d&b audiotechnik released the new M4 stage monitor. The M4 is a compact, 2-way high-performance stage monitor employing an integrated 15"/1.3" exit coaxial driver with a CD horn and passive crossover network. In its standard 50º x 70º dispersion configuration it provides a precisely defined coverage area on stage. The M4 can be operated in 2-way active mode by changing the d&b D12 amplifier's configuration without any modifications to the loudspeaker. For its compact dimension and 20kg (44 lb), it produces138 or 140dB SPL when driven in passive or active mode respectively.

In addition, the latest firmware for the d&b D12 and E-PAC amplifiers now includes a dedicated MAX configuration for passive operation of MAX or MAX12 cabinets. The new MAX configuration has a high pass filter, low-end equalization and an excursion limiter specially tuned for the MAX loudspeakers, this provides increased headroom and improved low frequency performance. The characteristic of the D12 amplifier MAX 2-way active configuration has also been modified to provide a similar performance enhancement.

For full details of the d&b audiotechnik monitors, along with the latest firmware for the D12 and E-PAC amplifiers, at www.dbaudio.com.