Y subwoofer

Yi-SUB subwoofer front
Y-SUB subwoofer front line array
Y-SUB subwoofer front line array
Y-SUB subwoofer back line array

Y subwoofer

Subwoofers

High performance flyable cardioid subwoofer

  • Components 18"/12"
  • Dispersion Cardioid
  • SPLmax 134 dB
  • Weight 52 kg / 115 lb

Product description

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.

Amplifiers

The d&b D80 amplifier is recommended to drive the Y-SUB. The d&b D20, 10D, 30D and D6 can also be used.

D80

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System data
Frequency response (-5 dB standard)
39 Hz - 140 Hz
Frequency response (-5 dB 100 Hz mode)
39 Hz - 110 Hz
Max. sound pressure1
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 700 / 804 mm
19.7 x 24.8 x 27.6 / 31.6"
Weight
52 kg
115 lb

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

Rigging V-SUB and V8, V12 or Y-SUB and Y8, Y12

1/4 – Rigging V-SUB and V8, V12 or Y-SUB and Y8, Y12

De-rigging V-SUB and V8, V12 or Y-SUB and Y8, Y12

2/4 – De-rigging V-SUB and V8, V12 or Y-SUB and Y8, Y12

Rigging V-SUB or Y-SUB

3/4 – Rigging V-SUB or Y-SUB

De-rigging V-SUB or Y-SUB

4/4 – De-rigging V-SUB or Y-SUB

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