AUDIOFOCUS Touring 2-way self-powered line array loudspeaker with 110° dispersion

TransducersLF: 2 x 8’’ / HF: 1×3’’
DispersionHorizontal 110°
SPL max / 1m (measured)142 dB
Weight30kg / 66.13lbs
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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 coupled to a waveguide provides smooth high-end performance.

An advanced AUDIOFOCUS 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 8’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

Technical specifications

Description2-way self-powered 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.

SPL peak (1)142 dB
ProcessingDedicated AUDIOFOCUS presets
Rigging20 different inter-cabinet angle positions, from 0 to 10°
Audio connectorsIN: 1×3-point XLR
LINK: 1×3-point XLR
Cloud Power-DANTE/AVB connectors2 x etherCON
Power ConnectorsIN: 1×3-point powerCON
LINK: 1×3-point powerCON

Dimensions (H x W x D)250 x 645 x 400 mm
9.84 x 25.39 x 15.74 inches
Weight30kg / 66.13lbs
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

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