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W8VDQ

Compact 3-Way Differential Directivity System

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The Martin Audio W8VDQ combines line array and differential dispersion technologies to provide an advanced solution to the requirement of even coverage over wide angles and throw distances. Short throw horizontal dispersion is 120º, narrowing to 100º as throw increases.

Features

  • Compact, 3-way, differential directivity system
  • Hybrid® quad 8” (200mm) LF + MF configuration
  • LF + MF - 102dB @ 2.83V, 1m (single cabinet)
  • Quad 1” (25mm) HF, all horn loaded - 106dB @ 2.83V, 1m
  • Max 131dB continuous, 137dB peak output
  • Consistent 100º long throw, 120º short throw
  • (-6dB) horizontal mid and HF pattern control
  • 30º vertical differential directivity, VDQ
  • Passive or bi-amp operation
  • Optional yoke/spigot mount adaptor
  • Compatible with WMX, WS18X and WS218X subwoofers

Applications

  • Live sound reinforcement
  • Corporate events
  • Theatre sound reinforcement
  • Fixed installations

Differential Directivity

The vertical differential directivity, VDQ, creates progressively more HF output as throw distance increases. The resultant dispersion pattern is ideally suited to covering audiences located on flat or gradually sloping surfaces.

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User Guide Datasheet Settings [v3.9]
Specification
TYPE Three-way passive/biamp
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (1) 60Hz-18kHz ± 3dB
DRIVERS
  • 2 x 8” (200mm), 2” (50mm) voice coil, reflexloaded direct radiators
  • 2 x 8” (200mm), 2” (50mm) voice coil, neodymium magnet, front horn loaded, rear reflex loaded drivers
  • 4 x 1” (25mm) exit HF compression drivers, horn loaded
RATED POWER (2)
  • LF+MF: 800W AES, 3200W peak
  • HF: 150W AES, 600W peak
  • Passive: 800W AES, 3200W peak
SENSITIVITY (6)
  • LF+MF: 102dB
  • HF: 106dB
  • Passive: 101dB, rising to 105dB at HF
MAXIMUM SPL @ 1m 131dB continuous, 137dB peak
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE
  • LF+MF:
  • HF:
  • Passive:
DISPERSION (-6dB) 100-120º horizontal, 30º vertical (VDQ)
CROSSOVER 300Hz passive, 2.2kHz active or passive
ENCLOSURE 70 litre, multi-laminate birch ply
FINISH Textured black paint
PROTECTIVE GRILLE Black perforated steel
CONNECTORS 2 x Neutrik NL4
PIN CONNECTIONS
  • LF+MF: 1+,1-
  • HF: 2+,2-
  • Passive: 1+,1-
FITTINGS
  • 9 x M10 inserts
  • Pole mount socket
  • 2 x bar handles
DIMENSIONS
  • (W) 628mm x (H) 506mm x (D) 369mm
  • (W) 24.7ins x (H) 19.9ins x (D) 14.6ins
WEIGHT 47kg (103.5lbs)
Architectural Specs
W8VDQ

The loudspeaker shall be a compact three-way system utilising line array and Differential Dispersion technologies.

Its low frequency/midrange section shall consist of four reflex-loaded 8” drivers, two of which shall be arranged as direct radiators and two of which shall be mounted on individual midrange horns. All four drivers shall reproduce the low frequencies, with a passive network reducing the output of the two direct radiator drivers above 300Hz. High frequencies shall be reproduced by four 1” exit compression drivers, each mounted on individual high frequency horns.

Long-throw horizontal dispersion shall be 100°; short-throw horizontal dispersion 120°. Vertical dispersion shall be 30°. The on-axis frequency response shall be 60Hz-18kHz +/- 3dB and the loudspeaker shall produce a maximum SPL of 137dB peak calculated at 1 metre.

The low frequency/midrange section shall be integrated with the high frequency section by an internal 2.2kHz passive network or an external active crossover. Passive or bi-amp operation shall be selected by a switch on the input panel of the loudspeaker.

Power handling in bi-amp mode shall be: LF+MF: 800W AES, 3200W peak; HF: 150W AES, 600W peak. Power handling in passive mode shall be 800W AES, 3200W peak. Rated impedance in bi-amp mode shall be LF+MF: 6 ohms, HF: 6 ohms. In passive mode, rated impedance shall be 6 ohms. Input connectors shall be NL4 type.

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

The loudspeaker enclosure shall be made from plywood and finished with a black textured paint. An optional white finish shall be available to special order. The enclosure shall be fitted with a pole-mount socket, bar handles and M10 threaded inserts. The drivers shall be protected by a perforated steel grille.

Dimensions (W x H x D) shall be 628mm x 506mm x 369mm (24.7in x 19.9in x 14.6in). Weight shall be 47kg (103.5lbs).

The loudspeaker shall be the Martin Audio W8VDQ.

Drawings
Martin Audio W8VDQ Tech Drawing

Technical Drawings for W8VDQ.
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Accessories

ASF20025

Yoke Assembly
for W8VDQ

HTK00004. M10 Eye Bolt - Galvanised Finish
HTK00004. M10 Eye Bolt - Galvanised Finish.

HTK00004

M10 Eye Bolt (Galvanised)

Available in this Series

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