d&b at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas
InfoComm may be over for another year, but memories of the Las Vegas show are lingering a little longer than usual for some. Visitors to the d&b audiotechnik booth and demo room are returning home with customizable solutions in mind and an entirely new perspective on the world of sound. This was the combined effect of the loudspeakers, electronics, software and service now available from d&b, making every audio vision possible, no matter how technically, aesthetically, or creatively complex.
The d&b booth
At the booth integrators were introduced to d&b Custom solutions, a newly launched service dedicated to the careful tailoring of rigging, color and weather protection. The service formalizes a long held belief at d&b that a loudspeaker system can absorb sensitively into its surroundings, leaving listeners wholly unaware of its existence. Loudspeakers from the installation specific xC and xS-Series sat alongside the versatile Y-Series and award winning V-Series, highlighting the neutral elegance of all d&b systems.
Meanwhile the new SL-Series, already regarded as a quantum leap for large scale line arrays, attracted much attention. Combining original techniques and approaches, these Special Loudspeakers realize the demand for the highest degree of dispersion control over the entire audio bandwidth, making the trade between size and wavelength a thing of the past. Made for super scale events, the GSL system comes in a carefully conceived package, to make unsurpassed performances easier to transport, rig and redeploy.
The d&b demos
Guests to the d&b demo room found themselves looking ahead to a new frontier in sound. Enthusiasm for the d&b Soundscape has been growing globally following recent outings at NAMM, AES, and ISE. Now one year on and the 2018 InfoComm demo room was full again with a crowd eager to know more. The session provided a technical lowdown on the DS100 Signal engine, the brain behind the beauty, and its two software modules En-Scene and En-Space.
Early-rising visitors participating in the 9:00 Wednesday and Thursday morning demonstrations learned a depth of information about the d&b approach to integration and interoperability - one that ensures comprehensive remote control capabilities, efficient audio networking possibilities and seamless interoperability and integration with other devices within a sound reinforcement system.