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Don T. Williams

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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2016, 04:49:58 pm »

If you look closely, you can see what appears to be another KLA12 on the inside of the subwoofer sitting on the stage for a front fill (with a very narrow dispersion).   You would think that with the way the KLA 12's lock together there would be some way to "array them" horizontally or vertically so that would not have so much interference and comb filtering.

It could be worse, but it would take some effort!

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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2016, 04:56:11 pm »

Hey Justin,

Thanks for the clarification. I ASSumed that this was at the Destination Dix festival at Dorthea Dix Park. But looking at it again, I took this screenshot at 4:44pm and they were advertising a 5pm show, which leads me to ASSume this picture was from a previous show, which makes sense that it was taken at City Limits.

Regardless, it's a terrible deployment. Are they still using the stage that the mechanical bull used to sit on? It seems like if they wanted to hit the balcony they could just stack all 3 KLA's on top of the subs and let the top arch back.
The mechanical bull is still there! Obviously they strike it for show dates.

I agree that a vertical stack of three would be a better deployment plan. Maybe something like this would be beneficial as well: https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=http%3A%2F%2Fforums%2Eprosoundweb%2Ecom%2Findex%2Ephp%3Ftopic%3D140748%2E0&share_tid=140748&share_fid=32177&share_type=t
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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2016, 06:04:08 pm »

The mechanical bull is still there! Obviously they strike it for show dates.

I agree that a vertical stack of three would be a better deployment plan. Maybe something like this would be beneficial as well: https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=http%3A%2F%2Fforums%2Eprosoundweb%2Ecom%2Findex%2Ephp%3Ftopic%3D140748%2E0&share_tid=140748&share_fid=32177&share_type=t
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Just to be the Devils Advocate...
A vertical stck of 3 would not put as much horn across the audience as the horizontal array.
I have to say, other than the top box, I'm not seeing a real problem with the horizontal deployment.
After all, they are basically point source boxes that can be bolted together and not a "real" line array.
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Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2016, 06:43:22 pm »

saw this on the interwebs the other day.


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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2016, 06:47:48 pm »

Just got my new car stereo installed -putting some old PA speakers to good use.

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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2016, 07:24:30 pm »

Just to be the Devils Advocate...
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.....After all, they are basically point source boxes that can be bolted together and not a "real" line array.

To join the devil's advocacy, and take it a step further for freedom of whatever lol....
.....IMO, ALL line array boxes, even including "adaptive" stuff like Anya, MLA, etc...
....are just point source boxes arrayed together....

...and just because various pass-band drivers get close enough, and hangs long enough, they get to be called line arrays....
...and with processing they also get to be called adaptive  :) :)

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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2016, 08:01:20 pm »

Just to be the Devils Advocate...
A vertical stck of 3 would not put as much horn across the audience as the horizontal array.
I have to say, other than the top box, I'm not seeing a real problem with the horizontal deployment.
After all, they are basically point source boxes that can be bolted together and not a "real" line array.

I think we're all in agreement that, other than being a bit odd, a sideways array of 3 or even 4 boxes would work about as fine as can be expected out of a KLA array. It's the rogue box on top that makes this a nightmare.

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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2016, 08:02:15 pm »

saw this on the interwebs the other day.


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See I actually like what they did here. They built a cage under the array to keep the punters out when it collapses  ;D
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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2016, 08:03:57 pm »

Just got my new car stereo installed -putting some old PA speakers to good use.

So THIS is what you did with your old generator now that you upgraded to the inverters, huh?

If you just tow a landscape trailer behind it you'll have a portable 'stage' to go with your rolling PA
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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2016, 09:48:44 pm »

So THIS is what you did with your old generator now that you upgraded to the inverters, huh?

If you just tow a landscape trailer behind it you'll have a portable 'stage' to go with your rolling PA

How did you know that was exactly what I had in mind Scott?..
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Re: Here's how NOT to deploy your 'line array'
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