MSE Audio has updated the aluminum casing to SoundTube’s LA880i-II and LA808i-II line array speakers. The speakers now come with aluminum cabinets for a contemporary look and cleaner aesthetic. The LA880i-II and LA808i-II line array speakers are currently available in black with plans to release a white version at a future date. There are no acoustic changes to the sound quality of the speakers.
SoundTube LA880i-II’s LAPS (Line Array-Point Source) three-way design provides a short near-field extent and robust far-field performance. The LA880i-II maintains a consistent ratio of array height to radiated wavelength with frequency tapering of low and mid-frequency passbands. The LA880i-II achieves full coverage in an enclosure and measures 7.91 inches x 40.87 inches x 11.99 inches. It features eight 4.5-inch woofers, eight 2-inch mid-range drivers and one 2.5-inch planar magnetics (ribbon) high-frequency driver.
The SoundTube LA808i is designed to increase the directivity of low frequencies in SoundTube’s Line Array system. It can be used in conjunction with the LA880i three-way line array and placed directly above or below the LA880i (or both). When a single unit is added to the LA880i, the directivity of low frequencies is increased by up to an octave lower than with the LA880i alone. The Coverage Angle is as follows: (-6 dB @ 2 kHz) 103 horizontal, 29 vertical | (-6 dB @ 10 kHz) 77 horizontal, 51 vertical | (Avg. 2 to 10 kHz) 90 horizontal, 60 vertical (200-10k).