Backnang, Germany (February 5, 2009)--The design of d&b audiotechnik's T-Series offers two different loudspeaker technologies in one package. It is the company’s smallest line array, but also offers the option of being able to transform into a standalone point-source system, making it applicable to a different variety of uses.
The T10 cabinet (470/18.5 x 197/7.8 x 300/11.8 mm/inch) is a passive 2-way design that houses two 6.5-inch drivers, a 1.4-inch exit HF compression driver and can be used either as a compact component in a multiple cabinet line array or, by rotating the horn as a high-directivity point-source loudspeaker. The HF driver is fitted to a waveguide horn producing vertical line-source directivity with a 90-degree horizontal pattern that is maintained down to approximately 600 Hz. An acoustic lens placed in front of the horn widens horizontal dispersion to 105 degrees; rotation of the horn by 90 degrees relative to this reportedly produces a point-source dispersion transforming a vertically oriented T10 into a standalone full-range loudspeaker with 90-degree horizontal and 35-degree vertical directivity pattern.
The T-SUB shares the same width and integrated rigging fittings as the T10 for deployment either flown at the top of a T10 array, in a separate column or it can also be ground-stacked. It is used to increase the low-frequency headroom and extend the bandwidth of a T10 column down to 47 Hz.