d&b audiotechnik 16C Column Loudspeaker

Installation specific cardioid column loudspeaker


The d&b audiotechnik 16C Column Loudspeaker is the smallest in the Series housing four 4” neodymium drivers and a 0.75” compression driver mounted on a CD horn. The HF horn has a nominal dispersion of 90° x 40° (h x v). The 4″ drivers are arranged in a unique cardioid setup radiating through waveguide elements at the front and damped ports at the rear of the cabinet. This design provides a constant directivity pattern of 90° in the horizontal plane with a broadband attenuation to the rear of approximately 18 dB. A cardioid dispersion pattern produces minimal energy behind the loudspeaker, reducing reflections and resulting in balanced level distribution across the listening area while increasing gain before feedback when working with open microphones. The 16C loudspeaker enclosure is constructed from an extruded aluminum back and a metal baffle, while the front and sides of the cabinet are protected by a metal grill. The rear of the cabinet features continuous T-slot rails for mounting purposes, a single NL4 input, and a 4-pole Phoenix combicon terminal connector. The xC-Series loudspeakers are available in white or black as standard or can be provided with the Special Colour (SC) option that can be executed in all RAL colors.

System data

Frequency response (–5 dB standard) 110 Hz – 18 kHz
Max. sound pressure (1m, free field)1 122 dB
Cabinets per amplifier channel 3
Loudspeaker data
Configuration Installation-specific cardioid column loudspeaker
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms) 100/500 W
Nominal dispersion angle (h x v) 90° x 40°
Components 4 x 4″ driver with neodymium magnet
1 x 0.75″ compression driver mounted on CD horn
Passive crossover network
Connections 4-pole Phoenix terminal

Dimensions, weight

Dimensions (H x W x D) 650 x 124.5 x 124 mm
25.6 x 4.9 x 4.88″
Weight 5 kg
11 lb

Additional information

Weight 11 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 26 in