LA8 / LA15S

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 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 Mid bass 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 Mid bass 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.
The LA8 can be used in 2 impedance load configurations,16 Ohms and 4 Ohms. Using the 16 Ohms configuration will allow the user to use 4 units on each side of a power full amplifier (such as camco Vortex 4) minimizing wiring and cost. A speaker like the LA8 needed a subwoofer that can cope with the quality and speed of its very soul.
The 15 inch 4 inch voice coil driver used to complement the LA8 is one the industry best extended low frequency drivers. Pumping 98 dB/1watt of SPL with +/- 9 mm of excursion ( Xmax) and 700 watts of continuous power handling. Originating from a Qts of 0.27 and 24.3 Tm BL product,this driver has a very impressive Low frequency response extension with a huge magnetic field to control it. And this is where this subwoofer is a champion, lots of bass with lots of control and loads of power handling.

• Patented high frequency waveguide horn,wooden structure
• Wide High frequency 120° dispersion optimized for use in wide areas
• Neodymium HF compression drivers
• High efficiency, long excursion with flat response 8 inch Mid bass drivers
• Proprietary flying ware, adjustable and modular
• 120 degree horizontal dispersion
• 2 Optional Impedance loads, 4 or 16 Ohms (Specifying upon order)
• Bi amp configurations


 Frequency and Impedance Curve 




System Configuration                                                              Bi-amp Mid-High unit                                                          Bass Reflex Subwoofer                                     
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
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 ohm                                                                       SUB : 8 ohm 

                                                                                               HF : 16 ohm


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
120°                                                                                     --



 Construction info        

Enclosure                                                                             Multil-layer Birch Plywood Construced                               Multil-layer Birch Plywood Construced

Finishing                                                                              Cabinet :Black Texture                                                      Cabinet : BlackTexture 

Mounting Hardware                                                             Full flying hardare & removable pins                                    Full flying hardare & removable pins                                    
                                                                           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 carring 2 pcs each                                             Flightcase carring 1 pc each 




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