XY Series


8” two-way Passive/Bi-amp mid-high loudspeaker

Developed to allow more versatile use of our flagship XY-3B, the XY-1 and XY-2E represent the LF and MHF sections respectively. Using these individual enclosures enables installers, rental houses and touring companies to easily build ground stacked point-source arrays and deploy systems in venues with low ceilings via a wide variety of configurations.

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The XY-2E is much more than an XY-2 in an enclosure. We’ve kept the X-phase system but we’ve enabled individual control of the 8-inch cone driver and 1-inch compression driver, which wasn’t previously possible.


The 8-inch mid-range driver and the 1-inch compression driver are attached to the integrated waveguide with their depths perfectly aligned to minimise the difference of physical distance and reduce cancellation around the crossover frequency. This unique Bi-horn combines mid and high frequencies in a deep position inside the waveguide, improving the blend of the sounds compared to the performance of a conventional separated horn structure. The waveguide’s curved shape perfectly controls dispersion at 50 degrees horizontal and 35 degrees vertical, providing natural sound with high SPL in the targeted area while reducing the sound pressure outside that area.

Passive or bi-amp control option

The XY-2E offers two different control settings. As standard, the passive crossover option is engaged – producing the iconic XY series sound. Reconfigure the existing cabling and you can individually manipulate the 1-inch exit neodymium compression driver and 8-inch neodymium cone driver in a bi-amp configuration with no need for additional parts.

X-Phase system with gold X-Phase plug

Driver cone cancellation is minimized thanks to our custom X-Phase system. The convex shape forces sound waves into small slits which are arranged in a fan shape, allowing all sound waves to exit in perfect phase aliment. The sound waves are forced over the top and bottom of the X-phase plug, producing higher SPL and greater sound projection over long distances.

Suitable for various configurations

The XY-1 and XY-2E can be quickly and easily deployed in a variety of fixed install and touring scenarios enabling numerous flying and ground stacking configurations. Deploy from low ceilings in single units or horizontal arrays using the CP-XY1VC1 flying cradle or the CP-XY1DF1 jointing plate respectively. Or create an array of up to nine speakers – 3 x 3 – using a combination of CP-XY1DF1 cradles and CP-XY1CON1 plates. Additionally, integrate the XY-2 underneath the XY-1 and XY-2E arrays for increased MHF coverage.

Impact-resistant finish

The new loudspeakers are housed in robust wooden enclosures – ideal for guarding against bumps and scrapes on the road and in tight spaces. The black units also feature an elastothane coating for weather resistance and extra protection against impact.

Product Name
Loudspeaker Type
8” two-way Passive/Bi-amp mid-high loudspeaker
15 mm / 0.6" birch plywood
Impact and weather resistant textured polyurethane paint,
System data
Frequency response (+/ -3dB)
Passsive mode: 235 Hz–17 kHz (-10 dB @ 150 Hz)
Bi-amp mode: MF: 235 Hz–3.5 kHz (-10 dB @ 150 Hz) / HF: 1.4 kHz–17 kHz
*Measured on-axis at 2m in an anechoic environment and referenced to 1m.
System data
Sensitivity (1W/1m)
Passsive mode: 107 dB
Bi-amp mode: MF: 107 dB / HF: 110 dB
*Measured in half space at 2m with 4W sine wave input and referenced to 1m
System data
Nominal Impedance
Passsive mode: 8 Ω
Bi-amp mode: MF: 8 Ω / HF: 8 Ω
Loudspeaker data
Power Handling AES
Passsive mode: 270 W RMS, 1080 W Peak
Bi-amp mode: MF: 200 W RMS, 800 W Peak / HF: 70 W RMS, 280 W Peak
*AES Standard ANSI S4.26-1984.
Loudspeaker data
Transformer taps
50 °H × 35 °V
*Nominal dispersion, measured in an anechoic environment and averaged over stated bandwidth.
Loudspeaker data
Power Handling (RMS/Program)
130 dB(cont.), 136 dB(peak)
*Calculated at 1m, and verified by subjective listening test of familiar program material.
Loudspeaker data
Maximum SPL
MF: 8" neodymium cone driver
HF: 1" exit neodymium compression driver
Loudspeaker data
Driver Configuration
Neutrik speakON™ NL4MD-V x 2
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions ( W x H x D)
530 x 578 x 540 mm / 20.7" x 22.8" x 21.3"
Dimensions / Weight
29.0 kg / 63.9 lb
PT-XY3HF1- HF compression driver
PT-XY3MF1- MF driver

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Drawing data for Rigging hardware
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EASE data
22.64 Mb

Installation manual
9.4 Mb

Preset data for Linea Research (XY-3B + sub)
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Preset data for Powersoft
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Preset data for Powersoft (XY-3B + sub)
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Processor settings
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Specifications sheet
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Technical drawing
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User manual
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