Info

  • 2 x 8“/4 x 1“ plug&play Line-Array with passive crossover
  • Great scalability via 15° x 100° und 5° x 100° cabinet version
  • Elegant and unobtrusive design via concealed hardware
  • Toolless flight mechanics with tripod option
  • Oversized HF unit for very low distortion, smooth highs and clarity
  • Mechanical time alignment
  • Cost-effective operation with HDSP amplifiers and self-powered subwoofers

The Ikarray-8 is a novel concept plug&play line-array with incredible power densitity: 2 x 8" and 4 x 1" drivers are stacked vertically in a compact housing. Few elements of this system are needed to achieve acoustically effective length and great range. It closes the gap between conventional loudspeakers and line-arrays.

Contrary to conventional line-arrays there is no need for the user to deal with simulation software, splay angles, rigging hardware and DSP filters. Ikarray-8 comes precurved and elements are simply connected to each other at fixed angles. For greater flexibility and scalability array elements will be available with 5° x 100° and 15° x 100° directivity pattern. This way, several units can be connected without vertical coverage becoming too big. This results in higher achievalble SPL and headroom compared to other fixed-angle system which are limited to fewer elements.

This unique feature is patent pending. Ikarray-8 is suitable not only for smaller venues, but also for medium sized.

The continuous steel rigging system is concealed within the cabinet and there are no protruding metal parts. This imparts the system with an elegant and unobtrusive appearance, suitable for sophisticated demands in mobile and especially installation application. Stacking feet and their corresponding slots allow immediate and easy cabinet alignment and connection via ball lock bolt. 4 handles provide optimum handling.

The Ikarray-8 has an innovative flight mechanism, which can be used optionally in ground stacking and on a tripod. In all cases it can be attached and aligned without tools.

The 8" woofers have been recessed to optimize the time alignment for the passive crossover. On the other hand the recess has been used to provide the woofers with additional horn loading. The horn flare also makes sure that criteria for a coherent wavefront are met by forming a narrow rectangular outlet.

Voice-Acoustic HDSP system amplifiers and self-powered subwoofers contain presets for all 5° and 15° combinations and guarantee optimum performance. One Ikarray-8 is powered by a single 800 W amplifier channel. A self-powered subwoofer can power another subwoofer and two Ikarray-8 in stereo. 4 x subwoofers and 4 x Ikarray-8 can be connected to a HDSP-6 and is one of the most economical line array systems on the market.

Ikarray-8 configurations
Ikarray-8 configurations

Test Reports

Technical Data

Drivers
LF: 2 x 8" Neodym woofer mit 65 mm (2,5") voice coil
HF: 4 x 1" Neodym compression driver with 44 mm (1,75") voice coil

Frequency range 15°
80 Hz - 19 kHz (- 10 dB)
117 Hz - 16 kHz (+/- 3 dB)

Frequency range 5°
80 Hz - 19 kHz (- 10 dB)
117 Hz - 16 kHz (+/- 3 dB)

Coverage range (h x v)
100° x 15° or 100° x 5° depending on the housing version

Impedance
4 Ω

Powerhandling (AES / Program / Peak)
500 W / 1.000 W / 2.000 W

Sensitivity 1 W/1 m
15° : 104 dB SPL
5° : 106 dB SPL

Sound pressure at (AES / Program / Peak)
15° : 131 dB SPL / 134 dB SPL / 137 dB SPL
5° : 133 dB SPL / 136 dB SPL / 139 dB SPL

Connection
2 x NEUTRIK NL4 IN/OUT 1+/-

Finish
Polyurea coating in RAL 9005

Dimensions / Weight
465 (H) x 513 (B) x 291 mm (T) / 26,2 kg

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Accessoires

Ikarray-8/15° and 5° transport cover

Item no. 501801000

Transport cover for both Ikarray-8 models, sturdy Codura fabric with padding, all handles are cut out.

Flightcase for Ikarray-8

Item no. 501803000

Heavy-duty flightcase for up to two Ikarray-8/15° or 5° line array elements. 4 Blue Wheels, 8 large folding handles and 4 stacking recesses in the lid. 9 mm wood with black and scratch-resistant surface, sturdy 35 x 35 mm edge profile with 2.5 mm material thickness and 5 mm outer radius and recessed rivet groove. Dimensions/Weight: 680 (h) x 800 (w) x 600 mm (d) / 43,1 kg.

Ikarray-8 flight mechanics

Item no. 401802000

Tool-free flight mechanism for exact alignment of the Ikarray-8 in the vertical axis.

M10 Ring nut

Item no. 999395910

M10 Ring nut with M10 x 25 mm hexagon screw for mounting on the Ikarray-8 flight mechanism. Load capacity 230 kg.

Self-lock clamp

Item no. 999950731

Loudspeakers can be flown by one person with the self-lock clamp. The clamp hooks directly into the truss and can be easily tightened. Load capacity 250 kg.

Ikarray-8 extension of flight mechanics

Item no. 401804000

Optional for extending the flight mechanics to achieve a downward radiation, e.g. from high ceilings.

Wall console for flight hardware

Item no. 409994901

Wall mount bracket made of steel with aluminium tube for hanging loudspeakers on walls by using truss clamps and loudspeaker-specific flying hardware. The outriggers of the wall bracket have a row of holes so that the truss clamps, which hold the aluminium tube, can be repositioned. This allows the distance between the speakers and the wall to be varied. All components are black powder-coated. Delivery includes: 2 x wall console, 2 x truss clamps, 1 x 600 mm aluminium tube 50 x3 mm, 2 x plastic caps for the tube. Max. load 75 kg, static calculation available.

Universal suspension device for flight mechanics

Item no. 409992001

For suspending speakers from very high ceilings or trusses. Prevents speakers from twisting due to two parallel steel cables or chains and allows horizontal alignment due to central pivot axis. Suitable for Easyfly mechanics, LA-Stick flying mechanics, Ikarray-8 flying mechanics and all U- and C-brackets. Delivery without further mounting accessories.

Ikarray-8 tripod option for flight mechanics

Item no. 401803000

Optional extension of the flight mechanics to operate up to two Ikarray-8 on one tripod or spacer rod.

Tripod transducer with threaded connection

Item no. 999924528

The tripod transducer is suitable for all common speaker stands with Ø 35 mm. With M10 threaded connection and large clamping screw for locking to the tripod.

Ground stacking adapter

Item no. 401805000

Mounting plate for the Ikarray-8 flight mechanics. The Ground stacking adapter is mounted on the M20 flange of a subwoofer. Optional extension of the flight mechanics to operate the Ikarray-8 Line Array stacked on subwoofers.

Carrying bag for Ikarray-8 mechanics

Item no. 501802000

Carrying bag for up to two flight mechanics or groundstacking adapter with accessories. Includes partition wall and additional front pocket for accessories.

Speaker stand crank

Item no. 999921300

Stable stand for cranking with double protection against falling. Height: 139 to 218 cm. Max. load capacity: 50 kg.

Ring-Lock adapter

Item no. 999921441

Adapter for mounting on stands or speaker rods. With Expanding mandrel system which provides a tight and firm fit for the speaker.

Distance rod with crank

Item no. 999921340

Distance rod for cranking with expanding mandrel system which provides a tight and firm fit for the speaker. Height: 92 - 152 cm. Max. load capacity: 50 kg.

Carrying bag for 2 x speaker stand/ rod

Item no. 999920000

Carrying bag for two speaker stands or distance rods, also with crank. Two inside compartments with zipper and sturdy handles. Material waterproof nylon.

Cable Clip for speaker stand/ rod

Item no. 999935000

The cable clip made of robust, durable ABS plastic is specially designed for speaker stands and distance rods with 35 - 36 mm tube. It adheres firmly to the tube and holds the cables securely and neatly in the 24 x 16 mm guide accessible from the outside.

speakON cable 0.5/1/3/6/10/15/20/30 m

Item no. 80440XXX1

Speaker cables in various lengths with Neutrik plug NL4FX. 4 x 4 sq mm, each wire 224 x 0.15 copper, diameter 11 mm, weight 273 g / m. Assembled with some pressed ferrules for maximum contact area and minimal contact resistance.

speakON adapter

Item no. 999654669

Adapter to connect two speaker cables.