constantly endeavors to elevate the quality of sound systems to accurately transfer passion
What started out in Korb, Germany, 1981, as a garage-based labor of love for Jürgen Daubert and Rolf Belz, (or possibly as a means of avoiding getting real jobs), has grown into a world leader in sound reinforcement technology. So much for avoiding jobs, 500 employees later. Now you know where and who. However, the concepts that propelled d&b audiotechnik into the forefront of live sound reinforcement are two-fold: First, is the belief that everyone should experience the same impeccable quality of sound, regardless of their position in the venue—or as they call it, “Democracy for listeners.”
Second, is the idea that loudspeakers and electronics should be built systemically; to work in unity as a seamless whole. As a result, d&b loudspeakers can only be driven by d&b amplifiers. While it may appear exclusive, d&b’s approach assures optimal operation, maximizing efficiency, consistency, and ease of use—not a single wasted watt, workaround, network incompatibility, or time spent researching the best amplification for the job. It’s fully integrated way of working that sets d&b out from the crowd.
With exceptional clarity and power, d&b stage monitors are the “rider-friendly” global standard for performances of all kinds.
This large-format line array system features a number of significant engineering solutions.
With d&B’s T-Series, point-source meets line array offering a best-of-both-worlds solution.
d&b audiotechnik SOLUTIONS
With over three decades of experience, d&b technical solutions are born of experience, insight, and most importantly, a hands-on understanding of the everyday challenges for achieving exceptional sound. These technologies come fully integrated, or as handy toolkit options to download and slot into the d&b workflow. There are no fancy gimmicks; just practical and often pioneering techniques, methodologies, and services. How ever complex or commonplace the task, the goal of d&b audiotechnik is always the same: to enhance efficiency, consistency, and quality—simply and systematically.
The continuously evolving d&b workflow transforms a project from concept to reality with the greatest of ease. With just a few steps, this systematic way of working brings d&b solutions to life. Putting design, performance prediction, optimization, control, and monitoring well in hand, there’s plenty of time left over for artistry.
The d&b software suite, including ArrayCalc, R1, and NoizCalc, offers precise prediction capabilities along with advanced remote control and monitoring. This set of tools provides a visual simulation of predicted performance prior to actually rigging the system, then seamlessly provides centralized remote control of the system from anywhere within the venue. System design begins with a process of loudspeaker selection, positioning, prediction, and optimization. Point sources, line arrays, and SUB arrays can be designed for the best performance with equal frequency response and level distribution over the entire listening plane. The R1 Remote control software automatically generates a graphic user interface for the entire system, providing central access to all amplifier functions through the d&b Remote network, to group controls, as well as detailed system and device diagnostics information. NoizCalc uses international standards to model far-field noise emission from ArrayCalc files, enabling users to optimize for listeners while satisfying local noise restrictions and offsite regulations.
Signal Distribution and Networking
Networking means more to d&b than just an audio transport solution. A complete d&b solution ensures comprehensive remote control capabilities, efficient audio networking possibilities and seamless interoperability and integration with other devices. To this end, d&b is wholly committed to open standards like Milan. Ultimately the goal is to establish a choice of products and protocols for d&b users, to ensure the optimum fit for each system and application.
Network audio system benefits:
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The Integrator’s Choice
A complete d&b solution enables integrators to deliver predictable and reliable system performance. For large or small venues. d&b installation systems are made specifically for permanent integration. The loudspeakers fit unobtrusively into any application and perform in acoustically challenging environments. d&b amplifiers offer powerful DSP options, network system integration, and various installation-specific functions.
Journeying beyond the typical to imagine tomorrow’s business, artistic, and social needs for sound is the core mission of d&b. Technologies are constantly evolving to tackle familiar issues creatively and consistently. They represent a deeply rooted dedication to technology development where it is needed most; empowering a present with ever greater possibilities for sound.