Audiofocus Ares 8a

AUDIOFOCUS Touring 2-way self-powered line array loudspeaker with 110° dispersion

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LF: 2 x 8″ / HF: 1×3″


Horizontal 110°

SPL max / 1m (measured)

142 dB


30 kg


ARES 8a is a compact, self-amplified 2-way touring system, renowned for its iconic sound signature in a wide range of sound reinforcement scenarios, from small concerts to theatre and stadium shows.

AUDIOFOCUS ARES 8a meets all WST criteria and offers the full benefits of a true line array. Dual 8″ drivers handle low-mid frequencies, while a 1.4″ exit compression driver and custom waveguide provide smooth high-end performance.

An advanced AUDIOFOCUS SCiO Class D amplifier module with integral DSP and 4 versatile presets allows ARES 8a to be quickly deployed in any configuration. The smart ARES rigging system lets a single operator set up an 8-element system in just 10 minutes, with angles ranging from 0° to 10° with a 0.5° step. ARES 8a’s lightweight construction and tough rubber handle make the system easy to handle, while magnetic pins cut out vibration.

ARES 8a is built with pride in Belgium and coated in tough, weather-resistant polyurea to safeguard your investment. The cabinet front is protected by a rigid metal grill, backed by acoustically transparent foam.


  • Meets all WST criteria
  • 142 dB peak SPL
  • 2 x 8″ Neodymium woofers, 2″ voice coil
  • 1 x 1.4″ Titanium compression driver, 3″ voice coil
  • Compact, light weight cabinet
  • Smart rigging system