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Scott Carneval

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Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« on: July 25, 2016, 12:42:25 pm »

Stumbled upon this on Instagram. Fortunately I wasn't at the show to enjoy this in person.

This appears to be 3x QSC KLA12 ratchet strapped to possibly JBL PRX718 subs. I honestly don't think I've ever seen a worse deployment.




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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2016, 12:58:20 pm »

It's Deep South.  From what I understand that's par for the course


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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2016, 01:02:27 pm »

It's Deep South.  From what I understand that's par for the course


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I've never been to one of their shows. But I have to think even the guy at Guitar Center who sold them the speakers knows better than to 'array' them like this.
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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2016, 01:04:07 pm »

I've never been to one of their shows. But I have to think even the guy at Guitar Center who sold them the speakers knows better than to 'array' them like this.

From what I've seen of their rates - they couldn't possibly afford qualified technicians. 

On another note, I can't begin to tell you the number of destination dix jokes I've heard in the last week.


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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2016, 01:05:26 pm »

Stumbled upon this on Instagram. Fortunately I wasn't at the show to enjoy this in person.

This appears to be 3x QSC KLA12 ratchet strapped to possibly JBL PRX718 subs. I honestly don't think I've ever seen a worse deployment.




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Yes - Sadly not surprising for Raleigh NC.... I have seen more low end equipment and/or bad deployment used in this area than anywhere I have lived. And often for very good bands.... Folks seem to think they can stack a combination of any style, size, shape, quality or condition of PA speakers each side of the stage and the more variety there is - the better it will all sound.
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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2016, 01:44:42 pm »

Kind of hard to tell from a picture how it sounded..  :) I bet there'd be one of us that could somehow get something out of that config that sort of worked. I would have chosen black straps myself.  8)

those are like 90 x 18 deg HF, right? So you have a 90 x 18 slice on top then a 36(ish) x 90v bottom pair.

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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2016, 01:46:43 pm »

Yes - Sadly not surprising for Raleigh NC.... I have seen more low end equipment and/or bad deployment used in this area than anywhere I have lived. And often for very good bands.... Folks seem to think they can stack a combination of any style, size, shape, quality or condition of PA speakers each side of the stage and the more variety there is - the better it will all sound.

It's true in my area, too, Debbie.  Good equipment is the exception, and proper deployment even more rare.  This goes for house systems and band PAs.
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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2016, 01:51:24 pm »

Other than the top box, what is really wrong with the cabs on their sides?
If there was a balcony (maybe not in this case) or rising seating at the back , it would work fine.
I have used them and they sound the same either way  ;)
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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2016, 02:12:27 pm »

I am with Keith Broughton on this one. Other then the box on top, there's nothing wrong with this if the room calls for this type of deployment.
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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2016, 02:16:17 pm »

Other than the top box, what is really wrong with the cabs on their sides?
If there was a balcony (maybe not in this case) or rising seating at the back , it would work fine.
I have used them and they sound the same either way  ;)

true, but why not bolt them together then and let the fixed arcuate take care of the upper ears?
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