d&b E5 loudspeaker
The E4 and E5 (pictured), the latter being a new design for the E0 in the company’s E Sries, are lightweightt, two-way passive loudspeakers that employ a 4-inch and 5-inch LF driver, respectively, and a coaxially mounted wide-dispersion dome tweeter. Both are mounted in highly compact enclosures and offer wide symmetrical dispersion patterns in the horizontal and vertical plane, while the cabinets may be mounted in either attitude.
They have built-in passive crossover networks with a frequency response extending from 130 to 20 kHz for the E4 and 85 Hz to 20 kHz for the E5, and weighing in at 2.4 pounds and 4.8 pounds. They produce a maximum SPL of 115 and 117 dB, respectively. The enclosures are injection molded, providing excellent mechanical and acoustical properties, and are coated with an impact-resistant black-paint finish. The front of the loudspeakers are protected by a rigid metal grille; incorporated into the rear panel is an M10 threaded insert to accept the Ball joint adapter, two NL4 connectors and a two-pole push terminal.
The loudspeakers are weather-protected and suitable for temporary outdoor use as standard and are available to order with a special color option. They can be powered by either the d&b D6 or D12 amplifiers, and up to four cabinets may be driven by each channel of either amplifier. Firmware and software updates including the E4 are available for download under the relevant sections within Support/Downloads at www.dbaudio.com. These provide configurations for all current d&b amplifiers and the latest version of R1 remote-control software. Firmware and software updates to include the E5 will be available in January 2012.
The E4 and E5 loudspeakers are specifically intended for mobile near -ield applications for speech and music reinforcement in theaters, conferences, industrial presentations and broadcast studios, as well as for surround sound, delay and fill systems. Both can be used stand-alone or supplemented by different subwoofers from the E Series.
The E4 will be available from November 2011, while the release of the E5 is scheduled for January 2012.