Y subwoofer

The Y-SUB is an actively driven cardioid subwoofer powered by a single amplifier channel. It houses two long excursion neodymium drivers in an integrated cardioid setup, an 18” driver in a bass-reflex chamber facing to the front and a 12” driver in a two chamber bandpass design radiating towards the rear. The cardioid dispersion pattern resulting from this arrangement avoids the distribution of energy behind the system, providing the greatest accuracy of low frequency reproduction and reducing the energy dispersed into unwanted areas. The Y-SUB is fitted with three point rigging hardware and can be flown in a column of purely Y subwoofers, at the top of a Y array or used in a ground stacked setup. The 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, whilst the side panels incorporate two handles with four wheels mounted to the rear. An optional transport lid protects the front of the subwoofer during transit.

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Accessories

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Amplifiers

Amplifiers


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 Y-SUB. The d&b D20, 10D, 30D and D6 amplifiers can also be used with the appropriate loudspeaker configuration selected.

Data

Data

System data  
Frequency response (–5 dB standard) 39 Hz - 140 Hz
Frequency response (-5 dB 100 Hz mode) 39 Hz - 110 Hz
Max. sound pressure (1m, free field)1
with D6/10D
with D20/30D
with D80
128 dB
131 dB
134 dB
Cabinets per amplifier channel 2
Loudspeaker data  
Configuration High performance flyable cardioid subwoofer
Nominal impedance 8 Ω
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms) 600/2400 W
Splay angle settings 0° and 2.5°
Components 1 x 18" driver with neodymium magnet
1 x 12" driver with neodymium magnet
Connections 2 x NLT4 F/M
optional 2 x NL4 or 2 x EP5
Dimensions, weight  
Dimensions (H x W x D) 500 x 630 x 7003 / 804 mm
19.7 x 24.8 x 27.63 / 31.6"
Weight 52 kg
115 lb

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.

Documentation

Documentation

Title Language Date Size
EU Declaration of Conformity (CE) International 04.10.2016 51 KB
The Y-Series brochure English 29.05.2017 9 MB
TI 385 d&b Line array design, ArrayCalc V9.x English 17.01.2018 1 MB
Y-Series cables and adapters International 27.08.2014 483 KB
Y-Series Rigging manual 1.4 English 07.09.2017 9 MB
Y-SUB Manual 1.2 English 28.10.2016 822 KB

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Architectural specifications

Architectural specifications

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 cabinet shall allow splay angle settings of 2.5° between subsequent 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 600 W RMS and 2400 W peak (10 ms). The frequency response (–5 dB) measured on axis shall be 39 Hz to 140 Hz with a maximum sound pressure of at least 134 dB.

The dimensions (WxHxD) shall not exceed 630 x 500 x 804 mm (24.8" x 19.7" x 31.6") and shall weigh no more than 52 kg (115 lb).

The loudspeaker shall be the Y-SUB by d&b audiotechnik GmbH.