The stage monitors brochure
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Contents
The d&b System reality.�����������������������������������������������4
The Stage monitors.��������������������������������������������������������8
The MAX2 monitor.������������������������������������������������������ 10
The M6 monitor.����������������������������������������������������������� 11
The M4 monitor.����������������������������������������������������������� 12
The M2 monitor.����������������������������������������������������������� 13
The Stage monitor cases.������������������������������������������� 14
The MAX2 mounting accessories .������������������������� 16
The MAX2 mounting examples.������������������������������ 17
The M6/M4/M2 mounting accessories.���������������� 18
The M6/M4/M2 mounting examples.������������������ 19
The d&b Remote network.���������������������������������������� 20
The D6, D12, D20 and D80 amplifiers.����������������� 22
The operation with D6, D12, D20 and D80
amplifiers������������������������������������������������������������������������ 24
The d&b amplifier output modes.�������������������������� 26
The Stage monitors cables and adaptors.���������� 28
The Stage monitors product overview.���������������� 30
d&b Stage monitors
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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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d&b Stage monitors can seriously enhance the performance
of the artist and the success of a production. That’s why d&b has
always maintained that there should be no difference in the
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quality of sound between front of house and the stage.
Consequently the d&b Stage monitors have not only a low profile
cabinet design for use in visually senstitive situations, but also
remarkable vocal presence and clarity and more than adequate
power. With the well defined dispersion control the systems
guarantee a high feedback stability realizing an efficient tool
and a neutral platform for the engineer and artist alike.
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The Stage monitors
The 2-way passive MAX2 features a 15” driver with a coaxially
mounted 1.4” compression driver. The MAX2 is a stage monitor
with remarkable vocal presence and clarity; a neutral, balanced
sound; high feedback stability and sound pressure level
capabilities. The MAX2 monitor is passively crossed over, and
can be driven in dual channel mode using the specific setup in a
d&b amplifier or by any other appropriate linear power amplifier.
Specially designed runners prevent unwanted movement when
used as a stage monitor, while the integrated pole mount makes
the MAX2 suitable for small PA applications.
The M6 and M4 are low profile 2-way high performance stage
monitors employing an integrated 12”/1.3” and 15“/1.3“ exit
coaxial driver respectively, with a CD horn and passive crossover
network. The M6 and M4 distinguish themselves through a
remarkable midrange presence, the M4 additionally through a
dry and deep low end. Combined with excellent feedback
stability, high sensitivity and discreet designs they line up perfectly
with the d&b M2 state of the art monitor.
The M2 is the d&b definitive actively crossed over reference
stage monitor system. The bass-reflex enclosure is optimized for
minimal air compression and houses two 12" LF drivers. The 1.4"
exit HF compression driver operates into a very low distortion
horn with a waveguide oriented design. This remarkable cabinet
achieves a constant directivity of 45° x 60° (h x v) above the
unusually low frequency of 600 Hz, resulting in substantial
feedback stability and a very direct voice reproduction. Finally,
its peak sound pressure level of 143 dB at 1m will satisfy even
the unhealthiest of SPL requests.
d&b remote software creates a flexible user interface for the d&b
user. The R1 Remote control software provides all features,
functions and controls available on the front of d&b amplifiers,
which can be remotely controlled and monitored. Service
functions enable firmware updates of the amplifiers as and when
these are available, whilst monitoring tools such as System check
verifies that the system performs within a predefined condition. R1
Remote control software incorporates the equalizer of each d&b
amplifier channel within the software, to make adjustments at any
position.
MAX2 monitor
M6 monitor
M2 monitor
M4 monitor
The d&b D6 and D12 dual channel as well as the four channel
D20 and D80 amplifiers realize the complete system and
incorporate d&b loudspeaker specific configuration information.
They provide sophisticated control and protection functionalities
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 D20 and D80.
D6 amplifier
D12 amplifier
D20 amplifier
D80 amplifier
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The M6 monitor
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MAX2 dispersion characteristics
580 [22.8]
496 [19.5]
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Side view
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System data
Frequency response (–5 dB)................................... 55 Hz - 20 kHz
Max. sound pressure (1 m, free field)1..............................................
with D6................................................................................... 131 dB
with D12 ............................................................................... 135 dB
with D20................................................................................ 135 dB
with D80 ............................................................................... 135 dB
Input level (100 dB SPL/1 m)............................................................
passive................................................................................. –17 dBu
Bottom view
Rear view
MAX2 cabinet dimensions in mm [inch]
System data
Frequency response (–5 dB)................................... 65 Hz - 17 kHz
Max. sound pressure (1 m, free field)1..............................................
with D6 passive mode........................................................... 132 dB
with D12 passive mode/active mode.........................135/138 dB
with D20 passive mode/active mode.........................135/138 dB
with D80 passive mode/active mode.........................135/138 dB
Input level (100 dB SPL/1 m)............................................................
passive/active..................................................... –22 dBu/–22 dBu
Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance...............................................................8 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 msec)......400/1600 W
Nominal dispersion angle (h x v)................................... 50° x 80°
Components............................. 12“ driver with neodymium magnet
......coaxial 1.3” exit compression driver with 3“ coil and CD horn
................................................................. passive crossover network
Connections................................................................ 2 x NLT4 F/M
............................................................ optional 2 x EP5 or 2 x NL4
Weight.......................................................................... 16 kg (35 lb)
Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance...............................................................8 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 msec)......250/1600 W
Nominal dispersion angle (h x v)...............................................75°
Components.......................................15“ driver with ferrite magnet
................................................ coaxial 1.4” exit compression driver
................................................................. passive crossover network
Connections................................................................ 2 x NLT4 F/M
............................................................ optional 2 x EP5 or 2 x NL4
Weight.......................................................................... 23 kg (50 lb)
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M6 monitor
The M6 is a 2-way high performance stage monitor employing an
integrated 12” LF and 1.3” exit horn loaded HF coaxial driver
design that utilizes neodymium magnets. The constant directivity
dispersion of 50° x 80° (h x v), which this unique horn provides,
delivers an accurately defined coverage area on stage. The M6
can also be operated in 2-Way Active mode.
When the cabinet is used in an upright position the M6 serves as
a powerful PA loudspeaker with a 80° x 50° dispersion suitable
for a variety of applications. For dedicated installation applications
the dispersion characteristics of the M6 driver assembly can be
rotated.
The M6 cabinet is constructed from marine plywood, which
incorporates the handles, has an impact resistant paint finish,
M10 threaded inserts and a socket to accept loudspeaker stands.
The front of the loudspeaker cabinet is protected by a rigid metal
grill backed with an acoustically transparent foam. Two runners
recessed in the bottom panel protect the cabinet from scratching
and prevents movement.
1 Broadband measurement, pink noise, crest factor 4, peak measurement, linear weighting
2 Dispersion angle vs frequency plotted using lines of equal sound pressure (isobars)
at –6 dB and –12 dB
1 Broadband measurement, pink noise, crest factor 4, peak measurement, linear weighting
2 Dispersion angle vs frequency plotted using lines of equal sound pressure (isobars)
at –6 dB and –12 dB
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M6 vertical dispersion characteristics2
486 [19.1]
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MAX2 monitor
The 2-way passive MAX2 loudspeaker houses a 15” LF driver
and a coaxially mounted 1.4” HF compression driver and
achieves 75° conical constant directivity dispersion. The driver
arrangement uses a single magnet assembly, allowing for a
compact cabinet design with a low profile for strict visual
demands.
The MAX2 can be driven by any appropriate linear power
amplifier, but for maximum performance and protection a d&b
amplifier is required. The MAX2 provides a broad variety of
deployment possibilities, whether used individually as a stage
monitor; as a stand-alone full range system or, when combined
with d&b subwoofers, as a drumfill.
The loudspeaker cabinet is constructed in marine plywood with
an impact resistant paint finish. Four M10 threaded inserts allow
connection to a flying bracket. The cabinet incorporates a pair of
recessed grips for handling, while the front is protected by a rigid
metal grill backed with an acoustically transparent foam. A pole
mount is incorporated into one of the side panels. Two runners
recessed in the bottom panel protect the cabinet from scratching
and prevents movement.
455 [18]
Side view
455 [18]
The MAX2 monitor
Bottom view
Rear view
M6 cabinet dimensions in mm [inch]
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The M2 monitor
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M4 vertical dispersion characteristics2
Front view
505 [19.88]
580 [22.83]
Side view
Bottom view
Rear view
M4 cabinet dimensions in mm [inch]
System data
Frequency response (–5 dB)................................... 50 Hz - 17 kHz
Max. sound pressure level (1 m, free field)1.....................................
with D12................................................................................ 143 dB
with D80................................................................................ 143 dB
Input level (100 db SPL /1 m)............................................ –26 dBu
Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance LOW/HIGH.................................... 4/8 ohms
Power handling capacity LOW (RMS/peak 10 msec)........................
........................................................................................500/2000 W
Power handling capacity HIGH (RMS/peak 10 msec)....50/200 W
Dispersion characteristics (h x v).....................................45° x 60°
Components.................................................................2 x 12" driver
..............................................1.4" compression driver with CD horn
Connections................................................................ 2 x NLT4 F/M
............................................................ optional 2 x EP5 or 2 x NL8
Weight.......................................................................... 38 kg (83 lb)
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M2 vertical dispersion characteristics2
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M2 monitor
The M2 is the definitive high performance loudspeaker for stage
monitoring purposes. The bass-reflex enclosure is optimized for
minimal air compression and houses two 12" LF drivers. It is
actively crossed over and powered by both channels of the d&b
D12 amplifier, using SenseDrive for the low frequency channel.
The 1.4" exit HF compression driver has a compact but strong
neodymium magnet assembly operating into a very low distortion
waveguide oriented horn, optimized for monitor applications. The
component configuration permits the use of an low profile
cabinet which achieves a constant directivity from an unusually
low frequency of 600 Hz upwards with a nominal dispersion of
45° x 60° (h x v). Together with a cabinet baffle angle of 40°
to the floor, this dispersion offers a realistic artist listening area
starting directly above the cabinet and ranging quite far upstage.
The M2 bestows its full dynamics across the entire frequency
range without compromising the solo voices or instruments, which
always stay clearly and audibly in front of the mix.
The M2 cabinet is constructed from marine plywood and has an
impact resistant paint finish. The cabinet is protected by a rigid
metal grill backed with an acoustically transparent foam. Two
fittings that accept the Flying pin 10 mm are located on both sides
of the cabinet allowing quick and flexible rigging.
590 [23.23]
250
363 [14.30]
Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance...............................................................8 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 msec)...... 400 /1600 W
Nominal dispersion angle (h x v)....................................50° x 70°
Components..............................15“ driver with neodymium magnet
........ coaxial 1.3” exit compression driver with 3“ coil and CD horn
................................................................. passive crossover network
Connections................................................................ 2 x NLT4 F/M
............................................................ optional 2 x EP5 or 2 x NL4
Weight.......................................................................... 20 kg (44 lb)
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M4 horizontal dispersion characteristics2
521 [20.51]
System data
Frequency response (–5 dB)................................... 55 Hz - 17 kHz
Max. sound pressure (1 m, free field)1..............................................
with D6 passive mode........................................................... 134 dB
with D12 passive mode/active mode.........................138/140 dB
with D20 passive mode/active mode.........................138/140 dB
with D80 passive mode/active mode.........................138/140 dB
Input level (100 dB SPL/1 m)...............................................................
passive/active.........................................................–22 dBu/–22 dBu
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M4 monitor
The M4 is a 2-way high performance stage monitor employing
an integrated 15” LF and 1.3” exit horn loaded HF coaxial driver
design that utilizes neodymium magnets. The constant directivity
dispersion of 50° x 70° (h x v), which this unique horn provides,
delivers an accurately defined coverage area on stage. The M4
can also be operated in 2-Way Active mode.
When the cabinet is used in an upright position the M4 serves as
a powerful PA loudspeaker with a 70° x 50° dispersion suitable
for a variety of applications. For dedicated installation
applications the dispersion characteristics of the M4 driver
assembly can be rotated in 45° increments.
The M4 cabinet is constructed from marine plywood, which
incorporates the handles, has an impact resistant paint finish,
M10 threaded inserts and a socket to accept loudspeaker stands.
The front of the loudspeaker cabinet is protected by a rigid metal
grill backed with an acoustically transparent foam. Two runners
recessed in the bottom panel protect the cabinet from scratching
and prevents movement.
560 [22.05]
Front view
Side view
560 [22.05]
The M4 monitor
Bottom view
Rear view
M2 cabinet dimensions in mm [inch]
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1 Broadband measurement, pink noise, crest factor 4, peak measurement, linear weighting
2 Dispersion angle vs frequency plotted using lines of equal sound pressure (isobars)
at –6 dB and –12 dB
1 Broadband measurement, pink noise, crest factor 4, peak measurement, linear weighting
2 Dispersion angle vs frequency plotted using lines of equal sound pressure (isobars)
at –6 dB and –12 dB
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The Stage monitor cases
E7437
Touring case 2 x M6
E7425
Touring case 2 x M2
E7467
Touring case 2 x MAX2 / M4
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The MAX2 mounting accessories
The MAX2 mounting 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.
Z5043
MAX Horizontal bracket
Z5044
MAX Bracket
connector
Z5020
Flying adapter 02
MAX2 with
Z5020 Flying adapter 02
Z5015 TV spigot 02
Z5025
Flying adapter 03
Z5015
TV spigot 02
Z5012
Pipe clamp for TV spigot
For a tube diameter up to
70 mm/2.75”
MAX2 with
Z5043 MAX horizontal bracket
MAX2 with
Z5020 Flying adapter 02
Z5015 TV spigot 02
Z5012 Pipe clamp for TV spigot
MAX2 with
Z5025 Flying adapter 03
MAX2 array with
Z5043 MAX Horizontal bracket
Z5044 MAX Bracket connector
MAX2 with
Z5013 loudspeaker
stand winder M20
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The M6/M4/M2 mounting accessories
The M6/M4/M2 mounting 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.
M6/M4 with
Z5057/Z5056 M6/M4 Flying brackets
Z5010 TV spigot with fixing plate
Z5012 Pipe clamp for TV spigot
Z5057
M6 Flying bracket
Z5056
M4 Flying bracket
Z5047
MAX12 Horizontal bracket
Z5175
Qi Horizontal bracket
Z5044
MAX Bracket connector
Z5010
TV spigot with fixing plate
Z5012
Pipe clamp for TV spigot
For a tube diameter up to
70 mm/2.75”
Z5024
Loudspeaker stand
adapter
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Z5048
Flying pin 10 mm
M6/M4 with
Z5057/Z5056
M6/M4 Flying bracket
Z5024 Loudspeaker stand
adapter
M6/M4 with
Z5047 MAX12 Horizontal bracket/
Z5175 Qi Horizontal bracket
M6/M4 with
Z5009 Loudspeaker stand
with winder or
Z5013 Loudspeaker stand
winder M20
M2 monitor with Z5048 Flying pin 10 mm
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The d&b Remote network
d&b Remote network
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 laptop in the
control room, at the mix position, or on a wireless tablet computer
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 the 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.
In mobile situations R1 provides extensive functionalities for storing
and recalling system settings, enabling setups to be repeated as
and when required. Project files can be adjusted for use with
different equipment at another location. d&b System check verifies
that the system performs within a predefined condition. For
permanent installations, system integrators can configure the d&b
Remote network to allow access to different levels of control,
according to the operational needs of the venue. 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 touchscreen, mouse and keyboard and runs
on both Microsoft Windows (Win7 or higher) and Mac OS X
(10.6 or higher) operating systems. Password protection is
available to restrict access.
functions of the system and can be optimized for different screen
resolutions, either for large monitors or for smaller tablet
devices.
Home
Remote in Configuration mode
R1 Remote control software
The R1 Remote control software provides a flexible workplace
for the d&b user. All features, functions and controls are
accessible via the front panel of d&b amplifiers, which can be
remotely controlled and/or monitored using R1 Remote control
software. It 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, system power
ON/OFF, MUTE as well as loudspeaker specific function
switches, such as CUT/HFA/HFC, CPL and ArrayProcessing. An
offline mode is provided for preparation in advance of an event,
without the need for amplifiers being present or connected.
The Home view provides an overview of all views in R1 and
access to all user defined remote views. The Home button
featured on each view returns directly to the Home view. The
Open views bar offers quick navigation to any open view.
Each user definable Remote view can be populated with control
Service functions
R1 enables the simultaneous firmware update of multiple
amplifiers from a central location. The software will automatically
search the d&b website and on demand, downloads the latest
available amplifier firmware versions and R1 Remote control
software updates. Defined settings can be created, saved on a
computer and loaded into amplifiers, for example to ensure that
configuration switches are set to a known status, or the user
definable equalization is set flat. Settings can be copied to
additional or spare amplifiers. A Wink function is included to
provide an effective method of locating specific amplifiers; this
flashes the amplifier display. For service purposes, information
may be read from an amplifier, concerning its condition during
operation and errors reported. When additional support is
required, the error report can be saved and sent to the d&b
service departments for further assessment and diagnosis. The R1
Remote control software V2 and video tutorials are available at
www.dbaudio.com.
D20 / D80 16-band equalizer
Service, Firmware update
Open views
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Equalizer
The R1 Remote control software provides enhanced equalization
functionalities for the d&b amplifiers, via an easy to use and
efficient user interface. R1accesses the 4-band equalizer in both
channels of the D6 and D12 amplifiers, or the two 16-band
equalizers in each of the four channels of the D20 and D80
amplifiers. The system technician can use one D20/D80
16-band equalizer, lock it, and offer the second EQ to the
visiting sound engineer for artistic adjustments. The R1 software
enables an instant A/B comparison of two different equalizer
curves. The D6 and D12 equalizer includes parametric and
notch filters types, while the D20 and D80 equalizers also
incorporate shelving and asymmetric filters. All filters available
in the d&b amplifiers can be manipulated in R1 for fine
adjustment; simple and intuitive control, via touchscreen or
mouse and keyboard.
the United States and/or other countries
2 Mac OS is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries
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The D6, D12, D20 and D80 amplifiers
The d&b amplifiers are designed specifically to power d&b
loudspeakers and are the beating heart of the d&b System
reality. As such, they incorporate Digital Signal Processing for
comprehensive loudspeaker management, switchable filter
functions, remote capabilities and user-definable controls, to fulfil
the exact needs of each application.
Every loudspeaker configuration combines comprehensive system
limiting, and equalization and crossover settings to ensure
consistent results and optimal performance. d&b amplifiers offer
different output configurations for different loudspeaker setups,
including Dual Channel mode, for passive setups, Mix TOP/SUB
mode, in which two channels are driven through a single output
connector, and 2-Way Active mode, which also sends the output
of two channels down one connector to drive appropriate
loudspeakers actively.
The d&b switch functions provide selected filters to precisely
tailor a wide variety of setups to their applications. Examples of
these switch functions are the CSA (Cardioid Subwoofer Array)
and HFC (High Frequency Compensation) modes. CSA increases
low frequency directivity control by minimising energy
transmission towards the rear while HFC compensates for air
absorption for loudspeakers covering far field listening positions.
In addition to these functions, d&b amplifiers offer a
comprehensive set of specific filters such as CUT, a cut mode for
TOP loudspeakers when used with d&b subwoofers; CPL, to
compensate for the coupling effect between loudspeakers in
close proximity to other loudspeakers or hard objects and HFA
mode, to attenuate the high frequencies of a loudspeaker to
mimic the effect of far field listening.
These devices offer extended, user-definable equalization and
delay capabilities, eliminating the need for external processing
devices in the signal chain. All d&b amplifiers integrate with the
d&b Remote network to enable the remote control and
management of systems from anywhere within a network. Further
information is provided in the d&b Amplifier and Software
brochure which is available for download at www.dbaudio.com.
Comparison of the D6, D12, D20 and D80 amplifiers
D6
D12
D20
D80
User interface
Encoder/LC display
Encoder/LC display
Encoder/colour TFT touchscreen
Encoder/colour TFT touchscreen
Output channels
2
2
4
4
Input channels
2 AES or analog
2 AES or analog
4 AES or analog
4 AES or analog
Latency
0.3 msec
0.3 msec
0.3 msec
0.3 msec
User equalizers (per channel)
4-band
4-band
2 x 16-band
2 x 16-band
Delay
340 msec/116.9 m
340 msec/116.9 m
10 sec/3440 m
10 sec/3440 m
Rated output power
(THD+N < 0.5%,
12 dB crest factor)
2 x 350 W into 8 ohms
2 x 600 W into 4 ohms
2 x 750 W into 8 ohms
2 x 1600 W into 4 ohms
4 x 800 W into 8 ohms
4 x 1600 W into 4 ohms
4 x 2000 W into 8 ohms
4 x 4000 W into 4 ohms
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
Dual Channel, Mix TOP/SUB
2-Way Active
Output connectors
NL4
NL4/EP5/NL8
NL4/EP5 plus central NL8
NL4/EP5 plus central NL8
Cable compensation
No
SenseDrive
LoadMatch
LoadMatch
Power supply
Autosensing switched mode
power supply with active PFC
Autosensing switched mode power supply
Universal range switched mode
power supply with active PFC
Autosensing switched mode
power supply with active PFC
Mains voltage
100 - 120/220 - 240, 50 - 60 Hz
115/230 V or 100/200 V, 50 - 60 Hz
100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
100 - 127/208 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
Weight (kg/lb)
8/17.6
13/28.7
10.8/23.8
19/42
Dimensions
2 RU x 19” x 353 mm
3 RU x 19" x 353 mm
2 RU x 19" x 460 mm
2 RU x 19" x 530 mm
Remote
CAN
CAN
OCA via Ethernet/CAN
OCA via Ethernet/CAN
Airflow
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The operation with D6, D12, D20 and D80 amplifiers
Passive and 2-Way Active operation
The D6, D12, D20 and D80 amplifiers can drive the MAX2, M6
and M4 passively. The D12, D20 and D80 can also drive the
M6 and M4 in 2-Way Active mode. The M2 can only be driven
in 2-Way Active mode with the D12 or D80 amplifiers.
Maximum loudspeakers per amplifier channel
CUT mode
Set to CUT, the cabinet low frequency level is reduced and is
configured for use with d&b active subwoofers.
MAX2
M6
M4
2
2
2
Maximum loudspeakers per amplifier in 2-Way
Active mode
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.
The Stage monitors frequency responses
10
10
5
5
0
0
-5
-5
-10
-10
-15
-15
-20
-20
-25
-25
-30
-30
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 at 1 kHz, with maximum
attenuation below 400 Hz (for M2 250 Hz), providing a balanced
frequency response when monitors are used in pairs. The CPL
function can be set in dB attenuation values between –9 and 0,
or a positive CPL value which creates an adjustable low frequency
boost around 65 Hz (0 to +5 dB).
M6
M4
M21
D12
2
2
2
D20
4
4
D80
4
4
CUT
x
M6
x
M4
x
MAX2 operation with other amplifiers
The MAX2 may be driven by any high quality linear power
amplifier provided the output power does not exceed 800 Watts
into 8 ohms and an additional subsonic filter (25 Hz and
12 dB/octave) is used.
x
x
x
CPL
x
x
x
1k
10k
20
20k
MAX2 configuration standard (floor coupling)
100
1k
10k
20k
MAX2 linear setup standard and CUT (free field)
10
10
5
5
0
0
-5
-5
-10
-10
-15
-15
M21
-20
-20
-25
-25
x
-30
-30
20
HFA
100
4
Amplifier controller settings
MAX2
20
100
1k
10k
20k
M6 standard and CUT (floor coupling)
20
100
1k
10k
20k
M4 standard and CUT (floor coupling)
x
10
5
Recommended amplifiers
0
-5
MAX2
M6
M4
M21
-10
D6
-15
D12
-20
D20
x
x
-25
x
-30
D80
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Only D12 and D80 for M2
x
20
100
1k
10k
20k
M2 standard
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The d&b amplifier output modes
D20
D6
D6 amplifier in Dual Channel mode for MAX2, M6 and/or M4
D12
D20 amplifier in mixed configuration with Dual channel mode for MAX2, M6, M4 and 2-Way Active mode for M6 and M4
D80
D12 amplifier in Dual Channel mode for MAX2, M6 and/or M4
D80 amplifier in Dual Channel mode for MAX2, M6 and M4
D12
D12 amplifier in 2-Way Active mode for M6, M4 or M2
D80
D80 amplifier in mixed configuration with Dual Channel mode for MAX2, M6, M4 and 2-Way Active mode for M6, M4 and M2
D20
D20 amplifier in Dual Channel mode for MAX2, M6 and M4
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The Stage monitors cables and adaptors
D80
1 x D80 amplifier NL4/EP5
Z5340.xxx
MC4 Cable NLT4 F/M
D20
1 x D20 amplifier NL4
Z2299.xxx
MC2.5 Cable NL4
D12
1 x D12 amplifier NL4/EP5
D6D6
Z2297.xxx
MC4SD Cable EP5
1 x D6 amplifier NL4
D80
1 x D80 amplifier
OUT: NL8
D20
A
B
C
D
A/B
C/D
Z5347.001
Breakoutbox NLT8F/M
to 6 x NL4
1 x D20 amplifier
OUT: NL8
Z5340.xxx
MC4 Cable NLT4 F/M
D12
D12
2 x D12 amplifier
OUT: EP5
Z5346.000
Adapter 4 x EP5M to NLT8M
Z2299.xxx
MC2.5 Cable NL4
Z5343.xxx
MC8 Cable NLT8 F/M
A
B
C
D
A/B
C/D
D6/D12
Z5347.000
Breakoutbox NLT8F/M
to 6 x EP5
D6/D12
2 x D6/D12 amplifier
OUT: NL4
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Z2297.xxx
MC4SD Cable EP5
Z5345.001
Adapter 4 x NL4 to NLT8M
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The Stage monitors product overview
LoudspeakersZ1120.000
MAX2 Monitor EP5 connector
Z1120.001
MAX2 Monitor NL4 connector
Z1120.002
MAX2 Monitor NLT4 F/M connector
Z0820.000 M6 Monitor EP5 connector
Z0820.001 M6 Monitor NL4 connector
Z0820.002 M6 Monitor NLT4 F/M connector
Z0800.000 M4 Monitor EP5 connector
Z0800.001 M4 Monitor NL4 connector
Z0800.002
M4 Monitor NLT4 F/M connector
Z0061.020 M2 Monitor EP5 connector
Z0061.600 M2 Monitor NL8 connector
Z0061.002 M2 Monitor NLT4 F/M connector
Loudspeaker cases E7467.000 E7437.000 E7425.000 Touring case 2 x MAX2/M4 sleeve, moulded speaker profile, wheels
Touring case 2 x M6 tray, wheels
Touring case 2 x M2 door, moulded speaker profile, wheels
Accessories
Z5043.000 MAX Horizontal bracket
Z5044.000 MAX Bracket connector (supplied in pairs)
Z5057.000 M6 Flying bracket
Z5056.000 M4 Flying bracket
Z5175.000 Qi Horizontal bracket
Z5020.000 Flying adapter 02
Z5025.000 Flying adapter 03
Z5010.000 TV spigot with fixing plate
Z5015.000 TV spigot for flying adapter 02
Z5012.500 Pipe clamp for TV spigot
Z5009.000 Loudspeaker stand with winder
Z5013.000 Loudspeaker stand winder M20
Z5024.000
Loudspeaker stand adapter
Z5048.000 Flying pin 10 mm
Remote network
Z3010.000 Z6118.000 Z6124.000 Z6116.000 Z6122.000 Z6123.000 Amplifier rack assemblies
Z5310.000
D12 Touring rack assembly EP53
Z5310.001
D12 Touring rack assembly NL43
Z5330.001
D80 Touring rack assembly, CEE 32A 5P3
Z5330.xxx
D80 Touring rack assembly, Nema L21-30 (120V devices) on request3
Amplifier racks
E7480.000
D20 Touring Rack 2 RU 19" SD, shock mounted, handles, window
E7468.000
D80 Touring rack 2 RU, 19” SD, shock mounted, handles, window
E7419.000
Touring rack 3 RU, 19” DD, shock mounted, handles, window
E7420.000
Touring rack 6 RU, 19” DD, shock mounted, handles, window, wheels
Cables Z5343.xxx
MC8 Cable NLT8 F/M
Z5346.000
Adapter 4 x EP5M to NLT8M
Z5345.001
Adapter 4 x NL4 to NLT8M
Z5344.002
Adapter NLT8F to 4 x NLT4M
Z5344.001
Adapter NLT8F to 4 x NL4
Z5344.000
Adapter NLT8F to 4 x EP5 Z5347.001
Breakoutbox NLT8 F/M to 6 x NL4
Z5347.000
Breakoutbox NLT8 F/M to 6 x EP5
Z5340.xxx
MC4 Cable NLT4 F/M
Z2299.xxx
MC2.5 Cable NL4
Z2297.xxx
MC4SD Cable EP5
Z2298.xxx
MC2.5SD Cable EP5
Z5348.002
Adapter NLT8F 2-way to 2 x NLT4M
Z5438.003
Adapter NLT8M 2-way to 2 x NL8
Z5348.000
Adapter NLT8F 2-way to 2 x EP5F
Misc.
Z5060.000 Z5061.000 Anti-slip coating 1kg /2.2 lb
Standard cabinet paint 1 kg /2.2 lb
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
Z2750.xxx
D20 Amplifier NL42
Z2710.xxx
D80 Amplifier2
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1 available as a download at www.dbaudio.com
2 the complete list of amplifier versions is available in the d&b Amplifier and Software brochure
3 further information is available in the d&b Amplifier and Software brochure
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