Backnang, Germany (August 10, 2009)–Following on the heels of the launch of its T-Series loudspeaker range at the beginning of this year, d&b audiotechnik is now offering the installation market the same technology, extended into the Ti-Series, offering a collection of loudspeaker systems and hardware fittings specially targeted for fixed-installation use.
The series comprises the Ti10L line-array loudspeaker and the Ti10P for point-source usage, with the Ti subwoofer completing the package. The rigging hardware reportedly allows aesthetic integration, whether ground-supported or flown, and there is the option to color-coordinate both the system and rigging to suit visual requirements. The Ti10 cabinet has the same dimensions for both loudspeaker versions (18.5 x 7.8 x 11.8-inches) and is a passive 2-way design that houses two 6.5-inch drivers and a 1.4-inch exit HF compression driver.
At the core of the design is a combination of a rotatable horn, achieved without the use of any tools, coupled with an acoustic lens within the loudspeaker grille assembly. The HF driver is fitted to a waveguide horn producing vertical line-source directivity with a 90-degree horizontal pattern. The acoustic lens widens this to 105 degrees for line-array applications. Rotation of the horn by 90 degrees relative to the lens produces a Ti10 point-source dispersion, transforming a vertically oriented Ti10 into a standalone, full-range loudspeaker with a 90-degree horizontal and 35-degree vertical directivity pattern.
The Ti-SUB shares the same width and integrated rigging hardware as the Ti10L for deployment either flown at the top of a Ti10L array or as a separate column. It can also be ground-stacked for use with either of the Ti10 loudspeaker versions. It is used to increase the low-frequency headroom and extend the bandwidth of a Ti10 column down to 47 Hz. The bass-reflex design utilizes a high-excursion 15-inch driver with a neodymium magnet assembly and employs the company’s SenseDrive technology when driven by the D12 amplifier.