Quest HPI8iW is an 8″ + 1″ passive timber speaker (250W RMS, 8 Ohm), ideal for venue installation (in white).
Although the birch ply enclosure is compact (449 x 250 x 250mm), HPI8iW has a ‘big’ sound, and may be used in medium to large venue spaces as medium to long throw sound applications.
The Quest-designed asymmetrical high frequency wave guide helps lower the reverberant problems in many venue environments (that degrade voice intelligibility), by focusing the sound to where it is needed and away from walls and ceilings.
The 90 degree wave-guide has a horizontal dispersion of 90 degrees at the base of the flare and 45 degrees at the top. Vertical dispersion is 15 degrees above horizontal and 45 degrees below. This effectively gives a wide HF energy dispersion in a close fill application and beams to the far field. Great for eliminating “hot spots” close to the speaker while still delivering great projection across a large floor area.
The wave guide can be rotated 90 degrees allowing for horizontal box installation and a great benefit for venues with low ceilings that previously would have required delay speakers to achieve the coverage.
HPI8iW casing is birch ply, with threaded inserts for installation in a number of options. The parallel speaker inputs are recessed to aid in a tidy installation and the casing also has a convenient carry handle and tough steel grill.
Also available in black – HPI8i