Martin Audio AQ8

Ultra-compact, full-range system


AQ Series

The AQ Series is an integrated ultra-compact package, designed to fulfil the need for high performance installed sound in pubs, bars, restaurants, retail outlets, conference facilities, post production suites, theatres, educational institutions, places of worship, museums and exhibition centres.

Styled to be architecturally unobtrusive, seven full range enclosures make up the range, from the ultra-compact AQ5 to the very high power AQ15.

The AQ5 and AQ6 are thick-walled structural ABS foam enclosures with the remaining models constructed in heavily braced MDF. All models feature flush mounting, tough, acoustically transparent steel grilles and are finished in RAL7030 grey as standard.

Other RAL colours are available to order.

The seven full range AQ Series loudspeakers are complemented by four dedicated, high power sub-bass enclosures, ranging from the ultra-compact AQ112 to the very high power AQ215.

A high performance AQX controller has been specifically designed to manage AQ Series loudspeakers. The controller is housed in a single rack unit and provides user-selectable active crossover, limiter and trim functions for all AQ system combinations.

The precise acoustical performance, style and ease of installation of the AQ Series will provide the contractor with all the answers in a single package.

AQ8 Ultra-compact, full-range system

The AQ8 is a two-way passive loudspeaker designed to give excellent sonic performance from a compact and architecturally neutral, vented enclosure. It features an 8" (200mm) long-throw, direct radiating bass driver with a 2" (50mm) voice coil and a 1" (25mm) exit compression driver with a 1" (25mm) diaphragm, coupled to a constant directivity HF horn.


Wide 90° x 50° dispersion

Rotatable HF horn

8" (200mm) direct radiating LF driver &

1" (25mm) exit horn-loaded HF compression driver

Vented trapezoid enclosure

1st & 2nd fix wall and ceiling brackets available


Clubs, bars and restaurants


Places of worship

Technical Specification

TYPE Ultra-compact, two-way passive,

vented trapezoid


DRIVERS 8" (200mm) bass driver

1" (25mm) exit HF compression driver

RATED POWER (2) 150W AES, 600W peak



MAXIMUM SPL (9) 114dB continuous, 120dB peak


DISPERSION (-6dB) 90º horizontal, 50º vertical

CROSSOVER 3kHz passive

ENCLOSURE 14 litre, 15/18mm MDF

FINISH Textured light grey paint

PROTECTIVE GRILLE Light grey perforated steel

CONNECTORS Low profile 20 amp push-lock

FITTINGS 8 x M8 insert for bracket/safety point

OPTIONS 30W 100/70V line transformer

DIMENSIONS (W) 258mm x (H) 410mm x (D) 255mm

(W) 10.2ins x (H) 16.2ins x (D) 10ins

WEIGHT 12kg (26lbs)