AUDIOFOCUS Install 2-way line array loudspeaker with 110° dispersion

TransducersLF: 2 x 8’’ / HF: 1×3’’
DispersionHorizontal 110°
SPL peak / 1m (measured)142 dB
Weight27.8kg / 61.28lbs
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ARES 8i is a compact, bi-amplified 2-way installation system, renowned for its iconic sound signature in a wide range of sound reinforcement scenarios requiring excellent audio quality, from smaller venues to theatres and stadiums.

AUDIOFOCUS ARES 8i 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 top-end performance.

A cost-effective rigging system provides a discreet solution for permanent installation.

ARES 8i 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

Technical specifications

Description2-way bi-amplified install full-range line array element
Transducers LF: 2 x 8’’
HF: 1 x 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 AUDIFOCUS SCiO and Armonia/Powersoft presets
Rigging11 different inter-cabinet angle positions, from 0 to 10°
Connectors2 × 4-point speakON
Nominal ImpedanceLF: 16ohm
HF: 8ohm
Watt RMS/peakLow 800/1600 W
High 220/440 W
Dimensions (H x W x D)244 x 559 x 396 mm
9.61 x 22 x 15.60 inches
Weight27.8kg / 61.28lbs
FinishHighly resistant polyurea coating

CabinetTop 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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