Martin Audio - W8L Series
Martin Audio W8L Series
line arrays are next generation line array systems which combine innovative loudspeaker design techniques with line array technology to produce a family of very powerful line arrays with extended frequency response, smooth coverage and maximum dynamic impact.
The series includes:
W8L Longbow 3-way full-range line array + W8LD downfills
W8LC 3-way compact line array + W8LCD downfills
W8LM 3-way mini line array + W8LMD downfills
Martin Audio W8L Series: models W8L Longbow, W8LD, W8LC, W8LCD, W8LM, W8LMD
W8L Longbow, W8LD, W8LC & W8LCD are fully horn-loaded tri-amplified systems
All sections are 8 ohms for easy paralleling in pairs.
W8LM & W8LMD systems combine direct radiating and horn-loaded cone drivers for low and mid frequency coverage with a horn-loaded high frequency section
The system may be bi-amplified (low/mid & high) or driven using a single amplifier channel via its internal 3-way passive crossover.
W8LM & W8LMD are 12 ohms for easy paralleling in threes or fours.
W8L Longbow, W8LC and W8LM systems combine patentable driver loading techniques with no-compromise vertically-coupled waveguides and true constant directivity horns to achieve a level of efficiency and coverage consistency not usually found in this popular format.
W8L Series horns develop low curvature vertical wavefronts for smooth, comb-free coupling at practical vertical splay angles. A feature not possible with spaced, point-source drivers.
Wavefront W8L Series line arrays feature integral, quick deployment flyware systems which allow progressive curvature columns of up to 16 cabinets to be assembled. By hinging at the front rather than the rear, the rigging system minimises gaps between the acoustic elements which would otherwise interfere with the line array effect.