d&b audiotechnik
  • Vi8 loudspeaker 
  • General Description

    The Vi8 is a 3-way passive design housing 2 x 10" LF drivers, one hornloaded 8" MF driver and two 1.4" exit HF compression drivers with 2.5" voicecoils mounted to a dedicated waveshaping device. The symmetrical dipolar arrangement of the neodymium LF drivers around the centrally mounted coaxial MF and HF components allows a smooth overlap of the adjacent frequency bands in the crossover design. This results in an exceptional 80° horizontal constant directivity dispersion control nominally being maintained down to 250 Hz. The mechanical and acoustical design enables flown vertical arrays of up to twenty four loudspeakers. It can be used in columns of purely Vi8 loudspeakers or combined with Vi12s and / or with Vi-SUBs.


    The Vi8 cabinet is constructed from marine plywood and has an impact and weather protected PCP (Polyurea Cabinet Protection) finish. The front of the loudspeaker cabinet is protected by a rigid metal grill backed by an acoustically transparent foam, and two recessed grips are provided at the rear bottom of the cabinet.


  • Product Features

    System data
    Frequency response (–5 dB standard)                     67 Hz - 18 kHz
    Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode)                  100 Hz - 18 kHz
    Max. sound pressure (1 m, free field)
    with 30D/D20                                                            139 dB
    with D80                                                                    142 dB


    Loudspeaker data
    Nominal impedance                                                  8 ohms
    Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 msec)        500/2000 W
    Nominal dispersion angle (horizontal)                     80°
    Splay angle settings                                                  0° - 14°
                                                                                      1° increment
    Components                                                              2 x 10" driver
                                                                                      1 x 8" driver
                                                                                      2 x 1.4" exit compression driver
                                                                                      passive crossover network
    Connections                                                              2 x NL4

    Dimensions mm (H x W x D)                                     310 x 700 x 460
    Weight kg                                                                  34
    Dimensions inch (H x W x D)                                     12.2 x 27.5 x 18 
    Weight lb                                                                   75

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