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.

ARES 8i can be quickly deployed in any configuration when used with AUDIOFOCUS SCiO amplifiers with integral DSP and dedicated presets. Armonia presets are also available for Powersoft amplifiers.

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 AUDIOFOCUS SCiO and Powersoft Armonia presets
Rigging11 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 (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

Gll files for Ease
and Easefocus

Gll • 3.47 Mo • 06/01/2022

Technical sheet

PDF • 1.15 Mo • 02/08/2022

Powersoft Presets

Zip • 28 Kb • 22/05/2024

SCiO Presets

Zip • 145 Ko • 20/12/2022

A Series Output Chart

PDF • 11 Mo • 09/01/2023

A Series
Operation manual V1.1

PDF • 11 Mo • 09/01/2023