d&b audiotechnik Y7P Point-Source Loudspeaker

Point-source loudspeaker with dual 8″ drivers and rotatable HF constant directivity horn


The d&b audiotechnik Y7P is a dual 8″, 400/1,600W (RMS/peak) point-source loudspeaker with a bass reflex cabinet and rotatable high-frequency CD horn.

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 Y7P loudspeakers can be used for small- to medium-scale sound systems in standalone or distributed point-source solutions. They can also figure into a medium-sized line array setup. The Y7P’s mounting options are suited to touring systems.

The compact, 2-way passive Y7P 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 75° 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 Y7P—At a Glance

  • High performance 2-way passive point source loudspeaker
  • 2x 8″ drives
  • 4″ HF compression driver mounted in a CD horn
  • Dispersion 75° x 40°
  • 137dB SPL max.

d&b audiotechnik Y7P—Parsing the Details

The Y7P 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 75° 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 Y7P 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

HFA circuit

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 near field or delay 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.

CPL function 

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 Y7P. The d&b D20, 10D, 30D and D6 can also be used.

Y7P applications:

  • Musical productions
  • Touring and concerts
  • Performing arts
  • Conferences
  • Religious events
  • Live shows

For more information or assistance configuring a system with d&b audiotechnik Y7P point-source loudspeakers, call or chat online with your Parsons Audio professional today.  


d&b audiotechnik Y7P Specifications:

System Data

  • Frequency response (-5dB standard): 59Hz – 18kHz
  • Frequency response (-5dB CUT mode): 118Hz – 18kHz

Max. sound pressure1

  • D6/10D: 132dB
  • D20/30D: 135dB
  • D80: 137dB
  • Cabinets per amplifier channel: 2

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

Loudspeaker data

  • 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): 75° 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)

Additional information

Weight 40 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 10 × 23 in