DS1608 (discontinued)

Active Beam Shaping, SelfPowered, Loudspeaker Array

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Active Beam Shaping, Self Powered,
Loudspeaker Array

The Intellivox-DS1608 was the world’s first commercially available beam shaping high power loudspeaker array. Since its introduction in 1999 the Intellivox-1608 has been specified to solve the problems of speech intelligibility and musical reinforcement in large highly reverberant spaces and theatres.

The Intellivox-DS1608 is capable of delivering up to 108 dB SPL at 30 m. as well as a frequency response to 18kHz. With an array length of 3.7 m the Intellivox-DS1608 not only offers long throw capability but also greater control at low frequencies. A single Intellivox-DS1608 is capable of covering an audience area up to 50 m while maintaining an even sound pressure level. For full range applications AXYS® Beam Shaping Subwoofers can be used in conjunction with the 1608 to provide enhancement and control at low frequencies. The fourteen, high efficiency, 6.5” loudspeakers are arranged in accordance with our patented algorithm. Two coaxially mounted 1” compression drivers extend the HF response. Power for the multi channel IntelliAmp is provided by a sophisticated switched mode power supply which will ensure years of reliable operation.



  • Superb Speech Intelligibility
  • Slim Unobtrusive Design
  • Extended Frequency Response - up to 18kHz
  • Wide Horizontal Dispersion
  • Vertical Beam Shaping (DDS Technology)
  • Separate 3RU Amplifier
  • 32-bit floating point DSP
  • Control of Vertical Beam Shaping
  • Dual Line Inputs
  • Volume Control
  • Delay (up to 20 seconds)
  • 8 band parametric EQ
  • 8 user definable, password protected presets on board (recallable through third party control devices)
  • AVC (Automatic Volume Control) via build-in ambient mic.
  • Upgradeable firmware
  • Network Ready
  • Integral Surveillance
  • Simulation via DDA, Catt-Acoustic, Odeon and EASE4.3


  • Transport Hubs
  • Sports Arenas
  • Large Places of Worship
  • Lecture Halls and Theatres
  • Large Conference Facilities
  • Atriums
  • Museums


  • External Ambient Noise and Temperature Sensor
  • Input section with 1 x 0dBV and 1 x 100V
  • Input section with 2 x 100V
  • Full range of mounting accessories
  • Color matching service


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Data Sheets
file type icon Intellivox DS1608 Datasheet
updated: jul 2019
    470 KB jul 2019
file type icon Intellivox Brochure
updated: oct 2020
    23 MB oct 2020
Install Guides
file type icon Install Manual DC/DS 808-1608
updated: oct 2020
    2,09 MB oct 2020

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DS1608 (discontinued)

Active Beam Shaping, SelfPowered, Loudspeaker Array