AcousticDesign Series: QSC's AcousticDesign series offers integrators a premium quality installed sound solution where performance, coverage, and aesthetics are paramount. Combined
with unprecedented ease-of-installation and high weather resistance, the
AcousticDesign series provides integrators a versatile and confident install
Surface Mount Speaker: The QSC AcousticDesign AD-S8T is a surface
mounted 70/100V, 8" two-way loudspeaker system, ideally suited for a wide
variety of foreground and background sound reinforcement applications.
Two-Way Driver Design: The AD-S8T features a high quality 8" weather
treated paper cone woofer on a 2" voice coil. A carefully selected 1" exit, 1.4"
compression driver perfectly matches the sensitivity and performance of the
woofer for outstanding full-range reproduction.
DMT (Directivity Matched Transition): Consistent and even 105°
axisymmetric (conical) coverage is achieved through DMT (Directivity Matched
Transition), a QSC innovation which matches the directivity patterns of the
woofer and the high-frequency waveguide at the crossover point. The result is a
coherent transition between transducers and improved off-axis response.
70/100V or 8-Ohm: The even, accurate frequency response of the AD-S8T
is aided by a 60-watt low-loss, low-saturation transformer with selectable taps,
including an 8Ω bypass. To preserve weather resistance, the rotary selector is
located on the back of the enclosure, protected by a weather grommet.
Euro-Style Connector: The Euro-style connector allows pre-wiring of
the speaker and when combined with the quick "snap-on" deployment of the
loudspeaker to the mount, installation is completed in a fraction of the time
required versus competitive models.
Rugged Enclosure Rated for Indoor & Outdoor Use: With rugged ABS enclosures, sealed input panel
covers, and powder-coated aluminum grilles for weather resistance, the
AcousticDesign surface mounted series exceed IEC60529 IP-54 ratings for dust and
splash resistance. The AD Series loudspeakers qualified for outdoor
use using the following tests.
- Salt Fog: MIL-STD-810G Method 509.5 for 100 hrs.
- Humidity: MIL-STD-810G Method 507.5, Natural cycle B2, cyclic
high RH for 7 days.
- High & Low Temperature: Tested to QSC internal standards between
-20° and 50° C.
X-Mount System: Installers will appreciate the award-winning X-Mount
system included with each full-range AcousticDesign model. This ingenious
mounting solution achieves unprecedented ease-of-installation in horizontal,
vertical, wall, or ceiling deployments. Knurled surfaces at the pivot planes
ensure the load will not drift or sag over time. Articulation marks allow
pre-configuration of the X-Mount while on the ground with no special tools
required. Once secure, the loudspeaker installs in seconds, allowing the
installer to work safer, smarter, and faster.
Note: The AD-S8T also includes M10 fittings for optional yoke mount
(YMS8T) or shoulder eyebolt (M10 Kit-C) accessories for installation
Black or White Finish + Paintable: The AcousticDesign series feature a
stylish appearance free of obtrusive logo adornments for aesthetically sensitive
installations. AcousticDesign surface loudspeakers are available in QSC standard
black or white, and may be painted to match any decor.
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