Issue 26



9 September 2014

The new Y-Series loudspeakers from d&b audiotechnik are designed for any small to medium sized application. The range comprises 10 models of loudspeakers and subs for mobile use and installation, in both line and point source designs.


“The application possibilities are endless, ranging from performing arts to conferences, religious events and live shows,” says product manager Werner ‘Vier’ Bayer. “This has been an exciting and illuminating project; we see this series becoming the workhorse of our industry, on every end of the spectrum.”

While the Y7P and Y10P loudspeakers cover point source duties with the B6-SUB providing extended frequency response, two line source loudspeakers and a matched cardioid subwoofer, the Y8, Y12 and Y-SUB tackle line array tasks.

The Y7P and Y10P loudspeakers share the same dipolar 8-inch driver arrangement centred on a 1.4-inch compression driver fitted to a rotatable CD horn, facilitating horizontal or vertical deployment. With dispersion characteristics of 75° x 40° and 110° x 40° (h x v) respectively, the Y7P and Y10P can be used individually as a full range system or in combination with other elements from the Y-Series, either ground stacked or flown. An advanced port design delivers extended LF performance down to 59Hz. The B6-SUB complements the Y7P and Y10P, with a single 18-inch driver built into a bass-reflex design, extending the frequency response down to 37Hz.

The Y8 and Y12 loudspeakers are compact, configurable and use the same rigging design as their bigger brothers from the J and V-Series, and share the same 80° and 120° horizontal dispersion characteristics. The Y8 and Y12 can be suspended in columns of up to 24 loudspeakers with splay angles from 0° to 14° with a 1° resolution. The Y-SUB houses a forward facing 18-inch driver and a 12-inch driver radiating towards the rear, producing a cardioid dispersion pattern. Driven by a single amplifier channel, the compact Y-SUB can be ground stacked or flown at the top of a Y8 / Y12 array.

Both the point source and line source loudspeakers feature two 8-inch drivers with neodymium magnets mounted in a dipolar arrangement around a 1.4-inch compression driver. This driver configuration enables the Y8 and Y12 to offer a horizontal dispersion pattern controlled down to 500Hz. An range of transport solutions and accessories is available to aid ease of setup and mobility.

And while the Y loudspeakers are designed to provide flexible, mobile solutions, the Yi installation specific versions are designed for permanent applications, differing only in cabinet construction and mounting hardware. Colour and weather resistant options provide further visual integration and positioning possibilities.

Source: media release

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