The FP8 is a premium, ultra-compact point-source loudspeaker designed for short-throw applications which require superb sonic performance and coverage consistency from
Its multi-angle enclosure with flexible mounting options makes for discreet integration within architectural spaces — from churches, museums and galleries to theatres, bars and restaurants. It is also the perfect ultra-compact solution for rental companies and professional applications which benefit from flexibility and speed of deployment.
When supplemented by a subwoofer, it is an excellent choice for premium, short-throw corporate AV events and music playback systems. Being both portable and powerful for its size, it can also be used as a discreet stage monitor or a fill loudspeaker within a larger touring or installed sound system.
The FP8 is a two-way passive loudspeaker featuring a high-specification 8” LF driver and a 1” exit HF driver with a 1.7” diameter high-temperature polymer dome. It delivers an impressive maximum SPL of 124dB peak and has a well-defined dispersion pattern of 90° horizontal x 70° vertical, with horizontal constant directivity characteristics.
Its exemplary coverage pattern is achieved by incorporating a dedicated waveguide within the magnet structure which merges into a specially contoured LF cone. With the waveguide and cone combining to form the HF horn, this innovative arrangement avoids a separate ‘add-on’ horn which would impede the wavefront from the cone and cause irregularities in the frequency response. It also improves on conventional through-the-pole coaxial designs, which can suffer from high frequency beaming.
The FP8’s durable birch plywood enclosure is finished in hardwearing textured paint and incorporates multiple threaded inserts to cater for a wide range of mounting options and accessories — including yoke, wall bracket and truss mounting. A dual pole-mount socket with 0° and 15° down-tilt angles is incorporated into the base of the enclosure, and twin handles aid installation and deployment. A steel grille with a triple-layer polyester backing presents a discreet, professional appearance, while resisting dust and water ingress to IP54 environmental rating.
The FP8 can be used in either portrait or landscape orientation by rotating the driver within the enclosure. To make this operation quick and easy, the grille is secured by proprietary quick-release latches, and the driver fixed to the baffle by means of captive release clamps. Loosening these by hand allows the driver to be quickly rotated through 90° and re-tightened. FP8 can be powered by iKON amplifiers, or by VIA amplifiers when used with a DX4.0 controller, or alternatively a DX0.4 or DX0.6 controller. FP8 systems can be modelled in 3D using Display 3 design and prediction software.