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Old 24th April 2008, 01:24 PM   #1
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I would like to build 3 sets of line arrays, one set at a time of course. I have read Mr Griffins white paper a few times before it was removed. For the first set rather than design anything new I would like to use some plans for a proven design. I am in process of building a IB subwoofer that won't be run over 50Hz because the vent goes to the exterior of the house. The line arrays will use an active crossover. multy amps per set of LA's not a problem.
The room is 12.5' x 13' the ceiling is 8.5' the room has 2 -10" risers for seating. Double insulated walls and ceiling with a 3" air gap, there is also 2 sealed doors.

I could use some help with:

design

woofers/mid woofers?

tweeters

All advice is greatly appreciated

Regards, Rick.
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Old 24th April 2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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Rick,

What are your objectives here? Why are you leaning towards multi-way line source speakers for your HT as opposed to point sources -- iow, what are you trying to achieve and what compromises are you willing to live with? Budget? Are you planning to have all 6 working into the same room? Lastly, will you have active eq options?

BTW, IB subs are excellent in my experience.
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What are your objectives here?

To have an extreme theater experiance.

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Why are you leaning towards multi-way line source speakers for your HT as opposed to point sources

I like the ability of the line array to disperse sound so that all the 10-12 seats will have very good sound not just the one in the sweet spot seat.

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Please forgive my ignorance, what does iow mean?

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what are you trying to achieve and what compromises are you willing to live with?

Maximum sound experiance, at this point I don't even know what the compromises are.

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Are you planning to have all 6 working into the same room?

Yes , I don't know what I will do for a center channel yet, I have read LA's dont work horizontally.

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will you have active eq options?

Eq is wide open at this point.

Actually everthing is wide open at this time except the placement of the IB and the room size. And that is why I am asking for help before I make a lot of costly mistakes. I hate paying stupid tax.

Budget, I can spend about 1500$ per set of speakers

Thanks in advance, Rick.
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Several line array kits.
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Old 24th April 2008, 09:45 PM   #5
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These two places both sell several kits.

(1) GR Research line arrays are amazing, but take a fair amount of power to drive.

(2) Selah Audio line arrays are also amazing, and most are very efficient.

I've heard the former and own the latter. Work extremely well as the fronts in a home theater.

This forum is dedicated to line arrays and has quite a few experienced members:

http://audioroundtable.com/ArraySpeakers/
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