WLA-28XF

IPx6 line array system

  • IPX6 Waterproof Line array
  • Wax wrapped components
  • Anti-corrosion stainless steel hardware
  • Waterproof input connectors
  • Plywood construction in aluminium cabinets
  • 2 x 8″ element – WLA-28XF
  • 2 x 15″ flying subwoofer element – WLA-28SUBXF
  • 2 x 18″ subwoofer – WLA-218BXF

Around the world, the WLA-28 and WLA-28X line array systems have become highly respected for sound quality, easy rigging and overall reliability. There is however a big ‘enemy’ for these systems. That enemy is…. H20…..water!

Introducing 3 new models in the WLA-28X family which overcome nature and give total peace of mind for outdoor installations and events! The all new F version (waterproof) WLA-28XF, WLA-28SUBXF and WLA-218BXF.

With reliability and high performance characteristics built from the ‘non-F’ models, these new XF models are IPX6 Certified. This certification states that there should be no harmful effects when “Water is projected in powerful jets (12.5mm nozzle) against the enclosure from any direction”

With rust-proof aluminium grilles, components wrapped in wax and anti-corrosion stainless steel screws and hardware, the F models are made for the rain and long-term environmental exposure.

In addition, to reduce any risk of standing water, and to help rental companies with storage, the front grille has been flattened.

Weather ? Bring it on !

WLA-28XF

400 watts
AES (RMS)
  • Dual 8” line array element
  • Stainless aluminium hardware
  • Wax wrapped components
  • 100 H x 10 V dispersion
  • Dual WY-24K4Z waterproof input connectors
  • Two WY-24K4Z cable connectors included
  • 133 dB Max SPL @ 1 m

WLA-28SUBXF

1200 watts
AES (RMS)
  • Dual 15” subwoofer
  • Stainless aluminium hardware
  • Wax wrapped components
  • Flattened front grille
  • Single WY-24K4Z waterproof input connector
  • WY-24K4Z Cable connector included
  • 145 dB Max SPL @ 1 m

WLA-218BXF

2000 watts
AES (RMS)
  • Dual 18” subwoofer
  • 18mm Plywood construction
  • Wax wrapped components
  • Single WY-24K4Z waterproof input connector
  • WY-24K4Z Cable connector included
  • 148 dB Max SPL @ 1 m

Dual 8"

Safely protected from the rain, are the all-important drivers.

Dual 8.0″ Wharfedale Pro LF drivers with 2.0″ voice coils deliver a smooth and powerful sound as expected from a WLA series array.

The HF compression driver uses a neo magnet and a 3.0″ voice coil to produce detailed HF without harshness, even at high volumes.

Dual 15"

The WLA-28SUBXF features 2 x 15″ custom Wharfedale Pro drivers with 4.0″ voice coils.

Designed for flying or ground stacking, this sub delivers a Max SPL @ 1 meter of 145 dB

EASE

WLA-28XF system is supported inside EASE Focus.

Download the .glls here….

Optional FLY FRAME

Arrays can be assembled using only WLA-28XF line array elements or with the WLA-28SUBXF Subwoofers at the top of the array.

The WLA-210XF Common Fly frame supports up to 12 x WLA-28XF elements and a WLA-28SUBXF.

CONNECTORS

All models of the WLA-28XF system use certified input connectors.

Inside the carton box there are also the cable connectors needed for easy system setup.

Optimised rigging hardware

WLA-28XF rigging doubles up as an optimised ground stacking system, using the WLA-28SUBXF subwoofer as a base.

Arrays of WLA-28XF line array elements can be aimed downwards by as much as 10° to cover audience areas close to a stage, as well as upward by as much as 10° in order to better cover distant balcony seating areas. 

IPX6

With the same reliability and high performance characteristics as the original ‘non-F’ models, these WLA-28X ‘F’ models are IPX6 Certified.

This certification states that there should be no harmful effects when “Water is projected in powerful jets (12.5mm nozzle) against the enclosure from any direction”

With rust-proof aluminium grilles, components wrapped in wax and anti-corrosion stainless and aluminium screws and hardware, the F models are made for the rain and long-term environmental exposure.

In addition, to reduce any risk of standing water, and to help rental companies with storage, the front grille has been flattened.

AMPS & DSP

A Versadrive DSP (such as SC-48 FIR) or a DP-F / DP-N series amplifier with internal FIR filtering is highly recommended to get the most from the system.  Phase, EQ and filtering should be applied and this way, the physics of the system can be truly optimised – delivering that sub-bass, power and clarity that this system can deliver.

WLA-28XF

Large 3.0" Neo
HF compression driver

Dual 8" LF drivers
with 2.0" voice coils

Plywood construction
covered in a 3.0 mm
aluminium casing.

Stainless rigging
hardware

Around the back
are 2 x waterproof input connectors.  
WLA-28XF is also
shipped with 2 x cable
connectors inside the carton box.

WLA-28SUBXF

Dual 15" drivers with
4.0" voice coils

18 mm plywood
construction covered
in a 3.0mm 
aluminium casing.

Stainless rigging hardware

3.0 mm aluminium
front grille

Around the back
is a single waterproof
input connector.
WLA-28SUBXF is also 
supplied with the cable 
connector inside
the carton box.

WLA-218BXF

Dual 18" drivers
with 4.0" voice
coils

3.0 mm aluminium
front grille

18 mm plywood
construction in
a 3.0" aluminium
casing

Four handles. 

Around the back
is a single waterproof
input connector.
A cable connector is 
also supplied inside
the carton box.

SPECIFICATIONS

Model NameWLA-28XFWLA-28SUBXFWLA-218BXF
System TypePassivePassivePassive
Configurationtwo-way2 x 15″ Subwoofer2 x 18″ Subwoofer
Frequency Response (+/- 3dB)65-20 KHz39-900 Hz30-800 Hz
Frequency Range (- 10 dB)60-20 KHz35-1.5 KHz25-1.0 KHz
(Passive)Sensitivity 2.83v/1m101 dB108 dB109 dB
(Passive)Calculated Maximum SPL @1m133 dB145 dB148 dB
System Rated Impedance16 Ω4 Ω
Low Frequency Transducer
Size (mm / inches)203.2 mm / 8”381 mm / 15”470 mm / 18”
Voice Coil Size (mm / inches)51.6 mm / 2.0”100 mm / 4.0”102 mm / 4.0”
LF Magnet Materialferriteferriteferrite
LF Frame Materialaluminiumaluminiumaluminium
Rated Impedance8 Ω x 28 Ω x 28 Ω x 2
LF Power re:AES2-2012200 W x 2600 W x 21000 W x 2
High Frequency Transducer
HF Driver Type:Compression Driver
Coil Size (mm / inches)75mm / 3”
Exit Size (mm / inches)1.4″
HF Magnet MaterialNdFeB
Diaphragm MaterialTitanium
Rated Impedance16 Ω
HF Power re:AES2-201290 W
Waveguide Typesquare
Nominal Coverage (H x V)100 H x 10 V
System Continuous Power (w)400 W1200 W2000 W
System Programme Power (w)800 W2400 W4000 W
System Peak Power (w)1600 W4800 W8000 W
Crossover frequency1.7 KHz
Hardware2 x WY-24K4Z  (waterproof)1 x WY-24K4Z  (waterproof)1 x WY-24K4Z  (waterproof)
Rigging4 points for rigging4 points for rigging
pole mountNoNoNo
handlesYesYesYes
cabinet typeTrapezoidsquaresquare
Enclosure Material and finish15 mm,18 mm plywood/3.0 mm Aluminium18 mm plywood/3.0 mm Aluminium18 mm plywood/3.0 mm Aluminium
Colour OptionsWaterproof black paintWaterproof black paintWaterproof black paint
Grille Material & Finish3.0 mm Black Aluminium3.0 mm Black Aluminium3.0 mm Black Aluminium
Dimensions – Unpacked (mm / inches):
Height front279 mm / 10.98″494 mm / 19.4″568 mm / 22.4″
Height  Rear191.2 mm / 7.53″845 mm / 33.3″1073 mm / 12.2″
Width845 mm / 33.3″845 mm / 33.3″1073 mm / 12.2″
Depth467 mm / 18.39″653 mm / 25.7″757 mm / 29.8″
Dimensions – Packed (mm / inches):
Height360 mm / 16.7″584mm / 23″644 mm / 25.4″
Width Front944 mm / 37.2″933mm / 36.7″1143 mm / 45.0″
Width Rear944 mm / 37.2″933mm / 36.7″1143 mm / 45.0″
Depth540 mm / 21.3″723mm / 28.5″827 mm / 32.6″
Weight
Net Weight (kg / lbs)40 kg / 88.0 lbs81.0kg / 178.2lbs97.0kg / 213.4 lbs
Gross Weight (kg / lbs)43.5 kg / 97.5 lbs86.4kg / 190.1lbs111.0kg / 244.2 lbs