Martin Audio (Kitchener, Ontario) will introduce the new compact W8LS Line Array Subwoofer at InfoComm in early June; this product completes its W8L Line Array system.
The W8LS is a dedicated, high-performance, sub-bass system designed to augment the low-frequency output of the W8L in large-scale applications where the sub-bass enclosures must be flown. It's physically identical to the W8L and features the same proprietary rigging system, allowing flown arrays to be constructed rapidly and safely.
Featuring a high-power, dual-long excursion 18-inch direct radiator design, the W8LS produces 138dB continuous and 144dB peak from a single half-space unit; it has an extended response of 32 Hz to 180 Hz, ±3 dB, and a usable response to 28 Hz (-10 dB). The cabinet has twin, 1,000-watt 18-inch (460mm) drive units with magnet structure and suspensions engineered for maximum linear excursion. The drivers are reflex-loaded by ports at either end of the enclosure, and substantial internal bracing is employed to minimize energy absorption by the cabinet walls.
For more information about the W8L, visit www.martin-audio.com.