d&b audiotechnik Vi8 Loudspeaker

Description

The Vi8 is a 3-way passive design housing 2 x 10″ LF drivers, one hornloaded 8″ MF driver and two 1.4″ exit HF compression drivers with 2.5″ voicecoils mounted to a dedicated waveshaping device. The symmetrical dipolar arrangement of the neodymium LF drivers around the centrally mounted coaxial MF and HF components allows a smooth overlap of the adjacent frequency bands in the crossover design. This results in an exceptional 80° horizontal constant directivity dispersion control nominally being maintained down to 250 Hz. The mechanical and acoustical design enables flown vertical arrays of up to twenty four loudspeakers. It can be used in columns of purely Vi8 loudspeakers or combined with Vi12s and / or with Vi-SUBs. The Vi8 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, and two recessed grips are provided at the rear bottom of the cabinet.

System data

Frequency response (–5 dB standard) 67 Hz – 18 kHz
Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode) 100 Hz – 18 kHz
Max. sound pressure (1m, free field)1
with D20/30D
with D80 139 dB
142 dB
Cabinets per amplifier channel 2
Loudspeaker data
Configuration Installation specific high performance 3-way passive line array loudspeaker
Nominal impedance 8 Ω
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms) 500/2000 W
Nominal dispersion angle (horizontal) 80° 13
Splay angle settings 0° – 14° (1° increment)
Components 2 x 10″ driver / 1 x 8″ driver
2 x 1.4″ exit compression driver
passive crossover network
Connections 2 x NL4

Dimensions, weight

Dimensions (H x W x D) 310 x 700 x 460 mm
12.2 x 27.5 x 18″
Weight 34 kg
75 lb

Additional information

Weight75 lbs
Dimensions18 × 28 × 13 in