LA8 / LA15S
COMPACT LINE ARRAY SYSTEM

When Waveburg acoustics decided to build and design this compact line array,it had two objectives in mind.

 

1-Staying away from harsh professional stereotype sound quality
2-Best and most natural possible reproduction of instruments and human tonal range at the highest possible SPL with minimum Harmonic distortion.

 

This approach to design has ruled out several elements of which, using aluminum or industrial material in the construction of the high-frequency horns and waveguides. If you ever listened to a metallic or plastic violin, you will instantly realize the reason. Carefully designed wooden waveguides based on the mechanical Bessel function has provided the LA8 with a horizontal dispersion of 120 degrees +/- 5 .5 dB.

Most impressive is the clarity and HI-FI quality of sound that resembles audiophile equipment. Along with the angles at which the 8-inch drivers are placed on the front baffle the overall horizontal dispersion is way beyond what is expected from a compact line array.
The total group delay of the Midbass drivers is 8 ms at 1.2 kHz, which is way below the norm of a pro application. This is due to the placement and the large Helmholtz resonator exit surface. Coupling of the Midbass drivers to the cabinet went through a long process of reverse engineering to achieve the minimum possible Ratio of vent acceleration and velocity to driver acceleration and velocity. This, in turn, minimizes the vent noise and sound coloration associated with bass reflex cabinets.

Overall speed was a primary target in the design process, this was achieved by tuning the Q of the cabinet to provide a very small cone excursion, well below the Xmax of the high-efficiency 8-inch drivers.


 Features     
• Patented high-frequency wooden waveguide 
• Wide High frequency 120° dispersion optimized for use in wide areas
• Pure Titanium HF compression driver with Neodymium magnet 
• High efficiency, long excursion with flat response 8-inch Midbass drivers
• Proprietary flying ware, adjustable and modular
• 2 Optional Impedance loads, 4 Ω or 16 Ω (Specifying upon order)
• Bi-amp configurations

 

 Frequency and Impedance Curve 

 

 

 Specifications       

System Configuration                                                              Bi-amp Mid-High unit                                                          Bass Reflex Subwoofer                                     
Components                                                                                       
MB/LF                                                                                     
2 x 8 inch High output Mid-bass driver                                 15 inch High Fidelity Subwoofer
HF                                                                                            2 x 1-1/3 inch voice coil, 1 inch exit Driver on                       --

                                                                                                Wooden hand-made Waveguide Horn

Frequency Response
+/-3dB                                                                                     
85 Hz to 20k Hz                                                                 45 Hz to 500 Hz
-10dB                                                                                       65 Hz to 21k Hz
                                                                 38 Hz to 550 Hz


Sensitivity (SPL, 1W@1m)                                                   LM:   98 db                                                                         SUB : 96 db                           
                                                                                              
HF : 110 dB


Impedance                                                                            MB: 16 Ω                                                                            SUB : 8 Ω

                                                                                               HF: 16 Ω

 

Power Rating (LF / HF)
Continuous (2)                                                                        
400 W / 60 W                                                                      700 W
Program (3)                                                                             800 W / 120 W                                                                    1400 W
Peak (4)                                                                                  1600 W / 240 W                                                                   2800 W


Calculated Maximium Sensitivity (LF / HF)
Continuous                                                                            124 dB / 128 dB                                                                   124 dB
Program                                                                                127 dB / 131 dB                                                                   127 dB

Peak                                                                                      130 dB / 134 dB                                                                   130 dB


Coverage An
Horizontal                                                                               
120°                                                                                     --
Vertical
                                                                                    10°               

 

 

 Construction info        

Enclosure                                                                             Multil-layer Birch Plywood Constructed                               Multil-layer Birch Plywood Constructed
                                                                                              

Finishing                                                                              Cabinet: Black Texture                                                      Cabinet: BlackTexture 


Mounting Hardware                                                             Full flying hardare & removable pins                                    Full flying hardare & removable pins                                    
Connectors
                                                                           2 x Speakon                                                                     2 x  Speakon 
                                                                                             1+/1- (MB+/MB-), 2+/2- (HF+/HF-)                                     1+/1- (LF+/LF-), 2+/2- (Parallel thru)                                                

Protective Grille                                                                   15 Guage perforated steel                                                  15 Guage perforated steel


Dimensions                                                                           254mm(H) x 814mm(W) x 370mm(D)                                  500mm(H) x 815mm(W) x 535mm(D)

                                     
Net Weight                                                                           
25kgs (55lbs)                                                                    42kgs (92.4lbs)


Packing                                                                                 Flightcase for two units                                                   Flightcase for one unit 

 

LA8

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