The T-Series

The T-Series
Contents
The d&b System reality.......................................................... 3
The T-Series.................................................................................. 4
The T-Series product photographs...................................... 5
The T10 loudspeaker............................................................... 6
The T10 electroacoustic concept.......................................... 7
The Ti10L loudspeaker............................................................ 8
The Ti10P loudspeaker............................................................ 9
The T and Ti subwoofers....................................................... 10
The B4 subwoofer................................................................... 11
The T-Series rigging and mounting accessories........... 12
The T-Series rigging and mounting examples ............ 13
The T-Series cases and cables............................................. 14
The Ti loudspeakers Weather Resistant and
Special Colour options.......................................................... 15
The d&b ArrayCalc calculator............................................ 16
The D6 and D12 amplifiers.................................................. 18
The D6 and D12 amplifier data......................................... 19
The operation with D6 and D12 amplifiers.................. 20
The T-Series frequency responses..................................... 21
The T-Series configuration examples............................... 22
The D6 and D12 amplifiers installation.......................... 26
The D6 and D12 amplifiers
power consumption and power loss............................... 27
The d&b Remote network.................................................... 28
The d&b Remote software................................................... 29
The T-Series product overview........................................... 30
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d&b T-Series
The d&b System reality
As the name implies a d&b system is not just a loudspeaker.
Nor is it merely a sum of the components: loudspeakers, control
electronics, mechanical accessories and remote control. Right
from the outset the d&b audiotechnik approach was to build
integrated sound reinforcement systems that were more than the
sum of their parts. Each element is tightly specified, precisely
aligned and carefully integrated to achieve maximum possible
performance, along with neutral sound characteristics. At the same
time d&b offers integrated training, technical information, expert
service and support, as well as a knowledgeable distribution
network, so that the same optimal acoustic result is achieved by
every system anywhere, at any time.
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The T-Series
The d&b T-Series continues the established d&b audiotechnik
System reality approach, integrating loudspeakers, electronics,
mechanical deployment assemblies, remote control functions and
setup design tools for precise calculation of array performance.
Control of loudspeaker directivity behaviour is a particular
fixation at d&b, as is achieving the highest acoustical output
power while at the same time keeping system size and weight to
a minimum. Ultimately, the T-Series continues the ”d&b specific”
tradition of combining a neutral, intelligible sound character
that is clear and transparent even at high sound pressure levels
providing the engineer with an efficient, effortless tool and a
neutral platform.
The broad application scope of the T-Series ranges from multiple
cabinet line arrays through to single stand-alone loudspeakers.
The unobtrusive visual design, compact dimensions, light weight,
high power and exemplary directivity performance makes the
T-Series loudspeakers perfect for speech and music in many
theatre, conference and presentation situations, live television and
orchestral shows, particularly in situations where considerable
gain before feedback is an absolute requirement.
A combination of techniques is used to perfectly satisfy these
requirements, dipolar low frequency driver arrangements, high
excursion drivers and a unique combination of a rotatable
waveguide horn and acoustic lens. The use of neodymium magnets
in the driver assemblies significantly increases the ratio of acoustic
output power against weight.
The T and Ti loudspeakers are designed for mobile and
installed applications respectively. The T10 and T-SUB integrate
specially designed unobtrusive rigging and mounting allowing
quick and simple deployment in changing environments, whilst the
Ti10L, Ti10P and Ti-SUB are intended for permanently installed
performance spaces where the specification is rider driven by
the artist or mix engineer’s preferences. The Ti cabinets and
appropriate accessories can be properly colour matched to
interior designs, are mechanically adapted for installation use and
can provide protection in climatically hostile environments. The
d&b ArrayCalc calculator predicts the performance of arrays,
enabling simple and accurate system planning.
The 2-way passively crossed over T10 loudspeaker may be
deployed in multiples as elements of line arrays that maintain
horizontal constant directivity down to approximately 600 Hz or
as a high directivity point source loudspeaker. Accurate control
of horizontal directivity is further enhanced by a large frequency
overlap through the crossover range, while adaption for line
source or point source orientation is achieved without the use of
any tools. At the core of the design is a unique combination of a
rotatable horn coupled with an acoustic lens within the loudspeaker
grill assembly. The T10 HF driver is fitted to a waveguide horn
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producing vertical line source directivity. Rotation of the horn by
90° produces an accurate point source dispersion transforming a
vertically oriented T10 into a stand-alone full range loudspeaker.
When the T10 is deployed upright as a point source, the vertical
directivity control extends approximately one octave lower than
similarly sized biaxial loudspeakers.
The same characteristics apply to the Ti10 loudspeakers however
two different cabinets are needed to fulfil the tasks: the Ti10L
loudspeaker is used in multiples as elements of line arrays and
incorporates appropriate rigging, whilst the Ti10P is used as
a point source stand-alone loudspeaker without the line array
hardware.
The T and Ti subwoofers are actively driven bass-reflex
subwoofers utilizing a long excursion 15" neodymium magnet
driver. They share the same width and integrated rigging fittings
as the T10 and Ti10L respectively. They are used to increase the
low frequency headroom and extend the bandwidth of a T10
and Ti10L column down to 47 Hz respectively.
The B4-SUB is intended for use in mobile applications. It’s a
compact high performance cardioid subwoofer utilizing two long
excursion neodymium drivers in an integrated cardioid setup: a
15” driver in bass-reflex design facing to the front and a 12” driver
in a two chamber bandpass design radiating to the rear. This
passive cardioid design is driven by a single amplifier channel
and intended only for ground stacked setups. All subwoofers
employ d&b SenseDrive technology when driven by the D12
amplifier.
The d&b D6 and D12 dual channel amplifiers realize the
complete system. They provide two different power ranges,
incorporate d&b loudspeaker specific configuration information,
including the T-Series loudspeakers 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. A user definable 4-band
parametric equalizer and a delay capability is provided in every
amplifier channel to reduce the need for external processing
devices. The D12 amplifier additionally offers a 2-Way Active
mode and a MIX TOP/SUB output configuration, output connector
options as well as d&b SenseDrive.
The D6 and D12 amplifiers have d&b Remote network
interfaces enabling control and monitoring of a large number of
system functions and extensive system integration capabilities.
d&b Load monitoring and System check are also incorporated to
remotely monitor loudspeaker driver status.
To complete the picture, the T-Series maintains the d&b maxim
of compatibility between systems enabling them to be easily
combined with all other d&b products.
The T-Series
T10 loudspeaker in line source orientation
T10 loudspeaker in point source orientation
Ti10L loudspeaker
Ti10P loudspeaker
T subwoofer
D6 amplifier
Ti subwoofer
B4 subwoofer
D12 amplifier
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The T10 loudspeaker
T10 loudspeaker
The T10 cabinet is a passive 2-way design that houses 2 x 6.5”
drivers, a 1.4” exit HF compression driver and can be either
used as a line source or high directivity point source loudspeaker.
The very compact loudspeaker design is a unique combination of
a rotatable waveguide with horn and an acoustic lens. The horn
can easily be rotated from outside the loudspeaker without tools
or removing the front grill. This is achieved through apertures at
the cabinet sides which allow rotation to both the line and point
source positions. It provides a vertical line source with a 90°
horizontal dispersion that is maintained down to approximately
600 Hz, whilst the integrated lens in the front grill widens the
HF dispersion in line array mode to 105°. When the loudspeaker
is used upright as a point source, the lens curves the wave front
of the line source providing a 90° x 35° dispersion pattern. The
two 6.5” neodymium LF drivers are positioned in a dipolar
arrangement providing an exceptional dispersion control even
at lower frequencies.
The T10 cabinet is constructed from polyurethane integral hard
foam with an impact resistant finish and has integrated line array
rigging hardware. The front of the loudspeaker cabinet is protected
by a rigid metal grill backed by an acoustically transparent foam.
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System data
Frequency response (–5 dB standard)................... 68 Hz - 18 kHz
Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode).............. 120 Hz - 18 kHz
Max. sound pressure (Line/Arc setup, 1 m, free field)1...................
with D6................................................................................... 129 dB
with D12................................................................................ 132 dB
Max. sound pressure (PS setup, 1 m, free field)1.............................
with D6................................................................................... 127 dB
with D12................................................................................ 130 dB
Input level (100 dB SPL /1 m)............................................ –13 dBu
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300 [11.8"]
T10 cabinet dimensions in mm (inch)
Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance............................................................ 16 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS /peak 10 ms)............200 /800 W
Nominal dispersion angle (line source, horizontal)................ 105°
Nominal dispersion angle (point source, h x v)............. 90° x 35°
Components..................... 2 x 6.5” driver with neodymium magnet
.....................1.4” exit compression driver on rotatable waveguide
................................................................. passive crossover network
Connections............................................ 2 x EP5, optional 2 x NL4
Pin assignments...................................................................................
EP5.............................................................................................. 1 /2
NL4........................................................................................ 1+ /1–
Weight........................................................................... 11kg (24 lb)
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)
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The T10 electroacoustic concept
The unique combination of a rotatable waveguide with horn and
an acoustic lens enables T10 to transform from line source to point
source mode easily from outside without tools or removing the
front grill. It provides a vertical line source with a 90° horizontal
dispersion, whilst the integrated lens in the front grill widens the
HF dispersion in line source mode to 105°. When the loudspeaker
is used upright as a point source, the lens curves the wave front
of the line source providing a 90° x 35° dispersion pattern.
Line source
T10 horn and lens in line source setup
Rotating horn
Point source
T10 horn and lens in point source setup
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The Ti10L loudspeaker
Ti10L loudspeaker
The Ti10L loudspeaker is the installation version of the T10 for
deployment as a line array loudspeaker. Road and installation
versions differ only in the rigging hardware.
The Ti10L cabinet is a passive 2-way design that houses 2 x 6.5”
drivers and a 1.4” exit HF compression driver. The very compact
loudspeaker design is a unique combination of a rotatable
waveguide with horn and an acoustic lens. It provides a vertical
line source with a 90° horizontal dispersion that is maintained
down to approximately 600 Hz, whilst the integrated lens in the
front grill widens the HF dispersion in line array mode to 105°.
The two 6.5” neodymium LF drivers are positioned in a dipolar
arrangement providing an exceptional directivity control even at
lower frequencies.
The Ti10L cabinet is constructed from polyurethane integral hard
foam with an impact resistant finish and has integrated line array
rigging hardware which, once deployed is fundamentally invisible
when viewed from the front. The front of the loudspeaker cabinet
is protected by a rigid metal grill backed by an acoustically
transparent foam.
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Frequency response (–5 dB standard)................... 68 Hz - 18 kHz
Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode).............. 120 Hz - 18 kHz
Max. sound pressure (1 m, free field)1.............................................
with D6................................................................................... 129 dB
with D12................................................................................ 132 dB
Input level (100 dB SPL/1 m)............................................. –13 dBu
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Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance............................................................ 16 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms)............ 200/800 W
Nominal dispersion angle (h).................................................. 105°
Components..................... 2 x 6.5” driver with neodymium magnet
.....................1.4” exit compression driver on rotatable waveguide
................................................................. passive crossover network
Connections.......................................................................... 2 x NL4
Pin assignments....................................................................... 1+/1–
Weight ........................................................................ 11 kg (24 lb)
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300 [11.8“]
Ti10L 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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The Ti10P loudspeaker
Ti10P loudspeaker
The Ti10P loudspeaker is the installation version of the T10 for
deployment as a point source loudspeaker. Road and installation
versions differ only in the mounting hardware.
The Ti10P cabinet is a passive 2-way design that houses 2 x 6.5”
drivers, a 1.4” exit HF compression driver and can be used either
in horizontal or vertical orientation. The very compact loudspeaker
design is a unique combination of a rotatable waveguide with
horn and an acoustic lens. The horn can easily be rotated from
outside the loudspeaker without tools or removing the front grill.
This is achieved through apertures at the cabinet sides which allow
rotation to both vertical or horizontal setup. It provides a vertical
line source with a 90° horizontal dispersion that is maintained
down to approximately 600 Hz, whilst the integrated lens in the
front grill widens the HF dispersion in horizontal setup to 105°.
When the loudspeaker is used upright, the lens curves the wave
front of the line source providing a 90° x 35° dispersion pattern.
The two 6.5” neodymium LF drivers are positioned in a dipolar
arrangement providing exceptional directivity control even at
lower frequencies.
The Ti10P cabinet is constructed from polyurethane integral hard
foam with an impact resistant finish and has integrated threads
for attaching installation hardware. The front of the loudspeaker
cabinet is protected by a rigid metal grill backed by an acoustically
transparent foam.
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Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance............................................................ 16 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms)............ 200/800 W
Nominal dispersion angle (h x v)................................... 90° x 35°
Components..................... 2 x 6.5” driver with neodymium magnet
.....................1.4” exit compression driver on rotatable waveguide
................................................................. passive crossover network
Connections.......................................................................... 2 x NL4
Pin assignments....................................................................... 1+/1–
Weight.......................................................................... 10 kg (23 lb)
470 [18.5“]
System data
Frequency response (–5 dB standard)................... 68 Hz - 18 kHz
Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode).............. 120 Hz - 18 kHz
Max. sound pressure (1 m, free field)1.............................................
with D6................................................................................... 127 dB
with D12................................................................................ 130 dB
Input level (100 dB SPL/1 m)............................................. –13 dBu
Ti10P cabinet dimensions in mm (inch)
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)
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T and Ti subwoofers
The T and Ti-SUB are actively driven bass-reflex designs housing
a long excursion 15“ driver with a neodymium magnet. They
can be used to supplement the LF headroom of the T and Ti
loudspeakers in various combinations, ground stacked or flown,
either integrated on top of an array or as a separate column.
They can also supplement the T10 and Ti10 loudspeakers
respectively in ground stacked applications where the SUBs can
mechanically support them.
The cabinets are mechanically connected using rigging links on
both sides of the cabinet front which slide out when needed, and
with a central splay link at the rear of the cabinet. All necessary
rigging components are mounted to the cabinet. The T and
Ti-SUB cabinets are constructed from marine plywood and have
an impact resistant paint finish. The T-SUB cabinet has a handle
mounted in the top panel. The front of the loudspeaker cabinets
are protected by a rigid metal grill in front of an acoustically
transparent foam.
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The T and Ti subwoofers
470 [18,5"]
T-SUB cabinet dimensions in mm (inch)
431 [17“]
System data
Frequency response (–5 dB standard).........................47 - 140 Hz
Frequency response (–5 dB 100 Hz mode)................47 - 100 Hz
Max. sound pressure (single cabinet, 1 m, free field)1....................
with D6................................................................................... 127 dB
with D12................................................................................ 130 dB
Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance...............................................................8 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS /peak 10 ms)......... 300 /1600 W
Components............................. 15” driver with neodymium magnet
Connections T-SUB................................. 2 x EP5, optional 2 x NL4
Connections Ti-SUB.............................................................. 2 x NL4
Pin assignments...................................................................................
EP5......................................................................3/4, SenseDrive: 5
NL4......................................................................................... 2+/2–
Weight.......................................................................... 17 kg (37 lb)
400 [15,75"]
470 [18.5“]
400 [15.75“]
Ti-SUB cabinet dimensions in mm (inch)
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B4 subwoofer
The B4-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: 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 cardioid dispersion
pattern resulting from this approach avoids unwanted energy
behind the system that greatly reduces the reverberant field at
low frequencies and provides the greatest accuracy of low
frequency reproduction. The B4 subwoofer can only be used in
a ground stacked configuration.
The B4-SUB cabinet is constructed from marine plywood and has
an impact and Weather Resistant paint finish and a pair of handles.
An M20 threaded flange in the top panel accepts the d&b
Loudspeaker stand winder M20. The front of the loudspeaker
cabinet is protected by a rigid metal grill in front of an acoustically
transparent foam. Two runners extend from the rear to the front
panel of the cabinet protecting the bottom panel against scratching.
Two correspondingly shaped recesses are incorporated in the top
panel of each cabinet that accept these runners to prevent cabinet
movement when stacked. Mounted on the rear panel are four
heavy duty wheels.
476 [18.74"]
The B4 subwoofer
580 [22.84"]
B4-SUB cabinet dimensions in mm (inch)
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System data
Frequency response (–5 dB standard).......................... 40 -150 Hz
Frequency response (–5 dB 100 Hz mode)................. 40 -100 Hz
Max. sound pressure (1 m, free field)1.............................................
with D6................................................................................... 128 dB
with D12................................................................................ 131 dB
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Nominal impedance...............................................................6 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms)..........500/2000 W
Components........................................................................................
Front/Rear................................................................. 15”/12” driver
Connection.............................................. 2 x EP5, optional 2 x NL4
Pin assignments...................................................................................
EP5......................................................................3/4, SenseDrive: 5
NL4......................................................................................... 2+/2–
Weight.......................................................................... 44 kg (97 lb)
700 [27.65"]
800 [31.61"]
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Cardioid polar pattern
E7922
B4-SUB Wooden lid
1 Broadband measurement, pink noise, crest factor 4, peak measurement, linear weighting
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The T-Series rigging and mounting accessories
Safety approval
d&b loudspeakers and accessories are designed for set up and
use within situations requiring compliance with the provisions and
directives of BGV C1 Rule for the Prevention of Accidents.
Z5370
T Flying frame
2 x Z5160 Q Load adapter supplied
with each T Flying frame
Z5371
T Flying bracket
Z5372
T Horizontal bracket
Z5373
T Cluster bracket
for up to 3 x T10/Ti10L
Z5354
E8/E12 Flying adapter
Z5355
E8/E12 Flying adapter link
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
Z5012
Pipe clamp for TV spigot
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”
Z5155
Q Hoist connector chain
E6507
1t Shackle
Z5375
T Base plate
for T10 with B4 and Q-SUB only
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The T-Series rigging and mounting examples
T10/T-SUB or Ti10L/Ti-SUB
line array with
Z5370 T Flying frame
Z5147 Rota clamp
T10 or Ti10L line array with
Z5370 T Flying frame
Z5155 Q Hoist connector chain
E6507 1t Shackle
T10 point source or Ti10P with
Z5372 T Horizontal bracket
3 x T10 or Ti10L line array with
Z5373 T Cluster bracket
Z5010 TV spigot with fixing plate
Z5012 Pipe clamp for TV spigot
T10/T-SUB or Ti10L/Ti-SUB
ground stack
T10/B4-SUB ground stack with
Z5375 T Base plate
T10 point source or Ti10P
as vertical array with
Z5354 E8/E12 Flying adapter
Z5355 E8/E12 Flying adapter link
Z5015 TV spigot 02
T10 point source or Ti10P with
Z5371 T Flying bracket
Z5010 TV spigot with fixing plate
Z5012 Pipe clamp for TV spigot
T10 or Ti10L line array
on Q-SUB with
Z5373 T Cluster bracket
Z5013 Loudspeaker stand winder M20
Z5024 Loudspeaker stand adapter
T10 point source or Ti10P
on E15X-SUB with
Z5371 T Flying bracket
Z5013 Loudspeaker stand winder M20
Z5024 Loudspeaker stand adapter
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The T-Series cases and cables
E7451
Touring case 4 x T10
E7452
Touring case 2 x T10
E7453
Touring case 2 x T-SUB
E7455
Touring case 2 x T Flying frame
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B
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B
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B
Z2292.000
T Splitset EP5
2 x M to 1 x F and 1 x M to 2 x F
for T10 only
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Z2293.000
T Linkset EP5 1 x M to 3 x F
for T10 only
B
Z2292.001
T Splitset NL4
2 x F to 1 x M and 1 x M to 2 x F
for T10 only
Z2293.001
T Linkset NL4 4 x F
for T10 only
The Ti loudspeakers Weather Resistant and
Special Colour options
The Weather Resistant and Special Colour options are only
available to order with the Ti version cabinets.
Weather Resistant (WR) option
The WR option enables operation of loudspeakers in changing
ambient conditions, however it is not intended to enable permanent,
unprotected operation of loudspeakers outdoors. Cabinets being
used outdoors even with the WR option should always be aimed
either horizontally or with a downward tilt. An additional cover
should be positioned over the loudspeakers.
Ti loudspeakers with the Weather Resistant option are supplied
with a fixed cable. Cable type H-07-RN-F 2 x 2.5 mm2/AWG 13
with a length of 5.5 m (18 ft) as standard or length as required.
Special Colour (SC) option
The paint finish of all loudspeaker cabinets and most accessories
can be executed in almost all RAL colours in accordance with
the RAL colour table. Items such as chains, fixing screws, shackles,
eyebolts and screws are not painted. Other paint finishes such
as metallic are available on request. The acoustically transparent
foam fitted behind the rigid metal grill is also painted with the
requested RAL colour.
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The d&b ArrayCalc calculator
For both acoustic and safety reasons d&b line arrays must be
designed using the d&b ArrayCalc simulation tool. It is available
as a native stand-alone application for both Microsoft Windows1
(XP or higher) and Mac OS X2 (10.4.10 or higher) operating
systems.
ArrayCalc is the system engineer's comprehensive toolbox for all
tasks regarding acoustic design, performance prediction,
alignment, rigging and safety parameters of the d&b line array
systems and subwoofer arrays. 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
in the planning of installations. EASE and DXF data export
capabilities make for easy data transfer.
The program allows the user to define up to five three-dimensional
listening planes to quickly create a representation of the
audience areas in a given venue, including balconies, side
stalls and in-the-round scenarios. Special functions assist in
obtaining the proper dimensions with laser distance finders and
inclinometers.
Additionally, up to two acoustic obstacles representing for
example video cubes, which will obstruct the sound propagation,
can be added to the model. Up to fourteen flown arrays or
subwoofer columns can be defined in a project file as single
hangs or in pairs, as well as a ground stacked subwoofer array
consisting of up to twenty five stacks. They can be freely positioned
according to their intended application, for example as main
hang, outfill, delay line etc. Position, orientation, coverage and
aiming are displayed in top and side views. For every array,
achievable RMS level over distance is calculated with high
resolution in real time, for either band-limited or broadband input
signals. The comprehensive simulation precisely models the
actual performance of the system, taking into account input level,
all system configuration options (such as CUT, CPL, HFC or
INFRA), limiter activity and air absorption. Acoustic shadowing,
whether by obstacles (if defined) or a balcony overhang is also
calculated. The load status of all rigging components is also
constantly monitored and displayed to determine whether a
given array is within the load tolerance.
Subwoofer array design is assisted by coverage and polar plot
prediction. A specialized algorithm allows the user to specify
subwoofer positions and a coverage angle, which is then converted
into appropriate delay times that result in the desired dispersion.
The program allows the simulation of different arrays to be
delayed to one another as well as showing arrival times and SPL
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Room Settings
Arrays
Sub Array
The d&b ArrayCalc calculator
at a freely definable reference point on one of the audience
areas.
For alignment of the flown system with the ground stacked bass
array, the phase response of both the bass array and a selectable
flown array is calculated at a definable reference point. Both
simulations reflect changes in delay time to the single arrays in
real time, greatly obviating the need for time consuming acoustic
measurements to that end.
The level distribution resulting from the interaction of all active
arrays can be mapped onto the previously defined audience
areas in a three-dimensional view which can also be zoomed,
rotated and exported as a graphics file. Up to four diffferent
configurations and their mappings can be temporarily stored for
comparison.
A comprehensive rigging plot with all necessary coordinates,
dimensions and weights is automatically generated for export
and printing, as well as a parts list detailing all the loudspeakers
and rigging components required.
Using the R1 export function, a project file for the R1 remote
control software is generated containing the amplifiers (devices)
and all groups and control elements to operate the system
simulated in ArrayCalc. At the same time it saves the respective
amplifier settings in an R1 control settings file for later retrieval.
This workflow sequence removes the need to manually transfer
configuration information from one software to the other.
Further information and useful guidelines are provided in the
"TI 385 d&b Line array design, ArrayCalc", which is available for
download at www.dbaudio.com.
Alignment
3D Plot
Rigging Plot
1
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2 Mac OS is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries
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The D6 and D12 amplifiers
The D6 and D12 are dual channel amplifiers developed and
manufactured by d&b utilizing Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to
incorporate loudspeaker specific configuration information and
functions. These are designed for use with d&b loudspeakers,
have both digital and analog signal inputs as well as link outputs,
remote control and monitoring capabilities and switch mode power
supplies. The level control incorporates a digital rotary encoder
enabling selection of all operating modes in conjunction with a
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD).
Loudspeaker specific configurations for current d&b loudspeakers
and a linear mode are contained within them, the exception
being that the D6 does not include 2-Way Active and B2-SUB
configurations.
The digital elements of the D6 and D12 are specified and
constructed to achieve the best possible audio performance while
maintaining a very low latency of 0.3 msec. The Digital Signal
Processing is used to provide the loudspeaker specific configurations,
sophisticated protection circuits modelling thermal and mechanical
driver behaviour, and switch functions.
User definable equalization and delay functions are incorporated
in each channel of the amplifiers and can be used for applications
such as front fills or under balcony delays without the need for
external processors. The signal delay capability allows delay
settings of up to 340 msec. (= 100 m /328 ft) to be applied
independently to each channel as can the 4-band parametric
equalizer, providing optional Boost /Cut or Notch filtering. A
signal generator offering pink noise or sine wave program is also
incorporated for test and alignment purposes. Every unit can be
given a unique Device Name to simplify identification and a
password protected LOCK function is also incorporated to prevent
unauthorized changes.
The D6 and D12 amplifiers also detect incoming Pilot signals at
its input (Input monitoring) and can use Load monitoring and
System check functions to determine the status of the loudspeaker
impedance. d&b System check is designed to verify that the
system performs within a predefined condition and can be used
to report the system condition after a show.
D6
d&b Load monitoring, on the other hand, enables automatic and
continuous impedance monitoring and along with Input monitoring
is designed for incorporation within applications specified to the
requirements stated in the International Standard IEC 60849
‘Sound Systems for Emergency Purposes’. Both can determine the
status of an LF or HF driver in systems with multiple elements,
even if these are crossed over passively.
The D6 utilizes a switch mode power supply with PFC suitable for
mains supply voltages 100 V/115 V/200 V/230 V, 50 - 60 Hz
whilst the D12 utilizes an autosensing switch mode power supply
for mains voltages 115/230 V, 50 - 60 Hz (optional 100/200 V).
Both power supplies have overvoltage protection and each
amplifier has a temperature and signal controlled fan to cool the
internal assemblies.
The 2 RU lightweight D6 is specifically designed to deliver medium
power into low impedance loads between 4 and 16 ohms. The
3 RU D12 is specifically designed to produce high power into
low impedance loads, typically those between 4 and 16 ohms.
Due to differences in impedance response against frequency, the
maximum number of cabinets driven by each D12 channel varies
depending on the loudspeaker type.
Apart from selectable output configurations for dual channel, Mix
TOP/SUB and 2-Way Active mode, the D12 also provides d&b
SenseDrive for use with the LF drivers in d&b active loudspeakers
and subwoofers.
Both amplifiers house an I/O panel containing: analog signal
inputs with link outputs for each channel, an AES/EBU digital
input with a link output and NL4 loudspeaker outputs. The D12
I/O panel additionally offers the options of EP5 or NL8
loudspeaker outputs. The two RJ 45 REMOTE sockets at the rear
of the D6 and the D12 amplifiers integrate them into the d&b
Remote network via CAN-Bus, enabling remote control and/or
monitoring.
A USB-B (D6) or a SUB-D9 (D12) SERVICE interface is provided
to enable future firmware updates containing new loudspeaker
configurations or additional functions to be loaded to the units.
CH A
MAINS SUPPLY
VOLTAGE SEE LABEL
~ 50/60 Hz, 1000 W
DIGITAL
OUT
A
D6 rear view
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OUT
B
REMOTE
SERVICE
AES/EBU
ANALOG
CH B
D12 rear view
The D6 and D12 amplifier data
D6 Display
ISP, GR, OVL A /B........................................................LED indicators
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD).........Graphic display/120 x 32 Pixel
D12 Display
ISP, GR, OVL A /B.......................................................LED indicators
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD).........Graphic display /120 x 32 Pixel
D6 Controls
POWER, MUTE /LEVEL..................................Switch, rotary encoder
Function switches..................................Loudspeaker specific circuits
4-band equalizer.............................................Optional PEQ /Notch
Delay setting........................0.3 - 340 msec. with 0.1 msec. detents
Configurations..............Current d&b loudspeakers and linear mode
......................................................except 2-Way Active and B2-SUB
Frequency generator....................................Pink noise or Sine wave
D12 Controls
POWER, MUTE /LEVEL..................................Switch, rotary encoder
Function switches..................................Loudspeaker specific circuits
4-band equalizer.............................................Optional PEQ /Notch
Delay setting........................0.3 - 340 msec. with 0.1 msec. detents
Configurations..............Current d&b loudspeakers and linear mode
Frequency generator....................................Pink noise or Sine wave
D6 Connectors
INPUT /LINK ANALOG A /B......................3 pin XLR female /male1
INPUT /LINK DIGITAL AES /EBU................3 pin XLR female /male1
Sampling rate..........................................................48 kHz /96 kHz
OUT CHANNEL A /B..................................................................NL4
REMOTE................................................................2 x RJ 45 parallel
SERVICE..........................................................................USB Type B
D6 Protection circuits
Mains inrush current limiter..............................1.5 A RMS at 230 V
Loudspeaker switch on delay.....................................Approx. 2 sec.
Overvoltage protection.............................................Up to 400 VAC
D6 Data (linear setting with subsonic filter)
Rated output power (THD+N < 0.1%)..............................................
............................2 x 350 W into 8 ohms, both channels are driven
............................2 x 600 W into 4 ohms, both channels are driven
S /N ratio (unweighted, RMS)...........................................>110 dBr
D6 Digital Signal Processing
Sampling rate...............................96 kHz /27 Bit ADC /24 Bit DAC
Basic delay/latency analog input......................................0.3 msec.
D12 Connectors
INPUT/LINK ANALOG A/B.......................3 pin XLR female /male1
INPUT/LINK DIGITAL AES/EBU................3 pin XLR female /male1
Sampling rate..........................................................48 kHz /96 kHz
OUT CHANNEL A/B................................Optional EP5 /NL4 /NL8
REMOTE................................................................2 x RJ 45 parallel
SERVICE.....................................................................SUB-D9 female
D12 Protection circuits
Mains inrush current limiter..................................5 A RMS at 230 V
Loudspeaker switch on delay.....................................Approx. 2 sec.
Overvoltage protection.............................................Up to 400 VAC
D12 Data (linear setting with subsonic filter)
Rated output power (THD+N < 0.1%)..............................................
............................2 x 750 W into 8 ohms, both channels are driven
.........................2 x 1200 W into 4 ohms, both channels are driven
S/N ratio (unweighted, RMS)............................................>110 dBr
D12 Digital Signal Processing
Sampling rate................................96 kHz/27 Bit ADC/24 Bit DAC
Basic delay/latency analog input......................................0.3 msec.
D6 Power supply
Switch mode power supply for..........................................................
..................................................100 /115 /200 /230V, 50 - 60 Hz
Mains connector...........................................................PowerCon® 2
D12 Power supply
Autosensing switch mode power supply for......................................
.....................................................................115/230 V, 50 - 60 Hz
......................................................optional 100 /200 V, 50 - 60 Hz
Mains connector...........................................................PowerCon® 2
D6 Remote network
Remote network...................................................................CAN-Bus
D12 Remote network
Remote network...................................................................CAN-Bus
D6 Dimensions, weight
Height x width x depth........................2 RU x 19” x 353 mm /13.9”
Weight..........................................................................8 kg /17.6 lb
D12 Dimensions, weight
Height x width x depth........................3 RU x 19” x 353 mm /13.9”
Weight...........................................................................13 kg /29 lb
1
XLR pin assignment analog, inputs and links: 1 = GND, 2 = pos. signal, 3 = neg. signal XLR pin assignment digital, input and link: 1 = GND, 2 = signal, 3 = signal
2PowerCon® is a registered trademark of the Neutrik AG, Liechtenstein
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The operation with D6 and D12 amplifiers
Operation with D6 and D12
Max. LS per
channel
T10
Ti10L
Ti10P
T-SUB/
Ti-SUB
B4-SUB
4
4
4
2
2
T-SUB/
Ti-SUB
B4-SUB
Maximum loudspeakers per D6 or D12 channel
D6 and D12 controller settings
T10
Ti10L
Arc, Line
x
x
PS
x
CUT
x
x
HFC
x
x
HFA
x
CPL
x
Ti10P
HFA mode
Selecting HFA mode (High Frequency Attenuation, PS setup only),
the HF response 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. HFA 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.
x
x
x
x
x
100 Hz
x
x
D6 and D12 controller settings for each loudspeaker
Arc, Line and PS (point source) mode
The Line or Arc modes are selected when the T10/Ti10L
loudspeaker is used as a line array. The chosen configuration will
depend on the curvature of the array. The Line configuration is
selected when groups of four or more cabinets are coupled in a
straight long throw array section, where the splay angles to
adjacent cabinets are 0° to 2°. The Arc configuration is selected
when cabinets are used in curved array sections, where the splay
angles to adjacent cabinets are 3° or more. Within a typical
array both amplifier configurations are used. The PS configuration
is selected when the Ti10P is used in either horizontal or vertical
orientation or the T10 is used as a single spherical loudspeaker.
CUT mode
Set to CUT, the cabinet low frequency level is reduced and is
configured for use with d&b active subwoofers.
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HFC mode
Selecting the HFC (High Frequency Compensation, Line or Arc
mode only) mode compensates for loss of high frequency energy
due to absorption in air when loudspeakers are used to cover far
field listening positions. The HFC mode has two different settings,
which should only be used for those cabinets covering the
following respective distances: HFC1 for distances between 25 m
(80 ft) and 50 m (160 ft), and HFC2 for distances further than
50 m (160 ft). This enables the correct sound balance between
close and remote audience areas, whilst all amplifiers driving the
array can be fed with the same signal.
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 the maximum
attenuation below 400 Hz, providing a balanced frequency
response when cabinets are used in arrays of four or more. 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).
100 Hz mode
If the 100 Hz mode is selected, the upper operating frequency
of the system is reduced to 100 Hz. This setting allows the
subwoofer to supplement top cabinets in full range mode.
SenseDrive
The D12 incorporates d&b SenseDrive for accurate control of
LF drivers in d&b loudspeakers driven 2-Way Active or in d&b
subwoofers driven actively, resulting in an extremely precise bass
performance, even at high levels. SenseDrive is only available
using the D12 fitted with EP5 connectors and appropriate 5-wire
cabling. For further information please refer to the d&b TI 340
SenseDrive, which is available for download at www.dbaudio.com.
The T-Series frequency responses
10
10
5
5
0
0
-5
-5
-10
-10
-15
-15
-20
-20
-25
-25
-30
20
100
1k
10k
20k
-30
20
10
10
5
5
0
0
-5
-5
-10
-10
-15
-15
-20
-20
-25
-25
-30
-30
20
100
1k
100
1k
10k
20k
1k
10k
20k
1k
10k
20k
T10 point source/Ti10P standard and CUT
T10 line source/Ti10L standard and CUT (single cabinet)
10k
20k
T/Ti-SUB standard and 100 Hz
20
100
B4-SUB standard and 100 Hz
10
10
HFC2
5
5
HFC1
0
0
-5
-5
-10
-10
-15
-15
-20
-20
-25
-25
-30
20
100
Correction of HFC
1k
10k
20k
-30
20
100
Correction of HFA
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The T-Series configuration examples
T10
Ti10P
SUB
D6D6
T10 in point source orientation or Ti10P loudspeaker on a subwoofer with
D6 amplifier in dual channel mode
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
B4-SUB
D12
T10 or Ti10L line array on B4-SUB with D12 amplifier in Mix TOP/SUB mode
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The T-Series configuration examples
D12
T10
Ti10L
T-SUB
Ti-SUB
T10
Ti10L
Z2293
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
A
T10
Ti10L
Z2292
T10
Ti10L
B
T10
Ti10L
T10/T-SUB or Ti10L/Ti-SUB flown line array with D12 amplifier
in Mix TOP/SUB mode
T10
Ti10P
B4-SUB
Z2292
A
D12
B
B4-SUB
D12
T10 or Ti10L flown line array with D12 amplifier in dual channel mode and T10 point source
or Ti10P on B4-SUBs ground stacked with D12 amplifier in Mix TOP/SUB mode
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The T-Series configuration examples
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10P
Z2293
Z2293
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
B4-SUB
B4-SUB
B4-SUB
B4-SUB
D12
D12
T10
Ti10P
D12
T10
Ti10P
T10 or Ti10L line array on B4-SUB ground stacked in left/right configuration with D12 amplifiers in Mix TOP/SUB mode and
T10 in point source orientation or Ti10P loudspeaker as fills with D12 amplifier in dual channel mode
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T10
Ti10P
The T-Series configuration examples
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
Z2293
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
Z2293
T10
Ti10L
A
B
A
Z2292
Z2292
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
B
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
Z2293
Z2293
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
T10
Ti10L
Z2292
A
D12
B
T10
T10
Ti10P
D12
Z2292
T10
Ti10P
A
B
D12
D12
D6
D6
J-SUB
T10
Ti10P
T10
Ti10P
J-SUB
T10
Ti10P
T10 or Ti10L flown line arrays in left/right configuration with D12 amplifiers in dual channel mode, T10 or Ti10L line array as
centre cluster and T10 in point source orientation or Ti10P as fills with D6 amplifiers, J-SUBs with D12 amplifiers
d&b T-Series 25
900
D12
800
700
600
500
D6
400
300
200
100
0
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
D6
483 [19.00"]
338 [13.31"]
348 [13.70"]
3 [0.12"]
443 [17.44"]
132 [5.2"]
D6 enclosure dimensions in mm [inch]
D12
483 [19.00"]
338 [13.31"]
Airflow
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D12 enclosure dimensions in mm [inch]
5 [0.2"]
348 [13.70"]
324 [12.56"]
443 [17.44"]
45
Ambient Temp. in C
88 [3.46"]
Total average output power vs. ambient temperature
324 [12.56"]
The diagram opposite shows the thermal operating range within
which the technical data will be maintained. The operation
beyond this range is possible for a short time but for thermal
reasons this may trigger the amplifier protection circuit for
thermal overload.
The D6 and D12 amplifier enclosures are designed to fit a
standard 19" equipment rack or cabinet.
When specifying a rack, be sure to allow extra depth (10 cm /4"
is usually sufficient) to accommodate the cables and connectors
at the rear of the amplifier(s). When mounting amplifiers into a
19" rack cabinet, provide additional support using shelves fixed
to the inner sides of the cabinet or the mounting holes provided
on the amplifier rear mounted rack ears; do not just rely on fixing
and supporting amplifiers by their front panels.
Since the amplifiers can generate a lot of heat, please ensure,
whatever the mounting or racking arrangement, that adequate
cool airflow is provided to avoid a build-up of hot air inside the
rack leading to overheating. When setting up the amplifier, do
not block or cover the rear panel air intake or the vents on the
front panel of the amplifier.
If amplifiers are installed in cabinets so that direct access to the
rear panel filters is not possible, we recommend using additional
fan modules with front mounted filters that can be easily replaced
without opening the sealed cabinets.
Max. average output Power [W]
The D6 and D12 amplifiers installation
The D6 and D12 amplifiers
power consumption and power loss
D6 and D12 power consumption and power loss
The power required from the mains supply and the waste heat
produced by the amplifier power loss vary depending on the load
impedance and the signal levels and characteristics (e.g. speech,
music). In practice, the theoretical peak power consumption of a
system will only be sustained for a short period of time. Basing
mains current and air conditioning plant requirements on the
peak power consumption of the sound system would result in a
generously overspecified installation. The key factor in power
consumption calculations is the crest factor of the music or speech
signal - the ratio of peak to sustainable RMS voltage of the
signal.
The table below gives power figures for various types of signal
waveforms.
Signal waveform
CF Duty
Mains supply
Maximum number of devices per phase conductor when full
output power is required:
Mains supply Maximum number
D6
D12
230 V /16 A 4 2
115 /100 V /15 A 2
1
In the USA and Japan we recommend the operation over two
phase conductors (phase to phase – 240 /200 V) or the use of
mains leads with a much higher cross section.
Pout [W]
Pin [W]
Ploss [W]Iin [A]Uin [V]
1560360 6.8 230
Sine wave
1.4
1/1
1200
1645
445
14.3
115
1715515 17.2100
Highly compressed
2.4 1/3
400
music1
520
120
2.3
230
550
150
4.8
115
570170 5.7100
Music with
low dynamic
4.0
1/8
150
range
215
65
1.0
230
220
70
2.0
115
220 70 2.2100
D6 Power balance
Signal waveform
CF Duty
Pout [W]
Pin [W]
Ploss [W]Iin [A]Uin [V]
20.6 2
230
Sine wave
1.4
1/1
2400
3480
1080
41.2 2115
47.4 2
100
Highly 9.2
230
compressed
2.4 1/3
800
1230
430
18.4 2115
music1
20.2 2
100
Music with
5.3
230
low dynamic
4.0
1/8
400
640
240
10.6
115
range
11.2
100
D12 Power balance
Key:
CF: Crest factor, Duty: Duty cycle, Pout [W]: Max. average output power (sum of both channels), Pin [W]: Input power (effective power)
Ploss: Power loss (thermal power), Iin [A]: Resulting current, Uin [V]: Mains voltage
1
2
Maximum practicable operation
Only in conjunction with appropriate mains power supply installation
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The d&b Remote network
d&b Remote network
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 PC in the control room, at the mix position,
or on a wireless tablet PC in the auditorium.
This central access to all functions, controls and detailed system
information unlocks the full potential of the d&b system approach.
Extensive monitoring and diagnostics enable detailed examination
of the system performance. Control can be undertaken on individual
loudspeakers, on multiple groups of loudspeakers or formed into
groups that address the complete system.
The flexibility and scalability of this approach, coupled with the
inclusion of several types of interfaces, allow the d&b Remote
network to be deployed to address the differing control and
monitoring requirements in a broad variety of mobile and
installed applications, regardless of their size.
In mobile applications, system engineers may use the remote
network to verify and tune the system. System check and device
diagnostics enable detailed monitoring as and when required,
before, during, or after a show.
In installation projects system integrators can configure the remote
network to offer access to different levels of control tailored to
the operational demands. For example, simplified functionality for
daily use and more complex functionality when multiple applications
are required within one installation. Input and Load monitoring
coupled with automatic error messages allow installation operators
to ensure the optimum performance at all times.
d&b Remote interfaces
Every d&b amplifier is fitted with a Remote interface for the
Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus. Each D6 and D12 has two
REMOTE connectors (RJ 45) to enable the CAN-Bus signal to
be daisy chained through them. A simple d&b Remote network
application consists of a computer running R1 Remote control
software, an R60 USB to CAN interface, CAT 5 shielded twisted
pair cable with shielded RJ 45 connectors and d&b D6 or D12
amplifiers.
Up to five R60 USB to CAN interfaces can be operated with one
computer running R1, while a maximum of 504 amplifiers can be
incorporated into one application. The maximum bus cable length
of a d&b Remote network is 600 metres, see the adjoining table
for cable length examples. The R70 Ethernet to CAN interface can
be used for applications over longer distances, in conjunction with
a fibre optic network for example.
For further information about CAN-Bus cabling requirements and
interfaces please refer to the d&b TI 312 d&b Remote network,
which is available for download at www.dbaudio.com.
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Terminating
connector
D6
D6
D6
Daisy chain
CAN-Bus
CAN-Bus
Interface
Computer running
R1 or R10
d&b Remote network
Z6118 R60 USB to CAN interface
Z6124 R70 Ethernet to CAN interface
Cable cross
section
Maximum bus cable length
with numbers of amplifiers
32
100
0.25 mm2 (24 AWG)
180 m (600 ft)
140 m (460 ft)
0.75 mm2 (18 AWG)
500 m (1650 ft)
330 m (1100 ft)
Examples of bus cable length
The d&b Remote software
R1 Remote control software
R1 Remote control software is a graphical drag and drop user
interface enabling the construction of a screen based virtual
control surface for d&b systems, using the d&b Remote network.
All major features, functions and controls available on the front
panel of the D6 and D12 amplifiers may be remotely controlled
and/or monitored using R1. The architecture of R1 allows control
of each channel of the amplifier as a single entity and enables
the creation of groups of loudspeakers in as little, or as much
detail as required by the user. When grouped together, a button or
fader can control the overall system level, zone level, equalization
and delay, power ON /OFF, MUTE and loudspeaker function
switches such as CUT/HFA /HFC or CPL.
R1 has extensive facilities for storing and recalling system settings
allowing these to be repeated, as and when required. It is easy to
adjust R1 project files for use with a different set of equipment at
another location. Password protection is available to restrict
access.
R1 runs on PCs operating Microsoft Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1/71.
A virtual machine enables R1 to run on the newer Intel2 Mac3 in
parallel to the Mac OS3 X, using the Windows driver for R60
USB to CAN interface.
For older, Power PC based Mac computers, Windows emulation
needs to be used, together with the R60 driver for Mac /PPC. For
R70 Ethernet to CAN, no driver is needed.
All the latest available drivers, R1 example files that can be used
as templates and the TI 391 describing the effective use of R1
are available for download at www.dbaudio.com.
R10 Service software
R10 Service software enables the simultaneous firmware update
of multiple amplifiers from a central location. Using R10,
AmpPresets can be adjusted to the application requirements.
R1 main page, groups and master controls
R1 device page, individual devices, details view and
group controls
Integration with media control
For integration of d&b audiotechnik loudspeaker systems into
media control applications, the R70 Ethernet to CAN interface
is used. Media control modules (drivers) are available at
www.dbaudio.com.
EN 60849 voice alarm applications
For remote control of voice alarm applications Programmable
Logic Controllers (PLCs) can be integrated into the d&b Remote
network.
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d&b T-Series 29
The T-Series product overview
Code Description
T loudspeakers
Z0550.000 Z0550.001 Z0560.000 Z0560.001 Z0610.000 Z0610.001 T10 Loudspeaker EP5 connector
T10 Loudspeaker NL4 connector
T Subwoofer EP5 connector
T Subwoofer NL4 connector
B4 Subwoofer EP5 connector
B4 Subwoofer NL4 connector
Ti loudspeakers
Z0551.001 Z0552.001 Z0561.001 Ti10L Loudspeaker NL4 connector
Ti10P Loudspeaker NL4 connector
Ti Subwoofer NL4 connector
WR Weather Resistant option1
SC Special Colour option2
Amplifiers Remote network
Z2700.000 Z2600.000 Z2600.001 Z2600.300 Z2600.301 D6 Amplifier NL4 (85 - 285 V)
D12 Amplifier EP5 (115 /230 V)
D12 Amplifier NL4 (115 /230 V)
D12 Amplifier EP5 (100 /200 V)
D12 Amplifier NL4 (100 /200 V)
Z3000.000 Z3001.000 Z6118.000 Z6124.000 Z6116.000 Z6122.000 Z6123.000 R1 Remote control software3
R10 Service software3
R60 USB to CAN interface
R70 Ethernet to CAN interface
RJ 45 M Terminator
Bopla mounting clamp
Bopla mounting clamp upright
Cables Z2294.xxx Z2292.000 Z2293.000 Z2291.xxx Z2292.001 Z2293.001 Z2296.000 K3110.000 K3106.002 MC5 EP5 cable various length
T Splitset EP5 2 x M to 1 x F and 1 x M to 2 x F 4
T Linkset EP5 1 x M to 3 x F4
MC4 NL4 cable various length
T Splitset NL4 2 x F to 1 x M and 1 x M to 2 x F4
T Linkset NL4 4 x F4
NL4 Extension adapter
MC5 cable unterminated
MC4 cable unterminated
Racks E7211.000 E7419.000 E7420.000 E7424.000 Touring rack 2 RU, 19” DD, shock mounted, handles
Touring rack 3 RU, 19” DD, shock mounted, handles, window
Touring rack 6 RU, 19” DD, shock mounted, handles, window, wheels
Touring rack 9 RU, 19” DD, shock mounted, handles, window, wheels
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for Ti loudspeakers only, on request
for Ti loudspeakers only, on request
available as a download at www.dbaudio.com
for T10 only
The T-Series product overview
Code Description
Cases E7451.000 E7452.000 E7453.000 E7455.000 Touring case 4 x T10 sleeve, wheels
Touring case 2 x T10 lid
Touring case 2 x T-SUB sleeve, wheels
Touring case 2 x T Flying frame lid, wheels
Lid E7922.000 B4-SUB Wooden lid
Accessories Z5370.000 T Flying frame2
Z5371.000 T Flying bracket2
Z5372.000 T Horizontal bracket2
Z5373.000 T Cluster bracket 3 deep2
Z5354.000 E8/E12 Flying adapter2
Z5355.000 E8/E12 Flying adapter link
Z5010.000 TV spigot with fixing plate
Z5015.000 TV spigot for Flying adapter 02
Z5029.000 TV spigot M10
Z5009.000 Loudspeaker stand with winder
Z5013.000 Loudspeaker stand winder M20
Z5024.000 Loudspeaker stand adapter
Z5034.000 Stand adapter M10
Z5012.500 Pipe clamp for TV spigot
Z5147.001
Rota clamp
Z5155.000 Q Hoist connector chain
E6507.000 1t Shackle
Z5375.000 T Base plate4
Misc.
Z5061.000 Standard cabinet paint 1 kg /2.2 lb
2 SC on request
4 for T10 only
d&b T-Series 31
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D1407.E.23 (02/2012) © d&b audiotechnik GmbH
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