With the new MA5.0Q power amplifier, Martin Audio reached for a new standard in efficiency with low power consumption and substantial cost savings on electricity. Described as a “more watts, less weight” approach, the 4-channel MA5.0Q packs up to 5000W neatly into 1RU weighing just over 16lbs. The company promises to deliver exceptional sound quality with “minimal carbon footprint” due to its Class D output stage design. The amplifier features a switch mode power supply, 4Ω optimization, AC protection, a clip limiter (prevents clipped waveforms from reaching loudspeakers), short circuit protection, thermal protection, and is temperature controlled. Martin Audio positions the MA5.0Q amplifier as a flexible, cost-effective solution for small to medium sound systems in challenging environments.