Ideas for a Super Line Array

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  1. OJneg

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    Just want to do some public brainstorming, folks feel free to chime in.
     
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    Well... Audeze did something similar with LCD-2 drivers...
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    BA line array, by my calculations, for 6' x 2' speakers, you only need 345,600 BAs.
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  8. Grahad

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    With a Knowles SFWK you do get 104640 BA's for each panel, for a total of 209280.

    Since it's actually 2 drivers per package, that's actually 418560 diaphragms.

    Guess it'd be sort of like having thousands of small mice coughing trying to get a hurricane going.
     
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    How about a CBT36? Ti Kan has a fantastic build posted on his forums. I'll dig up the link later if no one beats me to it.
     
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    Ala suicide by Grado.

    Probably sharp enough your corpse'll have holes riddled in it.
     
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    I do like those Hivi drivers
     
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    Rick Craig (Selah Audio) has designed a whole slew of LAs, both pre-built and kit form.

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    Well, there's enough of them that if some of the drivers fail, we won't notice.
     
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    I have two pairs of the 4" Fostex drivers. Maybe a stack of those and with some series / parallel wiring trickery, make a speaker with a 12 ohm load which would be easier for the SET or PP tube amp you are working on. A four inch hole saw works perfectly. A solution that could compete with horns in terms of macro / lack of compression / low distortion, but yield less "horny" sound.

    Maybe not a full LA, but something like this:

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    T can be a ribbon isodynamic like this http://www.parts-express.com/hivi-rt2c-a-planar-isodynamic-tweeter--297-406 to prevent weirdness in vertical polar response. The HiVi tweeter can be crossed over very high up. Maybe 6kHz since the Fostex 4" are so well behaved.
     
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    BG's NEO3PDRs are super nice for the money for that type of implementation: http://gr-research.com/neo3.aspx

    I'd have to dig for the datasheets, but polar response is excellent, and GR has some .dwg files to cut some better waveguides somewhere...
     
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    Another plug for the CBT36, i got to hear it at RMAF and it was jaw droppingly good..dB
     

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