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Contents
The d&b System reality.......................................................... 4
The xS-Series............................................................................... 8
The 4S loudspeaker................................................................ 10
The 5S loudspeaker................................................................ 11
The 8S loudspeaker................................................................ 12
The 10S/10S-D loudspeakers............................................. 13
The 12S/12S-D loudspeakers............................................. 14
The 12S subwoofer................................................................. 15
The 18S subwoofer................................................................. 16
The 27S subwoofer................................................................. 17
The xS-Series mounting and rigging accessories....... 18
The xS-Series mounting and rigging examples.......... 19
The d&b ArrayCalc simulation software........................ 20
The d&b Remote network.................................................... 21
The D6, D12 and D80 amplifiers....................................... 22
The operation with D6, D12 and D80 amplifiers........ 24
The xS-Series frequency responses................................. 25
The d&b amplifier output modes...................................... 26
The xS-Series configuration examples........................... 28
The xS-Series product overview....................................... 30
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The d&b System reality
As the name implies a d&b audiotechnik system is not just a
loudspeaker. Nor is it merely a sum of the components:
loudspeakers, amplifiers, accessories and software. Right from
the outset the d&b audiotechnik approach was to build
integrated sound reinforcement systems that actually are more
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than the combination of parts: an entirety where each fits all.
Every element is tightly specified, precisely aligned and carefully
integrated to achieve maximum efficiency. For ease of use, all the
user-definable parameters are integrated, allowing the possibility
of adjustment, either via remote control surfaces or directly on the
amplifiers. Neutral sound characteristics leave the user all the
freedom needed to realise whatever the brief. At the same time
d&b offers integrated finance, service and support, a
knowledgeable distribution network, education and training as
well as technical information, so the same optimal acoustic result
is achieved consistently by every system anywhere, at any time.
In reality: the d&b System reality.
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The xS-Series point source loudspeakers are designed for
visual, physical, acoustical and electrical integration into
permanently installed applications and are intended for
environments that go beyond rider specified performance spaces.
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The loudspeakers encompass a broad range of sizes and output
powers and share the same clean and unobtrusive industrial
design for use in stand-alone applications. Each has specialized
fittings with capped recessed threads to which discreet mounting
hardware is attached. Rotatable horns deliver additional
flexibility in terms of mounting options. Both the cabinets and
available accessories can be properly colour matched to interior
designs. Intended applications include town halls, conference
and meeting facilities, theatres and opera houses, ball rooms,
houses of worship, restaurants, bars, lounges and night clubs,
lecture theatres and assembly halls.
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The xS-Series
The xS-Series loudspeakers are 2-way, passive, high performance
cabinets, with each name reflecting the particular size of LF
driver employed.
The ultra compact 4S and compact 5S are designed for installed
sound applications where the sonic performance to size ratio
is most critical. Each offer a constant and wide coverage even at
close listening positions.
The 8S is a bass-reflex enclosure offering a matching solution
when space requirements and enhanced acoustic performance is
important.
The 10S/10S-D represent the heart of the xS-Series and are
designed with a complete set of acoustical and mechanical
options to realize any challenge.
The 12S/12S-D mark the upper end of the xS-Series and by
providing extended LF from a single cabinet are suitable for a
wide range of installed sound applications. The point source
biaxial designs of 10S/10S-D and 12S/12S-D have physically
symmetrical horn flanges enabling rotation of the entire horn
assembly by 90°.
The xS-Series loudspeakers are supported by a range of compact
bass-reflex subwoofers. The compact 12S-SUB is an ideal low
end extension in small and medium sized venues or where space
is restricted. The 18S-SUB completes all program material with
that deep, round, warm and musical low end of today’s
performance expectations. The 27S-SUB´s patented cardioid
dispersion avoids unwanted energy behind the system and
greatly reduce the excitation of the reverberant field at low
frequencies providing highest accuracy in low frequency
reproduction. The special passive cardioid design of the
27S-SUB allows the system to be powered by a single amplifier
channel.
All xS-Series cabinets and accessories are available in black
whilst the 4S, 5S, 8S and 12S-SUB including their respective
accessories are also available in white as standard.
Additionally all the xS cabinets and accessories can be ordered
with a Weather Resistant (WR) and Special Colour (SC) option.
The WR option provides an IP34 rating, and enables operation
of loudspeakers in changing ambient conditions, however it is not
intended to enable permanent, unprotected operation of
loudspeakers outdoors. The Weather Resistant cabinet is supplied
with a fixed cable with a PG cable gland, coated with PCP
(Polyurea Cabinet Protection) and is available in black only. The
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WR option is not available for 4S and 5S cabinets, as the
standard versions are already rated IP34. The SC option for all
loudspeaker cabinets and most accessories can be executed in
all RAL colours.
4S loudspeaker
5S loudspeaker
10S/10S-D loudspeakers
12S subwoofer
8S loudspeaker
12S/12S-D loudspeakers
18S subwoofer
The d&b software offering aides the entire system setup process,
from the simulation and planning of the loudspeaker systems, to
the remote control and monitoring of the system functions during
the event, followed by service functionality to verify system
performance. The ArrayCalc simulation software allows the
virtual optimization of loudspeaker line arrays, point source and
column loudspeakers as well as subwoofers and their adjustment
to venue conditions. Using the R1 export function, a project file
containing the simulation data including the respective amplifier
settings is generated for deployment to the R1 Remote control
software. R1 then feeds the settings to the amplifiers from a
central location to allow rapid verification and fine adjustment on
site. Service functions enable firmware updates of the amplifiers
as and when these are available.
The d&b D6 and D12 dual channel as well as the D80 four
channel amplifiers realize the complete system and incorporate
d&b loudspeaker specific configuration information. They provide
three different power ranges and have analog and digital signal
inputs and links. These devices are specially designed and
manufactured by d&b utilizing Digital Signal Processing and
include switchable functions for precisely tailoring system
response for a wide variety of applications. Delay capabilities
and equalization on each channel of every amplifier reduce the
need for external processing devices, with user definable 4-band
parametric EQ for the D6 and D12 compared to the two
16-band equalizers incorporated into the D80.
D6 amplifier
D12 amplifier
27S subwoofer
D80 amplifier
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The 4S loudspeaker
The 5S loudspeaker
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5S loudspeaker
The 5S is a lightweight 2-way passive loudspeaker using an LF
driver and a coaxially mounted wide dispersion dome tweeter.
The coaxial designed 5S employs a 5” driver in a compact
bass-reflex enclosure and offers a symmetrical dispersion pattern
in the horizontal and vertical plane while the cabinet may be
mounted in either orientation.
It can be used stand-alone or supplemented by different
subwoofers of the xS-Series.
The enclosure is injection moulded with an impact resistant
black or white paint finish. The front of the loudspeaker cabinet
is protected by a rigid metal grill backed by an acoustically
transparent foam and incorporated into the rear panel are two
M8 threaded inserts.
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4S horizontal dispersion characteristics2
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Frequency response (–5 dB standard)................... 130 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode).............. 180 Hz - 20 kHz
Max. sound pressure (1 m, free field)1.............................................
with D6................................................................................... 114 dB
with D12................................................................................ 115 dB
with D80................................................................................ 115 dB
Input level (100 dB SPL/1 m)............................................... –4 dBu
Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance............................................................ 16 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 msec)............60/400 W
Nominal dispersion angle............................................100° conical
Components................................4” driver with neodymium magnet
...........................................0.75” dome tweeter coaxially mounted
................................................................. passive crossover network
Connections.......................................................................... 2 x NL4
.......................................................................... screw terminal block
Weight...............................................................................1 kg (2 lb)
System data
Frequency response (–5 dB standard)..................... 80 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode)............... 130 Hz - 20 kHz
Max. sound pressure (1 m, free field)1...............................................
with D6.................................................................................... 117 dB
with D12.................................................................................. 118 dB
with D80.................................................................................. 118 dB
Input level (100 dB SPL/1 m)................................................ –6 dBu
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Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance............................................................ 16 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 msec)............60/400 W
Nominal dispersion angle........................................... 100° conical
Components......................................................................... 5” driver
................................................ 1” dome tweeter coaxially mounted
................................................................. passive crossover network
Connections.......................................................................... 2 x NL4
.......................................................................... screw terminal block
Weight........................................................................ 2.5 kg (5.5 lb)
150 [5.91]
4S vertical dispersion characteristics2
120 [4.72]
102 [4]
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5S vertical dispersion characteristics2
164 [6.45]
160 [6.29]
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Side view
103 [4.07]
110 [4.33]
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Top view
500
5S horizontal dispersion characteristics2
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4S loudspeaker
The 4S is a lightweight 2-way passive loudspeaker using a
neodymium LF driver and a coaxially mounted wide dispersion
dome tweeter. The coaxial designed 4S employs a 4” driver in
a highly compact sealed enclosure and offers a symmetrical
dispersion pattern in the horizontal and vertical plane while the
cabinet may be mounted in either orientation.
It can be used stand-alone or supplemented by different
subwoofers from the xS-Series.
The enclosure is injection moulded with an impact resistant
black or white paint finish. The front of the loudspeaker cabinet
is protected by a rigid metal grill backed by an acoustically
transparent foam and incorporated into the rear panel are two
M8 threaded inserts.
45 [1.77]
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4S cabinet dimensions in mm [inch]
24°
Top view
45 [1.77]
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5S cabinet dimensions in mm [inch]
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2 Dispersion angle vs frequency plotted using lines of equal sound pressure (isobars)
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2 Dispersion angle vs frequency plotted using lines of equal sound pressure (isobars)
at –6 dB and –12 dB
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The 8S loudspeaker
The 10S/10S-D loudspeakers
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System data
Frequency response (–5 dB standard)..................... 70 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode)............... 110 Hz - 20 kHz
Max. sound pressure (1 m, free field)1...............................................
with D6.................................................................................... 124 dB
with D12.................................................................................. 127 dB
with D80.................................................................................. 127 dB
Input level (100 dB SPL/1 m).............................................. –10 dBu
224 [8.81]
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System data
Frequency response (–5 dB standard).................... 60 Hz - 18 kHz
Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode)............... 100 Hz - 18 kHz
Max. sound pressure (1 m, free field)1...............................................
10S/10S-D with D6................................................................ 127 dB
10S/10S-D with D12............................................................. 130 dB
10S/10S-D with D80............................................................. 130 dB
Input level (100 dB SPL/1 m).............................................. –12 dBu
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176 [6.93]
Rear view
Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance............................................................ 12 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 msec).......200/1200 W
Nominal dispersion angle 10S/10S-D (h x v)....................................
....................................................... 75° x 50°/110° x 55° rotatable
Components............................. 10” driver with neodymium magnet
............................................. 1.4” compression driver with CD horn
................................................................. Passive crossover network
Connections.......................................................................... 2 x NL4
.......................................................................... screw terminal block
Weight.......................................................................... 13 kg (29 lb)
Broadband measurement, pink noise, crest factor 4, peak measurement, linear weighting
Dispersion angle vs frequency plotted using lines of equal sound pressure (isobars)
at –6 dB and –12 dB
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Dispersion angle vs frequency plotted using lines of equal sound pressure (isobars)
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10S vertical dispersion
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10S-D horizontal dispersion
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10S-D vertical dispersion
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283 [11.14]
350 [13.78]
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Side view
144 [5.68]
105 [4.13]
8S cabinet dimensions in mm [inch]
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146 [5.74]
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10S horizontal dispersion
characteristics2
205 [8.07]
Front view
Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance............................................................ 16 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 msec)......... 150/800 W
Nominal dispersion angle........................................... 100° conical
Components................................8” driver with neodymium magnet
........................................ 1” compression driver coaxially mounted
................................................................. passive crossover network
Connections.......................................................................... 2 x NL4
.......................................................................... screw terminal block
Weight......................................................................... 7.4 kg (16 lb)
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10S/10S-D loudspeakers
The biaxial 10S/10S-D are high performance 2-way
loudspeakers employing a single 10” driver in a bass-reflex
enclosure and different HF sections for a wide range of installed
sound applications. All models are lightweight passive designs
using neodymium drivers and large constant directivity horns for
accurate pattern control. The 10S/10S-D are single box solutions
providing rotatable dispersion characteristics of 75° x 50° and
110° x 55° respectively.
With their frequency response from 60 Hz to 18 kHz both versions
can be used as full range systems and can also be supplemented
by different subwoofers from the xS-Series.
The enclosures are constructed from marine plywood with an
impact resistant black paint finish. The front of the loudspeaker
cabinets are protected by a rigid metal grill backed by an
acoustically transparent foam. The top and bottom panels
incorporate a pair of M10 threaded inserts, whilst the rear panel
incorporates two M8 threaded inserts. The loudspeakers are
Ball Impact Resistant according to DIN 18032-3 for sports and
multipurpose halls.
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8S loudspeaker
The 8S is a full range, 2-way loudspeaker in a bass-reflex
enclosure, utilizing an 8"/1" coaxial driver combination with a
passive crossover. The coaxial design offers a symmetrical
dispersion pattern in the horizontal and vertical plane while the
cabinet may be mounted in either orientation.
With its frequency response from 70 Hz to 20 kHz the 8S can
be used as a full range system or can be supplemented by
different subwoofers from the xS-Series.
The enclosure is constructed from marine plywood with an
impact resistant black or white paint finish. The front of the
loudspeaker cabinet is protected by a rigid metal grill backed
by an acoustically transparent foam. The top and bottom panels
incorporate an M8 threaded insert, whilst the rear panel
incorporates two.
60 [2.36]
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Top view
105 [4.13]
Rear view
10S/10S-D cabinet dimensions in mm [inch]
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The 12S/12S-D loudspeakers
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12S horizontal dispersion
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12S vertical dispersion
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12S subwoofer
The 12S-SUB is a compact subwoofer for use with the xS-Series
loudspeakers. The cabinet houses a long excursion 12” neodymium
driver in a bass-reflex design and it can be used stand-alone,
ground stacked or individually flown.
The enclosure is constructed from marine plywood with an
impact resistant black or white paint finish. The front of the
loudspeaker cabinet is protected by a rigid metal grill backed by
an acoustically transparent foam. The side panels incorporate a
pair of M10 threaded inserts. The loudspeaker is Ball Impact
Resistant according to DIN 18032-3 for sports and multipurpose
halls.
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System data
Frequency response (–5 dB standard)........................... 45 - 130 Hz
Frequency response (–5 dB 100 Hz mode).................. 45 - 100 Hz
Max. sound pressure (single cabinet, 1 m, free field)1......................
with D6.................................................................................... 124 dB
with D12.................................................................................. 127 dB
with D80.................................................................................. 127 dB
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12S-D vertical dispersion
characteristics2
638 [25.12]
12S-D horizontal dispersion
characteristics2
System data
Frequency response (–5 dB standard).................... 48 Hz - 18 kHz
Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode)............... 100 Hz - 18 kHz
Max. sound pressure (1 m, free field)1...............................................
12S/12S-D with D6................................................................ 130 dB
12S/12S-D with D12............................................................. 133 dB
12S/12S-D with D80............................................................. 133 dB
Input level (100 dB SPL/1 m).............................................. –14 dBu
338 [13.3]
263 [10.35]
530 [20.86]
448 [17.64]
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Side view
Top view
Rear view
12S-SUB cabinet dimensions in mm [inch]
Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance...............................................................8 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 msec).......300/1600 W
Components............................. 12” driver with neodymium magnet
Connections.......................................................................... 2 x NL4
.......................................................................... screw terminal block
Weight.......................................................................... 16 kg (35 lb)
365 [14.37]
Front view
Side view
193 [7.59]
319 [12.56]
205 [8.07]
Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance...............................................................8 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 msec).......300/1600 W
Nominal dispersion angle 12S/12S-D (h x v)....................................
....................................................... 75° x 50°/110° x 55° rotatable
Components............................. 12” driver with neodymium magnet
............................................. 1.4” compression driver with CD horn
................................................................. passive crossover network
Connections.......................................................................... 2 x NL4
.......................................................................... screw terminal block
Weight.......................................................................... 17 kg (37 lb)
60 [2.36]
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Top view
105 [4.13]
Rear view
12S/12S-D cabinet dimensions in mm [inch]
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354 [13.94]
12S/12S-D loudspeakers
The biaxial 12S/12S-D are high performance 2-way
loudspeakers employing a single 12” driver in a bass-reflex
enclosure and different HF sections for a wide range of installed
sound applications. Both versions are lightweight passive designs
using neodymium drivers and large constant directivity horns for
accurate pattern control. The 12S/12S-D are single box solutions
providing rotatable dispersion characteristics of 75° x 50° and
110° x 55° respectively.
With their extended frequency response from 48 Hz to 18 kHz
both versions can be used as full range systems and can also be
supplemented by different subwoofers of the xS-Series.
The enclosures are constructed from marine plywood with an
impact resistant black paint finish. The front of the loudspeaker
cabinets are protected by a rigid metal grill backed by an
acoustically transparent foam. The top and bottom panels
incorporate a pair of M10 threaded inserts, whilst the rear panel
incorporates two M8 threaded inserts. The loudspeakers are
Ball Impact Resistant according to DIN 18032-3 for sports and
multipurpose halls.
The 12S subwoofer
Broadband measurement, pink noise, crest factor 4, peak measurement, linear weighting
Dispersion angle vs frequency plotted using lines of equal sound pressure (isobars)
at –6 dB and –12 dB
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The 27S subwoofer
27S subwoofer
The 27S-SUB is a compact high performance cardioid subwoofer
for use with the xS-Series and xA-Series loudspeakers. The
cabinet houses two long excursion neodymium drivers in an
integrated cardioid setup: a 15“ driver in a bass-reflex design
facing to the front and a 12” driver in a two chamber bandpass
design radiating to the rear. The arrangement and tuning provide
a cardioid dispersion pattern using a single amplifier channel. It
can be used stand-alone, ground stacked or individually flown.
The enclosure is constructed from marine plywood with an impact
resistant black paint finish. The front of the loudspeaker cabinet
is protected by a rigid metal grill backed by an acoustically
transparent foam. The side panels incorporate a pair of M10
threaded inserts. The loudspeaker is Ball Impact Resistant
according to DIN 18032-3 for sports and multipurpose halls.
60 [2.36“]
490 [19.29“]
415 [16.3“]
580 [22.83“]
Front view
System data
Frequency response (–5 dB standard).........................37 - 140 Hz
Frequency response (–5 dB 100 Hz mode)................37 - 100 Hz
Max. sound pressure (single cabinet, 1 m, free field)1.....................
with D6................................................................................... 129 dB
with D12................................................................................ 132 dB
with D80................................................................................ 132 dB
Top view
700 [27.56“]
Side view
Rear view
System data
Frequency response (–5 dB standard).........................40 - 140 Hz
Frequency response (–5 dB 100 Hz mode)................40 - 100 Hz
Max. sound pressure (single cabinet, 1 m, free field)1....................
with D6................................................................................... 128 dB
with D12................................................................................ 131 dB
with D80................................................................................ 131 dB
18S-SUB cabinet dimensions in mm (inch)
Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance...............................................................8 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 msec).......400/1600 W
Components............................. 18” driver with neodymium magnet
Connections.......................................................................... 2 x NL4
.......................................................................... screw terminal block
Weight.......................................................................... 32 kg (71 lb)
Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance...............................................................6 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 msec).......500/2000 W
Components........................................................................................
front/rear..........................15”/12” driver with neodymium magnet
Connections.......................................................................... 2 x NL4
.......................................................................... screw terminal block
Weight.......................................................................... 41 kg (90 lb)
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Side view
Top view
Rear view
60 [2.36]
18S subwoofer
The 18S-SUB is a compact high performance subwoofer for use
with the xS-Series and xA-Series loudspeakers. The cabinet
houses a long excursion 18” neodymium driver in a bass-reflex
design and it can be used stand-alone, stacked or individually
flown.
The enclosure is constructed from marine plywood with an impact
resistant black paint finish. The front of the loudspeaker cabinet
is protected by a rigid metal grill backed by an acoustically
transparent foam. The side panels incorporate a pair of M10
threaded inserts. The loudspeaker is Ball Impact Resistant
according to DIN 18032-3 for sports and multipurpose halls.
490 [19.29]
The 18S subwoofer
27S-SUB cabinet dimensions in mm [inch]
Broadband measurement, pink noise, crest factor 4, peak measurement, linear weighting
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The xS-Series mounting and rigging accessories
The xS-Series mounting and rigging examples
Safety approval
d&b loudspeakers and accessories are designed for setup and
use within situations requiring compliance with the provisions and
directives of BGV C1 Rule for the Prevention of Accidents.
Z5401
Wall mount S
Z5402
Wall mount M
Z5408
8S Horizontal bracket
Z5409
10S Horizontal bracket
Z5411
12S Horizontal bracket
Z5053
Ci60/Ci90
Bracket connector
Z5054 Ci60/Ci90 Flying adapter
Z5403
Wall mount L
Z5404
8S Flying bracket
Z5412
12S-SUB Horizontal bracket
Z5410
18S/27S-SUB Horizontal bracket
Z5354
E8/E12 Flying adapter
Z5355
E8/E12
Flying adapter link
4S/5S with
Z5401 Wall mount S
E6532 Super clamp
E6533 Adapter M10
for Super clamp
8S/10S/12S with
Z5403 Wall mount L
8S/10S/12S with
Z5403 Wall mount L
Z5405/Z5406
10S/12S Flying bracket
Z5044 MAX Bracket connector
Z5020
Flying adapter 02
Z5025
Flying adapter 03
Z5010
TV spigot with fixing plate
Z5015
TV spigot for
Flying adapter 02
Z5029
TV spigot M10
Z5024
Loudspeaker stand adapter
Z5034
Stand adapter M10
Z5035
Adapter M10 to 3/8"
E6533
Adapter M10
for Super clamp
E6532
Super clamp
Z5012
Pipe clamp for TV spigot
WLL: 100 kg/220 lb;
for a tube diameter up to
70 mm/2.75”
Z5147
Rota clamp
WLL: 500 kg/1100 lb;
for a tube diameter up to
51 mm/2”
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4S/5S with
Z5401 Wall mount S
8S with
Z5408 8S Horizontal bracket
10S/12S with
Z5409/Z5411
10S/12S Horizontal bracket
10S/12S with
Z5354 E8/E12 Flying adapter
Z5355 E8/E12 Flying adapter link
Z5015 TV spigot 02
4S/5S with
Z5401 Wall mount S
Z5029 TV spigot M10
8S/10S/12S with
Z5402 Wall mount M
8S/10S/12S with
Z5402 Wall mount M
8S with
Z5404 8S Flying bracket
Z5010 TV spigot with fixing plate
Z5012 Pipe clamp for TV spigot
10S/12S with
Z5405/Z5406
10S/12S Flying bracket
12S-SUB with
Z5412 12S-SUB Horizontal bracket
18S/27S-SUB with
Z5410 18S/27S-SUB
Horizontal bracket
Z5010 TV spigot with fixing plate
Z5012 Pipe clamp for TV spigot
10S/12S with
Z5409/Z5411
10S/12S Horizontal bracket
Z5054 Ci60/Ci90 Flying adapter
Z5053 Ci60/Ci90 Bracket connector
10S/12S with
Z5409/Z5411
Horizontal bracket 10S/12S
Z5044 MAX Bracket connector
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The d&b ArrayCalc simulation software
The d&b Remote network
The d&b ArrayCalc simulation software is the simulation tool for
d&b line arrays, column and point source loudspeakers as well
as subwoofers. This is a comprehensive toolbox for all tasks
associated with acoustic design, performance prediction,
alignment, rigging and safety parameters. For safety reasons
d&b line arrays must be designed using the d&b ArrayCalc
simulation software.
d&b ArrayCalc is available as a native stand-alone application
for both Microsoft Windows1 (Win7 or higher) and Mac OS X2
(10.6 or higher) operating systems. In combination with the d&b
Remote network, this can significantly reduce setup and tuning
time in mobile applications, and allows for precise initial
simulations when planning installations.
Listening planes in three dimensions can be defined, creating a
representation of the audience areas in a given venue. This
includes areas such as typical listening planes, arenas, balconies,
side stalls, and in the round. Special functions assist in obtaining
accurate dimensions with laser distance finders and
inclinometers.
Acoustic obstacles, such as arena video score boards can be
added to a model.
The ArrayCalc R1 export function produces a project file for the
R1 Remote control software. Complete details of the system
simulated in ArrayCalc are generated, including loudspeakers,
amplifiers, remote IDs, groups and all configuration information.
This workflow sequence removes the need to manually transfer
data from one software program to the other. EASE and DXF
data export capabilities are also available.
Further information is provided in the d&b Amplifier and Software
brochure which is available for download at www.dbaudio.com.
The remote control capability of the d&b Remote network enables
central control and monitoring of a complete d&b loudspeaker
system from anywhere in the network, be it from a computer in the
control room, at the mix position, or on a wireless tablet in the
auditorium. This central access to all functions through the d&b
Remote network, to controls as well as detailed system and device
diagnostics information, unlocks the full potential of the d&b system
approach. In a typical user workflow, the d&b Remote network
takes settings optimized in the ArrayCalc simulation software and
applies these to all the amplifiers within the network. The
importation of settings from ArrayCalc allows the system
configuration to be quickly accomplished, providing more time for
verification and fine tuning.
All features, functions and controls available on the front panel of
d&b amplifiers may be remotely controlled and/or monitored
using R1 Remote control software. This allows each channel of the
amplifier to be controlled and enables the creation of groups of
loudspeakers. When grouped together, a button or fader can
control the overall system level, zone level, equalization and delay,
power ON/OFF, MUTE, as well as loudspeaker specific function
switches such as CUT/HFA/HFC and CPL. An offline mode is
provided for preparation in advance of an event, without the
amplifiers being present or connected.
For mobile applications, d&b System check verifies that the system
performs within a predefined condition. Extensive facilities for
storing and recalling system settings are provided allowing these to
be repeated, as and when required. Project files can be easily
adjusted for use with a different set of equipment at another
location.
In installation projects system integrators can configure the d&b
Remote network to offer access to different levels of control,
tailored to the operational demands. For example, power ON/
OFF for daily use, or more complex functionality for detailed
control. Password protection is available to restrict access. Input
and Load monitoring allow installation operators to ensure
optimum performance at all times.
R1 Remote control software enables d&b amplifiers to be remotely
controlled using both Ethernet and CAN-Bus in parallel. The
software is optimized for use with touch screen, mouse and
keyboard and runs on both Microsoft Windows1 (Win7 or higher)
and Mac OS X2 (10.6 or higher) operating systems.
Further information is provided in the d&b Amplifier and Software
brochure which is available for download at www.dbaudio.com.
Venue editor
Sources, point sources
3D Plot quad
Remote in Configuration mode
Open views
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d&b xS-Series21
The D6, D12 and D80 amplifiers
Two decades have passed since d&b embarked on integrating
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) into power amplifiers. It is over
ten years since all d&b amplifiers used this technology and
included analog and digital signal inputs, extensive loudspeaker
control, configuration and protection functions, user definable
equalization, delay and the all embracing remote control
functionality as standard.
The d&b amplifiers sit right at the very heart of the d&b systems,
providing sophisticated control capabilities as well as the power
to efficiently drive d&b loudspeakers in whatever the particular
application. The amplifiers are developed and manufactured by
d&b and incorporate loudspeaker specific setups. Sophisticated
protection circuits modelling thermal and mechanical driver
behaviour are provided, resulting in the sustained reliability of
d&b systems. Switchable functions for precisely tailoring system
response in a wide variety of applications are also included,
integrating complete loudspeaker system management into the
amplifier. The digital elements are specified and constructed to
achieve outstanding audio performance while maintaining a very
low latency of 0.3 msec The amplifiers are designed specifically
for use with d&b loudspeakers, have remote control, monitoring
capabilities and switch mode power supplies. To simplify
configuration, the output mode of the amplifier can be configured
as Dual Channel, Mix TOP/SUB or 2-Way Active modes
depending on the application. The user definable equalization
and delay functions incorporated in each channel of all d&b
amplifiers are intended for tuning in applications such as infills,
frontfills or under balcony delays, without the need for external
processors. A signal generator offering pink noise or a sine
wave program is also incorporated for test and alignment
purposes.
d&b amplifiers1 contain functions to allow system status
monitoring and protection features, increasing the longevity of
d&b systems. They provide the d&b System check function, which
is designed to verify the system performs within a predefined
condition; this can be used to report the system condition after a
show. Input monitoring can detect incoming pilot tones to verify
the integrity of the signal path to the amplifier, while the Load
monitoring function determines the status of the loudspeaker
impedance. Both d&b System check and Load monitoring can
determine the status of an LF or HF driver in systems with multiple
elements, even if these are crossed over passively. Automatic and
continuous impedance monitoring, along with Input monitoring
are designed for incorporation in applications specified to the
requirements of International Standard IEC 60849 ‘Sound
Systems for Emergency Purposes’.
d&b amplifiers feature two control interfaces. Firstly, the front
panel rotary encoder, combined with the display, provides full
access to settings and functions. Secondly, by utilizing the d&b
Remote network, the amplifiers can be remotely controlled and
monitored from a virtual centre. Every amplifier channel can be
assigned a unique channel and device name to simplify
identification. The Wink function, which can be enabled remotely,
flashes the display backlight to clearly identify specific amplifiers
in a system. An integrated password protected LOCK function
prevents unauthorized changes.
A powerCON2 mains connector socket is fitted on the rear
panel. The switch mode power supply of each amplifier
incorporates mains overvoltage protection, inrush current limiting
and loudspeaker protection at start up. Temperature and signal
controlled fans cool the internal assemblies. d&b amplifiers
offer analog and digital AES/EBU signal inputs, with link
outputs for each channel. The AES/EBU link output carries a
refreshed signal, while a power fail relay is incorporated to
prevent interruption of the signal chain, in the event of a power
failure.
The D12 amplifier incorporates d&b SenseDrive for accurate
control of LF drivers in d&b loudspeakers driven 2-Way Active or
in actively driven d&b subwoofers. When the D12 is fitted with
EP5 connectors and appropriate 5-wire cabling, d&b SenseDrive
can be used resulting in an extremely precise bass performance
even at high levels. The LoadMatch function integrated within the
D80 amplifier enables the electrical compensation of
loudspeaker cable properties, without the need for an extra
conductor. This results in an increased accuracy of audio
reproduction over a bandwidth of up to 20 kHz preserving the
tonal balance when cable lengths of up to 70 m (230 ft) are
used.
Firmware updates containing new loudspeaker configurations or
additional functions can be loaded to the amplifiers via the d&b
Remote network.
D6
D12
D80
User interface
Encoder/LC display
Encoder/LC display
Encoder/colour TFT touchscreen
Output channels
2
2
4
Input channels
2 AES or analog
2 AES or analog
4 AES or analog
Latency
0.3 msec
0.3 msec
0.3 msec
User equalizers (per channel)
4-band
4-band
2 x 16-band
Delay
340 msec/116.9 m
340 msec/116.9 m
10 sec/3440 m
Rated output power
2 x 300 W into 8 ohms
2 x 600 W into 4 ohms
(THD+N < 0.1%)
2 x 750 W into 8 ohms
2 x 1200 W into 4 ohms
(THD+N < 0.1%)
4 x 2000 W into 8 ohms
4 x 4000 W into 4 ohms
(THD+N < 0.5%, 12 dB crest factor)
Output routing
Dual Channel
w/o B1 and B2
Dual Channel, Mix TOP/SUB
2-Way Active
Dual Channel, Mix TOP/SUB
2-Way Active
Output connectors
NL4
NL4/EP5/NL8
NL4/EP5 plus central NL8
Cable compensation
No
SenseDrive
LoadMatch
Mains voltage
Wide range switch mode
power supply
100/200V or 120/230V
Wide range switch mode
power supply
Weight (kg/lb)
8/17.6
13/28.7
19/42
Dimensions
2 RU x 19” x 353 mm
3 RU x 19" x 353 mm
2 RU x 19" x 530 mm
Remote
CAN
CAN
OCA via Ethernet/CAN
Airflow
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At the time of print, certain functions required within applications specified to achieve
compliance with IEC 60849 such as Input and Load monitoring are not implemented in
the D80 amplifier, please contact your distributor for further information
2powerCON® is a registered trademark of the Neutrik AG, Liechtenstein
Comparison of the D6, D12 and D80 amplifiers
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The operation with D6, D12 and D80 amplifiers
CUT mode
Set to CUT, the cabinet low frequency level is reduced and is
configured for use with d&b active subwoofers.
The xS-Series frequency responses
frequency response the CPL function can be set to dB attenuation
values between 0 and –9. Positive CPL values create an adjustable low frequency boost (0 to +5 dB) and can be set when the
system is used in full-range mode without subwoofers.
HFA mode
In HFA mode (High Frequency Attenuation), the HF response
of the system is rolled off. The HFA provides a natural, balanced
frequency response when a unit is placed close to listeners in
near field or delay use. High frequency attenuation begins
gradually at 1 kHz, dropping by approximately 3 dB at 10 kHz.
This roll off mimics the decline in frequency response experienced
when listening to a system from a distance in a typically reverberant
room or auditorium.
100 Hz mode
The 100Hz mode limits the upper operating frequency of the
subwoofer to 100Hz, complementing top cabinets in full range
mode.
4S standard and CUT
5S standard and CUT
10S
10S-D
CPL function
The CPL (Coupling) function compensates for coupling effects
between closely coupled cabinets by reducing the low and mid
frequency level. CPL begins gradually around 1 kHz, with the
maximum attenuation below 200 Hz. To achieve a balanced
8S standard and CUT
10S/10S-D standard and CUT
Maximum loudspeakers per D6, D12 or D80 channel
4S
5S
8S
10S/10S-D
12S/12S-D
12S-SUB
18S-SUB
27S-SUB
4
4
4
3
2
2
2
2
D6, D12 and D80 controller settings
4S
5S
8S
10S/10S-D
12S/12S-D
CUT
x
x
x
x
x
HFA
x
x
x
x
x
CPL
x
x
x
x
x
100 Hz
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12S-SUB
18S-SUB
27S-SUB
x
x
x
12S
12S-D
12S/12S-D standard and CUT
12S-SUB standard and 100 Hz
18S-SUB standard and 100 Hz
27S-SUB standard and 100 Hz
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The d&b amplifier output modes
D6
D6 amplifier in Dual Channel mode for 4S, 5S, 8S, 10S, 10S-D, 12S or 12S-D and
12S-SUB, 18S-SUB or 27S-SUB
D80
D80 amplifier in Dual Channel mode for 4S, 5S, 8S, 10S, 10S-D, 12S or 12S-D and 12S-SUB,
18S-SUB or 27S-SUB
D12
D12 amplifier in Dual Channel mode for 4S, 5S, 8S, 10S, 10S-D, 12S or 12S-D and
12S-SUB, 18S-SUB or 27S-SUB
D80
D80 amplifier in Mix TOP/SUB mode for 4S, 5S, 8S, 10S, 10S-D, 12S or 12S-D and 12S-SUB,
18S-SUB or 27S-SUB
D12
D12 amplifier in Mix TOP/SUB mode for 4S, 5S, 8S, 10S, 10S-D, 12S or 12S-D and
12S-SUB, 18S-SUB or 27S-SUB
D80
D80 amplifier in a mixed configuration of Dual Channel and Mix TOP/SUB modes for
4S, 5S, 8S, 10S, 10S-D, 12S or 12S-D and 12S-SUB, 18S-SUB or 27S-SUB
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The xS-Series configuration examples
10S
10S
10S
10S
10S
10S
10S
D12
18S-SUB
18S-SUB
D80
D12 amplifier with 10S loudspeakers and 18S subwoofers
12S
27S-SUB
27S-SUB
27S-SUB
27S-SUB
12S
D12
12S
12S
8S
8S
D6
8S
8S
D80 amplifier with 10S loudspeakers and 27S subwoofers, D6 amplifier with 8S loudspeakers
D12 amplifier with 12S loudspeakers
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The xS-Series product overview
Loudspeakers
Z1510.000 Z1510.001 Z1520.000 Z1520.001 Z1540.000 Z1540.001 Z1550.000 Z1551.000 Z1560.000 Z1561.000 Z1590.000 Z1590.001 Z1570.000 Z1580.000 4S Loudspeaker
4S Loudspeaker white
5S Loudspeaker
5S Loudspeaker white
8S Loudspeaker
8S Loudspeaker white
10S Loudspeaker
10S-D Loudspeaker
12S Loudspeaker
12S-D Loudspeaker
12S Subwoofer
12S Subwoofer white
18S Subwoofer
27S Subwoofer
WR Weather Resistant1
SC Special Colour2
Accessories Wall mount S2
Wall mount S white
Wall mount M2
Wall mount M white
Wall mount L2
Wall mount L white
8S Flying bracket2
8S Flying bracket white
10S Flying bracket2
12S Flying bracket2
8S Horizontal bracket2
8S Horizontal bracket white
10S Horizontal bracket2
18S/27S-SUB Horizontal bracket2
12S Horizontal bracket2
12S-SUB Horizontal bracket2
12S-SUB Horizontal bracket white
Flying adapter 02
Flying adapter 03
E8/E12 Flying adapter
E8/E12 Flying adapter link
Ci60/Ci90 Flying adapter
Ci60/Ci90 Bracket connector
MAX Bracket connector3
TV spigot for Flying adapter 02
TV spigot M10
TV spigot with fixing plate
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Z5401.000 Z5401.001 Z5402.000 Z5402.001 Z5403.000 Z5403.001 Z5404.000 Z5404.001 Z5405.000 Z5406.000 Z5408.000 Z5408.001 Z5409.000 Z5410.000 Z5411.000 Z5412.000 Z5412.001 Z5020.000 Z5025.000 Z5354.000 Z5355.000 Z5054.000 Z5053.000 Z5044.000 Z5015.000 Z5029.000 Z5010.000 Z5012.500 E6532.000 Z5147.000 E6533.000 Z5034.000
Z5035.000 Z5024.000 Pipe clamp for TV spigot
Super clamp
Rota clamp
Adapter M10 for Super clamp
Stand adapter M10
Adapter M10 to 3/8"
Loudspeaker stand adapter
Remote network
Z3010.000 Z6118.000 Z6124.000 Z6116.000 Z6122.000 Z6123.000 R1 Remote control software1
R60 USB to CAN interface
R70 Ethernet to CAN interface
RJ 45 M Terminator
Bopla mounting clamp
Bopla mounting clamp upright
Amplifiers
Z2700.xxx D6 Amplifier NL4
Z2600.xxx
D12 Amplifier2
Z2710.xxx
D80 Amplifier2
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1
2
WR on request
SC on request
3 supplied in pairs
2
available as a download at www.dbaudio.com
the complete list of amplifier versions is available in the d&b Amplifier and Software brochure
d&b xS-Series31
www.dbaudio.com
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