• d&b announces D40 controlller amplifier

    German audio technology company d&b audiotechnik has announced the introduction of the D40 mobile amplifier, the mobile version of the 40D installation amplifier. The four-channel Class D amplifier features reduced size and weight, advanced voltage management, and increased system performance while reducing power consumption.

    This newest addition to the d&b family is made for mobile applications and reportedly represents a significant progression in amplification and comes as a result of research and innovation in the entire d&b ecosystem of technology.

    "The D40 is a great example of d&b’s drive to produce innovative, high-performing audio solutions. Enhanced feature benefits and power efficiency combined with energy savings features increases system efficiency", says Wolfgang Schulz, Product Manager, d&b audiotechnik

    The amplifier’s user interface consists of a 4.3" (480 x 272 pix.) color touchscreen and a digital rotary encoder, providing comprehensive information of the device configuration and enhanced status monitoring.

    The D40 amplifier has a dynamic range of 116 dB (unweighted) and reaches 180V (or 35 amps) peak, delivering full performance from d&b KSL System loudspeakers and V-Series and Y-Series (specifically, 4 x 2400/2000W into 4/8Ω). It uses Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to incorporate loudspeaker configurations and user-definable setups, equalization and delay functions. The units weighs 13,8 kg (30,4 lb).

    The D40 combines advanced voltage management to drive systems that demand less input power as a whole. The unit includes energy saving features, power efficiency and Automatic Wake up for environmentally responsible and sustainable Green Building requirements.

    As part of the d&b family, the D40 benefits from the full range of d&b technology software solutions including ArrayCalc, ArrayProcessing, NoizCalc and the R1 Remote control software.

    Other features:
    - Equalizer:2 x 16-band PEQ/notch/shelving/asymmetric
    - Latency analog and digital inputs: 0.3 msec.
    - Maximum delay setting: 0.3 msec. - 10 sec.

    - Digital: AES/EBU, 44.1, 48, 96, 192 kHz
    - INPUT ANALOG:3 pin XLR female
    - ANALOG LINK: 3 pin XLR male
    - INPUT DIGITAL: 3 pin XLR female AES3
    - DIGITAL LINK (Output): 3 pin XLR male
    - Speaker outputs: NL4 (A/B/C/D ,A/B and C/D), NL8 (4 Channel output)
    - ETHERNET: 2 x RJ 45, 1 Gbit/100 Mbit Ethernet
    - Mains connector: powerCON® TRUE1 TOP

    Power supply
    - Type: Autosensing switch mode power supply with active Power Factor Correction (PFC)
    - Rated mains voltage: 100 - 127 / 208 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
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