Touring 2-way bi-amp line array loudspeaker with 110° dispersion

TransducersLF: 2 x 8’’ / HF: 1×3’’
DispersionHorizontal 110°
SPL max / 1m (measured)142 dB
Weight27.8kg / 61.28lbs
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ARES 8 is a compact, bi-amplified 2-way touring system, renowned for its iconic sound signature in a wide range of sound reinforcement scenarios, from live gigs to theatre and stadium shows.

AUDIOFOCUS ARES 8 meets all WST criteria and offers the full benefits of a true line array. Dual 8” drivers handle low-mid frequencies, while a 1.4’’ exit compression driver coupled to a waveguide provides smooth top end performance.

The smart ARES rigging system lets a single operator set up an 8-element system in just 10 minutes, with angles ranging from 0° to 10° with a 0.5° step. ARES 8’s lightweight construction and tough rubber handle make the system easy to handle, while magnetic pins cut out vibration.

ARES 8 is built with pride in Belgium and coated in tough, weather-resistant polyurea to safeguard your investment. The cabinet front is protected by a rigid metal grill, backed by acoustically transparent foam.


  • Meets all WST criteria
  • 142 dB peak SPL
  • 2 x 8’’ Neodymium woofers, 2’’ voice coil
  • 1 x 1.4’’ Titanium compression driver, 3’’ voice coil
  • Compact, lightweight cabinet
  • Smart  rigging system

Technical specifications

Description2-way bi-amplified full-range line array element
Transducers LF: 2 x 8’’
HF: 1×3’’
Frequency range (-6dB)70Hz-19kHz
Nominal directivity (-6dB)Horizontal 110°

Vertical: depends on the number of elements and array curvature.

Peak SPL (1)142 dB
ProcessingDedicated AUDIOFOCUS Scio and Powersoft Armonia presets
Rigging20 different inter-cabinet angle positions, from 0 to 10°
Connectors2 × 4-point speakON
Nominal ImpedanceLF: 16ohm
HF: 8ohm

Watt AES/PeakLF: 400/1600 W
HF: 110/440 W

Dimensions (Including Rigging H x W x D)244 x 643 x 396 mm
9.61 x 25.3 x 15.60 inches
Weight27.8kg / 61.28lbs
FinishHighly resistant polyurea coating

CabinetHigh grade birch plywood

(1) Peak level measured at 1 m under free field conditions using pink noise with crest factor 5

Technical sheet

PDF • 1.2 Mo • 02/08/2022

Gll files for Ease
and Easefocus

Gll • 3.47 Mo • 06/01/2022

Powersoft Presets

Zip • 27 Ko • 20/12/2022

A Series Output Chart

PDF • 2.81 Mo • 17/10/2022

SCiO Presets

Zip • 143 Ko • 09/01/2023

A Series
Operation manual V1.1

PDF • 11 Mo • 09/01/2023