dampb launches weather protected E4 and E5 loudspeakers
d&b has added to its E series speaker range. The ‘lightweight’ E4 and E5 are two-way passive loudspeakers intended for theatres, conferences, industrial presentations and broadcast studios, and as surround sound, delay and fill systems.
Size-wise, the new additions are smaller than the recently launched E6, and employ a four inch and five inch LF driver, respectively, and a coaxially mounted wide dispersion dome tweeter. Weighing 1.1 kg and 2.2 kg, the E4 and E5 produce a maximum dB SPL of 115 and 117. They can be powered by either the d&b D6 or D12 amplifiers, and up to four cabinets may be driven by each channel of either amplifier.
The manufacturer adds that the E4 and E5’s are also suitable temporary outdoor use due to being ‘weather protected,’ and are available to order with special colour options. Both speakers are mounted in compact enclosures and offer wide
symmetrical dispersion patterns in the horizontal and vertical plane,
while the cabinets may be mounted in either attitude. They have built-in
passive crossover networks with a frequency response extending from 130 to
20kHz for the E4, and 85Hz to 20kHz for the E5.
A rigid metal grill protects the front of the loudspeakers, and an M10 threaded insert is incorporated into the rear panel to accept a ball joint adapter, two NL4 connectors, and a two-pole push terminal.
Firmware and software updates for the E4 and E5 are available for download from the manufacturer’s website.