around a client’s needs is key.
Price and Availability
We’re currently awaiting pricing and availability but will update as soon as we know more.
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