Clear and Present

The 8A is a two-way, high efficiency, passive loudspeaker. It is designed as a compact high performance system for the reproduction of speech and music program material.

The 8A has a one-inch exit compression driver coupled to a 75 X 75 degree wooden waveguide horn reproducing high frequencies, and a 8-inch cone transducer in a tuned enclosure for the low frequencies. A high quality passive network operates very efficiently, also providing EQ points for a flat frequency response.

Built to Last

The W-8A's sturdy multi-ply plywood enclosure and multi-layered catalyzed Polyurea finish is designed to withstand the most demanding applications. A perforated, powder coated steel grill with a high transmission ratio offers excellent protective properties.

The 8A can be purchased in two versions. The install (8Ai) configuration with a passive internal crossover, while the (8Ai-P) is self-powered. Both models have a standard twelve point flyware system. Both are available in white, black or unfinished exterior.

Key features:

  • Ultra Compact
  • Acoustic Waveguide
  • Integrated Rigging System
  • Flat Phase & Power Response
  • Durable Catalyzed Multi-layered Finish
  • Hi Quality Optimized Passive Crossover

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Technical Specifications

System Performance

Frequency Response (-3dB) * 68 Hz – 17 kHz
Frequency Range (-10dB) 48 Hz – 19 kHz
Recommended High-Pass 40 Hz – with minimum 24 dB / octave (4th order) Butterworth slope
Nominal directivity (-6dB) Horizontal: 75 Degrees
Nominal directivity (-6dB) Vertical: 75 Degrees
Recommended Crossover Frequency 1.6k Hz (acoustic, active, external DSP)
RMS handling capacity ** LF: 150 W
HF: 60 W
Maximum SPL @ 1 Meter *** 121 dB ([WorxAudio] preset)

Transducers

Components LF: 8” (203.2 mm) x 1
HF: 1” Exit (25.4 mm) x 1
Nominal Impedance LF = 8 ohms, HF = 8 ohms, Self Powered
Passive: 8 ohms

Physical

Enclosure Baltic birch plywood, engineered plastics, and aluminum frame
Finish Two-part spray catalyzed Polyurea coating on plywood
Grill 16-gauge (.06 mm) perforated steel, powder-coated finish, black
Environmental Indoor use only
Connectors Passive Version: Two (2) parallel-wired NL4 Neutrik® Speakon® connectors
Power Amp Connectors Self Powered Version: Neutrik® PowerCon (AC) XLR M/F (In/Out) or DANTE
Suspension/Mounting Internal bracket w/ threaded .375” Flying points (x12)
Dimensions 18.25” H x 11.25” W x 12” D (463.55 mm x 317.5 mm x 285.75 mm)
Net Weight 34 lb. (15.42 kg)
Shipping Weight 39 lb. (17.69 kg) - approximate with carton
Product Versions 8Ai-Passive, 8Ai-Powered
Digital Power Amp 1000W driving passive 8 ohm
Digital program processing
XLR I/O-DANTE enabled
AC powerCON I/O

Footnotes

* Frequency response and range measured on-axis with anechoic environment.
** Power handling tested using pink noise filtered to meet IEC 268-5, 6 dB crest factor, 100 hours, with recommended EQ.
*** Peak level measured at 1m under free field conditions using 10 dB crest factor pink noise with specified ([WorxAudio] preset) and corresponding EQ settings.