Martin Audio W8LM

Line Array Systems

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

Utilising proven and patentable driver-loading techniques, together 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.

More than ever, attention is focussed on how easy a system is to fly. The proprietary rigging systems of the Martin Audio line arrays are safe, quick to assemble and allow for a wide range of column curvatures to be achieved.

By 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. All the flying hardware required is integral and captive.

The result of Martin Audio’s no compromise design, of all horn-loaded line arrays, is that music’s subtle nuances are reproduced with exceptional accuracy and unrivalled sonic performance.

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

Martin Audio W8LM 3way bi-amp

* 2x8" miniature line array

* Mini, high performance three-way line array enclosure

The Martin Audio W8LM is a mini line array enclosure designed to bring line array performance benefits to a variety of small and medium scale applications. It meets the need for a versatile, scalable system that can be flown or ground stacked for corporate events, theatres and indoor venues. It is also suitable as a delay system for large scale outdoor sound reinforcement.

Following the constant directivity horn design philosophy of the W8L Longbow and the W8LC, the W8LM is a three-way system that combines line array principles with innovative horn loading techniques to produce a next generation, small line array with maximum dynamic impact.


Mini three-way line array element

Hybrid® dual 8" (200mm) LF+MF configuration (-3dB@60Hz)

LF+MF - 100dB @1W, 1m (single cabinet)

Twin 1" (25mm) HF horn - 106dB @1W, 1m (single cabinet)

Consistent 100º (-6dB) horizontal mid and HF pattern control

Passive or biamp operation

12 ohm system impedance, up to 4 cabinets on one amplifier channel

Fast, integral rigging system with variable splay angles

ViewPoint™ array optimisation software

Factory controller presets for a wide variety of configurations

Compatible with W8L Longbow and W8LC line-array elements

Compatible with WSXa, WLX, WMX and WS218X subwoofers


Theatre Sound Reinforcement

Live Sound Reinforcement

Corporate Events

Fixed Installations

Delay systems for large scale outdoor sound reinforcement

Technical Specification

TYPE Three-way, active/passive, mini line array element


DRIVERS: LF + MF Section 8" (200mm)/2" (50mm) voice coil, reflex-loaded direct radiator

8" (200mm)/2" (50mm) voice coil, neodymium driver, front horn loaded, rear reflex loaded

DRIVERS: HF Section 2 x 1" (25mm) exit HF compression drivers,

horn loaded

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

HF: 75W AES, 300W peak

Passive: 400W AES, 1600W peak



HF: 106dB

FR: 99dB rising to 105dB at HF


(calculated @ 1m) LF + MF: 126dB continuous, 132dB peak

HF: 125dB continuous, 131dB peak

Passive: 125dB continuous, 131dB peak


HF: 12 ohms

FR: 12 ohms

DISPERSION (-6dB) 100º horizontal (down to 800Hz),

7.5º vertical

120º horizontal (down to 700Hz) @ -10dB

CROSSOVER 300Hz passive, 2.2kHz active or passive

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 NL4

DIMENSIONS (W) 620mm x (H) 243mm x (D) 400mm

(W) 24.4ins x (H) 9.6ins x (D) 15.8ins


(including rigging hardware) 29kg (64lbs)