Clear and Present

The W-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 W-8A has a 1-inch exit compression driver coupled to a 75 x 75-degree wooden waveguide horn for reproducing high frequencies and an 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 grille with a high transmission ratio offers excellent protective properties.

The W-8A can be purchased in two versions. The install (W-8Ai) configuration has a passive internal crossover, while the W-8Ai-P is self-powered. Both models have a standard 12-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
  • High Quality Optimized Passive Crossover

Technical Specifications

System Performance

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


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


Enclosure Baltic birch plywood, engineered plastics, and aluminum frame
Finish Two-part spray catalyzed Polyurea coating on plywood
Grille 16-gauge (0.06 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 0.375” 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 W-8Ai: Passive; W-8Ai-P: Powered
Digital Power Amp 1000W driving passive 8 ohm
Digital program processing
XLR I/O Dante-enabled
AC powerCON I/O


* 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.