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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a demonstration, either here at Strictly Stereo or in your own studio.