16C column loudspeaker

16C loudspeaker front
16C loudspeaker back

16C column loudspeaker

Column speakers

Installation specific cardioid column loudspeaker

  • Components 4 x 4"/0.75"
  • Dispersion 90° x 40°
  • SPLmax 122 dB
  • Weight 5 kg / 11 lb

Product description

The 16C 2-way passive column loudspeaker is the smallest in the Series housing four 4” neodymium drivers and a 0.75” compression driver mounted on a CD horn. The HF horn has a nominal dispersion of 90° x 40° (h x v). The 4" drivers are arranged in a unique cardioid setup radiating through waveguide elements at the front and damped ports at the rear of the cabinet. This design provides a constant directivity pattern of 90° in the horizontal plane with a broadband attenuation to the rear of approximately 18 dB. A cardioid dispersion pattern produces minimal energy behind the loudspeaker, reducing reflections and resulting in balanced level distribution across the listening area while increasing gain before feedback when working with open microphones. The 16C loudspeaker enclosure is constructed from an extruded aluminium back and a metal baffle, while the front and sides of the cabinet are protected by a metal grill. The rear of the cabinet features continuous T-slot rails for mounting purposes, a single NL4 input and a 4-pole Phoenix combicon terminal connector. The xC-Series loudspeakers are available in white or black as standard, or can be provided with the Special Colour (SC) option that can be executed in all RAL colours.


The d&b 10D, 30D and D6 amplifiers are recommended to drive the 16C. The d&b D20 and D80 can also be used.




Architectural specifications for detailed project planning

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System data
Frequency response (-5 dB standard)
110 Hz - 18 kHz
Max. sound pressure1
122 dB
Cabinets per amplifier channel
Loudspeaker data
Installation specific cardioid column loudspeaker
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms)
100/500 W
Nominal dispersion angle (h x v)
90° x 40°
4 x 4" driver with neodymium magnet
1 x 0.75" compression driver mounted on CD horn
Passive crossover network
4-pole Phoenix terminal
Dimensions / weight
Dimensions (H x W x D)
650 x 124.5 x 124 mm
25.6 x 4.9 x 4.88"
5 kg
11 lb

1 1m, free field. SPL max peak test signal: pink noise with crest factor 4

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