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QSC Acoustic Design S8T Install Speaker

by QSC
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Product Info

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.

Fitness Facilities - Restaurant - Retail - Audio Visual - Education - Concourses - Casinos - Transportation Terminals - Worship Facilities

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 solution.

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 enhance weather resistance, the rotary selector is located on the back of the enclosure, protected by a weather grommet.

User Guide: QSC Acoustic Design S8T Install Speaker

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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 with repeatable results

Product highlights:

• DMT™ (Directivity Matched Transition) ensures smooth, uniform frequency response over the coverage area

• X-Mount™ system enables the loudspeaker to be easily installed and deployed at a variety of angles with no slippage over time

• Advanced voicing filter sets using QSC Intrinsic Correction™, available through either Q-Sys processing or CXD amplifier platforms

• Low-saturation and low-loss 70/100V transformers with 8Ω bypass

• Lightweight ABS enclosures offer long-term durability and lasting good looks

• Sealed input panel cover and powder coated aluminum grilles for added weather resistance

• Meets IEC60529 IP-54 for dust and splash resistance

• M10 fittings for optional yoke mount or suspended installations

• Available in black (RAL 9011) or white (RAL 9010) • Complete EASE, CAD & BIM information available online


System Details AD-S8T
Effective frequency range1 55 Hz - 20 kHz
Rated noise power / voltage2 200 watts / 40 volts (rms)
Enclosure Details
Ingress protection IP-54
Operating environment Designed for indoor and outdoor use
Testing 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 and low temperature: tested to QSC internal standards between -20° and 50° C
Net weight 24.1 lb / 11 kg
Product dimensions
(HWD) inches
17.3 × 10 × 9.9
Product dimensions 
(HWD) mm
440 × 254 × 251
Shipping weight 32.1 lb / 14.5 kg
Shipping dimensions
(HWD) inches
24.3 × 13.8 × 13.8
Shipping dimensions
(HWD) mm
729 × 351 × 351 
Included accessories X-Mount mounting system, Euroblock connector,
input panel cover