AW Series
Wall-Mount Speaker

SPL transformed: Meet the AW 5.2T+ & AW 8.2T+







You liked the sound of AW 5.2 and AW 8.2…Now hear the + versions

A lot of smaller wall mount speakers in distributed systems never get to challenging sound levels.

We assumed that would be the case with our popular AW 8.2T and AW 5.2T.  But their sound quality is so good and their dispersion so complete that they were getting cranked up in bars, brew houses and clubs where mid-level SPLs from a distributed system came in handy.

So we redesigned the AW 8.2T and AW 5.2T  into the new AW 8.2T+ and AW 5.2T+ with beefier transformers. Nobody talks much about the transformers inside their 70-100V speakers (they’re hidden and they are “background” speakers after all). We are proud to.

AW 8.2T+ and AW 5.2T+ use audio-grade laminations.

All windings use heavy, high-insulated wire.

Cores are grain-oriented steel.

What’s the benefit?  Higher power handling with minimal insertion loss — as low as wall mount speakers costing twice as much. That leads to almost TWICE the power, and increased SPL without additional distortion. 

AW 8.2T+ and AW 5.2T+  can be trusted in applications where a distributed system needs more output (think bar during happy hour…or when home team football is up on the screens.

Wider sweet spot with Directivity Optimized Crossover

 We designed our AW Series to meet or match the performance of more expensive on-wall speakers… yet at a price point that can contribute to a winning bid — and a satisfied customer. Here’s how. 

For this type of speaker, music and speech are equally important. Both rely on a large “sweet spot” and off-axis intelligibility. Many speakers strive only for ON-axis frequency response and pay too little attention to OFF-axis system response. 

Directivity Optimization, a new, proprietary approach to crossover design, significantly improves vertical axis response. More listeners on the extreme left and right can hear the spoken word better. Music in a restaurant or bar is more immersive and less directional. DOC avoids the lock-step “studio monitor” configuration that is less than optimal for longer-throw applications and creates a noticeably wider sweet spot that is perfect for speech throughout a room, patio or bar area. 

DOC: Improved Directivity and Improved Response.

The printed response specs for most speakers are measured from the direct ON-axis response…which is nice for a listener sitting directly in front of the speaker.

However, too little attention is often paid to the OFF axis frequency response of the loudspeaker system.
This can result in inconsistent off-axis response and changing sound quality within the speaker’s intended coverage pattern.

No matter how you situate AW speakers, more listeners are going to hear clearer speech and more spacious music.

Custom DSP processing further improves AW performance.

While AW speakers provide ample performance on their own, Ashly’s powerful, easy-to-use Protēa and AquaControl™ DSP systems give you the opportunity to apply advanced EQ, FIRs, further X-over refinements, and delay to AW speakers, providing a wider, flatter frequency response across the coverage angle. These free downloadable presets give Ashly DSP processor units and processor-equipped amps the ability to realize the best possible sound without needing to manually adjust for any frequency response anomalies that might otherwise produce less than optimal results.

DSP: The “secret sauce” that sets AW apart from the competition.

Consider these ±30˚ Vertical Axis response curves for typical 2-way wall-mount speakers vs AWs. Our Directivity Optimized Crossover, along with custom DSP voice presets result a wider “sweet spot”, flatter frequency response and improved phase accuracy for each AW speaker model.

Three levels of DSP processing for AW wall-mount speakers.

Level 1 applies the most advanced and precise DSP to Ashly speakers. Level 1 currently works with most Protea-enabled products and includes multi-band PEQ, Universal X-Over filters, HPF/LPF, FIR filters and Delay (when used with the SP-12.1P subwoofer). This DSP level applies to the following Ashly Protea-equipped amplifier and DSP processors: nXp, nep, pema & ne matrix processors (ne4400, 4800, etc…). Level 1 Speaker files will also be available to work for AquaControl-enabled models, such as the mXa-1502. These will provide similar processing to that found in Protea-based models.

Level 2 is designed to work exclusively for the ne24.24m matrix processor. It encompasses many of the same features as Level 1, except for FIR filters.

Level 3 is exclusively for the 3.6 & 4.8SP Speaker System Processors and includes more basic PEQ, HPF/LPF functions and Delay. No FIRs or Universal X-Over.

An integral part of the overall Ashly eco-system solution.

The world doesn’t need another brand of ordinary wall-mount speakers. That’s why we developed a line with unique features and performance. Now you can spec an all-Ashly system with quality speakers that make beautiful music with our amplifiers and processors that feature Protēa and AquaControl™…and of course a range of wall controllers.

One order. One delivery. One satisfied customer!

Precise Wall-Mounts

The AW Series mounts are as special as the speakers themselves. Designed to provide precise and repeatable horizontal and vertical adjustment, without fear of stripping and “sagging”. No more climbing a ladder to readjust. Installation made simple and secure.

The AW Series are made for both indoor and outdoor wall-mount applications.

Both dust and water-resistant, they are ideal for BGM use in bar/restaurants (including patios), Paging and BGM for retail stores, distributed audio in HoW, schools, sports/health clubs and public spaces. Highly efficient and durable, they complete the total Ashly solution when combined with Ashly’s DSP and DSP-enable amplifiers for the widest, most consistent coverage available in a small speaker. The AW Series is available in four model sizes: AW-2.1P 2.75” Full-range 6Ω speaker IP52 rated. AW-3.2P 3” 2-Way 8Ω speaker, IP-52 rated. AW-5.2T+ 5” 2-Way speaker w/Transformer, IP54 rated. AW-8.2T+ 8” 2-Way speaker w/Transformer, IP54 rated. Where extended low-frequency response is required, add the SP-12.1P 12” Subwoofer for full-range applications like DJ or Live Music Performance. Directivity Optimized Crossover integrated in all 2-way models and model-specific DSP presets available for Protea & AquaControl-enabled amps & processors. Wall-mounting hardware is supplied. All models are sold in pairs.

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IS_SP_AW_4-pg 4 Page Brochure

AW_Series_Manual Operating and Installation Manual

AW_DataSheet Data Sheet

SP_sub_DataSheet Data Sheet

AW-2.1P A&E Specifications

AW-3.2P A&E Specifications

AW-5.2T+ A&E Specifications

AW-8.2T+ A&E Specifications

AW GLL Files GLL Files

AW 2.1 No Crossover Presets – for AquaControl™

AW 5.2T No Crossover Presets – for AquaControl™

AW 5.2T 110 Hz Crossover Presets – for AquaControl™

AW 5.2T 150 Hz Crossover Presets – for AquaControl™

AW_2.1P_Level_1_Voice_Presets – for Protea-based models: nXp, nep, pema & ne matrix DSP

AW_3.2P_Level_1_Voice_Presets – for Protea-based models: nXp, nep, pema & ne matrix DSP

AW_5.2T_Level_1_Voice_Presets – for Protea-based models: nXp, nep, pema & ne matrix DSP

AW_8.2T_Level_1_Voice_Presets – for Protea-based models: nXp, nep, pema & ne matrix DSP

SP-12.1P_Level_1_Voice_Presets – for Protea-based models: nXp, nep, pema & ne matrix DSP

Level 2 Voice Presets – for ne24.24m only

AW_2.1P_Level_3_Voice_Presets – for SP & DSP Series Speaker System Processors only

AW_3.2P_Level_3_Voice_Presets – for SP & DSP Series Speaker System Processors only

IS_3.8P_Level_3_Voice_Presets – for SP & DSP Series Speaker System Processors only

AW 2.1 Level 1 For FX Series

AW 3.2 Level 1 For FX Series

AW 5.2+ Level 1 For FX Series

AW 8.2+ Level 1 For FX Series