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The University of Derby choose sales partner SFL for their latest investment in audio technology.

Their recent purchase included Y7P, Y-SUB, MAX2, B6 all driven by D20 amplifiers.

SFL worked closely with Simon Lewis, course leader at University of Derby’s (UoD) Sound, Light & Live Event Technology (SLLET) course to hand pick a solution that would see the course and students through the next decade and beyond of teaching.

The new system needed to be capable of providing both FOH and monitoring duties it also needed to be versatile, compact and flexible.

SFL proposed d&b Y Series as the most appropriate solution for the front of house element of the new system, whilst for the most part it needed to be the main point source system, on larger shows Simon wanted the system to be versatile enough to act as Side Fill monitor solution.

Whilst the Y Series is on of the more compact of the point source solutions, it carries an incredible tone and clarity complementing the Y7P with the Y-SUB meant the university got a sonically pure system that is perfectly matched in every way.

For the monitor section of the system, the university needed to hold a low profile image on stage whilst again keeping in mind it’s necessity for pure and clear sound at good SPL levels. The newly launched MAX2 fulfilled the brief perfectly, coupling this with the new B6 sub meant the university has a Top/Sub arrangement which could be used as a  drum sub solution.

The University of Derby’s Sound, Light & Live Event Technology course and SFL have a long term relationship spanning over a decade. SFL have always been impressed by the quality and broad spectrum of theory vs practical which is taught on course and have over the years welcomed a significant number of the graduates to the SFL team, currently employing 5 former graduates.


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B6-Sub – product focus

The B6-SUB is a high performance subwoofer designed for ground stacked applications, housing a long excursion 18” driver built into a bass-reflex design. When three or any multiple of three B6-SUBs are used, they can be positioned in a Cardioid Subwoofer Array with one cabinet physically facing backwards and driven by an amplifier channel with CSA mode selected. This achieves exceptional directivity control in lower frequencies and significantly reduces the energy radiating towards to the rear.