The Blackline X8 is an ultra-compact passive two-way system with an 8” (200mm)/2” (50mm) voice coil LF driver and a 1” (25mm) HF driver mounted on a 90° x 50° horn which can be easily rotated for horizontal or vertical orientation, depending on venue requirements. Its very small size gives no indication of its high output capability.

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  • Ultra-compact passive two-way system
  • Symmetrical multi-angle plywood enclosure
  • User-rotatable 90° x 50° horn
  • Vertical and horizontal orientation
  • Screw-free, cloth-backed perforated steel grille
  • Integral ergonomic handle
  • Pole-mount bung maintains clean lines
  • 8Ω nominal impedance
  • Twin NL4 connectors
  • Flexible mounting options via M8 inserts


  • Portable sound reinforcement
  • Live music clubs
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Nightclubs
  • Unobtrusive stage monitoring
  • Corporate AV events and conferences
  • Weddings and parties
  • Main PA infill
  • Secondary stages at festivals
  • HoW, leisure centres and retail outlets

As a stand-alone loudspeaker, it has a multitude of professional applications — from distributed sound reinforcement, HoW and AV events to frontfill/infill and use as a micro stage monitor. Complemented by a BlacklineX subwoofer, it is the ideal, simple-to-use system for portable applications and installations which call for an unobtrusive system that can deliver pristine sound over short and medium throw distances.

The Blackline X8 is constructed from plywood and fitted with a screw-free steel grille, M8 inserts for wall ackets and eyebolt suspension, plus a pole-mount socket with a removable bung that maintains clean lines in install applications. Finished in black textured paint as standard, the X8 can be supplied in white or any RAL colour to order.

A full-range passive two-way system, the X8 may be used without a controller. However, the EQ and limiter functions of a controller such as the Martin Audio DX0.5 will maximise its capabilities. When used in conjunction with an X115, X118 or X210 subwoofer, crossover and EQ functions can be performed by the DX0.5, or by an MA Series [Electronics] amplifier with onboard DSP option.

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<table class=”specification-table”> <tbody> <tr> <td>TYPE</td> <td>Ultra-compact, passive two-way system</td> </tr> <tr> <td>FREQUENCY RESPONSE <a data-title=”Measured on-axis in open (4pi) space at 2 metres, then referred to 1 metre.” class=”tooltip bottom left dark”>(5)</a> </td> <td>70Hz-20kHz ± 3dB, -10dB @ 60Hz</td> </tr> <tr> <td>DRIVER</td> <td>LF: 8” (200mm)/2” (50mm) voice coil, ferrite motor system<br> HF: 1” (25mm) exit/1” (25mm) voice coil, polyimide dome compression driver </td> </tr> <tr> <td>RATED POWER <a data-title=”AES Standard ANSI S4.26-1984.” class=”tooltip bottom left dark”>(2)</a> </td> <td>200W AES, 800W peak</td> </tr> <tr> <td>SENSITIVITY <a data-title=”Measured in open (4pi) space at 2 metres with 2.83V input, using band limited pink noise, then referred to 1 metre.” class=”tooltip bottom left dark”>(8)</a> </td> <td>92dB</td> </tr> <tr> <td>MAXIMUM SPL <a data-title=”Calculated at 1 metre.” class=”tooltip bottom left dark”>(9)</a> </td> <td>115dB continuous, 121dB peak</td> </tr> <tr> <td>NOMINAL IMPEDANCE</td> <td>8Ω</td> </tr> <tr> <td>DISPERSION (-6dB)</td> <td>90° H x 50° V (user-rotatable)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>CROSSOVER</td> <td>2.9kHz passive</td> </tr> <tr> <td>ENCLOSURE</td> <td>Multi-angle birch/poplar ply</td> </tr> <tr> <td>FINISH</td> <td>Black textured paint</td> </tr> <tr> <td>PROTECTIVE GRILLE</td> <td>Black perforated steel with scrim cloth backing</td> </tr> <tr> <td>CONNECTORS</td> <td>2 x NL4 type</td> </tr> <tr> <td>PIN CONNECTIONS (INPUT)</td> <td>1+/1-</td> </tr> <tr> <td>PIN CONNECTIONS (LINK)</td> <td>1+/- to 1+/-</td> </tr> <tr> <td>FITTINGS</td> <td>13 x M8, 6 x M6 inserts, pole-mount socket, 1 x pocket handle</td> </tr> <tr> <td>DIMENSIONS</td> <td>(W) 257mm x (H) 422mm x (D) 243mm<br> (W) 10.1ins x (H) 16.6ins x (D) 9.6ins </td> </tr> <tr> <td>WEIGHT</td> <td>8kg (17.6lbs)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>ACCESSORIES</td> <td>Wall bracket, eyebolts</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>