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Q-8 Compact Loudspeaker

High Sensitivity & Power Handling Capabilities

Q-8 Compact Loudspeaker
Q-8 Compact Speaker

$700

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Q-8 is a high power, robust loudspeaker, offering greater sensitivity and power-handling capability. The Q-8 was designed to provide clear paging, voice announcements and high-fidelity foreground and background music in single or distributed systems. A single unit provides a cost effective, high performance system.

For Installations Requiring: • Clear Voice Announcements • High Fidelity Background Music • High Fidelity Foreground Music

Ideal for • Restaurants • Bars • Nightclubs • Hotel Lobbies / Atriums • Courtrooms • Gymnasiums • Health Clubs • Educational Facilities • Factories • Churches • Retail Stores • Shopping Centers • Airports • Applications where Clear Voice Announcements and High Fidelity Foreground & Background Music are Required.

The Q-8 offers Soundsphere’s trademark hemispherical coverage pattern and is distinguished by its high sensitivity (94dB 1W/1m) and high power handling capability (100 watts RMS).The Q-8 is available for either surface or hanging mounts, in both standard and custom colors.      read more...
Q-8 Features:
  • 16 in. Sphere diameter
  • Hemispherical coverage pattern
  • Accurate, full range voice announcements
  • Advanced exit compression offers increased SPL often required for high-ceiling applications
  • Enhanced high fidelity music reproduction
  • High sensitivity (94dB 1W/1m)
  • High power handling capability (100 Watts RMS)
  • Optional high-efficient 100W line-matching transformer w/25, 70 and 100V power taps available
  • Hanging or surface mount
  • Heavy-duty speaker features a fiberglass enclosure, rust-resistant hardware and a gelcoat finish
  • Standard and custom colors available
  • Made in the USA
Q-8 Specifications:

Sensitivity 94 dB SPL; 1W/1m
Maximum SPL 114 dB SPL; 1 meter
Power Handling 100 Watts RMS
Frequency Response 55 Hz to 17 kHz ± 6 dB
Coverage 180° vertical
360° horizontal
Rated Impedance 8 ohms
Weight 22 lbs. (10 kg)
Size Height: 19 in. (485mm)
Sphere Diameter: 16 in. (406mm)
Reflector Diameter: 20 in. (508mm)
Driver Coaxial: 8 in. LF, 1 in. dome HF
Constructed of inorganic materials impervious to environmental contaminants (weather, ozone, UV, chlorine, salt, etc.)
Material Enclosure and reflector are fiberglass with gelcoat finish; rust-resistant hardware
Q-8 Related Items:



HK



HK
Hanging Kit

$16



HKECT



HKEXT
Hanging Kit Extension 24 in. extension for use with HK

$10



MBM



MBM
Mounting Bracket

$54



BCM



BCM
Universal Beam Clap with safety strap

$18



SM



SM
Medium screen protects driver from foreign objects

$44



SWFM



SWFM
Medium screen with Weather Filter water protection barrier

$56



TX100



TX100

The Model TX100 is a 100 watt line matching transformer for the Model Q-8 with taps for 25V, 70V, and 100V constant voltage systems. The Model TX100 is factory-mounted in the reflector of the Model Q-8, and its low profile permits the use of the Q8HK hanging kit or the Q8MB mounting bracket. Connection to system wiring is via color-coded flying leads. Available taps: 25V-25W, 12.5W; 70V and 100V-100W, 50W, 25W, 12.5W.

$100



Diameter of Coverage Single Soundsphere Loudspeaker

Floor to Loudspeaker Height in Feet Direct Field SPL Variation in dB
  3 (±1.5) 4 (±2.0) 5 (±2.5) 6 (±3.0) 7 (±3.5)
12 15 20.5 24 27 32
14 19.5 25 30 34 40
16 24 29.5 36 41 48
18 28.5 35 42 48 56
20 31.5 40 48 55 64
22 35 45 54 62 72
24 39 50 60 69 80
26 43 55 66 76 88
28 47 60 72 83 96
30 51 65 78 90 104
32 55 70 84 97  
34 59 75 90 104  
36 63 80 96    
38 67 85 102    
40 71 90      
Based on nominal ear height of 4 feet (1.2M)

Diameter of Coverage for Soundsphere Loudspeakers in a Multi-loudspeaker Distributed System

Floor to Loudspeaker Height in Feet Direct Field SPL Variation in dB
  3 (±1.5) 4 (±2.0) 5 (±2.5) 6 (±3.0) 7 (±3.5)
12 27 32 36 42 48
14 33 38 45 52 60
16 39 44 54 62 72
18 46 54 63 72 84
20 52 62 72 82 96
22 60 70 81 92 103
24 66 78 90 102  
26 72 86 100    
28 78 94      
30 84 100      
32 90        
34 96        
36 100        
Based on nominal ear height of 4 feet (1.2M)


Q-8-Drawing


Architects and Engineers Specifications

The loudspeaker shall be a self contained, wide range device with a wide coverage pattern. The frequency response shall be 70Hz to 17kHz ±6dB; the vertical polar coverage shall be 180° within ±4dB. The loudspeaker shall have a minimum sensitivity of 88dB SPL 1 Watt/1 meter, a continuous power handling capability of 35 Watts RMS, and a rated impedance of 4 ohms. The loudspeaker driver shall be one 6 1/2 inch woofer with a 1/2 inch dome tweeter mounted coaxially. The driver shall be mounted in a spherical enclosure made of structural foam polystyrene. Assembly hardware shall be rustproof. Optional mounting kits are available; a bracket to mount flat against a ceiling surface, or a three element hanging kit for single point suspension. The enclosure and reflector color shall be ordered in advance, otherwise white shall be supplied. The loudspeaker shall be comprised of a 14 7/8 inch (378mm) diameter reflector mounted to a 10 inch (254mm) diameter sphere. The complete loudspeaker shall be 11 7/8 (302mm) inches in overall height and weigh 8 lbs. (3.6kg). The loudspeaker shall be the Soundsphere Model Q-6.