While line arrays are all the craze, there is still undoubtedly the need for reliable, lightweight, compact and good-sounding point source speakers with a wide range of rigging options. d&b audiotechnik are aware of this, and have announced the release of the V7P and V10P loudspeakers, which they say offers all of the above and of course d&b’s hallmark constant directivity control down to low frequencies.
Building on the 3-way passive design of the well known V-Series line array modules, the V7P and V10P point sources house two 10” drivers in a dipolar arrangement with a rear mounted 8” MF driver attached to a dual chamber horn. The exits from this horn design create another dipole around the centrally mounted single 1.4” exit compression driver with a constant directivity horn to maximise the performance to size ratio, by making almost the entire baffle board radiate.
The V7P and V10P deliver 75° x 40° and 110° x 40° (h x v) dispersion characteristics respectively. All components are arranged symmetrically around the centre axis of the cabinet to produce a perfectly symmetrical dispersion pattern. Due to the dipolar arrangement of the LF drivers, broadband dispersion control is maintained down to approximately 350 Hz in the same plane as the dipole. The rotatable horn and wide range of rigging options make mounting in either orientation simple.
The bass-reflex design of the V7P and V10P utilises an advanced LF venting arrangement that delivers an impressive extended LF performance. The frequency response extends from 59 Hz to 18 kHz offering flexibility as a stand alone solution.
The new V-GSUB is the ideal companion to the V7P and V10P for ground stacked applications. This cardioid subwoofer requires only one amplifier channel and shares the same acoustical performance, cabinet design and driver arrangement as the V‑SUB: an 18” driver in a bass reflex design facing towards the front and a 12” driver in a two chamber bandpass system radiating towards the rear.
The Vi7P, Vi10P and Vi-GSUB are installation versions of these new loudspeakers, offering a visually discreet cabinet design and installation specific rigging systems. Special Colour and Weather Resistant finishes ensure they fit seamlessly in any permanently integrated application.
Original article found at Audio Technology.
Further information on the new V-Series Point Source loudspeakers can be found here.