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d&b audiotechnik Y-SUB


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Product Overview

Y subwoofer

The Y-SUB is an actively driven cardioid subwoofer powered by a single amplifier channel. It houses two long excursion neodymium drivers in an integrated cardioid setup, an 18” driver in a bass-reflex chamber facing to the front and a 12” driver in a two chamber bandpass design radiating towards the rear. The cardioid dispersion pattern resulting from this arrangement avoids the distribution of energy behind the system, providing the greatest accuracy of low frequency reproduction and reducing the energy dispersed into unwanted areas. The Y-SUB is fitted with three point rigging hardware and can be flown in a column of purely Y subwoofers, at the top of a Y array or used in a ground stacked setup. The 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, whilst the side panels incorporate two handles with four wheels mounted to the rear. An optional transport lid protects the front of the subwoofer during transit.

The d&b audiotechnik loudspeaker range is designed exclusively for operation with d&b amplifiers. These provide power as well as comprehensive control and protection functions tailored to achieve the performance, reliability and longevity associated with the d&b System approach. The Y-SUB can be driven by either the d&b D6, D12 or D80 amplifiers, with the appropriate loudspeaker configuration selected.


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* Application information is presented for guidance only. d&b reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the products and the published specifications. As part of the ongoing development program d&b tries to maintain the highest degree of product compatibility.


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Rigging Tutorial – V-SUB and V8, V12 or Y-SUB and Y8, Y12




System data

  • Frequency response (-5 dB standard): 39 Hz - 140 kHz
  • Frequency response (-5 dB 100 Hz mode): 39 Hz - 110 kHz
  • Max. sound pressure (1m, free field)1
    with D6: 128 dB SPL
    with D12: 131 dB SPL
    with D80: 134 dB SPL
  • Cabinets per channel D6/D12/D80: 2


Loudspeaker data

  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • Power handling capacity LF (RMS/peak 10 ms): 600/2400 W
  • Splay angle settings: 0° and 2.5°
  • Components:
    Front 1 x 18" driver with neodymium magnet
    Rear 1 x 12" driver with neodymium magnet
  • Connections:
    2 x NLT4 F/M
    optional 2 x NL4 or 2 x EP5


Dimensions, weight

  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 500 x 630 x 700* / 804 mm (19.7 x 24.8 x 27.62 / 31.6”)
  • Weight: 52 kg (115 lb)


1   SPL max peak test signal: pink noise with crest factor 4

* Dimensions without wheels

Product Downloads

  • Y-SUB Mobile Sound Products Brochure PDF 4.8 MB
  • Y-SUB User Manual v1.1 PDF 0.8 MB
  • Y-SUB Y-Series Brochure PDF 9.8 MB
  • Y-SUB Y-Series Rigging Manual v1.2 PDF 8.8 MB


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*Prices are in AUD, include GST and are subject to change. Please call National Audio for pricing and availability on the Y-SUB.