• Inspired Audio Optima 8

Inspired Audio Optima 8



(£2,450 +VAT)

The Optima 8 is a compact format vertically arraying loudspeaker enclosure. It is designed to be used in either a ground stack configuration which allows between three and six cabinets to be used or in a flown array where from six to eighteen cabinets can be combined. The cabinet combines two off 8" mid bass cone drivers with two 100 mm planar wave guides loaded on an integral horn structure. The horn structure has a nominal dispersion character of 110° horizontally by 10° vertically. All components use neodymium magnet structures.

The enclosure is manufactured from 15mm birch plywood and coated in a heavy duty polyurea finish. The cabinet front has a protective steel grill coated in a water resistant powder coat finish which has an acoustically transparent filter medium bonded to its back surface. Optima 8 incorporates a fully integrated fly system which permits box to box angle selection in 1° increments. Box to box connection is via four ball lock pins. To assist transit each cabinet has a handle on each end and also has a flightcase

Electrical connection to the cabinet is via two parallel linked Neutrik NL4 MP connectors. All Inspired Audio products are designed as an integrated solution complete with system amplifier options from the eFlex range. The eFlex units provide DSP preset functions, networked software control of operating parameters and output drive power. For further details please refer to the eFlex loading chart.

The Optima 8 is designed to be combined with the Optima B215 bass and reFlex SB218 sub bass enclosures as an integrated system solution. The Optima B215 can be used as the basis of a ground stack or flown above Optima 8 in an array. The reFlex SB218 sub bass enclosure is ground stacked to add low frequency weight to a system.

Product Specifications

  • Type: Ultra-compact, vertically arraying loudspeaker
  • Frequency response: 80Hz-20kHz ± 3dB
  • Drivers: 2x 8” (125mm) LF / 2x Planar Wave
  • LF Rated power: 400W AES, 1600W peak
  • HF Rated power: 180W AES, 720W peak
  • Recommended amplifier: Inspired Audio Q5
  • Sensitivity: LF 103dB / HF 112dB
  • Nominal impedance: LF 8Ω / HF 8Ω
  • Dispersion: 110° H x 10° V
  • Operation mode: Bi-amplified
  • Finish: Black PU
  • Protective grille: Black perforated steel
  • Connectors: 2 x Neutrik NL4
  • Pin connections: LF 1+,1-, / HF 2+,2-,
  • Dimensions: (W) 748mm x (H) 253mm x (D) 430mm
  • Weight: 30.7kg


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