DT-8A Air

The iCON DT-Air series was developed by the well know Danish acoustics engineer and designer,Jens Schonemann-Paul. Mr.Schonemann-Paul has a Master of Science in audio and acoustics from the Technical University of Denmark and 20 years experience in all categories of the loudspeaker industry. He has worked with a number of renowned
companies including Bang & Olufsen and Dynaudio among others developing a vast number of leading products. Many of Mr.Schonemann-Paul’s products have set new standards in the consumer as well as the automotive market – and not least the professional recording and broadcast business.

Jens Schonemann-Paul and our R&D team have spent tremendous effort and resources in designing and tuning this DT-Air series to perfection in a more than two year long process. The loudspeaker driver units are custom designed in close cooperation with our suppliers and all models have finally been fine-tuned by ear to fulfill any requirements in the tough and exacting recording industry.

The ICON DT-8A air Active Studio Monitor System provides a smooth and accurate response which makes the system pleasant to listen to. It is equipped with ICON’s innovative “AirCon” wireless control module which enables you to have ultimate wireless control of your studio settings. Here are some of its main features:

 Compact high performance active studio monitor

  • Active 2-Way Monitor System with complex Active Crossover design
  • The ideal solution for near-field monitoring in any recording or broadcasting facility
  • Designed for use in stereo as well as multichannel setups
  • Tuned by top-skilled acoustic engineer’s ear to fulfill any requirements in real recording studio environments
  • High, Mid and Low range contour control
  • High-Pass Filter – Flat, 60Hz & 80Hz selectable
  • Bi-Amped: 150W (LF), 80W(HF)
  • R-Type Transformer for super clean output


  • ICON Custom designed 8” woofer
  • Nomex® reinforced paper cone for crisp, clean and very open reproduction
  • Low loss SBR surround with low creep and long time reliability
  • Progressive spider to achieve soft clipping and low distortion even under extreme load
  • Heavy dual magnet ferrite magnet system with extended height for superb bass reproduction
  • Aluminum short circuiting ring and cupper cap in magnet system that practically eliminates motor distortion
  • Very rigid die-cast aluminum chassis with very open geometry for optimized air-flow to eliminate compression


  • High-end 1” dome tweeter
  • Soft fabric dome and surround with wide-dispersion optimized geometry
  • Big surround to reduce distortion
  • Low loss ferrofluid-free magnet system for open and detailed sound
  • Heavy ferrite under hung dual magnet system for high sensitivity and low distortion
  • Extended and air-flow optimized back cavity to ensure low compression and low resonance frequency
  • Rugged die-cast aluminum faceplate with wide-dispersion optimized geometry


  • Robust and very rigid design
  • Diffraction optimized smooth front baffle design
  • Extended front baffle dimensions to eliminate any vibration or sound radiation from the enclosure
  • Premium absorbing material for long life high performance bass reproduction

AirCon™ Wireless Controller Module fully integrated

  • Remote controlled Volume and Mute
  • High, Mid and Low range contour control
  • High-Pass Filter – Flat, 60Hz & 80Hz selectable
  • LCD Display (Graphic type)
SystemTwo-way active nearfield monitor
Frequency Response (+/-3dB)35 Hz - 25 kHz
Max SPL 2 m, pair in listening room (IEC Short Term)120 dB peak
Bass PrincipleBass reflex
Tuning Frequency40 Hz
Tweeter1" wide dispersion silk dome
Woofer8.0" Nomex paper cone
Magnetically shielded/compensatedShielded and Compensated
Cross over frequency2.2 kHz
Cross over slope24 dB/oct (LP and HP)
Input level for 100dB SPL @ 500-2000 Hz avg @ 1 m0 dBu RMS @ 0 dB level setting
Input connectorsBalanced XLR
LCD Graphic typewhite backlit
User settings (on the rear panel)
Power2 pos switch (On/Off)
Input sensitivity20 pos encoder (0 dB to mute)
High Pass ControlDigital switch (Flat / 60 Hz / 80 Hz)
Bass controlDigital switch (-2 dB / 0 dB / +2 dB)
Midrange controlDigital switch (-2 dB / 0 dB / +2 dB)
Treble controlDigital switch (-2 dB / 0 dB / +2 dB)
Power consumptionIdle: 15W / Max: 230W
Amplifier powerTweeter: 80W / Woofer: 150W
Internal cabinet volume14.5 liters
Weight14.5 kg (31.9lbs)
Dimensions(WxHxD) 255 x 376 x 285 mm
Dimensions10.1” x 14.8”x 11.3”