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Chad Honigwachs

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"Master Audio" Products ?????
« on: October 18, 2012, 05:16:47 pm »

Hey Guys, I have been searching all over LAB and I havnt found any info on Master Audio products.

As far as I know they are made in Barcelona, they are not entry level stuff and are not entry level budget either.

They have just been brought into Cape Town South Africa and was wondering if anybody has ever heard them or used them, what they are like compared to Martin, D&B etc.

any replies are most welcome.

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Chad
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Re: "Master Audio" Products ?????
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 05:41:39 pm »

Hey Guys, I have been searching all over LAB and I havnt found any info on Master Audio products.

As far as I know they are made in Barcelona, they are not entry level stuff and are not entry level budget either.

They have just been brought into Cape Town South Africa and was wondering if anybody has ever heard them or used them, what they are like compared to Martin, D&B etc.

any replies are most welcome.

Regards
Chad

Never heard of them in the USA....
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2012, 06:07:55 pm »

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2012, 09:57:24 pm »

They have a DJ mixer...

Is the stuff in on a rental? Let us know how it sounds.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2012, 03:44:18 am »

Hey Guys, I have been searching all over LAB and I havnt found any info on Master Audio products.

As far as I know they are made in Barcelona, they are not entry level stuff and are not entry level budget either.

They have just been brought into Cape Town South Africa and was wondering if anybody has ever heard them or used them, what they are like compared to Martin, D&B etc.

any replies are most welcome.

Regards
Chad

Chad,

Something important to consider is the ability of the local distributer (and in essence, the manufacturer) to support the product once you have bought it. Sound quality is sadly not the only criteria when selecting an audio system.

Nathan
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2012, 05:00:40 am »

Master Audio is typically the small company that makes good products but sells other a very limited area. They are located in Spain, they have acquired a good reputation up to... the south of France. I mean even in the north they are not much known (or their name is known but nobody has ever met a single one of their product).

There are tons of small companies like that and the products do usually have a very good price/quality ratio. They are more or less in the same ballpark as the L'acoustics, Nexos, Camcos, etc. with a price way lower. L'acoustics, Nexo or even QSC, Crown... have been this kind of small company at the beginning. Some companies grow more than others.

If the price is very competitive, there are risks buying such products:
- Rider friendliness (which may or may not be a problem for you)
- Distribution, local support, etc.
- Company going bankruptcy (unfortunately)

As Nathan said, local support is at least as important as quality. This is not only a question of company size or name: we do not find many Clair Brothers products here in France, although everybody knows them. But there is no real local distribution. Audix was completely ignored for years. Today it is very common to find their microphones since DistriPan began their distribution.
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2012, 06:34:11 am »

Master Audio is typically the small company that makes good products but sells other a very limited area. They are located in Spain, they have acquired a good reputation up to... the south of France. I mean even in the north they are not much known (or their name is known but nobody has ever met a single one of their product).

There are tons of small companies like that and the products do usually have a very good price/quality ratio. They are more or less in the same ballpark as the L'acoustics, Nexos, Camcos, etc. with a price way lower. L'acoustics, Nexo or even QSC, Crown... have been this kind of small company at the beginning. Some companies grow more than others.

If the price is very competitive, there are risks buying such products:
- Rider friendliness (which may or may not be a problem for you)
- Distribution, local support, etc.
- Company going bankruptcy (unfortunately)

As Nathan said, local support is at least as important as quality. This is not only a question of company size or name: we do not find many Clair Brothers products here in France, although everybody knows them. But there is no real local distribution. Audix was completely ignored for years. Today it is very common to find their microphones since DistriPan began their distribution.


Hi Nicolas

Thanx for the heads up, that is definitely something I will take into consideration.

Martin Audio is also not too badly priced, how rider friendly is it in the over seas market? I haven't seen it appear on any riders as yet.
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2012, 01:00:37 pm »

Hey Guys, I have been searching all over LAB and I havnt found any info on Master Audio products.

As far as I know they are made in Barcelona, they are not entry level stuff and are not entry level budget either.

They have just been brought into Cape Town South Africa and was wondering if anybody has ever heard them or used them, what they are like compared to Martin, D&B etc.

any replies are most welcome.

Regards
Chad

Hi,

my small company has been using Master Audio amplifiers for more than 15 years from DL series ( discontinued ), DP5000 big boy amp ( discontinued ), DX series - attempt from Master Audio to manufacture in China (discontinued ) to HD series.

All these amps performed to our expectations, the built in clip limiters are some of the best in the analog world IMO, no DJ could manage to destroy one of my speakers.

I don't use their speakers besides the B-series, small installation boxes for bars and the like.
These are quite usefull.

German Production Partner mag has tested and measured some of the Xcellence series stuff, but don't remember when

Uwe
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2012, 03:18:22 am »

Although I did no survey of product acceptability across the whole world, my feeling is that Martin Audio, as a brand, is fully rider friendly except for the F-series, which might be what you were thinking to.

Anyway the riders do not specify the whole range of acceptable products, there are far too many! Moreover, many riders seem very directive at first look, way above what the band can reasonably expect. You could be tempted to explain that band the real life. But it is rarely a problem indeed, as you often discover you know the band’s rider better than they do…

Also remember that rider friendliness is mainly a question of tacit agreement on what can be expected locally. I’ve been in a few small venues in Buenos Aires last year, encountering JBL JRX speakers, Behringer desks or, in high end jazz club, Yamaha… though Argentina is not third world country. I do not know about South Africa.
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012, 02:04:08 am »

we never see Master Audio boxes in China, I found it present their products in some shows, like Pro Light & Sound(Frankfurt, Germany). Now, they have no distributor in China market not as JBL, d&b, Meyersound do.
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