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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

Electro-Voice X2-212/90
Configuration: 2-way
LF: 1 x 12-in neo woofer
HF: 2 x 3-in titanium drivers coupled to pair of PDH Plane Wave Generators on a waveguide
Frequency Response: 52 Hz – 19 kHz
Horizontal Dispersion: 90 degrees (120 degrees also available)
Size (H x W x D) & Weight: 13.5 in x 28.8 in x 12 in; 93 lbs
Electronics: TG7 amplifier, RCM-28 OMNEO network/DSP module for amps, NetMax controller (& DSP-2 extension), Dante network module
**Electro-Voice also offers X1-212/90 and 120 12-in line arrays
electrovoice.com


D.A.S. Audio Aero 40A
Configuration: 3-way
LF: 1 x 12-in neo woofer, rear-loaded
MF: 1 x 8-in cone/horn assembly w/phase plug to enhance coupling
HF: 2 x drivers on waveguide
Frequency Response: 60 Hz – 20 kHz
Horizontal Dispersion: 90 degrees
Size (H x W x D) & Weight: 12.4 x 37.1 x 15.7 in; 158 lbs
Electronics: Self-powered (3 channels), DSP, remote control via DASnet management platform
dasaudio.com


Alcons Audio LR28
Configuration: 3-way
LF: 2 x 14-in neo woofers, reflex-loaded
MF: 4 x 6.5-in neo cones, slot-loaded configuration
HF: 1 x 14-in ribbon driver
Frequency Response: 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Horizontal Dispersion: 80 degrees (110 degrees also available)
Size (H x W x D) & Weight: 15.8 x 47.2 x 21.1 in; 138.9 lbs
Electronics: Sentinel10 amplified loudspeaker controller (4 channels) with specific drive processing with array-compensation, filter presets, system EQ, phase-matching, etc.
alconsaudio.com


Ramsdell Pro Audio LA-15-3
Configuration: 3-way
LF: 1 x 15-in neo woofer, vented
MF: 2 x 12-in neo cones
HF: 2 x 2-in-exit neo drivers
Frequency Response: 50 Hz – 18 kHz
Horizontal Dispersion: 130 degrees
Size (H x W x D) & Weight: 15.7 x 42 x 19; 106 lbs
Electronics: External amplification/processing; program power: 1200 watts LF, 600 watts MF, 300 watts HF
**Ramsdell also offers LA-1-15 15-in line array and two 12-in model
ramsdellproaudio.com


EAW Anya
Configuration: 3-way
LF: 2 x 15-in woofers, vented, Phase Aligned and Offset Aperture loading
MF: 6 x 5-in cones, horn-loaded with Radial Phase Plug & CSA apertures
HF: 14 x 1-in-exit drivers, horn-loaded
Frequency Response: 35 Hz – 18 kHz
Horizontal Dispersion: 70 degrees (scalable up to 360 degrees)
Size (H x W x D) & Weight: 30 x 45 x 17 in; 285 lbs
Electronics: Self-powered (22 channels, each w/DSP), EAW Focusing & Adaptive Performance processing, Resolution control software
eaw.com


EM Acoustics HALO-A
Configuration: 2-way
LF: 2 x 12-in neo woofers
HF: 4 x 1.4-in neo drivers on plane-wave manifold
Frequency Response: 48 Hz – 19 kHz
Horizontal Dispersion: 80 degrees
Size/Weight: 14.3 x 40.2 x 24.4 in; 145 lbs
Electronics: Outboard amplification (2 channels) and utilizes FIR DSP technology, so must be used with company’s DQ20 amplifier or the APA-4E8 amplifier from XTA.
emacoustics.co.uk


ISP Technologies HDL 4215F
Configuration: 4-way
LF: 2 x 15-in woofers
LMF: 4 x 8-in cones, horn-loaded
HMF: 4 x 2-in compression drivers
HF: 4 x 1.75-in compression drivers
Frequency Response: 80 Hz – 18 kHz
Horizontal Dispersion: 90 degrees
Size (H x W x D) & Weight: 18.5 x 48 x 24 in; 165 lbs
Electronics: Proprietary D-CAT amplification (6 channels) provides 2,000 watts (RMS) total power; proprietary LINESIM simulation program
**ISP also offers HDL 4215M (mid-throw), HDL 4215S (short-throw) models
isptechnologies.com


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