The new Model 8B is a high-performance 3-way column speaker for use in the best music and home theater systems. It provides the accuracy, imaging, and delicacy for music, plus high power handling, bass slam, and wide dynamics for home theater.

The deep yet slim cabinet of the Model 8B with its narrow baffle and large side-mounted woofer improves performance as well as appearance. The sleek cabinet is made of 1" and 2" thick MDF. Extensive damping and bracing make the cabinet almost inert.

The Model 8 uses the same large custom-designed cast frame woofer and exclusive, highly refined tweeter as in the Model 10T. Bass is deep and solid with excellent definition and control. Treble is delicate and airy without harshness. The Model 8B's midrange driver uses a large magnet and voice coil, and a new cone design to provide unusually smooth, resolved, and natural midrange. The new B-Series crossover networks are built on two large glass fiber circuit boards with precision components.

The Model 8B's balance, bandwidth, and dynamics approach the Model 10T, sacrificing only a small degree of resolution and air to the 10T's cast head. The Model 8B's imaging and sound-staging are excellent. The B-Series is more open and airy with tighter bass than previous versions. Dynamics and power handling are very high. It can fill large rooms with ease.

All cabinets are produced in perfect mirror-imaged pairs using the finest veneers finished to a very high standard. In addition the veneers are book-matched for symmetry on each side. The front grille has been lengthened on the B-Series for sleeker appearance. The optional stand is recommended for tighter mid-bass as well as for increased lateral stability.


8B Loudspeaker
Model 8B with rose finish

Frequency Response 28 Hz to 22 kHz 2 dB, -6 dB at 23Hz
Sensitivity 86 dB for 2.83 volts at 1 meter on axis
Impedance 4 Ohms, 3 Ohms minimum, low reactance
Power Requirements 50 to 300 Watts (8 Ohm Rating) recommended
Drivers 10.7" woofer, 7" midrange, 1" tweeter
Crossovers 250 Hz & 2500 Hz, 24 dB per octave
Connections Gold-plated bi-wire binding posts
Optional Accessories Rigid sand-filled stands with spikes
Dimensions (hwd) 45.0 x 9.0 x 20.0 inches, 1143 x 229 x 508 mm
Weight Each 130lb / 59kg, 180lb / 82kg packed
Finishes Black Ash, Rose Walnut, Cherry, Santos Rosewood

Prices range from $5,500 to $6,500, depending on finish.
Optional speaker stands $500.

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