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  • PMC8-2 XBD

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Upgrading the PMC8-2 to an XBD monitor system offers huge benefits to all discerning professionals.

PMC’s twin cabinet format combines the PMC8-2 mid-field full-range monitor with the PMC8-2 SUB subwoofer, forming a perfectly integrated loudspeaker with the sub. Like the smaller active XBD systems, the PMC8-2 XBD configuration gains an impressive 6dB greater bass headroom than the main speaker alone.

The XBD configuration delivers a supreme monitoring experience with a sense of boundless headroom and immediate visceral attack. But these qualities aren´t about sheer volume; there´s no need to monitor at high level as the full dynamic range and depth of bass remains consistent at all listening levels and for everything from dance to full-scale orchestral material. The XBD format delivers superlative and effortless full-range monitoring quality in modest to larger control rooms.
In an XBD configuration, the audio input signal connects to the PMC8-2 monitor and is passed to the sub via the digital ‘through’ output. Once in the XBD mode the highly sophisticated DSP engines in each cabinet ensure perfect acoustic dovetailing of the two units creating an awesome performer with the option of further enhancements made with the intuitive SoundAlign™ web interface.

  • 3-way active, twin cabinet, mid-field reference monitor with ATL™ bass loading
  • Frequency response: 25Hz - 25kHz (- 3dB @1m full space, on-axis)
  • State-of-the-art Class-D amplifiers: HF 400W, MF 400W, LF 2 x 400W, SUB(XBD) 2 x 400W
  • Analogue / AES3 digital input (16/24-bit, 18 -192kHz sample rate)
  • Digital ‘through’ output (AES3 24-bit 96kHz)
  • SoundAlign™ network control interface for single or group EQ & settings
  • Sophisticated DSP crossover, driver protection, EQ, and delay/polarity options
  • Optional dedicated 19” floor stands


TypeActive 3-way nearfield reference monitor with ATL™ bass loading
Drive Unit ComplementLF 2 x PMC 200mm (8”) studio 8 driversMF PMC 55mm (2”) soft dome mid-rangeHF PMC 27mm (1”) soft dome tweeter
Effective ATL™ Length3m (9.8ft)
Frequency Response25Hz - 25kHz (- 3dB) (@1m full space, on-axis)
Sensitivity+4dBu input signal = 98dB SPL @ 1m
Max continuous SPL113dB @1m(Half space value calculated as +3dB from full space measurement. Unweighted input, 20-20kHz Pink Noise (IEC) with 12dB CF for 2 hours AES2-1984 duration)
Max Peak SPL125dB @1m(Half space value calculated as +3dB from full space measurement. Unweighted input, 20-20kHz Pink Noise (IEC) with 12dB CF for 2 hours AES2-1984 duration)
DirectivityH+/-45 degreesV+/-50 degrees (-6dB off axis @10kHz)
InputXLR switchable between analogue & digital AES3Analogue input- +20/+24dBu max. input level (selectable)- 22K ohm input impedanceDigital input- 16/24-bit AES3 signal, left, right or left + right- 18 - 192kHz Sample Rate- 110 ohm input impedanceExpansion card slot- For future connectivity upgrades
OutputXLR digital AES3 (fixed 24-bit @ 96kHz)
NetworkRJ45 for use with PMC SoundAlign web interface
FeaturesLevel Trim (+/-10dB)High-pass filter (20 - 200Hz, 12dB/Oct)Delay (0 - 30mS)Phase (normal or inverted)LF & HF shelving filters (20Hz - 20kHz, +/- 10dB, Q 0.707)Parametric EQ (5 bands, 20Hz - 20kHz, +/- 10dB)User presets (3 + factory defaults)
Amplifier power per channelLF 2 x 400WrmsMF 1 x 400WrmsHF 1 x 400Wrms
Mains100 - 240VAC auto-switching, 50-60Hz (IEC C14)
Power consumption (idle)50W
Power consumption (max)1500W
Cabinet dimensionsH 1068mm (42”)W 551mm (21.7”)D 440mm (17.3”)
Weight76.5kg (168.3lbs) each
Available Finishes:Studio black

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