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The Next Step...
« on: 4 Mar 2011, 03:41 am »






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« Reply #1 on: 4 Mar 2011, 07:16 am »
Very cool!

Looking forward to more details and finished pics!

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Re: The Next Step...
« Reply #2 on: 4 Mar 2011, 12:55 pm »
Very cool!

Looking forward to more details and finished pics!

Sure - now moving on to loading 24 woofers and 96 tweeters... 8)

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« Reply #3 on: 4 Mar 2011, 01:18 pm »
Lookin good Rick!

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Re: The Next Step...
« Reply #4 on: 4 Mar 2011, 02:09 pm »
Lookin good Rick!

Come help me assemble them.  :lol:

We used a laser to cut the tweeter modules - very cool!  8)

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« Reply #5 on: 4 Mar 2011, 03:17 pm »
Come help me assemble them.  :lol:

We used a laser to cut the tweeter modules - very cool!  8)

You know I'm there, just say when...   I'll bring my sledge hammer and airgun.

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Re: The Next Step...
« Reply #6 on: 5 Mar 2011, 01:14 am »
That looks like P.E.'s next to yours. Did you build one? Photo-shop one? What did you think of it?

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Re: The Next Step...
« Reply #7 on: 5 Mar 2011, 02:50 am »
That looks like P.E.'s next to yours. Did you build one? Photo-shop one? What did you think of it?

That's the same pair (CBT36) from the PE catalog cover. The designers (Don Keele and Marshall Kay) work in the same shop with me and the new array is a joint project with them. They are still working on the final details of the CBT36 and waiting on the production run of the tweeters. The prototype used a Harman tweeter and they have designed a new unit to replace it.

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Re: The Next Step...
« Reply #8 on: 5 Mar 2011, 01:35 pm »
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What driver type are you using for the treble?

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« Reply #9 on: 5 Mar 2011, 03:48 pm »
These look great!  I'm a big line array fan these days and the curve would be nice to avoid the drop off in detail that happens when your ear is near the top of the speaker.  Is this speaker ported?

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Re: The Next Step...
« Reply #10 on: 5 Mar 2011, 04:51 pm »
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What driver type are you using for the treble?

48 3/4" soft dome tweeters per side.

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Re: The Next Step...
« Reply #11 on: 5 Mar 2011, 07:41 pm »
These look great!  I'm a big line array fan these days and the curve would be nice to avoid the drop off in detail that happens when your ear is near the top of the speaker.  Is this speaker ported?

The curve and amplitude shading allows us to shape the vertical beamwidth so that there's virtually no difference from sitting to standing for listening. The listening distance has little effect either so you can sit several feet away or listen nearfield with no change in output. In other words, this design will do things no other array can do while still enjoying the benefits of large output capability, huge dynamics, and low distortion.

This design is sealed. The DSP can extend the response for full-range operation or you can add a subwoofer.

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Re: The Next Step...
« Reply #12 on: 5 Mar 2011, 08:35 pm »
Sure - now moving on to loading 24 woofers and 96 tweeters... 8)

Is that all you got Rick?  :rotflmao:  What are you going for, the Guiness Record book? Or just the best sounding Array, ever. :dance:
 
I look foward to seeing the finished product Rick.  :thumb:
 
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« Reply #13 on: 5 Mar 2011, 11:31 pm »

What else do you want?  :lol:

This is an order of magnitude better than what you heard at the NE gathering. Don Keele (the famous DB Keele from Audio magazine and the giants in the speaker industry) and Marshall Kay (Audio Artistry) are helping to make it happen.


Is that all you got Rick?  :rotflmao:  What are you going for, the Guiness Record book? Or just the best sounding Array, ever. :dance:
 
I look foward to seeing the finished product Rick.  :thumb:
 
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« Reply #14 on: 5 Mar 2011, 11:35 pm »
What else do you want?  :lol:


Only to hear them Rick,,,,  :drool:

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Re: The Next Step...
« Reply #15 on: 7 Mar 2011, 06:25 pm »
You know I'm there, just say when...   I'll bring my sledge hammer and airgun.

I was thinking more like a soldering iron... :lol:

Making good progress today - hope to have the pair up and running by the end of this week.  :thumb:

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« Reply #16 on: 7 Mar 2011, 08:07 pm »
I was thinking more like a soldering iron... :lol:

Making good progress today - hope to have the pair up and running by the end of this week.  :thumb:

I know you're excited for liftoff since you're been into this project for a long time. PM if you want some help.

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Re: The Next Step...
« Reply #17 on: 8 Mar 2011, 01:01 am »
I know you're excited for liftoff since you're been into this project for a long time. PM if you want some help.

Thanks - I'll need some help listening.  :wink:

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« Reply #18 on: 8 Mar 2011, 01:02 am »
Thanks - I'll need some help listening.  :wink:

I have ears too.   :wink:

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Re: The Next Step...
« Reply #19 on: 8 Mar 2011, 01:54 am »
I have ears too.   :wink:

You're on the list.  :thumb: