d&b audiotechnik Y10P Point-Source Loudspeaker
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 Y10P loudspeakers can be used for small- to medium-scale sound systems in standalone or distributed point-source solutions. It can also figure into a medium-sized line array setup. The Y10P’s mounting options are suited to touring systems.
Featuring the same internal components, but with wider dispersion characteristics than the Y7P, the compact, 2-way passive Y10P 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 100° horizontal directivity controlled down to 500Hz, matched with a vertical dispersion of 40°. The horn can be rotated by 90° to enable horizontal orientation.
d&b audiotechnik Y10P—At a Glance
- High-performance 2-way passive point source loudspeaker
- 2x 8″ drives
- 4″ HF compression driver mounted in a CD horn
- Dispersion 110° x 40°
- 136dB SPL max.
d&b audiotechnik Y10P—Parsing the Details
The Y10P 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 110° 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 Y10P 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:
- A quick-lock adapter plate on one side of the cabinet that accepts the Z5397 YP Swivel bracket.
- Two M10 threaded inserts on the top and bottom panels each to accept the Z5399 YP Mounting bracket.
- Two additional combined sockets [A], one in the top panel and one at the center rear of the cabinet that accept either:
- The Q9032 Safety eye bolt M10 to apply a secondary safety device
- The Z5049 Flying pin 8 mm to support single cabinets or to secure the aiming of an array
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 a near field or delayed 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 Y10P. The d&b D20, 10D, 30D, and D6 can also be used.
- Musical productions
- Touring and concerts
- Performing arts
- Religious events
- Live shows
Architectural specifications for detailed project planning
If you require architectural specifications for a d&b system or a specific d&b Series, you can find the most important technical specifications ready for download on the d&b audiotechnik website.
For more information or assistance configuring a system with d&b audiotechnik Y10P point-source loudspeakers, call or chat online with your Parsons Audio professional today.
- Frequency response (-5dB standard): 59Hz – 18kHz
- Frequency response (-5dB CUT mode): 118Hz – 18kHz
Max. sound pressure1
- D6/10D: 131dB
- D12/D20/30D: 134dB
- D80: 136dB
- Cabinets per amplifier channel: 2
1: 1m, free field, SPL max peak test signal: pink noise with crest factor 4
- Configuration: High-performance 2-way passive point source loudspeaker
- Nominal impedance: 8 ohm
- Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms): 400/1600W
- Nominal dispersion angle (h x v): 110° x 40°
- 2x 8″ driver with neodymium magnet
- 4″ exit compression driver
- passive crossover network
- 2 x NLT4 F/M
- optional 2 x NL4 or 2 x EP5
- H: 22-13/16″ (580 mm)
- W: 10″ (257 mm)
- D: 13-7/16″ (341 mm)
- 40 lb. (18 kg)