Y8 loudspeaker

The compact Y8 line array loudspeaker is designed for use in vertical columns. The 2-way passive design features two 8” drivers in a dipole arrangement and a centrally mounted 1.4” compression driver with a wave transformer. Sophisticated horn geometry combined with the advanced bass-reflex port design delivers full bandwidth capabilities with an extended LF output. These high performance line array modules offer 80° horizontal directivity controlled down to 500 Hz. The mechanical and acoustical design enables vertical arrays of up to twenty four loudspeakers with vertical splay angles from 0° to 14° with a 1° resolution. It can be used in columns of purely Y8 loudspeakers or combined with Y12 and/or Y-SUB cabinets. The loudspeaker 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 a handle while two additional recessed grips are provided at the rear. Three point rigging hardware is integrated into the loudspeaker enclosure.

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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 Y8. 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) 54 Hz - 19 kHz
Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode) 100 Hz - 19 kHz
Max. sound pressure (1m, free field)1
with D6/10D
with D20/30D
with D80
134 dB
137 dB
139 dB
Cabinets per amplifier channel 2
Loudspeaker data  
Configuration High performance 2-way passive line array loudspeaker
Nominal impedance 8 Ω
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms) 400/1600 W
Nominal dispersion angle (horizontal) 80°
Splay angle settings 0° - 14° (1° increment)
Components 2 x 8" driver with neodymium magnet
1.4" exit compression driver
passive crossover network
Connections 2 x NLT4 F/M
optional 2 x NL4 or 2 x EP5
Dimensions, weight  
Dimensions (H x W x D) 257 x 630 x 375 mm
10 x 24.8 x 14.8"
Weight 20 kg
44 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 06.10.2016 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
Y8/Y12 Manual 1.2 English 28.10.2016 2 MB

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Architectural specifications

Architectural specifications

The 2-way dipolar, passive loudspeaker shall consist of two 8" low frequency drivers with a neodymium magnet assembly and one 1.4" exit neodymium compression driver with a 3" diaphragm mounted to a dedicated wave shaping device and a passive crossover network.
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 one handle in each side panel and two additional recessed grips at the rear bottom.
The cabinet shall incorporate a three point rigging system for the assembly of vertical line source arrays of up to 24 cabinets in conjunction with a dedicated flying frame.

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 loudspeaker shall have a nominal horizontal dispersion angle of 80°. The vertical dispersion angle of the assembled array shall be determined by the geometry of the splay angles between the cabinets, which shall be adjustable in a range of 0° to 14° in 1° increments.

The power handling capacity shall be 400 W RMS and 1600 W peak (10 ms). The frequency response (–5 dB) measured on axis shall be 54 Hz to 19 kHz with a maximum sound pressure of at least 139 dB.

The dimensions (WxHxD) shall not exceed 630 x 257 x 375 mm (24.8" x 10" x 14.8") and shall weigh no more than 20 kg (44 lb).

The loudspeaker shall be the Y8 by d&b audiotechnik GmbH.