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Martin Audio W8LC Array Package - #1


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North America
Limited warranty

Pre-owned package in very good condition, fully serviced and maintained to factory specifications

(14) W8LC with Fly-Frame, Dollies, and covers


Martin Audio’s W8LC is a compact line array enclosure designed to bring superb next-generation line array performance to concert, theatre and commercial events. It meets the need for a high power, high bass impact system that is versatile and scalable for a very wide range of applications in the live sound, corporate and fixed installation fields. W8LC grids allow systems to be flown or ground stacked as required.

Though compact in size, the W8LC is a full-bandwidth system and may be used without subwoofers in many applications. Where additional low frequency extension is required, W8LCs may be complemented by the W8LS Line Array subwoofers, WLX horn and reflex loaded subwoofers or WSXa horn loaded subwoofers. Following the all-horn design philosophy of the full-size W8L Longbow, the W8LC is a 3-way system that combines line array principles with innovative horn loading techniques to produce a very powerful compact line array with impressive dynamic impact.

The low frequency section of the W8LC comprises a horn loaded 12" (300mm)/3" (75mm) coil neodymium driver that is reflex loaded to extend the LF output to below the natural cut-off point of the horn. This hybrid technique marries the very high efficiency of horn loading with the extended low frequency response of a reflex enclosure. The mid horn of the W8LC utilizes 2 x 6.5" (165mm)/1.5" (38mm) coil, maximum efficiency drivers to produce 106dB at 1m for a 1W input - a significant efficiency gain over direct radiator systems. The W8LC’s HF section comprises three 1" horn elements to produce a low-curvature vertical wavefront with an efficiency of 109dB at 1m for a 1W input. This optimal HF curvature enables W8LC enclosures within the array to be splayed up to 7.5° without introducing gaps in the HF vertical coverage.



Compact, high performance three-way line array enclosure


High power - maximum SPL 129dB continuous, 135dB peak (single unit)


Superior bass impact - all horn design


Wide bandwidth - 60Hz-18KHz ± 3dB (single unit)


True 90° (-6dB) horizontal mid and HF pattern control


Very smooth off-axis response - useable out to 120° (-10dB)


Compatible with the full-sized W8L Line Array


Fast, integral rigging system with variable splay angles from 0° to 7.5°


Common grid may be used for flying or ground stacking


ViewPoint™ array optimization software


Loudspeaker management preset files for a wide variety of configurations



Compact 3-way line array element

Frequency Response (±3dB)


Horizontal Coverage

(-6dB) 90deg


(-10dB) 120deg

Vert Coverage (-6dB)


Driver complement

LF: 1 x 12” Hybrid horn- loaded cone drivers

MF: 2 x 6.5” horn- loaded cone drivers

HF: 3 x 1” horn- loaded compression drivers

Rated Power

LF: 400W AES, 1600W peak

MF: 200W AES, 800W peak

HF: 100W AES, 400W peak

Sensitivity (spl at 1m, 1W)

LF: 103dB MF: 106dB HF: 109dB

Max SPL (spl calc 1m)

LF: 129dB cont., 135dB peak.

MF: 129dB cont., 135dB peak.

HF: 129dB cont. 135dB peak.

Nominal Impedance

LF: 8 ohms MF: 8 ohms HF: 8 ohms


LF to MF: 300Hz active,

MF to HF: 3KHz active


2 x Neutrik NL8 or PAcon sockets

(Input & Link)


Vertical trapezoid 3.75 deg top & bottom walls.

Multi- laminate birch ply


Textured paint


Perforated steel


(*incl wheelboard)

(W) 1000 (H) 367mm

(D) 550/683*mm

(W) 39.4 (H) 14.5”

(D) 21.7/26.9*”

Weight (incl. steel hardware)

58Kg (1 28lbs)


Product Videos

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North America
Limited warranty

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