Martin Audio W8VDQ

Differential Dispersion Systems

Martin Audio’s Differential Dispersion™ systems deliver more consistent frequency response and SPL’s over the audience than from systems with fixed X° x Y° dispersion.

DD12 - Combining onboard networking, DSP and Class D amplification with state-of-the-art transducers, the compact DD12 sets a new benchmark for professional, powered two-way loudspeaker systems in terms of fidelity, output capability and coverage consistency. Its compact, multi-angle enclosure facilitates vertical or horizontal orientation, as well as use as a stage monitor.

DD6 - The ultra-compact DD6 is a passive two-way, multi-purpose loudspeaker system designed for premium applications which require ‘on-the-fly’ flexibility. Its high frequency horn can be easily rotated for horizontal or vertical use in a quick, tool free operation. Up to three DD6’s can be driven by the PSX self-powered companion subwoofer.

W8VDQ - Combines line array and differential dispersion technologies within a single enclosure — a unique solution to the requirement of even coverage over wide angles and medium throw distances from a single element. The W8VDQ has wide short-throw horizontal dispersion of 120°, reducing to 100° as the throw increases.

Martin Audio W8VDQ, 3way bi-amp

* 4x8" compact differential dispersion system

* Compact, three-way, differential directivity system

The Martin Audio W8VDQ combines line array and differential dispersion technologies to provide an advanced solution to the requirement of even coverage over wide angles and throw distances. Short throw horizontal dispersion is 120º, narrowing to 100º as throw increases. The vertical differential directivity, VDQ, creates progressively more HF output as throw distance increases. The resultant dispersion pattern is ideally suited to covering audiences located on flat or gradually sloping surfaces.


Compact, three-way, differential directivity system

Hybrid® quad 8” (200mm) LF + MF configuration

LF + MF - 102dB @ 2.83V, 1m (single cabinet)

Quad 1” (25mm) HF, all horn loaded - 106dB @ 2.83V, 1m

Max 131dB continuous, 137dB peak output

Consistent 100º long throw, 120º short throw

(-6dB) horizontal mid and HF pattern control

30º vertical differential directivity, VDQ

Passive or bi-amp operation

Optional yoke/spigot mount adaptor

Compatible with WMX, WS18X and WS218X sub-woofers


Live sound reinforcement

Corporate events

Theatre sound reinforcement

Fixed installations

Technical Specification

TYPE Three-way passive/biamp


DRIVERS 2 x 8” (200mm), 2” (50mm) voice coil, reflex- loaded direct radiators

2 x 8” (200mm), 2” (50mm) voice coil, neodymium magnet, front horn loaded, rear reflex loaded drivers

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

RATED POWER (2) LF+MF: 800W AES, 3200W peak

HF: 150W AES, 600W peak

Passive: 800W AES, 3200W peak



HF: 106dB

Passive: 101dB, rising to 105dB at HF

MAXIMUM SPL (calculated @ 1m) 131dB continuous,

137dB peak


HF: 6 ohms

Passive: 6 ohms

DISPERSION (-6dB) 100-120º horizontal, 30º vertical (VDQ)

CROSSOVER 300Hz passive, 2.2kHz active or passive

ENCLOSURE 70 litre, multi-laminate birch ply

FINISH Textured black paint

PROTECTIVE GRILLE Black perforated steel

CONNECTORS 2 x Neutrik NL4


HF: 2+,2-

Passive: 1+,1-

FITTINGS 9 x M10 inserts

Pole mount socket

2 x bar handles

DIMENSIONS (W) 628mm x (H) 506mm x (D) 369mm

(W) 24.7ins x (H) 19.9ins x (D) 14.6ins

WEIGHT 47kg (103.5lbs)