Dutch & Dutch 8c Studio Active Speakers


The 8c Studio shares the same dimensions, components, integration tools and performance as the standard Dutch & Dutch 8c, but it is built into an MDF cabinet optimised for pro audio applications.

These floor stands are made to measure to perfectly fit Dutch & Dutch 8c speakers. Additional custom height options are available on request.

Add the Roon Ready and Spotify Connect music streaming capabilities of the standard 8c to your 8c Studio monitors.

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Completely accurate music reproduction requires more than a thoroughly optimised speaker. It requires a speaker that works together with the acoustics of the listening room.

The Dutch & Dutch 8c Studio is more than just a loudspeaker. It is a unique acoustic concept, because its revolutionary design provides constant directivity from 100 Hz upwards. As a result, the 8c is above and beyond any other system in terms of neutrality, precision, and in-room tonal balance.

  • Three way fully active design
  • Accepts balanced analogue or AES digital input via XLR
  • 1″ alloy dome tweeter, 8″ mid / bass driver and dual 8″ long throw sub bass drivers
  • Boundary coupling and cardioid dispersion
  • Built-in DSP with parametric EQ and shelving filters for room correction and tone control
  • Configured and controlled via the Ascend companion app
  • Room EQ Wizard (REW) integration
  • MDF cabinet with integrated mounting points for U brackets
  • Satin black paint finish with a choice of black or white front baffle

The 8c represents Dutch & Dutch’s commitment to accuracy and clarity. With its constant directivity from 100 Hz upwards and +/-0.5 dB frequency response from 35 Hz upwards, music can now be experienced exactly as it was intended. Nothing is added, nothing left out.

Properly integrated, the 8c will comfortably reproduce frequencies as low as 20 Hz in room without any colouration. Experience the sensation of truly accurate music reproduction, hear truth in audio like never before.


Tune the system to the room, not the room to the system. 8c’s adapt to the room they are in and can be placed (very) close to room boundaries without losing performance.

To achieve this, 8c’s combine a proprietary waveguide tweeter with an acoustic cardioid midrange, boundary-coupled bass drivers and active room matching. The result is superb acoustical reproduction in any room.


Besides drivers, the 8c’s small footprint presence holds high-end DACs, amps, subwoofers and a DSP. The system also comes with room matching and streaming capabilities out-of-the-box.

All components match each other perfectly and together deliver a “big sound” at 106 dB continuously from 35 Hz upwards, while keeping the signal-to-noise ratio very high.

Intuitive controls

The free companion app will automatically discover the 8c speakers on your network. Then you will have full control of settings like gain, distance to front and side walls, parametric EQ and shelving filters.

Internet connectivity is not required in order to control and configure 8c speakers, but if you do provide them with access to the Internet, they will automatically download firmware updates as they become available.

Effortless updates

Automatic updates can keep your 8c’s up-to-date with industry standards and trends. After extensive testing periods, new firmware versions are made available from our cloud based software platform. If so desired and set up, 8c’s will download and install these updates automatically, adding new features overnight.

8c Studio

The 8c Studio shares the same dimensions, components and specs as the standard 8c, but is built into an MDF cabinet instead of a solid oak and birch ply 8c cabinet. The 8c Studio can handle sample rates up to 192 kHz via its AES/EBU input, just like the standard 8c. In its base configuration, the 8c Studio lacks the built-in music streaming capabilities of the standard 8c, but these are available as an optional extra.

The 8c Studio incorporates M10 threads in the sides of the speaker cabinets to allow them to be flown from the ceiling or pole mounted for surround, Dolby Atmos and similar applications. An optional “U” bracket is available for ease of installation.

The 8c Studio is available in a smooth satin black paint finish with a choice of black or white front baffles.

Installation service

We provide a complimentary commissioning service with every pair of 8c Studio speakers to ensure that they are perfectly integrated into your listening room and to show you around the available settings and options.

Book a demonstration

The best way to understand and appreciate the 8c is to experience it for yourself. Call us on 0161 399 0993 or email us at info@strictlystereo.com to arrange a demonstration, either here at Strictly Stereo or in your own studio.

Additional information




Front Baffle Colour

Black, White

Audio Inputs

1 x XLR (configurable as AES digital or balanced high or low level analogue)

Audio Outputs

1 x AES, 1 x balanced XLR (variable)

Operating Principle

Fully active, Passive cardioid midrange section, Sealed subwoofer section

Speaker Drivers

1 x 1″ alloy dome tweeter, 1 x 8″ midrange driver, 2 x 8″ high excursion subwoofer

Power Output

1 x 500 W (subwoofers), 2 x 250 W (midrange and tweeter)

Frequency Response

30 Hz – 20 kHz ± 1 dB


Gigabit Ethernet

Dimensions (WxDxH)

270 mm x 380 mm x 485 mm


26 kg


3 years


Streaky for Streaky Mastering

Kalman Rubinson for Stereophile

Dawid Grzyb for HiFi Knights

Jason Kennedy for Hi-Fi+

Colby Ramsey for Audio Media International

Marja & Henk for Six Moons

Erin's Audio Corner

Diego Estan for Soundstage Hi-Fi

Documents and downloads

Dutch & Dutch 8c technical specifications

Dutch & Dutch 8c owner's manual

Ascend Android app

Ascend iOS app

Ascend web app

Frequently Asked Questions

You start by measuring the distance from each speaker to the front wall and the nearest side wall. Enter those measurements into the included Dutch & Dutch Ascend app and the speakers will adjust their output to compensate for their position, relative to the walls. That will get you most of the way there.

Each speaker also has built-in parametric EQ filters. Using a calibrated microphone like the miniDSP UMIK-1 and Room EQ Wizard measurement software running on your PC or Mac, you can measure each speaker’s in-room response and design a set of filters to compensate for the negative effects of your room’s acoustics.

Finally, you have shelving filters for the treble, bass and sub bass and another set of parametric EQ filters which can optionally be applied to both speakers. You can adjust these to taste to implement your preferred tone curve.

You can save multiple sets of parametric EQ filters, tone curves and other settings to presets and easily switch between them, whenever you like. Sensitive to sibilants? Add a filter around 4-6 kHz to bring them down by a few dB. Need a night-time mode with equal loudness compensation for low level listening? Just add some more bass and sub bass and a fraction more treble to your regular daytime listening curve.

If this all sounds a bit complicated then do not worry. We can guide you through the entire process or even do it for you.

AES supports a daisy chaining topology. Set each speaker’s XLR input to AES mode and run an AES cable from your source to the input on the nearest speaker. Then run a second AES cable from the “thru” XLR output on the first speaker to the input on the second speaker. Finally, install the provided AES terminator in the “thru” socket on the last speaker in the chain.

The 8c Studio shares the same dimensions, drivers, amplifiers and specs as the standard 8c, but uses an MDF cabinet instead of a solid oak and birch ply 8c cabinet. It includes all of the same RoomMatching and adjustment options as the standard 8c, but it lacks built-in music streaming capabilities.

The 8c Studio incorporates M10 threads in the sides of the speaker cabinets to allow them to be flown from the ceiling or pole mounted.

The warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 3 years.

Your Dutch & Dutch 8c Studio Active Speakers will normally be delivered in 1-2 weeks.

Delivery is free on orders over £100. We deliver anywhere in the UK using premium tracked delivery services from DPD Local, UPS, TNT and Royal Mail.

When you by a product from us, you will have 30 days to decide whether or not you want to keep it. If you decide to return it for any reason, even if you just changed your mind, it will not cost you a penny. Just let us know that you want to return it and we will take care of the rest.

We will agree a collection date with you and send you a pre-paid shipping label for the return trip. You can have full refund or you can try something else instead. It is up to you. All we ask is that you take good care of the product, along with any accessories and packaging, while you are deciding whether or not to keep it.

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