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Image Audio IA8

Image Audio design and build sonically superior discreet loudspeakers. Their speakers are aimed at the audio enthusiast who demands hi levels of sonic performance from an unobtrusive sound source. Their speakers are based on professional studio monitor designs, using some of the best drive units and crossover components available.

Each model can be fitted with our acoustically transparent image frame, giving the appearance of a high quality canvas print. A gallery of images are available as well as the option to order your own customised artwork and photography.

A8 Loudspeaker
Primarily the IA8 is a high fidelity loudspeaker with sound quality at the forefront of its design criteria. Play your favourite music and you will immediately realise that the IA8's are something special. The sound is detailed, precise and dynamic with a bass response of a much larger speaker. Walking around the IA8's will reveal their unusually even and controlled dispersion characteristics. This results in superb stereo imaging and large sound stage.

The IA8's power and detail also make them ideal for high-end home cinema systems. The slim on-wall design is perfect for positioning beside a plasma screen or behind a perforated projection screen as the front left, right and centre channels.
The hi sensitivity 150w RMS/1000w transient bass driver will easily fill a large room with clarity beyond that of any speaker in its class.


Image Frame
Each model can be fitted with our acoustically transparent image frame, giving the appearance of a high quality canvas print. A gallery of images are available as well as the option to order your own customised artwork and photography.


Wall Mounting
Being wall mounted, it is essential that the cabinet is heavily braced and isolated from the wall. A neoprene rubber seal circles the rear
IA8 On wall loudspeaker of the cabinet which is pressed hard against the wall when the speaker is slid down onto the compression bracket. Once the speaker is in place the wall acts as the ultimate speaker stand.

Bass/Mid drive unit:
The 8” 150w RMS/1000w transient bass driver is in a class of its own.   It is based on unique Hexatech technology whereby a hexagon shaped aluminium voice coil affords higher efficiency and power handling accuracy. In addition (EVC) External Voice Coil technology is used to enable excellence in sound accuracy and total balance. A double magnet combination of neodymium and traditional ferrite magnets result in an optimal magnetic field. Couple this with DPC cone material and you have one of the best bass drivers in the world.

Hi frequency driver:
This ultra Hi-End tweeter combines a flat pancake type motor construction with a high power neodymium magnet. The hand treated ACUFLEX soft dome and rear dampened chamber results in a clean crisp high frequency performance. The unit also has the same Hexatech voice coil technology as the bass driver, delivering high SPL with no distortion.

Cabinet construction:
The proprietary braced cabinet means that vibrations and unwanted resonance found in larger deeper cabinets have been removed. Two long ports run from the base of the cabinet and either side of the woofer. As the speaker is always mounted against the wall the ports can be tuned to match the on-wall response resulting in a much more accurate bass response.


Crossover
Due to the low frequency response of the tweeter and naturally steep high frequency roll off of the bass driver a simple crossover with high fidelity components can be used. Carefully selected Air Core coils are closely wound to match the exact impedance required. World class Mundorf MCAP Audio capacitors are used to add clarity and detail to high frequencies.


Power Handling: 150w RMS/1000w Transients

Frequency response: 43Hz - 25000Hz +/- 6db

Sensitivity: 89db 1w/1m

Dimensions (speaker only) H587mm x W485mm x D98mm

Dimensions (with image): H622mm x W520mm x 110mm

Recommended Amplifier: 100 - 200 RMS

Speaker Type: Main Stereo or front cinema channels

Power Connections: Bi-amp gold binding post.

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Price: € 950.00

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