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d&b audiotechnik Y12


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Product Overview

Y12 loudspeaker

The compact Y12 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 120° 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 Y12 loudspeakers or combined with Y8 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.

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 Y12 can be driven by either the d&b D6, D12 or D80 amplifiers, with the appropriate loudspeaker configuration selected.


  • Live music
  • Playback
  • Speech


* 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.


From. To. The Y-Series. The story behind


Y-Series. Y7P, Y10P, B6, Y8, Y12, Y-Sub, Yi


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




System data

  • Frequency response (-5 dB standard): 54 Hz - 19 kHz
  • Frequency response (-5 dB CUT mode): 100 Hz - 19 kHz
  • Max. sound pressure (1m, free field)1
    with D6: 134 dB SPL
    with D12: 137 dB SPL
    with D80: 139 dB SPL
  • Cabinets per channel D6/D12/D80: 2


Loudspeaker data

  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • Power handling capacity LF (RMS/peak 10 ms): 400/1600 W
  • Nominal dispersion angle (horizontal): 120°
  • Components:
    2 x 8" driver with neodymium magnet
    1.4" exit compression driver
    passive crossover network
  • Connections:
    2 x NLT4 F/M
    optional 2 x NL4 or 2 x EP5


Dimensions, weight

  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 257 x 630 x 375 mm (10 x 24.8 x 14.8”)
  • Weight: 20.5 kg (45 lb)


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


Product Downloads

  • Y12 Mobile Sound Products Brochure PDF 4.8 MB
  • Y12 User Manual v1.1 PDF 1.8 MB
  • Y12 Y-Series Brochure PDF 9.8 MB
  • Y12 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 Y12.