The V Series


produce a constant directivity dispersion of 75° x 40° (h x v)
with exceptional vertical constant directivity dispersion control
nominally being maintained down to 350 Hz� This is achieved
using a symmetrical dipolar driver arrangement for the two
10″ LF neodymium drivers, with a centrally mounted horn-loaded
8″ MF driver and a coaxial 1�4″ exit HF compression driver
mounted on a constant directivity horn� The V10P and Vi10P
point source loudspeakers feature the same driver configuration,
but produce a wider 110° horizontal dispersion pattern� Both
loudspeakers feature a rotatable HF horn which enables
deployment in either orientation� The advanced bass reflex and
venting design combined with a large cabinet volume increases
the LF performance of these compact cabinets, with a frequency
response extending from 59 Hz to 18 kHz�
The V-GSUB and Vi-GSUB are actively driven cardioid
subwoofers that require only one amplifier channel� These
subwoofers share the same acoustical and visual design as
the V-SUB and Vi-SUB, but are intended for ground stacked
applications only�
The V8 and Vi8 line array loudspeakers produce an 80°
constant directivity dispersion pattern in the horizontal plane�
They utilize a passive 3-way design featuring two 10″ neodymium
LF drivers, one hornloaded 8″ MF driver, two 1�4″ exit HF
compression drivers with 2�5″ voicecoils mounted to a dedicated
wave shaping device and a passive crossover network�
The V12 and Vi12 loudspeakers line array modules, which are
acoustically and mechanically compatible with the V8 Loudpeaker
and Vi8 Loudpeaker respectively, differ only in the 120°
horizontal coverage� All components are arranged symmetrically
around the centre axis of the cabinet to produce a perfect
symmetrical dispersion pattern� Due to the dipolar arrangement of
the LF drivers, a broadband, horizontal dispersion control is
maintained down to approximately 250 Hz�
The V and Vi subwoofers are compact high performance cardioid
subwoofers powered by a single amplifier channel� They share the
same width as the V8/Vi8 and V12/Vi12 loudspeakers and are
equipped with compatible flying fittings� The V and Vi-SUB house
two long excursion neodymium drivers in an integrated cardioid
setup to avoid unwanted energy behind the system� The Vi
cabinets feature an impact resistant paint finish; Weather Resistant
and Special Colour options are available� V subwoofer Vi subwoofer
V8/V12 loudspeaker Vi8/Vi12 loudspeaker
V7P/V10P loudspeaker Vi7P/Vi10P loudspeaker
All V loudspeakers are finished with a PCP (Polyurea Cabinet
Protection) coating that provides mobile systems with protection
against impact and resistance to the adverse effects on cabinets
caused by changing ambient outdoor conditions�
The d&b software offering aides the entire system setup process�
The d&b ArrayCalc simulation software allows the virtual
optimization of loudspeaker line arrays, point source and column
loudspeakers as well as subwoofers and their adjustment to
venue conditions� The d&b NoizCalc immission modelling
software uses international standards to model noise immission
from d&b loudspeaker systems� NoizCalc takes data from
ArrayCalc and calculates the sound propagation towards the far
field� The complete system configuration simulated in ArrayCalc
is assimilated by the d&b R1 Remote control software into
an intuitive graphical user interface to manage the amplifiers,
and loudspeakers, from anywhere in the venue�
d&b amplifiers are specifically designed for use with d&b
loudspeakers, and are at the heart of the d&b system approach�
These devices contain extensive Digital Signal Processing
capabilities to provide comprehensive loudspeaker management
and specific switchable filter functions to precisely target the
system response for a wide variety of applications� The four
channel D80 amplifier is intended for both mobile and
installation applications requiring the highest Sound Pressure
Levels� The installation specific four channel 30D amplifier is
intended for permanent integration within venues which
require medium to high Sound Pressure Levels� These amplifiers
all provide extensive user-definable equalization containing
two 16-band equalizers with parametric, notch, shelving and
asymmetric filters as well as delay capabilities of up to
10 seconds�
The DS10 Audio network bridge provides 16 AES3
outputs and interfaces between the Dante audio transport
protocol and the d&b amplifiers�
The DS100 Signal Engine is based on a specialized
rack mount 3 RU audio processor with Audinate Dante
networking� It provides a 64 x 64 audio matrix with level
and delay adjustments at all cross points� Additional software
modules provide dynamic source positioning and emulated
acoustics functions�
A selection of transport solutions are available for the
V loudspeakers� Amplifier Touring rack assemblies can be
provided for either three D20 amplifiers, three D80 amplifiers,
or six D80 amplifiers� The DS10 Audio network bridge can be
supplied in these fully equipped system racks, which also house
mains power distribution units, connector interfaces and all
internal cabling�
D80 amplifier
30D amplifier
DS10 Audio network bridge
DS100 Signal Engine
10 d&b V-Series d&b V-Series 11
V7P/Vi7P loudspeaker
The 3-way passive V7P and Vi7P loudspeakers feature two 10″
drivers in a dipole arrangement with a horn loaded 8″ MF driver
and a 1�4″ exit compression driver mounted onto a rotatable CD
horn� The Vi7P is the installation version of the V7P loudspeaker
and differs only in cabinet construction, finish and mounting
hardware� The innovative horn design for the centrally mounted
8″ MF driver produces a remarkable sensitivity resulting in an
exceptional performance in the vocal range� An advanced
bass-reflex and venting design delivers an extended LF output
with full bandwidth capabilities�
These high performance point source loudspeakers provide
a broad variety of deployment possibilities, especially when
used as a stand-alone full range system, or combined with other
elements from the V-Series, either ground stacked or flown� The
HF horn can be rotated by 90° to enable horizontal orientation�
The loudspeaker cabinets are constructed from marine plywood,
the V7P has an impact and weather protected PCP (Polyurea
Cabinet Protection) finish, while the Vi7P has an impact resistant
paint finish� The front of the loudspeaker cabinets are protected
by a rigid metal grill� The V7P cabinet incorporates a pair of
handles� M10 threaded inserts are provided for attaching d&b
rigging hardware�
System data
Frequency response (–5 dB standard) ������������������ 59 Hz – 18 kHz
Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode) �������������100 Hz – 18 kHz
Max� sound pressure (1 m, free field)1 ��������������������������������������������
with 30D/D20 ����������������������������������������������������������������������137 dB
with D80 �������������������������������������������������������������������������������140 dB
Input level (100 dB SPL/1 m) ��������������������������������������������–17 dBu
Loudspeaker data
Nominal impedance ��������������������������������������������������������������8 ohms
Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms) ���������500/2000 W
Nominal dispersion angle (h x v) ���������������������������������� 75° x 40°
Components ����������������������2 x 10″ driver with neodymium magnet
��������������������������������������������� 1 x 8″ driver with neodymium magnet
�������������������������������������������������������1 x 1�4″ exit compression driver
����������������������������������������������������������������� passive crossover network
Connections V7P �������������������������������������������������������2 x NLT4 F/M
������������������������������������������������������������ optional 2 x NL4 or 2 x EP5
Connections Vi7P ���������������������� 2 x NL4 and screw terminal block
Weight V7P/Vi7P ������������������������������������������������������� 33 kg (75 lb)
The V7P loudspeaker
The Vi7P loudspeaker
1 Broadband measurement, pink noise, crest factor 4, peak measurement, linear weighting
2 Dispersion angle vs frequency plotted using lines of equal sound pressure (isobars)
at –6 dB and –12 dB
Vi7P cabinet dimensions in mm [inch]
Top view Rear view
Front view Side view
308 [12] 466 [18.3]
700 [27.5]
190 [7.5]
V7P cabinet dimensions in mm [inch]
The V10P loudspeaker