Turbosound iQ8 Loudspeaker (8" 2500W 2-Way)
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Turbosound iQ8 Loudspeaker (8" 2500W 2-Way)
2500 Watt 2 Way 8" Powered Loudspeaker with KLARK TEKNIK DSP Technology
Speaker Modelling and ULTRANET Networking

  • 2 way full range loudspeaker for portable PA and installation applications
  • 2,500 Watt power featuring KLARK TEKNIK Class-D technology
  • KLARK TEKNIK Digital Signal Processing for total system control
  • Speaker modelling includes accurate models of industry standard speakers
  • SCC (Spatial Contour Control) compensates frequency response in relation to physical speaker placement
  • ULTRANET digital audio networking connects to mixers and other sources
  • 8" low frequency driver with low mass voice coil for improved transient response
  • High temperature 1" compression driver with copper-clad aluminium voice coil for extended high frequency reproduction
  • Fully featured user interface with LCD display for ease of navigation
  • PC remote control software downloadable at turbosound.com
  • Lightweight fibre glass reinforced composite enclosure
  • Rugged powder coated perforated steel mesh grille
  • Dual angle pole mount for accurate audience coverage
  • Multiple internal rigging points for installation applications
  • Mains input and link output on Neutrik powerCON* connectors
  • 10-Year Warranty Program*
  • Designed and engineered in the U.K.

The 2,500-Watt iQ8 is a powered two-way loudspeaker ideally suited for a wide range of portable and fixed installation, music and speech sound reinforcement applications. The driver complement includes an 8" low frequency driver with a low mass voice coil for improved transient response, and a high temperature 1" compression driver with copper clad aluminum voice coil for extended high frequency reproduction. Equipped with a very efficient and lightweight two channel KLARK TEKNIK Class-D power amplifier, the iQ8 provides an impressive 2,500 Watts of output power. A high degree of control over the loudspeaker system’s performance is managed by a sophisticated, but easy to use KLARK TEKNIK Digital Signal Processor (DSP), which provides dynamic EQ for remarkable full range response at low volume levels, and transparent limiting for the utmost clarity at high output levels – and long-term reliability. iQ8’s advanced DSP speaker modeling presets include detailed and accurate models of some of the audio industry’s most-respected loudspeakers.

KLARK TEKNIK also developed a highly versatile Spatial Contour Control (SCC) DSP function, which allows the user to easily optimize the iQ8’s frequency response for the physical speaker placement. This advanced functionality provides frequency compensation for stand, floor, wall or ceiling placement, much like the adjustments commonly found on studio reference monitors. On the rear panel amplifier module, you will find a fully featured user interface consisting of an LCD display, the Channel A and B gain controls, and a single rotary encoder for intuitive access to level, EQ, Speaker modeling, SCC, Subwoofer Integration and Feedback Control (FBI). In addition to the two combination balanced XLR/jack inputs, balanced XLR outputs for each of the two independent channels, and a Mix Out XLR connector, the iQ8 features a mic/line switch and level control with signal present LED on each channel.

The iQ8 also features our proprietary ULTRANET technology, which allows the use of CAT5 cables for transmitting pristine multi-channel audio signals and other information between ULTRANET-enabled products, such as digital mixers and personal monitor systems. This digital distribution networking not only eliminates the potential for RFI and crosstalk so common to analogue methods, but also significantly reduces the setup or installation time required. An onboard USB port provides access for remote control of the iQ8 via PC computer, as well as DSP and speaker modeling firmware updates. The lightweight fibre glass reinforced composite enclosure is fitted with a rugged powder coated perforated steel mesh grille and multiple internal rigging points for permanent installations. The iQ8 is also fitted with a dual angle pole mount socket, allowing the enclosure to be pole mounted straight on, or raised and angled downwards for optimal audience coverage. Mains power input and link output is provided via Neutrik powerCON connectors.

Technical Specifications

System  
Frequency response 60 Hz – 18 kHz ±3 dB 
55 Hz – 20 kHz -10 dB
Nominal dispersion 90° H x 90° V @ -6 dB points
Maximum SPL 128 dB peak
Crossover type Active
Transducers 1 x 8" (208 mm) LF driver
1 x 1" (25.4 mm) HF compression driver
Limiter Independent HF, LF, peak and rms
   
Amplifier  
Maximum Output Power:  2,500 W 
Type Class-D
Protection  Short circuit, open circuit thermal 
   
Connectors  
Input A / B 2 x Combo Jacks / XLR
Sensitivity Line +4 dBu, mic -22 dBu, switchable
Input impedance 20 kO unbalanced, 40 kO balanced
Maximum Input Level + 21 dBu
Output A / B 2 x XLR Linked to Input
Mix Output XLR, Balanced
Output Impedance 100 O unbalanced, 200 O balanced
Ultranet Input / Link 2 x RJ45
Mains Supply Neutrik powerCON input 20A and link 15A
   
Controls  
DSP Rotary push-encoder Buttons for Process, Setup, Exit, Enter
Mixer Section 2 x gain controls (channels A and B) 2 x Line/Mic switch
   
User DSP Functions  
Factory EQ presets Positioning, Sound mode, Sound modeling, FBQ
Display LCD 128 x 32, blue, backlit
Delay 0 - 300 ms
Equalization High and low shelving EQ
2 x parametric EQ
Limiter Zero attack input limiter
Presets 20 Total Presets, 19 User-Definable
Crossover High Pass L-R 24 dB/oct
Protection Lock-out function for all settings
   
Ultranet Digital Network  
System  
Signal 16 Channels
Latency < 0.9 ms
Cabling  
Cables Shielded CAT5
Cable Length max. 246 ft / 75 m recommended
   
Power Supply  
Power consumption 150 W @ 1/8 max power
Voltage (Fuses)  
USA / Canada  120 V~, 60 Hz (T 15 A H 250 V)
UK / Australia / Europe 220-240 V~, 50/60 Hz (T 10 A H 250 V)
Korea / China 220-240 V~, 50/60 Hz (T 10 A H 250 V)
Japan 100 V~, 50/60 Hz (T 15 A H 250 V)
   
Enclosure  
Dimensions (H x W x D) 457 x 279 x 279 mm (18.0 x 11.0 x 11.0")
Net Weight 14.7 kg (32 lbs)
Construction Injection-moulded polypropylene enclosure
Finish Black paint
Grille Powder Coated Perforated Steel
Flying Hardware M10 x 3 Points
   
Accessories IQ8-WB Steel Wall Bracket