14 January 2016

The classic: reinvented by d&b

Introducing the B22: a multipurpose omnidirectional subwoofer from d&b audiotechnik. The B22-SUB houses two 18” neodymium drivers in a very efficient bandpass horn design producing high Sound Pressure Levels and an extended frequency response.

The B22 is a new take on an old friend: the d&b audiotechnik B2-SUB. The B2 is well known and loved around the world thanks to the signature sonic performance and after over twenty years of service, it’s time for an update. Intended for ground stacked applications, the omnidirectional B22-SUB promises increased performance, a modern appearance and improved internal cabinet bracing.

The B22-SUB is the largest d&b omnidirectional subwoofer, but when used in multiples of three and in CSA mode (Cardioid Subwoofer Array), they exhibit impressive rejection towards the rear. To increase flexibility, the B22-SUB can also be operated in INFRA mode, which extends the frequency response to supplement other d&b subwoofers. When used as an infrabass system, the B22-SUB performs down to 32 Hz, with an upper operating range of 68 Hz, compared to the standard mode, which operates from 37 Hz to 90 Hz.

“The B2-SUB needs no introduction,” said d&b Product Manager Marcus Bäumler. “Demand for the B2 has been constant since it’s launch in 1994, but cabinet design and modelling has come a long way since then. The B22-SUB exploits the high output power of the d&b D80 amplifier to the full. It has familiar B2 characteristics, but with higher performance and a modern twist.”