Tag Archive for: Arrays

Balloon Data for a MultiCell Horn

By Pat Brown

Pat Brown provides balloon data for a multicell horn.

Sooner or later all audio people encounter the multicell horn. Multicells have been around since the middle of the last century, and many can be restored to working … Read more

Low-Frequency Directivity and Arrays

By Pat Brown

This article is an attempt to quantify the theory and application of low frequency arrays for sound reinforcement applications.

The lack of low frequency directivity is a problem that plagues many sound systems. It is usually manifested … Read more

Measured vs. Predicted Loudspeaker Array Response

 Meaningful Metrics – By Pat Brown

Many designers use arrayed loudspeakers to cover the audience. Computer modeling must be used to determine the array behavior. This study compares the measured vs. predicted response of a 3-horn array.

Room modeling programs … Read more

What's a DLL? and when do I need one?

By Pat Brown

This article addresses some specifics of the direct field prediction process, specifically the sound radiation patterns from loudspeaker arrays and if DLL is a useful too.

The predictions performed by acoustic prediction software can be divided into … Read more

Constant-Beamwidth Transducer (CBT) Arrays

By Pat Brown

This introduction to  Constant-Beamwidth Transducer (CBT) Arrays technology will get you thinking about possible applications.

We were pleased to have D.B. Keele, Jr. as a guest speaker at the recent Sound Reinforcement for Designers seminar in Louisville, … Read more

And Another Loudspeaker Array Study

By Pat Brown

This is the latest of a series of measured vs predicted comparisons that Pat Brown conducted on various loudspeaker array types.

Loudspeaker arrays are very difficult to measure. They are large, heavy, and difficult to rotate about … Read more

Directivity of Mechanically Adjustable Pattern Control Loudspeaker

Tools of the Trade – By Pat Brown

Pat Brown does some measurements on a mechanically adjustable pattern control loudspeaker called Outline miniCOM.P.A.S.S.

I first encountered mechanically adjustable pattern control in a Shure 2-way loudspeaker some 20+ years ago. I … Read more

Beam-steered Line Array Comparison

By Pat Brown

How does a Beam-steered Line Array compare to a Horn Array in the same space? Pat Brown compared the two at St. Monica Catholic Church.

In June I had the opportunity to attend a line array demo … Read more