VR8 - Compact versatile monitor

  • RBN401 pro-ribbon HF driver with exceptional intelligibility and SPL output
  • SIS pre-wired for very high damping and further reduced distortion (with ALC)
  • Extended headroom/SPL and protection in combination with ALC
  • Asymmetric enclosure provides maximum mounting flexibility
  • Stand mount adapter, Omnimount™ and fixed flying points, bracket (option)
  • Passive filtering for easy operation and economical powering
  • Durotect™ scratch-resistant coating

Product description

The VR8 is a 2-way ultra-compact multi-purpose loudspeaker, for both portable and permanent applications. Featuring the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver, the VR8 combines a remarkable clarity and intelligibility, with a high SPL.

The RBN401 is mounted on a “revolvable” 90°x40° wave-guide and projects with “Real-90” horizontal dispersion up to 20.000Hz.

The system includes dedicated filtering, but system equalizing is done remotely (electronically) fully utilizing the individual speaker components’ power capacity. This results in increased headroom SPL.

The Signal Integrity Sensing™ pre-wiring ensures complete cable/connector compensation between the VR8 and ALC. The asymmetrical enclosure design provides for very flexible mounting (ceiling, wall) and usage. Typical applications for the VR8 include nearfield main system for theatre, A/V, PA or fill/delay speaker in larger systems, as well as stage monitoring.

In applications where extended bass response is required, the VR8 can be combined with a pressure-bass or deep-sub system (B-series).

For full system performance, the VR8 needs to be driven by an ALC amplified loudspeaker controller. Driven by the ALC, the VR8 delivers maximum sound quality with increased headroom, under dedicated equalisation and inaudible (power and excursion) protection.

Dimensional drawing

Technical specifications

Frequency Response  
+/- 3 dB   74 Hz - 20.000 Hz
+/- 10 dB   58 Hz -
Sensitivity (SPL 1W/M)   94 dB
Sensitivity (nom.)   96 dB (200Hz-10kHz)
Nominal Impedance   8 ohms
Maximum RMS power   280 W
Maximum peak power   800 W
SPL program/peak (nom.)   120/125 dB
Dispersion H x V   90° x 40° (nom.)
or 40° x 90° (nom.)

Physical specifications

System 2-way, full-range
Filtering   passive
Drivers LF   1 x AMB8 8”, vented
Drivers HF   1 x RBN401 4”
    pro-ribbon driver
Cross-over frequency   1300 Hz
Connectors   2 x Speakon NL4 input
Physical dimensions   mm        inches
Height   452        17.8
Width   250        9.8
Depth   246        9.7
Weight (approx.)   12 kg     (26.5 lb)
Warranty   6 years limited

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