DB Technologies DVA-T8

The DVA T8 from dB Technologies is the latest and most advanced incarnation of a string of successful line array systems based upon the DVA T4. It’s a three-way module that features an 8″ state-of-the-art neodymium woofer as well as a horn-loaded 6.5″ midrange driver with 2″ voice coil and phase plug device, plus two (2) 1″ drivers with constant-directivity horns. It also features a high-performance digital power amp delivering 700W/RMS total output, a high-end 56-bit DSP, and premium-quality AD/DA converters. Shown in black, although it’s available in either black or white – please specify when ordering.

These superior components all combine to provide superior audio quality with high SPL capability.

Remarkably easy to handle at only 31 lbs., this lightweight line array’s powerful performance belies its small footprint and look of subdued elegance.

  • Top Performance Paired with Total Control – The DVA T8 is a fully active, three-way speaker system equipped with the same innovative technologies that feature so prominently in the DVA T12. Its power supply, DSP, power amps, woofers, and drivers were all developed and painstakingly tuned specifically for the DVA T8 system by the dB Technologies team of engineers. 
  • Precise directivity – The DVA T8 sports constant directivity horns, HF drivers, and midrange woofers optimized to deliver a uniform 100° x 15° coverage pattern. It makes the most of two acoustical effects to help distribute SPL evenly. One is the vector addition of individual horns’ output; the other is cylindrical wave formation. These two effects come together to create a uniform coverage pattern that is easily adapted to different venues by varying the length of the array and adjusting the splay between individual components. 
  • High-definition top end – The 1″ neodymium HF drivers feature 1.4″ Mylar diaphragms. Exceptionally light and responsive, they deliver richly detailed signals with remarkably linear frequency responses. Developed especially for use in line arrays, these drivers may be deployed in very close proximity to one another. This is essential to minimize interference in such arrays. 
  • Accurate, awesomely efficient midrange response – Loaded with a custom 6.5″ neodymium midrange, the DVA T8 also delivers excellent midrange response, which has such a formative influence on shaping the sonic image. The midrange is housed in a sealed chassis. Its high BL factor makes it even more responsive so that it renders transients faithfully. A phase plug feeds into a front-loaded horn tuned to achieve a uniform coverage pattern. 
  • Extended low-end performance – A powerful 8″ neodymium woofer, paired with a 350W power amp, covers the low-frequency range with an assertive punch that reaches down to 70 Hz. 
  • Additional features:
    • 700W Class-D Digipro G2 amplifier 
    • Network-ready with an Integrated RDNet port 
    • 56-bit DSP with double-precision filters 
    • 24-bit\96 kHz A\D conversion 
    • Nine (9) on-board preset equalizations 
    • Switched Mode Power Supply with PFC (90V-240V) 
    • Weighs only 31.3 lbs. (14.2 kg) 
    • Mechanically and acoustically compatible with DVA T series systems

Technical Details: 

  • Acoustical data
    • Frequency Response [+/- 3 dB]: 66 – 18.000 Hz 
    • Max SPL: One Unit: 132 dB 
    • HF: 2×1″ 
    • Voice Coil HF: 1.4″ 
    • Directivity: 100×15° Single unit 
    • MF: 1x 6.5″ 
    • Voice Coil MF: 2″ 
    • LF: 8″ 
    • Voice Coil LF: 2.5″
  • Amplifier
    • Amp Technology: Digipro® G2 
    • Amp Class: Class D 
    • HF Amp: 175 W RMS 
    • MF Amp: 175 W RMS 
    • LF Amp: 350 W RMS 
    • Cooling: Convection
  • Processor
    • Controller: DSP 56-bit with double precision filters 
    • AD/DA Converter: 24-bit/96 kHz 
    • System Presets: 9, (8x HF and Low-mid correction) 
    • Limiter: Dual Active Limiter Multiband RMS, Peak, Thermal 
    • Crossover Frequency MF-HF: 1900 Hz 
    • Slope MF-HF: 24 dB/Octave 
    • Crossover Frequency LF-MF: 400 Hz 
    • Slope LF-MF: 24 dB/Octave
  • Input
    • Signal Input: 1x balanced XLR female 
    • Signal Output: 1x balanced XLR male 
    • Network: RDnet remote control RJ45 connector IN/OUT 
    • Power Socket: 1x powerCON In 1x powerCON Out (Note: required powerCON cables sold separately) 
    • Voltage Range: 90 – 240 V
  • Mechanics
    • Housing: Polypropylen PP Metal-reinforced 
    • Housing Design: Trapezoidal 15° 
    • Rain Cover: Included 
    • Rigging Points: Integrated rigging hardware 
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 23.2″ x 9.6″ x 13.08″ 
    • Weight: 31.3 lbs.

PRO TIP: For power, this unit requires powerCON®-compatible cables for full functionality

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