d&b audiotechnik continues loudspeaker innovation leadership with the new flush mountable, high-performance, flexible 44S loudspeaker
d&b audiotechnik have announced the introduction of an innovative new addition to the company’s extensive product repertoire, the 44S loudspeaker. The 44S is d&b’s first ever flush mountable cabinet, delivering compact, high performance audio and a wide range of flexible mounting options.
“For audio professionals who may be challenged by dimensions, architecture, or aesthetics, the 44S loudspeaker is a powerful, compact, flush-mountable loudspeaker that provides the sound needed, no matter what space they have to work with,” commented Wolfgang Schulz, d&b product manager. “It’s a very compact point source loudspeaker for flexible use in nearfield applications, and there is a big need in our industry for this type of form factor.”
Driven by a dedication to designing solutions that address market needs, the 44S is a highly directional loudspeaker with SPL max 121dB using
a d&b 10D installation amplifier (and 123dB with a high-powered 30D/D80), offering the highest possible performance for both permanent installations and mobile applications. The loudspeaker features a clever waveguide and baffle design which results in high directivity and minimizes interference between loudspeakers even when placed close together. The asymmetric cabinet provides built-in tilt options of +/- 20 degrees for precise coverage angles, giving users flexibility in adjusting for different listening heights.
Not only is the loudspeaker powerful, it can also go where no d&b loudspeaker has gone before with an asymmetrical cabinet shape to meet flexible in-built requirements. At only 128mm (5 inches) tall the 44S can be placed where most loudspeakers cannot: under mobile stages and balconies, stage lips, and stairs—even flush mounted in ceiling, walls and soffits with the option of a backbox.
“We at d&b are very proud to showcase our ongoing commitment to the installation market with the launch of this new product”, commented Schulz. “At a time when the market is challenged more than ever, it is important for us to bring flexible, multi-function solutions to the industry.”
The two-way passive loudspeaker cabinet measures just 128 x 390 x 150mm (5 x 15.3 x 5.9-inch) in size and houses 2 x 4.5” neodymium LF drivers and 2 x 1.25” HF dome tweeters, delivering a frequency response of between 90Hz – 17kHz.
- Two-way passive
- 2 x 4.5” neodymium LF drivers
- 2 x 1.25” HF dome tweeter (rotatable horn)
- Frequency response: 90Hz – 17kHz
- Dispersion (horizontal x vertical): 90°x 30°
- SPL max 121 dB Peak (powered by the d&b 10D amplifier)
- Threaded inserts in the rear (2x M8)
- Injection molded enclosure
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 128 x 390 x 150mm