PL+S 2019: D&B AUDIOTECHNIK INTRODUCES THE BITESIZED B8-SUB
Prolight + Sound 2019 sees the introduction of the B8, an ultra compact subwoofer from d&b audiotechnik. Standing only 170mm tall, the B8-SUB keeps a remarkably low profile yet boasts an exceptionally high performance to size ratio that provides a low frequency extension down to 43Hz.
The B8 pairs with the established d&b xC, xS and E-Series loudspeakers, with dedicated models for mobile (B8-SUB) and install (Bi8-SUB). Fitting comfortably in the tightest of spaces, the B8 is ideal for corporate environments, cruise ships, small venues and more.
The B8 is an actively driven subwoofer that features two 6.5-inch drivers with ferrite magnets housed within a bass-reflex cabinet design. These precisely tuned drivers achieve an impressive low frequency extension from 170Hz down to 43Hz. The B8 can be driven by all current d&b amplifiers, achieving a max. SPL of 122dB for a near-full range performance from a low profile subwoofer.
With flexible setup options, the B8 and Bi8 provide a complete sound reinforcement solution for a broad range of applications where form factor and performance to size ratio are as important as authentic aural impact. The B8 can be used under stages, stairs or ceilings; landscape or portrait; flush mounted or flown with small mid/high d&b loudspeakers.
“The lower frequencies play an important role in the perception of speech and rhythm,” affirms d&b Product Manager, Wolfgang Schulz. “Subwoofers have often been omitted from applications due to space constraints or the visually sensitive nature of a venue. Now listeners can get a full bandwidth experience everywhere, because it’s very easy to integrate the B8 anywhere.”