d&b audiotechnik V-Series point source loudspeakers
PLASA, London 2015 marks the UK debut of the d&b audiotechnik V-Series point source loudspeakers. Launched earlier this month, V7P, V10P and V-GSUB will be on the d&b stand J50 alongside other mobile and installation products, and on d&b Sales Partners’ SSE/Wigwam stand L10.
The V-Series point sources build on the 3-way passive design of the well known V-Series line array modules. The V7P and V10P both house two 10-inch drivers in a dipolar arrangement with a rear mounted 8-inch MF driver attached to a dual chamber horn. The exits from this horn design create another dipole around the centrally mounted single 1.4-inch exit compression driver with a constant directivity horn. d&b audiotechnik states that this design maximizes the performance to size ratio by making almost the entire baffle board radiate.
V7P/V10P deliver 75×40-degree and 110×40-degree (HxV) dispersion characteristics respectively. All components are arranged symmetrically around the centre axis of the cabinet to produce a perfectly symmetrical dispersion pattern. Due to the dipolar arrangement of the LF drivers, broadband dispersion control is maintained down to approximately 350 Hz in the same plane as the dipole. The rotatable horn and wide range of rigging options make mounting in either orientation simple.
“PLASA London is a significant show for d&b this year,” says Gianni Abruzzese, d&b GB Commercial Manager. “We’re really pleased to be showing the V-Series point sources, which we think are pretty special. The design of the midrange horn means that the vocal performance is in a league of its own. I think the market has been waiting for a point source with this level of performance for a while now.”
Adam Hockley and Steve Jones of d&b GB Education and Application Support will be contributing to the lineup of pro audio seminars as part of the PLASA Professional Development Programme.
On Monday, October 5 at 10:30 am., Hockley will present “Line Arrays Unraveled”, in which he explores line array directivity and examines some of the pros and cons of using this technology. The talk will clarify commonly misunderstood behavior and look at techniques and tools to improve performance, including ArrayProcessing, the d&b line array optimization software.
In “Delighted Audience, Happy Neighbours‘ on Tuesday, October 6 at 2:30 p.m., Jones will discuss how sound propagates over distance and explore the methods and technologies that can reduce offsite spill, noise outside the audience area.
d&b also announces its official sponsorship of the 2015 Technical Theatre Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound, and a nomination of the V-Series point source for a PLASA Award for Innovation.
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Register for the PLASA Professional Development Programme sessions at plasashow.com/seminars.aspx.