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Mini, High performance Three-Way Line Array Enclosure

W8LM | Wavefront Touring
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The Martin Audio W8LM is a mini line array enclosure designed to bring line array performance benefits to a variety of small and medium scale applications. It meets the need for a versatile, scalable system that can be flown or ground stacked for corporate events, theatres and indoor venues. It is also suitable as a delay system for large scale outdoor sound reinforcement.


  • Mini three-way line array element
  • Hybrid® dual 8" (200mm) LF+MF configuration (-3dB@60Hz)
  • LF+MF - 100dB @1W, 1m (single cabinet)
  • Twin 1" (25mm) HF horn - 106dB @1W, 1m (single cabinet)
  • Consistent 100º (-6dB) horizontal mid and HF pattern control
  • Passive or biamp operation
  • 12 ohm system impedance, up to 4 cabinets on one amplifier channel
  • Fast, integral rigging system with variable splay angles
  • ViewPoint™ array optimisation software
  • Factory controller presets for a wide variety of configurations
  • Compatible with W8L Longbow and W8LC line-array elements
  • Compatible with WSXa, WLX, WMX and WS218X subwoofers


  • Theatre Sound Reinforcement
  • Live Sound Reinforcement
  • Corporate Events
  • Fixed Installations
  • Delay systems for large scale outdoor sound reinforcement

Following the constant directivity horn design philosophy of the W8L Longbow and the W8LC, the W8LM is a three-way system that combines line array principles with innovative horn loading techniques to produce a next generation, small line array with maximum dynamic impact.

Datasheet Measurement Data Settings
TYPEThree-way, active/passive, mini line array element
DRIVERS: LF + MF Section
  • 8" (200mm)/2" (50mm) voice coil, reflex-loaded direct radiator
  • 8" (200mm)/2" (50mm) voice coil, neodymium driver, front horn loaded, rear reflex loaded
DRIVERS: HF Section 2 x 1" (25mm) exit HF compression drivers, horn loaded
  • LF + MF: 400W AES, 1600W peak
  • HF: 75W AES, 300W peak
  • Passive: 400W AES, 1600W peak
  • LF + MF: 100dB
  • HF: 106dB
  • FR: 99dB rising to 105dB at HF
  • LF + MF: 126dB continuous, 132dB peak
  • HF: 125dB continuous, 131dB peak
  • Passive: 125dB continuous, 131dB peak
  • LF + MF: 12 ohms
  • HF: 12 ohms
  • FR: 12 ohms
  • 100º horizontal (down to 800Hz)
  • 7.5º vertical
  • 120º horizontal (down to 700Hz) @ -10dB
CROSSOVER 300Hz passive, 2.2kHz active or passive
ENCLOSURE Vertical trapezoid with 3.75º wall angle, multi- laminate birch ply construction
FINISH Textured black paint
PROTECTIVE GRILLEBlack perforated steel
CONNECTORS 2 x Neutrik NL4
  • (W) 620mm x (H) 243mm x (D) 400mm
  • (W) 24.4ins x (H) 9.6ins x (D) 15.8ins
WEIGHT29kg (64lbs)
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ASF20005.Connector Bracket Setfor hanging W8LM under WLX
ASF20005.Connector Bracket Setfor hanging W8LM under WLX


Connector Bracket Set
for hanging W8LM under WLX

ASF20004.Connector Framefor hanging W8LM under W8LC
ASF20004.Connector Framefor hanging W8LM under W8LC


Connector Frame
for hanging W8LM under W8LC

ASF20001.Flying Frame/Gridfor W8LM
ASF20001.Flying Frame/Gridfor W8LM


Flying Frame/Grid
for W8LM

ASF20002.Lifting barfor ASF20001
ASF20002.Lifting barfor ASF20001


Lifting bar
for ASF20001

ASF20018.Lightweight GridLifting Assembly
ASF20018.Lightweight GridLifting Assembly


Lightweight Grid
Lifting Assembly

ASF20003.Connector Framefor hanging W8LM under WLX
ASF20003.Connector Framefor hanging W8LM under WLX


Connector Frame
for hanging W8LM under WLX

HAM09002.Martin AudioGround Stack Bar
HAM09002.Martin AudioGround Stack Bar


Martin Audio
Ground Stack Bar

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