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Old 24th November 2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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I have no idea what's going on in this picture. The mind can only wonder:

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It's a new Danley Sound Labs product.
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Old 24th November 2008, 06:31 PM   #2
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I'm thinking "unity horn" whereby all the drivers fire into one horn so a wide bandwidth of sound eminates from the 1 horn. Can only guess from the picture though
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Old 25th November 2008, 02:47 PM   #3
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Yeah, I think it might be attempting to create a line source with a Unity type arrangement.
I honestly don't see how it works very well at all.. I mean, it seems like it'd be HOM central in there.
But then again, I don't know a whole lot about these things, either.
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Old 25th November 2008, 03:19 PM   #4
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Some rather beefy compression drivers on the back.
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Old 25th November 2008, 03:20 PM   #5
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I think I read the patent a few months ago.


The way *I* understood it , it is a lot of synergy horns lined up under each other. Then by selectively delaying/advancing the signal of the drivers further to the mouth, it acts as if the angle of the synergy horn is wider/smaller than it is. (Off course the crossover range of said drivers also must be adapted to the altered entry point in the virtual horn.)

Basically this is a synergy horn with selectable beamwidth and therefore efficiency. (You can throw lots of efficient SPL in a narrow beam to the end of the venue, and as you get lower/closer to the front stage, you can widen the beam, giving less efficiency/SPL to the people nearby. All from an apparent point source.


I can have understood this wrong, but given my knowledge of line arrays and the pros and cons of different techniques for even coverage, it makes sense to me.
The drivers must be all separately amplified and DSP-ed to pull this one off, or if Danley can get this with a passive crossover I sure would like to see that!
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Old 25th November 2008, 04:13 PM   #6
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I could see doing it with passive network as the drivers are all going to be customized to the application. One thing is for certain. It should have a hefty price tag. I would like to hear it in use though. Pretty design.

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So new, not much info on it...

http://www.danleysoundlabs.com/syner...?model=GH%2060

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Old 28th November 2008, 07:20 AM   #8
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I could see doing it with passive network as the drivers are all going to be customized to the application. One thing is for certain. It should have a hefty price tag. I would like to hear it in use though. Pretty design.

Big too and i like Big! lol
Hm, still assuming I am correct, then how would someone make a passive crossover with an adjustable variable delay for each driver?
Only by going active, I think.

I expected the outer horn to be paved with mostly identical drivers, but seeing this picture, I think I should search for and reread the patent ...
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Ah I didn't actually notice that comment before. I went back and read some of TD's site. It could be a really complex delay after all. I sure am glad I don't do pro sound sometimes lol. I would need way too many definitions of "line array performance" and "front to back dispersion" etc. I have never tried to work with such a large area as a concert venue and I know nothing about that sort of thing lol. I was only thinking of Danley's custom drivers. He wouldn't need an active crossover just for frequency corrections, but to get all the details described, I think you might be right. Don't forget, I am frequently wrong lol.


"Shaded Amplitude Lens"??? Interesting.

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Old 28th November 2008, 01:02 PM   #10
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Thanks for posting, i really wondered how they look from the inside. Now, i would like to see the very insides, how the sound is guided.
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