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Author Topic: Lime Arrays that advertise digital steering. How does this actually work ?  (Read 4266 times)

Steve-White

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Beam steering technology in audio systems is the future.  Add to that ribbon drivers.

The electronics side and cost will come down - designs will evolve into flat panels or spheres or curves of some type and offer full control in both X & Y axis.

That's my Nostradamus for the day.  :)

Honestly, I saw this coming back in the 80's while still stacking components for FOH and using JBL & McCauley acoustic lens horns for short throw stuff.

Pretty much a no-brainer really watching the evolution and integration that's ongoing.
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Beam steering technology in audio systems is the future.  Add to that ribbon drivers.

The electronics side and cost will come down - designs will evolve into flat panels or spheres or curves of some type and offer full control in both X & Y axis.

That's my Nostradamus for the day.  :)

Honestly, I saw this coming back in the 80's while still stacking components for FOH and using JBL & McCauley acoustic lens horns for short throw stuff.

Pretty much a no-brainer really watching the evolution and integration that's ongoing.

Ribbons are interesting. I used a Alcons systems last year, sounded really good. Peter Morris built his own system with Beyma AMTs, not exactly a ribbon if I understand it correctly, but I would love to hear that system. I've heard that AMT-driver in another design, sounded really nice. (huge DIY home cinema system)
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Mal Brown

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Lime arrays...damned ios autocorrect...  but you guys  are funny anyway...

Anyway thanks for the overview.  I really don't aspire to have a need for something like that but it is an interesting concept none the less.   That it seems to apply in the vertical plane rather than horizontal make more sense.
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I asked what people thought of this setup a while back, with actual moving components to literally steer the sound; the consensus seemed to be that it was a gimmick that posed more of a potential problem if anything went wrong than would justify any potential advantage.  Still the concept is pretty intriguing.

https://www.pksound.ca/trinity
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I asked what people thought of this setup a while back, with actual moving components to literally steer the sound; the consensus seemed to be that it was a gimmick that posed more of a potential problem if anything went wrong than would justify any potential advantage.  Still the concept is pretty intriguing.

https://www.pksound.ca/trinity

dB Tech version ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbQJKDa3nQw


Turbosound fly-bar only ... Steve Payne build a remote motorized version of this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbQJKDa3nQw
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Steve M Smith

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A whole lime would be a lime array, as the individual segments make up the whole.


Let's not forget that what we refer to as a segment is actually a sector.




Steve.
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Let's not forget that what we refer to as a segment is actually a sector.




Steve.

In the produce aisle ?  I remember going there.  Very colorful...
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dB Tech version ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbQJKDa3nQw


Turbosound fly-bar only ... Steve Payne build a remote motorized version of this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbQJKDa3nQw

Grant Howard actually did the design and build of the "tilt assist".  I just approved the budget.  :-).  It was a real advantage being able to remotely fine tune the overall array angle once flown and at trim height.  Not really the kind of coverage steering the OP is referring to.  Our new Martin Wavefront Precision systems delve pretty deeply into that technology and are very impressive with the results that can be achieved.

https://www.facebook.com/SOUNDWORKSOFVIRGINIA/videos/1393635486557/
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Grant Howard actually did the design and build of the "tilt assist".  I just approved the budget.  :-).  It was a real advantage being able to remotely fine tune the overall array angle once flown and at trim height.  Not really the kind of coverage steering the OP is referring to.  Our new Martin Wavefront Precision systems delve pretty deeply into that technology and are very impressive with the results that can be achieved.

https://www.facebook.com/SOUNDWORKSOFVIRGINIA/videos/1393635486557/

Thank the lord for the mute button.
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Thank the lord for the mute button.
No kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I could not watch it because of the really annoying "music" (I hesitate to call it that).

It added nothing and totally took away from the whole idea.
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