PT-8 WaveLine Compact


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Based on the performance of the 2006 launched WaveLine Line Array System Fohhn presents the WaveLine Compact. The approved and unmodified concept of the “big” WaveLine system is moved to the basis of a 2x 6,5”/1,4” system. Efficiency in power capability and sound inspired the development of the new small line array system WaveLine Compact.

WaveLine Compact PT-8
Very compact and powerful line array module, twin-coaxial, fully horn-loaded, 2x 6,5“ neodymium, 1x 1,4“ neodymium driver with HF phase EQ. Impedance: 16 ohms. Weight: approx. 14,5 kg.

Beyond that the WaveLine Compact System displays an enormous efficiency in full range application. Most venues will not effort a flown bass system. For special applications (no sub extension can be placed on the ground) an optional subwoofer system (Waveline PS-2 sub) is available to be flown within the rigging.
We recommend using the Fohhn subwoofer system PS-9 active, XS-4 and XS-4 passive to maximise system performance for live music events. Fohhn® DSP processor technology modulates the WaveLine Compact and Fohhn subwoofers perfectly. Digital Fohhn signal processors are integral components of active Fohhn subwoofers, Fohhn DSP amplifiers and Fohhn DSP controllers. DSP-controlled Fohhn devices can be controlled remotely from a central location in the room or on the stage via intuitive remote control units. Fohhn therefore offers a perfectly adapted sound system that fullfils all the requirements of a modern speaker system regarding design, sound quality and operating comfort in every respect.

Optimal Planning. Perfect Realisation.
Fohhn recommends EASE Focus Aiming Software by SDA (Software Design Ahnert GmbH) for simulating and measuring acoustic configurations. This two-dimensional acoustic simulation software realistically configures and arranges line arrays. The program, product-specific system file (Fohhn-WaveLine.efo) and the load evaluator (flying calculator) can be downloaded free of charge.

concerts, opera, conference halls, theatres, churches, etc.


Type 2-way full-range twin coaxial line-array-system, vented/hornloaded
Frequency response 80 Hz – 18 kHz, +/- 3 dB
Power handling capacity LMF 300 W, HF 70 W IEC norm 268-5
Impedance LMF 16 ohms, HF 16 ohms
Recommended input power LMF 750 – 1500 W into 8 ohms,
HF 200 – 480 W into 8 ohms
Dispersion horizontal 110° symmetrical,
vertical 0°...10° defined by array adjustment
Sensitivity LMF 97dB (1W / 1m),
HF 110 dB (1W / 1m)
Peak SPL (1m) single enclosure > 127 dB
Components 2x 6,5“ N/Dym, 1,5“ voice coil, water-resistant,
1x 1,4“ N/Dym compression driver on HF-Phase-EQ
Connections 2x NL4MP Neutrik Speakon
Rigging/Fittings PT-8 flyware, completely integrated,
2 handling recesses at the back,
2 aluminium handles at the front
Enclosure multi-layered ply 15 mm enclosure
Sealing polyurethan coating, non-abrasive
Colours standard black, equivalent to RAL 9005, other colours (only in polyurethane sealing) on request
Front protection ball impact resistant metal, powder-coated
Weight approx. 14,5 kg per PT-8 element
Dimensions Overall dimensions: approx. 238/147 x 509 x 451 (mm),
H (front/back) x W x D,
Housing without handles/flyware: approx. 215/147 x 509 x 400 (mm),
H x W x D
Subwoofer Fohhn PS-9, XS-4
Optional accessories Flying-cradle, Stack-cradle, Touring-Cases, Software
The manufacturer reserves the right to make technical modifications according to legal regulations stipulating the continual improvement of product features.  

Simulation Software EASE Focus

For simulation and calculating of acoustical configurations Fohhn® provides the EASE Focus Aiming Software from SDA (Software Design Ahnert GmbH). The EASE Focus Aiming Software is a two-dimensional acoustic simulation software that serves for the confi guration and modelling of Line-Arrays close to reality. Ease Focus and the specific product file (Fohhn-WaveLine.efo) together with Fohhn's Flying Calculator are available as free download under


Cradle according to BGV C1 for Perform WaveLine. The stack-cradle together with the attached outriggers enable the mounting of up to 6 WaveLine elements as ground-stacking. The frame of the stack-cradle fits to Fohhn's subs PS-7, RS-4, XS-4, PS-9 and enables a secure mounting of 3 WaveLine PT-8 elements.


Cradle according to BGV C1 for Perform WaveLine. Fohhn® WaveLine-systems rigging mechanics together with the flying-cradle are certified according to German´s BGV-C1 and DIN 18800. An analysis of strength can be achieved by a free-of-charge software (Fohhn's Flying Calculator) which shows easily the legality of your rigging job.

Compact, high-performance line-array module

Compact, high-performance line-array module, equipped with two 6,5“ low/mid neodymium driver and one 1,4“ high frequency neodymium driver. This compression driver with a 1,5“ voice coil uses a special designed WaveLine HF-Phase-EQ Waveguide. Both driver units are connected to separate amplifier channels, avoiding passive crossover components for maximum efficiency. The 16 ohms construction allows a very efficient amplifier utilization with up to 6 speaker modules connected to a single two-channel amplifier. A symmetrical construction guarantees a very smooth and symmetrical horizontal coverage pattern of 110°. One module produces a maximum sound pressure level more than 127 dB in a frequency range of 80 Hz to 18 kHz. Very robust multiply birch plywood housing strengthened with metal brackets for fulfillment of all safety regulations. Extremely low total weight of only approx. 14,5 kg. Highly scratch proof textured black finish and black frontal acoustic foam. Optionally all RAL colours, flying cradle, stacking cradle and touring cases available. Simulation data for simulation program EASE focus available. Also available as installation version without front handles.

electro-acoustical features
acoustic design: 2-way fullrange twin-coaxial Line-Array system, bassreflex/hornloaded
system components: 2x 6,5” neodymium, water protected membrane; 1x 1,4” neodymium compression driver, WaveLine HF-Phase-EQ
power rating: LMF 300 W, HF 70 W (IEC standard 268-5)
recommended amplifier power: LMF 750 – 1500 W at 8 ohms, HF 200 – 480 W at 8 ohms
nominal SPL: LMF 97 dB (1 W / 1 m), HF 110 dB (1 W / 1 m)
maximum SPL: single module > 127 dB (1m)
frequency range: 80 Hz – 18 kHz, +/- 3 dB
nominal dispersion: horizontal 110°; vertical 0°–10°, (depends on array-adjustment – adjustable in 1°-steps)
nominal impedance: LMF 16 ohms, HF 16 ohms

enclosure: multiply birch plywood 15mm
protection grill: ball impact-resistant protection steel grill, powder-coated
rigging, fittings: flyware integrated in enclosure, 2 handles at back side section, 2 frontal aluminium handles
connections: 2x Neutrik NL4 speakon (+1/-1 LMF-section, +2/-2 HF-section)
surface treatment: highly scratch proof textured lacquer
standard colours: black (according to RAL9005)
frontal design: acoustic foam, same colour like enclosure
dimensions (H x W x D): enclosure without handles/flyware: approx. 215/147 x 509 x 400 mm; total dimensions: approx. 238/147 x 509 x 451 mm
weight: approx. 14,5 kg

optional features
optional colours: all RAL-colours
accessories: flying cradle, stacking cradle, touring cases

CAAD simulation data: EASE Focus

make: Fohhn Audio AG
type: PT-8 WaveLine Compact
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