Description

Whatmough S8i 3-way Centre Speaker

Overview

The Whatmough S8i centre speakers are the ultimate speaker in the Whatmough Signature series. Their design and built quality are up to the audiophile standards.  The S8i delivers truly spectacular sound.

The S8i centre channel uses identical drivers to the S33i floor standing speaker.  It offers virtually identical performance as the centre channel for an AV system.  As this is a three way system, the tweeter was able to be mounted directly above the midrange in order to eliminates the response anomalies when listening off axis which are common to horizontal speakers.

Tweeter

The Signatures S8i uses the same Ring Radiator tweeter that is used in Whatmough’s flagship speaker, the Paragon. This ultra-expensive tweeter sounds incredibly fast and detailed while also sounding extremely smooth and open. It has a very flat response extending to beyond 40KHz.

Midrange

The Signature S8i uses a 100mm cellulous fibre coned mid-range driver. This driver has the speed and transparency no bass/mid driver can match.

Bass

The Signature S8i (centre speaker) use two 170mm fiberglass/nomex hybrid drivers especially developed for these speakers. The cone for this speaker is made of Nomex with a skin of fiberglass. This long throw driver uses a 33mm high temperature voice coil and a large double magnet system.

This driver has very high power handling as well as a very transparent detailed sound quality.

Crossover

The S8i uses high grade audiophile film and foil capacitors in critical positions.  Air cored coils are used throughout, wound from a heavier grade of high purity Australian copper.

System

The perfect partner in the Signature Series system featuring the S33i in the front and P12i or PFX3i speakers in the rear for a truly exceptional home cinema surround sound experience.

The S8i is fully made in Australia.

 

Configuration

Three-way sealed enclosure using two 170mm hybrid Fibre glass/Nomex coned long throw Bass drivers, one 100mm cellulous fibre mid-range unit and a superb quality ring radiator tweeter.

Nominal Impedance
4 ohms

Amplifier Power Requirement
Approximately 25 – 150 Watts

Power Handling
Transient levels in excess of 300 watts.
Average levels of 120 watts.

Sensitivity
88dB input level of 2.83 Volts (1 Watt into 8ohms)

Frequency Response
78Hz – 40kHz ±3dB

Dimensions
290H X 665W X 360D

Weight
25kg

Finish
Bubinga real wood veneer or Piano Graphite