The d&b audiotechnik Y7P is a dual 8″, 400/1,600W (RMS/peak) point-source loudspeaker with a bass reflex cabinet and rotatable high-frequency CD horn.
The d&b audiotechnik Y-series is designed to offer flexible and highly configurable systems for use in even the most challenging sound reinforcement applications. The Y7P loudspeakers can be used for small- to medium-scale sound systems in standalone or distributed point-source solutions. They can also figure into a medium-sized line array setup. The Y7P’s mounting options are suited to touring systems.
The compact, 2-way passive Y7P loudspeaker features two 8” drivers in a dipole arrangement with a 1.4” compression driver mounted onto a rotatable constant directivity (CD) horn. Sophisticated horn geometry combined with the advanced bass-reflex port design delivers full bandwidth capabilities with an extended LF output. These point source, high-performance cabinets offer 75° horizontal directivity controlled down to 500Hz, matched with a vertical dispersion of 40°. The horn can be rotated by 90° to enable horizontal orientation.
The Y7P is a passive point-source loudspeaker. It features a dipolar speaker arrangement with two 8″ drivers centered around a 1.4″ HF compression driver mounted on a CD horn with 75° x 40° dispersion characteristics. A rotatable horn enables deployment in either orientation, whilst an innovative bass-reflex and port design gives an increased LF performance. The high performance omnidirectional B6 and Bi6-SUB feature a single 18″ long excursion driver, intended for ground stacked applications only.
The Y7P provides a broad variety of deployment possibilities, especially when used as a stand-alone full range system, or combined with other elements from the Y-Series, either ground stacked or flown. The loudspeaker cabinet is constructed from marine plywood and has an impact and weather protected PCP (Polyurea Cabinet Protection) finish. The front of the loudspeaker cabinet is protected by a rigid metal grill backed by an acoustically transparent foam. The cabinet incorporates a pair of handles while M10 threaded inserts are provided for attaching d&b rigging hardware. Additionally, two further M10 sockets accept the 8mm load pin to expand the mounting options..
The cabinets accommodate fittings for three types of rigging devices:
In HFA mode (High Frequency Attenuation), the HF response of the system is rolled off. 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 1kHz, dropping by approximately 3dB at 10kHz. 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 CPL (Coupling) function compensates for coupling effects between the cabinet and close boundary surfaces or when the cabinet is used as a stage monitor. CPL begins gradually around 1kHz, with the maximum attenuation below 400Hz. To achieve a balanced frequency response, the CPL function can be set to dB attenuation values between 0 and –9. Positive CPL values create an adjustable low frequency boost (0 to +5dB) and can be set when the system is used in full range mode without subwoofers.
Recommended d&b audiotechnik amplifiers
The d&b D80 amplifier is recommended to drive the Y7P. The d&b D20, 10D, 30D and D6 can also be used.