Key Features

  • Multi-functional FOH system
  • For audiences of 200-5000 people
  • True cylindrical dedicated wavefront
  • Sidefill/Outfill for large stages
  • Scalable up to 24 elements
  • Active/Dante/Bi-amp versions

ARES8a HQ is a dual 8’’ enclosure line array with and 1.4’’HF driver and a 3’’ voice coil. Its B&C driver coupled to a waveguide provides a true cylindrical dispersion.

Thanks to its dedicated class D Powersoft amplifier and AUDIOFOCUS OEM DSP treatment (96kHz-40 bits floating point) with 24 presets, one cabinet can reach a peak level of 143 dB SPL (preset 64m).

System designer and sound engineer can control and monitor every speaker individually thanks to AUDIOFOCUS Network manager software and for more
demanding needs the Dante version constitute the optimal needed tool to significantly boost sonic performances.

Thanks to dedicated custom AUDIOFOCUS presets, coupling and distance compensation are already calculated, making the deployment of the system faster
and totally Plug and Play.

SpecificationsARES8 HQ
Drivers 2 x 8"" LF/MF & 1 x 1,4"" Neo driver - 1 x 3"" HF voice coil & Titanium diaphragm
Frequency range 70 Hz - 19,5 kHz
Power capacity (Wrms) Peak power Wrms: 550 W (LF) / 120 W (HF)
Peak power: 900 W (LF) / 800 W (HF)
Impedance 4Ω LF - 8Ω HF (bi-amped)
Dispersion (h x v) 110° x 7,5°(average)
Sensitivity 1W / 1m (bi-amp) 98 dB (low) - 110 dB (high)
SPL max / 1m (measured) Bi-amped: 132 dB 
Active: 142 dB(1)
Connectors Analog/AES RJ45 audio signal (AES embedded RJ45 IN/OUT)
Rigging angles Linear & Logarithmic
Qty of angles 20 x 0,5°steps
Dimensions (h x w x d) 250 x 645 x 400 mm (including pins)
Weight Bi-amped: 29 kg
Active: 30 kg
Finish High resistant Polyurea coating
Material First grade birch plywood 15 & 24 mm
Compatible AF Network Manager, Dante optional
Accessories Rigging frame, Over-hat, T-Yoke, protective cover, flight-cases

(1) Measured with burst pink noise in a free field environment, crest factor 6dB, (Preset 64m)

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