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Real World Gear: Large-Format Line Array Design And A Look At Recent Models

They’re powerhouses, and in many cases, are now much more than simply loudspeakers...

By PSW Staff September 27, 2018

Clair Brothers i218-M
Configuration: 3-way
LF: 2 x 18-in woofers
MF: 6 x 6-in cones
HF: 3 x 1.4-in-exit drivers, horn-loaded
Frequency Response: 38 Hz – 20 kHz
Horizontal Dispersion: 90 degrees
Size (H x W x D) & Weight: 19.9 x 54.5 x 30 in; 275 lbs
Electronics: Proprietary DSP and amplification packages offered; recommended power: LF – 2,000-4,000 watts, MF/HF – 1,000-2,000 watts (both 8 ohms)
**Clair Brothers also offers the i218-LT long-throw model
clairbrothers.com


dBTechnologies VIO L212
Configuration: 3-way
LF: 2 x 12-in neo woofers (dipolar arrangement)
MF: 4 x 6.5-in neo cones, horn-loaded
HF: 2 x 1.4-in-exit neo drivers on waveguide
Frequency Response: 55 Hz – 18.6 kHz
Horizontal Dispersion: 90 degrees
Size (H x W x D) & Weight: 15 x 43.3 x 17.7 in; 120 lbs
Electronics: Self-powered, DSP w/presets, networking for RDnet remote control, Dante AoIP ready
dbtechnologies.com, americanmusicandsound.com


Meyer Sound LEO-M
Configuration: 2-way
LF: 2 x 15-in woofers, vented
HF: 2 x 4-in drivers coupled to CD horn through REM manifold
Frequency Range: 55 Hz – 16 kHz
Horizontal Dispersion: N/A
Size (H x W x D) & Weight: 17.8 x 44.4 x 23 in; 265 lbs
Electronics: Self-powered (3 channels), Galileo Callisto processing, RMS remote monitoring
**Meyer Sound also offers LYON 12-in line array
meyersound.com


Coda Audio AIRLINE LA12
Configuration: 3-way
LF: 2 x 12-in neo woofers
MF: 4 x 3.5-in neo mid drivers loaded to advanced hyperbolic lenses
HF: 3 x 4-in neo planar wave drivers
Note: Tri-axial V-arrangement of LF, MF & HF transducers
Frequency Response: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Horizontal Dispersion: 100 degrees
Size (H x W x D) & Weight: 13.3 x 43.5 x 19.5 in; 147 lbs
Electronics: LINUS RACK40 with four amplifiers, DSP platform, interconnect; Coda EASE Focus simulation software
**Coda Audio also offers AIRAY 12-in line array
codaaudio.com


Renkus-Heinz STLA/9
Configuration: 3-way
LF: 2 x 12-in neo woofers, vented
MF & HF: 2 x CDT1.5TN CoEntrant drivers with 2 x 6.5-in cones and 2 x 2.5-in drivers. Devices work with proprietary Isophasic Plane Wave Generator
Frequency Response: 45 Hz – 18 kHz
Horizontal Dispersion: 90 degrees
Size (H x W x D) & Weight: 15.5 x 38.5 x 23 in; 195 lbs
Electronics: Passive or upgradable to self-powered RHAON-enabled version
renkus-heinz.com



Martin Audio MLA
Configuration: 3-way
LF: 2 x 12-in woofers on Hybrid bass horn
MF: 2 x 6.5-in cones, horn-loaded
HF: 3 x 1-in drivers, horn-loaded
Frequency Response: 52 Hz –18 kHz
Horizontal Dispersion: 90 degrees (usable to 120 degrees)
Size (H x W x D) & Weight: 14.6 x 44.7 x 26.5 in; 193 lbs
Electronics: Self-powered (6 channels), power & DSP control for up to 144 individual cells
martin-audio.com


K-array KH5
Configuration: 2-way
LF: 2 x 15-in neo woofers
HF: 4 x 1.4-in-exit neo drivers
Frequency Response: 50 Hz – 19 kHz
Horizontal Dispersion: 110 degrees
Size (H x W x D) & Weight: 20.5 x 47.9 x 8.3 in; 134.5 lbs
Electronics: Self-powered, integrated DSP and digital steering, multiple analog and digital inputs, onboard touch screen with matrix control
k-array.com


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