Martin Audio W8LCI

Install Line Array Systems

Martin Audio Install line array systems combine innovative horn-loading techniques with line array technology to produce extremely powerful systems with maximum dynamic impact.

By combining proven and patentable driver-loading techniques with no-compromise vertically-coupled waveguides and true constant directivity horns, the Martin Audio line arrays achieve levels of efficiency and coverage consistency not usually found in this popular format.

All Martin Audio line array systems employ dedicated, horn-loaded cone-driven mid-range sections for highly intelligible voice projection. Toroidal phase plugs optimise the acoustically correct horn designs to provide the precise pattern control and very low distortion that is simply unobtainable from traditional compression driver designs.

This series, offering the same performance as the touring line array systems, has been designed with custom flyware tailored to the needs of fixed installations. Hinging at the front rather than the rear, the rigging system minimises gaps between the acoustic elements which would otherwise interfere with the continuous column effect. The inter-cabinet splay angles are easily selected by sliding links at the rear of the enclosure.

Martin Audio line arrays – in a class of their own.

Martin Audio W8LCI

* 3-way tri-amp all-horn-loaded 12" compact line array

* Compact, Vertically Arrayable Three-Way Enclosure

The Martin Audio W8LCI 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 fixed installations.

Though compact in size, the W8LCI is a full-bandwidth system and may be used without subwoofers in many applications. Where additional low frequency extension is required, W8LCI may be complemented by the W8LS Line Array subwoofers, WLX horn and reflex loaded subwoofers, WSX horn loaded subwoofers, or WS218X Dual 18” (460mm) direct radiating subwoofers.


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)

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

ViewPoint™ array optimisation software

Loudspeaker management preset files for a wide variety of configurations

Compatible with WLX, WSX and WS218X


Theatre Sound Reinforcement

Fixed Installations

Technical Specification

TYPE Three-way line array element


DRIVERS 12” (300mm)/3” (75mm) voice coil, Hybrid™ bass horn loaded

2 x 6.5” (165mm)/1.5” (50mm) coil drivers, horn loaded

3 x 1” (25mm) exit HF compression drivers, horn loaded

RATED POWER (2) LF: 400W AES, 1600W peak

MF: 200W AES, 800W peak

HF: 100W AES, 400W peak


MF: 106dB

HF: 109dB

MAXIMUM SPL (7) LF: 129dB continuous, 135dB peak

MF: 129dB continuous, 135dB peak

HF: 129dB continuous, 135dB peak


MF: 8 ohms

HF: 8 ohms

DISPERSION (-6dB) 90º horizontal, 7.5º vertical

120º horizontal @ -10dB

CROSSOVER 300Hz, 3kHz active

ENCLOSURE Vertical trapezoid with 3.75º wall angle, multi- laminate birch ply construction

FINISH Textured black paint

PROTECTIVE GRILLE Black perforated steel

CONNECTORS 2 x Neutrik NL8

FITTINGS Proprietary rigging system

DIMENSIONS (W) 1000mm x (H) 367mm x (D) 555mm

(W) 39.4ins x (H) 14.5ins x (D) 21.7ins

WEIGHT 58kg (128lbs)