The V-SUB is an actively driven high performance cardioid subwoofer powered by a single amplifier channel. The V-SUB features integrated rigging equipment, and shares the same acoustical and visual design as the V-GSUB, which is intended for ground stacked applications only. It houses two long excursion neodymium drivers, an 18" driver in a bass-reflex design facing to the front and a 12" driver in a two chamber bandpass design radiating to the rear. The cardioid dispersion pattern resulting from this approach avoids unwanted energy behind the system that reduces the reverberant field at low frequencies and provides the greatest accuracy of low frequency reproduction. The V subwoofer can be used to supplement V8 and V12 loudspeakers in various combinations, ground stacked or flown, either integrated on top of a V8 / V12 array or as a separate column. The V-SUB cabinet is constructed from marine plywood and has an impact and weather protected PCP (Polyurea Cabinet Protection) finish. The front of the loudspeaker cabinet is protected by a rigid metal grill backed by an acoustically transparent foam. Each side panel incorporates two handles, whilst the top panel has an M20 high stand flange inserted.
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 D80 amplifier is recommended to drive the V-SUB. The d&b D20 and 30D amplifiers can also be used with the appropriate loudspeaker configuration selected.
|Frequency response (–5 dB standard)||37 - 115 Hz|
|Frequency response (-5 dB 100 Hz mode)||37 - 95 Hz|
Max. sound pressure (1m, free field)1
|Cabinets per amplifier channel||2|
|Configuration||High performance flyable cardioid subwoofer|
|Nominal impedance||8 Ω|
|Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms)||800/3200 W|
|Splay angle settings||0° and 2.5°|
1 x 18" driver
1 x 12" driver
2 x NLT4 F/M
optional 2 x NL4 or 2 x EP5
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||
606 x 700 x 7283 / 830 mm
23.8 x 27.5 x 28.6 3 / 32.6"
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.
|EU Declaration of Conformity (CE)||International||06.03.2018||53 KB|
|The V-Series brochure||English||12.06.2018||9 MB|
|TI385 d&b Line array design 10.1||English||05.06.2018||13 MB|
|V-Series cables and adapters||International||30.01.2014||922 KB|
|V-Series Rigging manual 1.11||English||08.09.2017||8 MB|
|V-SUB Manual 1.4||English||02.11.2016||791 KB|
The loudspeaker shall be an integrated cardioid subwoofer consisting of a 18" driver in a bass-reflex design radiating to the front and a 12" driver in a two chamber bandpass design radiating to the rear, with both drivers to be powered by a single amplifier channel. The loudspeaker shall only be operated by a dedicated, compatible controller amplifier.
The cabinet enclosure shall be made from marine plywood with an impact and weather protected PCP (Polyurea Cabinet Protection) finish.The drivers shall be protected by a rigid metal grill backed by an acoustically transparent foam. The cabinet shall incorporate two handles in each side panel and four transport wheels at the cabinet's rear.The cabinet shall incorporate a three point rigging system for the assembly of vertical arrays in conjunction with a dedicated flying frame.The loudspeaker shall allow splay angle settings of 2.5° between adjacent cabinets.
The connection panel on the back shall be recessed and fitted with speakon NLT4 F/M sockets (NL4 M or EP5 connectors as an option).
The power handling capacity shall be 800 W RMS and 3200 W peak (10 ms). The frequency response (–5 dB) measured on axis shall be 37 Hz to 115 Hz with a maximum sound pressure of at least 137 dB.
The dimensions (WxHxD) shall not exceed 700 x 606 x 728 mm (27.5" x 23.8" x 28.6") and shall weigh no more than 64 kg (141 lb).
The loudspeaker shall be the V-SUB by d&b audiotechnik GmbH.