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Old 2nd September 2005, 01:08 AM   #1
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Default any basic words of wisdom?

Just need a little rule of thumb on full range line arrays. I'm working with less than the best drivers. But the makers of it faxed me the specs on them and they should work fairly well, in this application. Going with 6-8" in each baffle x2 left and right channels. My 2 questions are. How close to each other would be ok to place them and since they are going to be full range i can just use my reciever to adjust the range if needed? please help me, starting saturday on the construction on these.
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Old 2nd September 2005, 01:59 AM   #2
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In a line array, you want the drivers as close a possible.

Here is a document that has all you need to build line arrays.

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Old 2nd September 2005, 05:44 AM   #3
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In my opinion the only choice is Tangband. Small, low resonance frequency, and cheap. If it has to be an open baffle, the 4" driver with the lowest fr I know is the Ciare CH100Z (100Hz).
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Old 2nd September 2005, 06:34 PM   #4
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Tangband is not the only choice. Also, your response has nothing to do with the question of this thread.
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Old 2nd September 2005, 10:01 PM   #5
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You might want to think about power-tapering too. It can be highly effective, although these are only very short lines -probably a bit too short I suspect, but that's only a guess as I haven't enough data to go on. Mediocre drivers can sing in arrays, so don't worry about that: the sheer quantity of drivers means that their individual idiosyncracies tend to cancel each other out.
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