Installation specific high performance 3-way passive line array loudspeaker
- Components 2 x 10"/1 x 8"/2 x 1.4"
- Dispersion 80°
- SPLmax 142 dB
- Weight 34 kg / 75 lb
The Vi8 is a 3-way passive design housing 2 x 10" LF drivers, one hornloaded 8" MF driver and two 1.4" exit HF compression drivers with 2.5" voicecoils mounted to a dedicated waveshaping device. The symmetrical dipolar arrangement of the neodymium LF drivers around the centrally mounted coaxial MF and HF components allows a smooth overlap of the adjacent frequency bands in the crossover design. This results in an exceptional 80° horizontal constant directivity dispersion control nominally being maintained down to 250 Hz. The mechanical and acoustical design enables flown vertical arrays of up to twenty four loudspeakers. It can be used in columns of purely Vi8 loudspeakers or combined with Vi12s and / or with Vi-SUBs. The cabinet is constructed from marine plywood and has an impact and weather protected PCP (Polyurea Cabinet Protection) finish. The front of the loudspeaker cabinet is protected by a rigid metal grill backed by an acoustically transparent foam. The loudspeaker cabinet is also available in Special Color (SC) and Weather Resistant (WR) options. The Weather Resistant option provides an IP55 rating, and enables operation of loudspeakers in changing ambient conditions.
The d&b D80 and 30D amplifiers are recommended to drive the Vi8. The d&b D20 can also be used.
Architectural specifications for detailed project planning
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2 x 1.4" exit compression driver
passive crossover network
12.2 x 27.5 x 18"
1 1 m, free field, SPL max peak test signal: pink noise with crest factor 4
2 ≥ 250 Hz