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Steve M Smith

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Does anyone recognise these speakers?
« on: November 17, 2013, 01:47:52 pm »

A friend recently posted a Youtube video of a band he went to see. I am interested in the strange looking speakers being used.  Any ideas?

Screenshot here:  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7460/10910037973_a148d03480.jpg


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Re: Does anyone recognise these speakers?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 02:19:41 pm »

A friend recently posted a Youtube video of a band he went to see. I am interested in the strange looking speakers being used.  Any ideas?

Screenshot here:  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7460/10910037973_a148d03480.jpg


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Looks like FBT Modus line array
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Re: Does anyone recognise these speakers?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 02:45:38 pm »

Could be.  It's the closest match I have seen so far.

http://www.fbtusa.net/modus1tc.html

Whatever people's thoughts are on line arrays, to me it makes much more sense to put multiple units into one cabinet rather than have individual cabinets for them.


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Re: Does anyone recognise these speakers?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 11:44:03 am »

Whatever people's thoughts are on line arrays, to me it makes much more sense to put multiple units into one cabinet rather than have individual cabinets for them.

There are plusses and minuses.  When the array is all in one box, if you have a component failure, that whole box has to be pulled out of service for repair, whereas if you had multiple boxes, you could just replace the one that is having troubles and move on.  You've also got a larger heavier box to deal with while moving it around.

But on the positive, rigging would be quicker and easier with less boxes, so there's the plus.  Also, the overall weight would likely be less as well, since there would be less rigging material and case material for each box.

Pick what fits best for your needs.
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Re: Does anyone recognise these speakers?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 11:52:33 am »

Whatever people's thoughts are on line arrays, to me it makes much more sense to put multiple units into one cabinet rather than have individual cabinets for them.
While I am sure they are very good in a particular situation, they are likely a moderate to complete failure in most others.
Not being able to aim the individual elements in the array take an awful lot of versatility away.
"Here is the coverage pattern with the box (array) at xx.x height and xx down angle. Deal with it."
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Re: Does anyone recognise these speakers?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 12:13:34 pm »

While I am sure they are very good in a particular situation, they are likely a moderate to complete failure in most others.
Not being able to aim the individual elements in the array take an awful lot of versatility away.
"Here is the coverage pattern with the box (array) at xx.x height and xx down angle. Deal with it."
Chris.

I remember when this rig was first introduced and some of the discussion was much like your post.  I think the primary benefit of the permanent curve element was setup time.  IIRC they had another element that was essentially 2 or 3 "boxes" at 0 (see thread about inter-element angles) and another that was a single box with articulation.

Or my memory could be FUBAR, too.
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Re: Does anyone recognise these speakers?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2013, 04:20:26 pm »

Ah yes, the old Mobus Dickus line array.
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Re: Does anyone recognise these speakers?
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2013, 04:31:52 pm »

Ah yes, the old Mobus Dickus line array.

Or a Mobius Dickus "endless line" array.
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Re: Does anyone recognise these speakers?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2013, 08:39:23 am »

For a hit'n'run ground stack this looks pretty good. Not alot of parts = fewer trips to the truck. Much better potential than a couple of plastic traps on sticks over subs. Top angle looks correct. I doesn't look weight-friendly for a one man operation, but it could be a good compromise solution for that act.

Thanks for posting this.
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Re: Does anyone recognise these speakers?
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2013, 12:26:40 pm »

A friend recently posted a Youtube video of a band he went to see. I am interested in the strange looking speakers being used.  Any ideas?

Screenshot here: 


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