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FlexPoint FP8

8" Ultra-Compact Point Source Loudspeaker

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The FP8 is a premium, ultra-compact point-source loudspeaker designed for short-throw applications which require superb sonic performance and coverage consistency from a small enclosure. With full-frequency response and exceptional output capabilities for its size, it is ideal for a wide variety of touring and install applications.


  • Ultra-compact, passive two-way loudspeaker
  • Versatile, multi-angle enclosure with flexible mounting options
  • Coaxial Point Source configuration with user-rotatable drive unit
  • 8” (200mm)/2” (50mm) voice coil, low distortion, neodymium LF driver
  • 1.7” (43mm) polymer diaphragm/1” (25mm) exit HF driver
  • 90° H x 70° V dispersion Quick-release steel grille
  • 3D prediction software [DISPLAY 3]
  • Powered by iKON or VIA amplifiers


  • Fill and spot coverage
  • Under balcony fill
  • Theatres and churches
  • Distributed systems in bars and restaurants
  • Museum and gallery installations
  • Immersive sound spaces
  • Portable music playback and corporate AV events
  • Stage monitoring

Its multi-angle enclosure with flexible mounting options makes for discreet integration within architectural spaces — from churches, museums and galleries to theatres, bars and restaurants. It is also the perfect ultra-compact solution for rental companies and professional applications which benefit from flexibility and speed of deployment.

When supplemented by a subwoofer, it is an excellent choice for premium, short-throw corporate AV events and music playback systems. Being both portable and powerful for its size, it can also be used as a discreet stage monitor or a fill loudspeaker within a larger touring or installed sound system.

The FP8 is a two-way passive loudspeaker featuring a high-specification 8” LF driver and a 1” exit HF driver with a 1.7” diameter high-temperature polymer dome. It delivers an impressive maximum SPL of 124dB peak and has a well-defined dispersion pattern of 90° horizontal x 70° vertical, with horizontal constant directivity characteristics.

Its exemplary coverage pattern is achieved by incorporating a dedicated waveguide within the magnet structure which merges into a specially contoured LF cone. With the waveguide and cone combining to form the HF horn, this innovative arrangement avoids a separate ‘add-on’ horn which would impede the wavefront from the cone and cause irregularities in the frequency response. It also improves on conventional through-the-pole coaxial designs, which can suffer from high frequency beaming.

The FP8’s durable birch plywood enclosure is finished in hardwearing textured paint and incorporates multiple threaded inserts to cater for a wide range of mounting options and accessories — including yoke, wall bracket and truss mounting. A dual pole-mount socket with 0° and 15° down-tilt angles is incorporated into the base of the enclosure, and twin handles aid installation and deployment. A steel grille with a triple-layer polyester backing presents a discreet, professional appearance, while resisting dust and water ingress to IP54 environmental rating.

The FP8 can be used in either portrait or landscape orientation by rotating the driver within the enclosure. To make this operation quick and easy, the grille is secured by proprietary quick-release latches, and the driver fixed to the baffle by means of captive release clamps. Loosening these by hand allows the driver to be quickly rotated through 90° and re-tightened. FP8 can be powered by iKON amplifiers, or by VIA amplifiers when used with a DX4.0 controller, or alternatively a DX0.4 or DX0.6 controller. FP8 systems can be modelled in 3D using Display 3 design and prediction software.

TYPECoaxial passive 2-way
FREQUENCY RESPONSE - 4π (5)63Hz - 18kHz ± 3dB, -10dB @50Hz with preset
DRIVERSLF: 8", 2" Voice coil, Neodymium Motor with flux stabilising ringsHF: 1" exit, 1.7" Voice coil, Coaxial HT polymer dome compression driver
SENSITIVITY (2.83V 1m free-field)94dB
RATED POWER 250W AES, 1000W peak
MAXIMUM SPL118dB Cont, 124dB Peak (6dB)
DISPERSION (-6dB)90° H, 70° V
FITTINGS4 x M10, 15 x M6 fixing points, dual pole-mount socket, 2 x handle pockets
DIMENSIONS (W) 376mm, (H) 280mm, (D) 265mm (W) 14.8ins, (H) 11.0ins, (D) 10.4ins
WEIGHT 9.3kg (20.5lbs)
ACCESSORIES Separate landscape and portrait touring and install yokes, wall bracket, rigging bar and transit cover
Architectural Specs

FlexPoint FP8

The loudspeaker shall be a passive, two-way coaxial system comprising a reflex-loaded 8” low frequency driver and a 1.7” dome/1” exit high frequency compression driver. The HF driver shall be loaded with a static waveguide which merges into the shaped asymmetric cone of the LF driver to define the HF horn geometry.

The dispersion pattern of the loudspeaker shall be 90° horizontal x 70° vertical, with horizontal constant directivity characteristics. The on-axis frequency response shall be 63Hz-18kHz +/- 3dB and the loudspeaker shall produce a maximum SPL of 124dB peak at 1 metre. Power handling shall be 250W AES, 1000W peak. Rated impedance shall be 8 ohms.

The loudspeaker shall be operated in conjunction with a dedicated electronic controller or controller amplifier.

The multi-angled loudspeaker enclosure shall be constructed from plywood and be finished with a hardwearing textured paint. It shall incorporate two pocket handles and be fitted with a dual pole-mount socket. Threaded inserts shall accommodate eyebolt, yoke, wall bracket and rigging bar options.

The coaxial driver shall be user-rotatable without tools to enable portrait or landscape deployment of the loudspeaker and shall be protected by a perforated steel grille with a triple-layer polyester backing.

The rear connector panel shall be fitted with two NLT4MP type connectors. Low and high frequency sections shall be integrated by an internal 2kHz passive crossover network.

Dimensions (W x H x D) shall be 376mm x 280mm x 265mm (14.8in x 11.0in x 10.4in). Weight shall be 9.3kg (20.5lbs).

The loudspeaker shall be the Martin Audio FlexPoint FP8.

Technical Drawings & 3D Models
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Technical Drawings for FP8



3D SketchUp Models for FP8


Separate landscape and portrait touring and install yokes, wall bracket, rigging bar and transit cover.

Recommended Electronics

FlexPoint systems support a flexible electronics package.

For the optimum sound performance, Martin Audio iKON amplifiers with onboard DSP are recommended.

However, and primarily for installs, Martin Audio VIA amplifiers in conjunction with a DX4.0 system controller are compatible.

Finally, and for smaller installations utilising FP4, FP6, and FP8, a combination of VIA amplifiers and a DX0.4 or DX0.6 controller are a cost-effective option. When used with iKON amplifiers or DX4.0 controllers, systems utilise Vu-Net.

When used with DX0.4 or DX0.6 controllers, systems have standalone software.


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Four-Channel 2000W Class D Amplifier
Lightweight 2U Rack Height

250 Watts/Channel @ 8 Ohms

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VIA2502. Two-Channel Class D Amplifier.


Two-Channel 2500W Class D Amplifier
Lightweight 2U Rack Height

450 Watts/Channel @ 8 Ohms

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VIA5002. Two-Channel Class D Amplifier.


Two-Channel 5000W Class D Amplifier
Lightweight 2U Rack Height

1600 Watts/Channel @ 8 Ohms

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VIA5004. Four-Channel Class D Amplifier.


Four-Channel 5000W Class D Amplifier
Lightweight 2U Rack Height

450 Watts/Channel @ 8 Ohms

DX4.0 Networked System Controller
DX4.0 Networked System Controller


4-in-8-out Networked Loudspeaker Processor, Controller and Matrix


DX0.4 Networked System Controller
DX0.4 Networked System Controller


2-input, 4-output system processor Networked System Controller


DX0.6 Networked System Controller
DX0.6 Networked System Controller


2-input, 6-output system processor Networked System Controller


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