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Blackline X8

Ultra-Compact Passive Two-Way System

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The Blackline X8 is an ultra-compact passive two-way system with an 8” (200mm)/2” (50mm) voice coil LF driver and a 1” (25mm) HF driver mounted on a 90° x 50° horn which can be easily rotated for horizontal or vertical orientation, depending on venue requirements. Its very small size gives no indication of its high output capability.

Features

  • Ultra-compact passive two-way system
  • Symmetrical multi-angle plywood enclosure
  • User-rotatable 90° x 50° horn
  • Vertical and horizontal orientation
  • Screw-free, cloth-backed perforated steel grille
  • Integral ergonomic handle
  • Pole-mount bung maintains clean lines
  • 8Ω nominal impedance
  • Twin NL4 connectors
  • Flexible mounting options via M8 inserts

Applications

  • Portable sound reinforcement
  • Live music clubs
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Nightclubs
  • Unobtrusive stage monitoring
  • Corporate AV events and conferences
  • Weddings and parties
  • Main PA infill
  • Secondary stages at festivals
  • HoW, leisure centres and retail outlets

As a stand-alone loudspeaker, it has a multitude of professional applications — from distributed sound reinforcement, HoW and AV events to frontfill/infill and use as a micro stage monitor. Complemented by a BlacklineX subwoofer, it is the ideal, simple-to-use system for portable applications and installations which call for an unobtrusive system that can deliver pristine sound over short and medium throw distances.

The Blackline X8 is constructed from plywood and fitted with a screw-free steel grille, M8 inserts for wall brackets and eyebolt suspension, plus a pole-mount socket with a removable bung that maintains clean lines in install applications. Finished in black textured paint as standard, the X8 can be supplied in white or any RAL colour to order.

A full-range passive two-way system, the X8 may be used without a controller. However, the EQ and limiter functions of a controller such as the Martin Audio DX0.5 will maximise its capabilities. When used in conjunction with an X115, X118 or X210 subwoofer, crossover and EQ functions can be performed by the DX0.5, or by an MA Series [Electronics] amplifier with onboard DSP option.

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Specification

TYPEUltra-compact, passive two-way system
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (5)70Hz-20kHz ± 3dB, -10dB @ 60Hz
DRIVERLF: 8” (200mm)/2” (50mm) voice coil, ferrite motor system
HF: 1” (25mm) exit/1” (25mm) voice coil, polyimide dome compression driver
RATED POWER (2)200W AES, 800W peak
RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIERMA2.8Q, MA2.0
SENSITIVITY (8)92dB
MAXIMUM SPL (9)115dB continuous, 121dB peak
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE8 ohms
DISPERSION (-6dB)90° H x 50° V (user-rotatable)
CROSSOVER2.9kHz passive
ENCLOSUREMulti-angle birch/poplar ply
FINISHBlack textured paint
PROTECTIVE GRILLEBlack perforated steel with scrim cloth backing
CONNECTORS2 x NL4 type
PIN CONNECTIONS (INPUT)1+/1-
PIN CONNECTIONS (LINK)1+/- to 1+/-
FITTINGS13 x M8, 6 x M6 inserts, pole-mount socket, 1 x pocket handle
DIMENSIONS(W) 257mm x (H) 422mm x (D) 243mm
(W) 10.1ins x (H) 16.6ins x (D) 9.6ins
WEIGHT8kg (17.6lbs)
ACCESSORIESWall bracket, eyebolts

Architectural Specs

Blackline X8
Architectural Specifications

The loudspeaker shall be a passive, two-way system. Its transducers shall consist of a reflex-loaded 8” low frequency driver and a 1” diaphragm/1” exit compression driver mounted on a high frequency horn which shall be user-rotatable to enable vertical or horizontal orientation of the enclosure.

Horizontal dispersion shall be 90° and vertical dispersion shall be 50°. The on-axis frequency response shall be 70Hz-20kHz +/- 3dB and the loudspeaker shall produce a maximum SPL of 121dB peak calculated at 1 metre. Power handling shall be 200W AES, 800W peak. Rated impedance shall be 8 ohms.

The rear connector panel shall be fitted with two NL4 type connectors. Low and high frequency sections shall be integrated by an internal 2.9kHz passive network. For optimal performance the loudspeaker shall be operated in conjunction with a dedicated electronic controller.

The symmetrical, multi-angle enclosure shall be made from plywood and finished with a black textured paint. Optional white and RAL colour finishes shall be available to special order. The enclosure shall be fitted with a pole-mount socket and M8 threaded inserts to accommodate eyebolt suspension and a wall bracket. The drivers shall be protected by a perforated steel grille with scrim cloth backing.

Dimensions (W x H x D) shall be 257mm x 422mm x 243mm (10.1in x 16.6in x 9.6in). Weight shall be 8kg (17.6lbs).

The loudspeaker shall be the Martin Audio Blackline X8.

Accessories

HTK00003. M8 Eye Bolt - Galvanised Finish
HTK00003. M8 Eye Bolt - Galvanised Finish.

HTK00003

M8 Eye Bolt
(Galvanised Finish)

WB6/8B. Blackline X8 Wall Bracket
WB6/8B. Blackline X8 Wall Bracket.

WB6/8B

BlacklineX
Wall Bracket

HTKCT04 BlacklineX Pole Extension
HTKCT04. BlacklineX Adjustable Pole Extension.

HTKCT04

Adjustable
Pole Extension

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