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Three-way, compact line array element

W8LMI | Wavefront Touring
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The W8LMI is a compact line array enclosure designed to bring line array performance to small and medium scale applications in the fixed installation market. It features the same acoustic components and construction as the touring W8LM as well as a custom-designed integral flying system tailored to the needs of a fixed installation environment, such as theatres and indoor venues. The flying hardware is rated at 7:1 for 12 cabinets and is compatible with the W8LM flying frame and lifting bar.


  • Mini, three-way line array element
  • Hybrid™ dual 8”(200mm) LF+MF configuration
  • LF+MF – 100dB @ 1W, 1m (single cabinet)
  • Twin 1” (25mm) HF horn – 106dB @ 1W, 1m (single cabinet)
  • Consistent 100° (-6dB) horizontal mid and HF pattern control
  • Passive or bi-amp operation
  • 12 ohm system impedance, up to 4 cabinets on one amplifier channel
  • Integral rigging system with variable splay angles
  • 7:1 safety factor with arrays of up to 12 cabinets
  • Compatible with W8LM flying frame and lifting bar
  • Display™ array optimisation software
  • Loudspeaker management preset files for a wide variety of configurations


  • Suited to the requirements of fixed installations

Following the constant directivity horn design philosophy of the W8L and the W8LC, the W8LMI 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.

User guide Datasheet Measurement Data Settings [v4.1]
TYPEThree-way, compact 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: 125dB continuous, 131dB peak
  • HF: 125dB continuous, 131dB peak
  • Passive: 124dB continuous, 130dB 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) 24.4" x (H) 9.57" x (D) 15.75"
WEIGHT29kg (64lbs)
Martin Audio W8LMI Tech Drawing

Technical Drawings for W8LMI.
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ASF20004. Connector Frame for hanging W8LM under W8LC
ASF20004. Connector Frame for hanging W8LM under W8LC


Connector Frame for hanging W8LM under W8LC

ASF20001 | Flying Frame/Grid
ASF20001. Flying Frame/Grid


Flying Frame/Grid

ASF20002 | Lifting bar for ASF20001
ASF20002. Lifting bar for ASF20001


Lifting bar for ASF20001

ASF20018 | Lightweight Grid Lifting Assembly
ASF20018. Lightweight Grid Lifting Assembly


Lightweight Grid Lifting Assembly

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