d&b audiotechnik Y8 Loudspeaker

High-performance 2-way passive line array loudspeaker


d&b audiotechnik Y8 Loudspeaker

  • Components 2 x 8″/1.4″
  • Dispersion 80°
  • SPLmax 139 dB
  • Weight 20 kg / 44 lb

Product description

The compact Y8 line array loudspeaker is designed for use in vertical columns. The 2-way passive design features two 8” drivers in a dipole arrangement and a centrally mounted 1.4” compression driver with a wave transformer. Sophisticated horn geometry combined with the advanced bass-reflex port design delivers full bandwidth capabilities with an extended LF output. These high-performance line array modules offer 80° horizontal directivity controlled down to 500 Hz. The mechanical and acoustical design enables vertical arrays of up to twenty-four loudspeakers with vertical splay angles from 0° to 14° with a 1° resolution. It can be used in columns of purely Y8 loudspeakers or combined with Y12 and/or Y-SUB cabinets. 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. Each side panel incorporates a handle while two additional recessed grips are provided at the rear. Three-point rigging hardware is integrated into the loudspeaker enclosure.


System data

Frequency response (-5 dB standard)
54 Hz – 19 kHz
Frequency response (-5 dB CUT mode)
100 Hz – 19 kHz
Max. sound pressure1
with 10D – 134 dB
with D20/30D – 137 dB
with D40/D80/40D – 139 dB
Cabinets per amplifier channel

Loudspeaker data

High-performance 2-way passive line array loudspeaker
Nominal impedance
8 Ω
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms)
400/1600 W
Nominal dispersion angle (horizontal)
Splay angle settings
0° – 14° (1° increment)
2 x 8″ driver with neodymium magnet
1.4″ exit compression driver
passive crossover network
2 x NLT4 F/M
optional 2 x NL4 or 2 x EP5
Dimensions (H x W x D)
257 x 630 x 375 mm
10 x 24.8 x 14.8″
20 kg
44 lb

1 1 m, free field, SPL max peak test signal: pink noise with crest factor 4, one speaker driven


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