The SBLA8 is a compact 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. The SBLA8 is a three-way system that combines line array principles with a constant directivity horn design, and horn loading techniques to produce a next generation, compact line array with maximum dynamic impact.
Amazingly for Its size SBLA8 is a full-range system (-3dB @ 80HZ) and may be used without sub woofers in many applications. Where additional low frequency extension is required, it is ideally complemented by the SBLA18SUB which can be flown or ground stacked.
To achieve the vertical pattern required, practical line arrays are nearly always curved in the vertical plane invalidating some of the simplistic ideas about wave front curvature associated with first generation line arrays. The acoustic elements of the SBLA8 have been developed to have optimal wave front curvature for real world situations where higher degrees of array curvature are likely.
While the SBLA8 is three-way system, it can be driven two-way active. To make the system design more effective, the SBLA8 is a 16 Ohm (LF) and 16 Ohm (MF + HF) cabinet and up to three cabinets can be driven off one channel of a professional quality amplifier.