Biamp Desono DS8 8-Inch 2-Way Surface Mount Loudspeaker (Pair, Black) - 911.0556.900

Biamp SKU: 911.0556.900
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Biamp Desono Surface Mount Loudspeakers are low profile, compact enclosures with dynamic sound quality and excellent intelligibility. The subwoofer is available for extended low frequency enhancement.

For larger installations, the 8-inch DS8 provides higher sound pressure levels, higher sensitivity and greater bass extension. The DS8 also easily outperforms competitive 10-inch format loudspeakers. The DS models are equipped with built-in autoformers, allowing the full loudspeaker output to be realized with low impedance or 70V or 100V distribution lines.

All Desono series surface mount loudspeakers are elegantly styled with paintable black and white finishes. For durability and improved sonic quality, the cabinets feature thick-wall, internally-reinforced high impact ABS construction with rounded surfaces that greatly reduce the acoustic resonances common in flat-sided cabinets. The easy to install enclosures also feature zinc-rich epoxy dual-layer powder-coated grilles and mounting brackets, stainless steel hardware and an included IP56 wiring cover.

With a modern architectural appearance that aesthetically merges well in most environments, combined with weather-resistant capability, high output and HF compression driver intelligibility, the D SERIES surface mount models are ideally suited for use in a wide variety of high quality speech and music applications.

Community ALC404D is recommended for this product. Higher power ALC models may be used safely as well.

  • Modern architectural design
  • Same components and voicing as the Distributed Design ceiling loudspeaker family
  • High efficiency, high output, high intelligibility, low distortion
  • Paintable enclosure constructed of high-impact ABS plastic to reduce resonances
  • Front-accessible power tap switch for selectable 8 ohm or 70V/100V operation
  • Infin-A-Ball™ low profile mounting bracket included
  • Weather-resistant construction with treated drivers, two-layer powder coated grilles and protected wiring ingress
  • Available in standard black or white finishes

Product Specs

Loudspeaker Type Two-way, full-range, coaxial surface mount loudspeaker, 8 ohm or 70V/100V operation
Operating Range 60 Hz - 22 kHz
Frequency Response 70 Hz - 20 kHz (±4.3 dB)
Max Input Ratings (8 ohm) 150W continuous, 375W program 35 volts RMS, 77 volts momentary peak
Transformer Taps 70V: 120W, 60W, 30W, 15W and low impedance
100V: 120W, 60W, 30W
Sensitivity (1W/1m) 95 dB SPL (125 Hz to 12.5 kHz 1/3 octave bands)
96 dB SPL (250 Hz to 4 kHz speech range)
Maximum Output 117 dB SPL / 124 dB SPL (peak 8 ohm)
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Minimum Impedance 6.5 ohms @ 220 Hz
Nominal Coverage 115º conical (+46° / -46°, 500 Hz to 6 kHz)
Axial Q / DI 5.7 / 7.6, 500 Hz to 6 kHz
Crossover Frequency 1.3 kHz
Recommended Signal Processing 60 Hz, 24 dB/Oct high pass filter
Drivers LF 1 x 8-inch cone
HF 1 x 1.25-inch exit compression driver
Driver Protection Self-resetting solid state circuit breaker
Input Connection 4-screw Euroblock connector for two pair of 2-wire leads (uninterrupted whether the loudspeaker is connected or not) concealed in the base of the mounting bracket; and a 2-pin Euroblock connector on the loudspeaker enclosure
Controls Front-accessible wattage / low impedance selector switch hidden behind the rotatable logo
Enclosure ABS plastic, matte finish, paintable
Finish Black or white
Mounting/Rigging Provisions Infin-A-Ball™ mounting system with hidden internal wiring
Grille Powder-coated perforated marine-grade aluminum backed with color-matched foam or fabric backing. Black or white finish.
Safety Features Built-in safety cable attachment loop
Environmental IP55 rated loudspeakers, IP56 rated connector cover, designed to Mil Spec 810
Required Accessories Electronic high pass filter
Supplied Accessories Infin-A-Ball™ mounting bracket
Hex wrench
Flathead screwdriver
Optional Accessories DS-WMP Wall Mount Plate
Dimensions Height: 18.5 inches (470 mm)
Width: 9 inches (230 mm)
Depth: 10.1 inches (257 mm)
Weight (without bracket) 17.6 lbs (8 kg)
Weight (with bracket) 18.2 lbs (8.3 kg)
Shipping Weight (Pairs) 44 lbs (20 kg)

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