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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.


2 x 8"
27,8 kg
70 Hz - 19 kHz
Lo 16 Ohms
Hi 8 Ohm
1 x 3" Diaphragm
110° H - 10° V
20 different inter-cabinet angle positions, from 0 to 10°
Self Powered
Made in Belgium




Tech ARES8a

Technical Sheet ARES8a


A4M SCIO User Manual