d&b Unveils Column Expansion

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The What: The d&b audiotechnik White range of integration solutions has expanded to include the xC-Series column loudspeakers.

The What Else: This latest addition contributes the same qualities to the installation specific White range as the xS-Series and xA-Series, offering visual, physical, acoustical and electrical integration in a manner that meets the most demanding specifications.

The xC-Series comprises three loudspeakers, the 16C, 24C and 24C-E, all designed for seamless integration into difficult acoustic and aesthetic environments, from houses of worship to conference halls, auditoriums and public spaces; anywhere where the requirement for high speech intelligibility is matched by visual demands.

The xC-Series utilizes high vertical directivity control to focus output on listeners and reduce energy radiating into the reverberant field. The passive bandpass design also achieves pattern control in the horizontal plane down to low frequencies, increasing gain before feedback and minimizing unwanted reflections from behind the loudspeaker. The HF array in the 2-way passive 24C has a nominal vertical dispersion of 20°, the main axis can be mechanically adjusted continuously between 0° and -14°. This is combined with an LF section comprising six 4² drivers producing a beam with a fixed downward tilt of 5° and a 90° horizontal dispersion maintained down to 370 Hz.

A specifically designed bracket can be attached to the two continuous rails located at the rear of the xC-Series cabinets enabling flat and parallel mounting to the wall. All xC-Series loudspeakers and available accessories can be color matched to interior requirements.

The Why:
The xC-Series is the first column loudspeaker design developed by d&b; White range product manager Marcus Bäumler commented, "When looking at the typical applications where these types of products are being used, the determination was to provide a simpler solution for (sometimes) complicated issues, by improving column loudspeaker design in a d&b way. The xC-Series can be driven by the D6, D12 or D80 amplifiers, which provide three different power ranges, incorporate d&b loudspeaker specific information and have analog and digital signal inputs and links. These amplifiers feature d&b Remote network interfaces, enabling control and monitoring of system functions via the d&b R1 Remote control software platform and connection to other multimedia environments. This provides extensive system integration capabilities, an increasingly important factor within installed systems. The latest additions to the White range bring the d&b renowned sound qualities within the scope of installers, to meet the exact specifications of architects and designers."

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