al-8SB Flyable Subwoofer System
The al-8SB is a subwoofer designed specifically for use with the al-8 Line Array System. The al-8SB provides high output low frequency response from a compact and easily flyable package. When combined with an al-8 line array system, the al-8SB extends powerful and well defined low frequency reproduction down to below 35Hz. The al-8SB can be used in flown arrays along with additional ground stacked VUE subwoofers for applications requiring impressive low frequency output.
- Integrated rigging and optional flybars allow al-8SB systems to be flown above or aong side of al-8 acoustic elements arrays, as well as in a stand-alone flown low frequency arrays
- Skids and versatile hardware allows for easy ground stacking with al-8 acoustic elements
- Versatile integrated flying hardware and fly bars allows the easy assembly of ground stacked and flown arrays with al-8’s and al-4 for maximum flexibility.
- Optimal performance is achieved when used with VUEDrive™ Systems Engines
- Expanding the al-8 System
Rugged and Versatile Enclosure
The al-8SB enclosure is constructed of top quality birch plywood, coated in the same durable 12-step Dura-Coat LX finish as the al-8 acoustic elements. Extensive interior bracing ensures resonant-free low frequency performance. The machined, powder-coated steel grill with acoustically transparent lining provides ample driver protection while completing the refined al-Class aesthetic.
Integrated suspension hardware ensures that the al-8SB is perfectly configured for use in any al-8 line array system in both flown as well as ground stacked configurations. Recessed handles and skids are standard along with recessed front and rear mounted dual Neutrik® Speakon sockets which provide easy input connection from the back in both conventional and cardioid arrays.
The VUEDrive™ Advantage
Ultimate performance is achieved when the al-8SB is used with one of VUE’s VUEDrive Systems Engines. Custom al-8SB configuration settings are available (via SystemVUE software) to optimize the powerful processors for al-8SB arrays found inside the V4 and V6 engines. VUDrive™ amplifiers provide ample power for four al-8SB elements with the V4 and up to six al-8SB subwoofers in cardioid configuration with the V6.
The system consists of the same ‘C18’ woofer with an ultra light-weight neodymium magnet which is found in the hs-28, housed in an enclosure which is exactly the width of an al-8 and the height of two al-8 three-way boxes. This allows for some visual symmetry between flown arrays of al-8s and al-8SBs as well as providing enough enclosure volume for the woofer to produce solid bass response. The suspension system is a four-point symmetrical configuration which facilitates the al-8SBs to be flown in a back-to-front pattern creating a cardioid bass arrangement. For neat cabling solutions a front input panel is located opposite the VUE logo to connect the reverse enclosure at the rear of the array.