d&b Y8 Loudspeaker

The compact Y8 line array loudspeaker is designed for use in vertical columns. The 2-way passive design features two 8” drivers in a dipole arrangement and a centrally mounted 1.4” compression driver with a wave transformer.


Sophisticated horn geometry combined with the advanced bass-reflex port design delivers full bandwidth capabilities with an extended LF output. These high performance line array modules offer 80° horizontal directivity controlled down to 500 Hz. The mechanical and acoustical design enables vertical arrays of up to twenty four loudspeakers with vertical splay angles from 0° to 14° with a 1° resolution. It can be used in columns of purely Y8 loudspeakers or combined with Y12 and/or Y-SUB cabinets. The loudspeaker 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. Each side panel incorporates a handle while two additional recessed grips are provided at the rear. Three point rigging hardware is integrated into the loudspeaker enclosure.

System data

  • Frequency response (–5 dB standard) 54 Hz – 19 kHz
  • Frequency response (–5 dB CUT mode)100 Hz – 19 kHz
  • Max sound pressure (1 m, free field)1
  • with D6/10D 134 dB
  • with D12/30D/D20 137 dB
  • with D80 139 dB

Loudspeaker data

  • Nominal impedance8 ohms
  • Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10 ms)400/1600 W
  • Nominal dispersion angle (h) 80°
  • Splay angle settings 0° – 14° (1° increment)
  • Components 2 x 8″ driver with neodymium magnet
  • 14″ exit compression driver
  • passive crossover network
  • Connections
  • Y8 2 x NLT4 F/M
  • optional 2 x NL4 or 2 x EP5
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) 257 x 630 x 375 mm
  • Weight Y8/Yi8 20 kg (44 lb)

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