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eric lenasbunt

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Re: Danley SM80 splay?
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2016, 08:19:51 am »

I heard a pair of 80s splayed at the Danley shop and while not perfect, as the software indicates, the overlapping coverage sounds WAY somoother with the horn design than any pair of standard 2 way cabs I have used.

Thanks Keith! This is outdoors on the intercostal waterway. Honestly between the wind and crowd and traffic I doubt a little bit of interference is going to be any problem at all.
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Re: Danley SM80 splay?
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2016, 08:33:19 am »

Thanks Keith! This is outdoors on the intercostal waterway. Honestly between the wind and crowd and traffic I doubt a little bit of interference is going to be any problem at all.
OH-You're not trying to mix an album sitting in the overlap zone?????  You should be fine.

Side by side will generally easier and safer to deploy than stack and splay.

I do need to do the "stack and splay" and listen when I get a chance.  Just for reference.
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Re: Danley SM80 splay?
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2016, 09:27:50 am »

OH-You're not trying to mix an album sitting in the overlap zone?????  You should be fine.

Side by side will generally easier and safer to deploy than stack and splay.

I do need to do the "stack and splay" and listen when I get a chance.  Just for reference.

Nah! And I'm not sure the level of the local talent, so may actually want a little interference...
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Re: Danley SM80 splay?
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2016, 09:40:32 pm »



Went super wide with them and actually sounded great. The "Seam" was really minimal and I covered the whole street quite well.

I definitely want to try the SM80 with the Th118. We were definitely lacking in low mid output. I think the 118 would have helped. Our EAW SB750 subs sound great 90hz and below but just sound "woofy" and loose when I tried to crossover higher.

Overall I was VERY impressed with sound quality and output of the SM80. Considering you can put this on a stand and sling it around by yourself it is really really an impressive box.
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Re: Danley SM80 splay?
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2016, 09:59:44 pm »

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Overall I was VERY impressed with sound quality and output of the SM80. Considering you can put this on a stand and sling it around by yourself it is really really an impressive box.

I totally agree. The quality and SPL I can get out of these are very surprising for the size. I use DBH218's when I use them for mains and they work quite well. The only drawback is that you have to have subs with them for music. However they were excellent by themselves for a solo comedy act. 650 ppl in a 10k Sq ft room. I did need fills for the sides as they had seating behind the mains off to the side.
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Re: Danley SM80 splay?
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2016, 09:44:15 am »

I totally agree. The quality and SPL I can get out of these are very surprising for the size. I use DBH218's when I use them for mains and they work quite well. The only drawback is that you have to have subs with them for music. However they were excellent by themselves for a solo comedy act. 650 ppl in a 10k Sq ft room. I did need fills for the sides as they had seating behind the mains off to the side.

I pretty much always use subs for live music, so not a problem. I think I did had a little too high expectations that they would replace a kf650. They actually came pretty close but just couldn't get it down low. Mid and high actually probably outran 650's. Considering I can put these on a pole and lift then solo, etc, I am still REALLY impressed. I just need reasonable expectations.
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Re: Danley SM80 splay?
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2016, 10:44:57 am »

We cross our TH 118/SM 80 at 130Hz. It outperforms any KF 650z rig I have ever used.
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Re: Danley SM80 splay?
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2016, 08:00:42 pm »

We cross our TH 118/SM 80 at 130Hz. It outperforms any KF 650z rig I have ever used.

Hmmm. Yeah, I think we had it crossed at 150, I'll try lowering
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Re: Danley SM80 splay?
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2016, 08:19:55 pm »

Here are the actual HP/LP settings I use. This is used with original Crown ITech DSP.

SM80:

HP Butterworth 12db 125Hz

TH118:

LP Bessel 24db 130Hz

Delay 1.25ms
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Re: Danley SM80 splay?
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2016, 10:22:33 pm »

I think I had my xovers at 130 and 110. 24 db Butterworth. The subs get very efficient at 110 so the acoustical xover sounded higher.
I don't have smaart so I use a sine wave to hear what's happening around the xover points. Ears may not be as accurate but they're free.
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