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Wharfedale Pro

Wharfedale Pro TOURUS AX8 MBT Active Speaker




  • On stage, DJ, bands and performance
  • Bluetooth, TWS models with MP3 player
  • Bi-amplified
  • Wharfedale Pro drivers
  • Portable and powerful
  • Huge power output
  • RCA, XLR and Jack inputs
  • M8 rigging points
  • Optional soft covers


  • 8″ Bi-amplified active loudspeaker
  • 1.75″ HF compression driver
  • 250 w Continuous
  • 500 w Peak


Tourus loudspeakers use the largest HF voice coils in their class. All models use a 1.75″ coil which is unique at this price point.

This custom made Wharfedale Pro compression driver delivers crisp and precise high frequencies, even at extreme volumes.

The internal amplifiers have been tuned specifically for the HF and LF drivers that we have chosen. This makes for perfect power and frequency transfer, resulting in the sonic experience that you’d expect from a Wharfedale Pro active loudspeaker.


ssssssh !     The two amplifiers inside a Tourus are extremely efficient.

So efficient that they can use convection cooling. This means that there are no fans!

Fans inside loudspeakers can add to operational noise, weight, price and can lead to reliability issues. Tourus has no fan!         Ssssssh! – Silent and reliable operation.  


The Tourus- MBT models include both BLUETOOTH and USB thumb drive inputs.Its quick and easy to pair your mobile device over BLUETOOTH allowing for high quality wireless audio to stream into the Tourus.

The MBT models also feature TWS pairing. Easily link two Tourus (or should that be…”Tourae”??) together – wirelessly.

Alternatively, insert a USB thumb drive containing audio files (.wav, .flac, .mp3) and control backing tracks or background music with the transport controls on the rear.

Multiple inputs….with maximum power output!


Optional soft covers

With soft internal padding these optional ‘soft cover’ accessories are ideal for simple transportation or as a dust cover when the Tourus is not being used.

The Tourus carry handles are easily accessible even when it is inside its Tourus Soft cover.



System Type Active 8” 2-way Bi-Amplified
Frequency Response (+/-3 dB) 65-20 KHz
Sensitivity @ 1 w / 1 meter 95 dB
Maximum SPL (peak @ 1 meter) 124 dB
Low Frequency Transducer
Size (mm / inches) 203 mm / 8″
Coil Size (mm / inches) 38.86 mm / 1.53″
Impedance 4 Ω
High Frequency Transducer
Type Compression Driver
Coil Size (mm / inches) 44.5 mm / 1.75”
Exit Size (mm / inches) 25 mm / 1”
Diaphragm Material Titanium
Impedance 8 Ω
High Frequency Coverage (H x V) 90° x 60°
Amplifiers Class D
Low-Frequency Power Amplifier 150 w Continuous / 300 w Peak
High- Frequency Power Amplifier 100 w Continuous / 200 w Peak
Electronic Crossover
Crossover Frequency 2.6 KHz
Equalization +/-12 dB Gain for bass and treble
Amplifier Protection
Power On Protection Power switch on / off mute
Thermal Protection Amplifier shutdown, auto reset
Driver, DC and Short Protection Yes
Limiter Indicator Red LED
Power Indicator Green LED / Blue LED(LOGO)
Input type Balanced / BT / USB
Input Connectors 2 x TRS JACK, 2 x RCA AND 2 x FEMALE XLR
Input Impedance 47 KΩ Balanced
Maximum Input Level 5 V
Line Input Sensitivity -10 dB
Mic Input Sensitivity -40 dB
Line Output Connector MALE XLR
AC Power details
Power Supply SMPS
AC Power Options 100 V – 120 V and 220 V – 240 V
Power On Indicator LED
Rigging / Bracket / Mounting Options 4 x M8
35 mm Pole-mount with lock screw 35 mm Pole-mount with lock screw
3 carry handles (one on each side, one on top) 3 carry handles (one on each side, one on top)
Optional wall-mount bracket (WPB-2) Optional wall-mount bracket (WPB-2)
Enclosure Material Injection Moulded Polypropylene
Colour black
Grille 1.2 mm steel
Dimensions (Unpacked)(mm / inches):
Height 421.4 mm / 16.6”
Width – Front 259 mm / 10.2”
Width – Rear 171.9 mm / 6.7″
Depth 263.2 mm / 10.4”
Dimensions (packed)(mm / inches):
Height 470 mm / 18.5”
Width 315 mm / 12.4”
Depth 307 mm / 12.1”
Net Weight (kg / lbs) 8.0 kg / 17.6 lbs
Gross Weight (kg / lbs) 9.2 kg / 20.24 lbs


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