A d&b system is not just a loudspeaker. It actually comprises a wide selection of d&b system components, containing loudspeakers, mechanical accessories, amplifiers, as well as software for performance prediction and centralized remote control. Right from the outset the d&b audiotechnik approach was to build integrated sound reinforcement systems that actually are more than the combination of parts: an entirety where each fits all. Every element is tightly specified, precisely aligned and carefully integrated to achieve maximum efficiency. All d&b loudspeakers share similar sound characteristics, ensuring that when combined, the performance between different loudspeaker Series is indistinguishable. The d&b amplifiers contain configurations for every d&b loudspeaker to ensure optimum results. The Digital Signal Processing capabilities of these devices provide comprehensive loudspeaker management, switchable filter functions, remote capabilities and user-definable controls to fulfill the exact needs of each application. The d&b ArrayCalc simulation tool allows a complete electroacoustic solution to be planned ahead, through system design, performance prediction and optimization. All final data is assimilated by the d&b R1 Remote control software into an intuitive graphical user interface, offering centralized control and monitoring for the complete system.