Versatile pro audio with d&b audiotechnik flush-mount 44S

German pro audio outfit d&b audiotechnik has expanded its loudspeaker offerings with the 44S, the brand’s first flush mountable cabinet.

Offering a wide range of flexible mounting options, the speaker features a 90º x 30º dispersion pattern. An intelligent, rotatable waveguide and baffle design offers smooth horizontal dispersion down to the lower frequencies while remaining tightly focused vertically. 

An asymmetric cabinet design and optional back box allows adjustments of +/- 20º in 5º increments, accommodating different listening heights.  

The two-way passive loudspeaker cabinet measures just 128 x 390 x 150mm in size and houses 2 x 114mm neodymium LF drivers and 2 x 32mm HF dome tweeters, delivering a frequency response of between 90Hz – 17kHz.

“For audio professionals who may be challenged by dimensions, architecture, or aesthetics, the 44S loudspeaker is a powerful, compact, flush-mountable loudspeaker that provides the sound needed, no matter what space they have to work with,” says Wolfgang Schulz, d&b product manager. “It’s a very compact point source loudspeaker for flexible use in nearfield applications, and there is a big need in our industry for this type of form factor.”

The manufacturer suggests pairing the speaker with 10D or 30D installation amplifiers, at which point it’s capable of a 121dB and123dB output, respectively.