|Transducers||LF: 2 x 8’’ / HF: 1×3’’|
|SPL max / 1m (measured)||142 dB|
|Weight||30kg / 66.13lbs|
ARES 8a is a compact, self-amplified 2-way touring system, renowned for its iconic sound signature in a wide range of sound reinforcement scenarios, from small concerts to theatre and stadium shows.
AUDIOFOCUS ARES 8a 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 and custom waveguide provide smooth high-end performance.
An advanced AUDIOFOCUS SCiO Class D amplifier module with integral DSP and 4 versatile presets allows ARES 8a to be quickly deployed in any configuration. 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 8a’s lightweight construction and tough rubber handle make the system easy to handle, while magnetic pins cut out vibration.
ARES 8a 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
|Description||2-way self-powered full-range line array element|
|Transducers||LF: 2 x 8’’|
|Frequency range (-6dB)||70Hz-19kHz|
|Nominal directivity (-6dB)||Horizontal 110°
Vertical: depends on the number of elements and array curvature.
|SPL peak (1)||142 dB|
|Processing||Dedicated AUDIOFOCUS SCiO presets|
|Rigging||20 different inter-cabinet angle positions, from 0 to 10°|
|Audio connectors||IN: 1×3-point XLR|
LINK: 1×3-point XLR
|Network Connectors||1 x etherCON for control|
|Power Connectors||IN: 1×3-point powerCON TRUE1TOP|
LINK: 1×3-point powerCON TRUE1TOP
|Dimensions (Including Rigging H x W x D)||244 x 643 x 396 mm|
9.61 x 25.3 x 15.60 inches
|Weight||30kg / 66.13lbs|
|Finish||Highly resistant polyurea coating
|Cabinet||High grade birch plywood|
(1) Peak level measured at 1 m under free field conditions using pink noise with crest factor 5
Connect & Control your amplifiers
AUDIOFOCUS SCiO amplifiers can be securely monitored and controlled anytime, anywhere over the network.
Our intuitive Web UI network manager is web-based, eliminating the need for software downloads, and allows multiple amplifiers to be managed from your preferred device.
The network manager offers the comprehensive processing options you would expect from a high-end system controller.
For more detailed information please visit the AUDIOFOCUS SCiO page.
SCiO WEB CONNECTION QUICK START GUIDE
Note – this Quick Start Guide is for use with products manufactured from July 2022
AUDIOFOCUS has been creating professional touring + installation loudspeakers for 20+ years. 100% made in Belgium – supported worldwide.
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Tel. : +32 (0) 83 21 80 54
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