The E8 is a high performance 2-way multipurpose loudspeaker, employing an integrated coaxial driver. The E8 can be used for speech and music applications as a stand-alone full range system, or incorporated into larger distributed sound reinforcement situations. With the addition of an E12X subwoofer in passive or active mode or any other E-Series subwoofer, it can also easily reproduce higher level music program. The multifaceted shape of the enclosure allows use either in an upright or horizontal orientation as well as deployment as a stage monitor. The 90° x 50° dispersion pattern (h x v) of the horn is easily rotatable through 90° to provide a 50° x 90° dispersion pattern. The E8 cabinet is constructed from polyurethane integral hard foam with an impact resistant paint finish incorporating a handle and a socket to accept loudspeaker stands. The loudspeaker cabinet is also available in Special Colour (SC) and Weather Resistant (WR) options. Both options are supplied with metal plates in the specified colour covering the handle recesses and loudspeaker stand socket.
The d&b audiotechnik loudspeaker range is designed exclusively for operation with d&b amplifiers. These provide power as well as comprehensive control and protection functions tailored to achieve the performance, reliability and longevity associated with the d&b System approach. The d&b D20 and 30D amplifiers are recommended to drive the E8. The d&b D80, 10D and D6 amplifiers can also be used with the appropriate loudspeaker configuration selected.
When the E8-X configuration is selected an E8 can be driven passively in parallel with an E12X-SUB from the same amplifier channel.
|Frequency response (–5 dB standard)||62 Hz - 18 kHz|
|Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode)||120 Hz - 18 kHz|
Max. sound pressure (1m, free field)1
|Cabinets per amplifier channel||4|
|Configuration||2-way compact coaxial loudspeaker|
|Nominal impedance||16 Ω|
|Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms)||150/800 W|
|Nominal dispersion angle (h x v)||90° x 50° rotatable through 50° x 90°|
8" driver with neodymium magnet
1" exit compression driver with 1.75" coil and rotatable CD horn
passive crossover network
2 x NLT4 F/M
optional 2 x EP5 or 2 x NL4
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||
390 x 232 x 223 mm
15.4 x 9.1 x 8.8"
Application information is presented for guidance only. d&b reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the products and the published specifications. As part of the ongoing development program d&b tries to maintain the highest degree of product compatibility.
The 2-way, passive loudspeaker shall consist of a integrated 8”/1” exit coaxial driver design with neodymium magnet and constant directivity horn loading.
The horn with its 90° x 50° (hor. x vert.) dispersion pattern shall be rotatable through 90° providing a 50° x 90° pattern.
The sealed enclosure shall be injection molded with an impact resistant black finish. The drivers shall be protected by a rigid metal grill backed by an acoustically transparent foam.
A handle shall be incorporated in the top panel while a pole mount shall be incorporated in the bottom panel to accept a loudspeaker stand.
M10 threaded inserts shall be incorporated to connect to different rigging accessories.
The connection panel on the back shall be recessed and fitted with speakon NLT4 F/M sockets. NL4 or EP5 connectors as well as a fixed cable option shall be available upon request.
Special colours according to RAL table as well as a weather resistant option shall be available upon request.
The loudspeaker shall only be operated by a dedicated, compatible controller amplifier. The power handling capacity shall be 150 W RMS and 800 W peak (10 ms). The frequency response (–5 dB) measured on axis shall be 62 Hz to 18 kHz with a maximum sound pressure of at least 123 dB.
The dimensions shall not exceed 232 x 390 x 223 mm (9.1" x 15.4" x 8.8" - WxHxD) and shall weigh no more than 7.3 kg (16.1 lb).
The loudspeaker shall be the E8 by d&b audiotechnik GmbH.