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woodrowman 8th May 2008 11:46 PM

DIY Line Array for Pa system - Driver Selection
I have this idea of building a couple Line Arrays from smallish drivers to use for our band. I have little experience with DIY speakers, but I love a new adventure.

I guess you could say I am building these to copy (very loosely) the idea behind the Bose L1 system.

I was wandering if anyone saw any problem/issues with these drivers for such an application?

4" closeout parts express

I want to build two towers with 10 drivers in each.

What do you think?

Oh yeah, these would most likely only be used for the vocals and acoustic guitar and the keyboard.

AntonZ 20th May 2008 11:58 PM

You may want to look at the TLAH and SLA designs at .

turk 182 15th March 2013 02:14 PM

limited high frequency response and low efficiency might be a draw back.

JMFahey 15th March 2013 03:00 PM

Yes, very low efficiency for a PA system.
A couple 12" (guitar type) and a few Piezos will blow it out of the water.

turk 182 16th March 2013 12:56 PM

i recently rebuilt an old pair of Traynor columns using studio pro wh8 drivers.
i was reluctant at first because they seemed to be a budget (cheap) speaker but they where the only reasonably priced driver that would fit without modifying the mounts and budget.
needless to say i am quite happy with how they sound and time will tell how durable they are.
being an 8 inch driver they might be larger then you would like for your intended project but at approximately 12 bucks a pop they might be in the running.
if size matters you may want to look at Visaton fr10 or fr13 for your column array.

turk 182 19th April 2013 05:41 AM

so what's up! i hope you haven't given up on this!

sonomanie 19th April 2013 08:24 AM

the only 3" drivers with a decent efficiency are the faital pro's 3fe22 and 3fe25
i have used them in collums ( 24 speakers in a row) together with th-mini's with very good results:)

turk 182 24th November 2013 01:49 PM

any news or did you give up on the idea?

perempe20 12th October 2016 03:37 PM

I heard Bose L1 yesterday. according to the datasheet it uses six 2" drivers on top of extensions. bass is 8".

what kind of driver do they use?
and what about the angles?

perceval 12th October 2016 05:14 PM

Talk about reviving the dead!

perempe20, you might be interested in this thread, I think it would suit you for what you want to do.

Good luck!

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