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15" Bi-amp Coaxial Differential Dispersion Stage Monitor

XE500 Stage Monitor (Front View No Grill)
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Combining very high output capability with exceptional sonic performance, coverage control and consistency, the XE500 is the ultimate, high SPL stage monitor. Its Coaxial Differential Dispersion drive unit comprises a powerful 15” (380mm) LF driver with a 3.5” (89mm) voice coil, and a 1.4” (35mm) exit HF compression driver with a 3” (75mm) pure titanium diaphragm. Both drivers feature powerful neodymium magnet structures to maximise performance and reduce weight.


  • Very high-SPL, compact two-way stage monitor
  • Coaxial ‘point source’ performance
  • Differential Dispersion™ technology for consistent coverage
  • Defined, rectangular coverage plane at head-height
  • Complete system with iK42 for consistent high performance
  • Visually-appealing, low-profile plywood enclosures
  • Built-in risers for steeper monitor angle when required
  • Side panel rubber feet for extra protection when up-ended
  • Easy to carry and manoeuvre
  • M8 rigging inserts


  • Stage monitor

Utilising Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology, the XE500’s horizontal coverage varies from 60° directly over the monitor, narrowing to 30° further back. This not only maintains the sound level and balance independent of distance from the monitor, it produces a well-contained coverage ‘corridor’ at head-height. A patent-pending, contour-moulded static third waveguide greatly increases the effective size of the horn mouth to extend pattern control down to 500Hz, reducing sound spill outside the ‘corridor’.

The XE500 enclosure is constructed from multi-laminate birch ply, with integral ergonomic handles and finished with a hard-wearing paint. A strong, perforated steel grille with an acoustically transparent cloth backing provides protection for the Coaxial Differential Dispersion driver, while moulded feet on the base prevent movement onstage with additional rubber feet on the side panels providing added protection if the monitor is upended when carrying.

Frontal reflex ports couple with the floor to increase LF output and inbuilt risers can be used to increase the monitoring angle. Easy to manoeuvre, its exceptional performance and ‘corridor’ coverage make the XE500 the new definitive, high SPL stage monitor.

XE Series monitors are designed as a complete system with the iK42 4-channel Class D Amplifier, offering a unique combination of power and audio performance seamlessly combined with advanced DSP, proprietary VU-NET™ software control and Dante™ digital audio networking. State of the art components and a finely optimised design results in generous power reserves that ensures pristine sound quality is maintained even under the most extreme conditions. As well as maximising the capability of the monitor, this ensures that the monitor engineer and artist can be confident that they will experience this same high level of consistent performance from an XE monitor anywhere in the world.

User guide Brochure Datasheet
TYPETwo-way, bi-amp, Coaxial Differential Dispersion Stage Monitor
-10dB @ 45Hz
  • LF: 15” (380mm)/3.5” (89mm) voice coil, dual-gap neodymium motor system
  • HF: 1.4” (35mm) exit/3” (75mm) voice coil, titanium dome compression driver
  • LF: 550W AES, 2200W peak
  • HF: 80W AES, 320W peak
MAXIMUM SPL (9)143dB peak
  • LF: 4Ω
  • HF: 8Ω
DISPERSION (-6dB)60-30° horizontal, 70° vertical
CROSSOVER1.1kHz active
ENCLOSUREBirch/beech ply and hardwood
FINISHTextured black paint
PROTECTIVE GRILLEBlack perforated steel with scrim cloth backing
BAFFLE ANGLE30° (40° with risers)
  • 2 x pocket handles
  • Protective rubber feet on base and sides
  • Built-in risers
  • 4 x M8 inserts
DIMENSIONS(W) 635mm x (H) 364mm x (D) 583mm
(W) 25.0ins x (H) 14.3ins x (D) 22.9ins
DIMENSIONS INCL FEET(W) 641mm x (H) 367mm x (D) 583mm
(W) 25.2ins x (H) 14.4ins x (D) 22.9ins
WEIGHT29kg (63.9lbs)
Architectural Specs
Martin Audio XE500

The loudspeaker shall be a bi-amplified, two-way system ultilising Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology and shall be operated in conjunction with a dedicated controller amplifier.

Its transducers shall consist of a reflex-loaded 15” low frequency driver and a coaxially-mounted 1.4” exit high frequency compression driver loaded by a static waveguide that merges with moving waveguides added to the cone of the low frequency driver to define the HF horn geometry. A third static waveguide shall increase the effective size of the horn mouth.

Horizontal dispersion shall vary from 60° to 30° and vertical dispersion shall be 70°. The on-axis frequency response shall be 62Hz-18kHz +/- 3dB. The loudspeaker shall produce a maximum SPL of 143dB peak calculated at 1 metre. Power handling shall be 550W AES, 2200W peak. Rated impedance shall be LF: 4 ohms, HF: 8 ohms. Input connectors shall be NL4 type.

The enclosure shall be made from plywood and incorporate bar handles and threaded inserts. The drivers shall be protected by a perforated steel grille with scrim cloth backing.

Dimensions, including feet, (W x H x D) shall be 641mm x 367mm x 583mm (25.2in x 14.4in x 22.9in). Weight shall be 29kg (63.9lbs).

The loudspeaker shall be the Martin Audio XE500.

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