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WorxAudio I/O-4 Speaker

Sep 22, 2011 10:47 AM, by John McJunkin

A small-format two-way speaker ideal indoors and out.


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Bottom line: For the likely applications in which these speakers would be specified, they really shine. They’re not perfect, but they’re not expensive, and I would rate their bang-for-the-buck quite high. I would definitely specify these speakers for any of the types of installs touted by the manufacturer—restaurant, retail, corporate/industrial, theatrical, bar/hotel, and under-balcony fill.

John McJunkin is the principal of Avalon Podcasting in Chandler, Ariz. He has consulted in the development of studios and installations and provides high-quality podcast production services.

Product Summary

  • Company: WorxAudio
    www.worxaudio.com
  • Product: I/O-4
  • Pros: Excellent voice intelligibility, energy dispersion consistent, low distortion
  • Cons: Sub necessary for true, full low end, mounting bracket could be more substantial
  • Applications: Restaurant, retail, corporate/industrial, theatrical, bar/hotel, under-balcony fill
  • Price: $230

Specifications

  • Nominal Impedance 8Ω (Switchable)
  • Transformer Type: Isolate 12.5W, 25W, 50W/100V
  • Components L F: 4” (101.6 mm) x 2
    HF: 1” Exit (25.4 mm) x 1
  • Titanium Diaphragm Passive Network x 1
  • Pressure Sensitivity 2.83V: 87dB (1W/1m)
  • Frequency Range (-10dB) 75Hz-19kHz
  • Frequency Response (-3dB) 80Hz-18kHz
  • Maximum Continuous SPL Passive: 105dB @1M
  • Coverage Angles Horizontal: 75 degrees (-6dB)
    Vertical: 50 degrees (-6dB)
  • Power Capacity Noise (IEC 268-5): 50W
    Maximum: 100W
  • Type 3-way full-range bass reflex
  • Enclosure Injection molded high-impact polycarbonate
  • Hardware Finish Color Black or white
  • Grille Powder-coated steel mesh
  • Connectors Push terminal


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