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11-01-2005, 11:55 PM
Check list;

Windows open in the house.
Window screen removed.
Front door open wide.
Video camera in place.
Candy table in front of the porch.
Fog machine running.
Strobe light on.
Candles lit.

Custom MP3 halloween spook music in CD player.
3KW of amplifiers turned on.
... The line array speaker waits silently for action.

Ready for action;
I wait patiently hiding near the window with two remote
controls and hand on volume control.

As darkness falls, victims are drawn near, almost there...
.............. kaboooooooooommmmmm ....

120dB midrange SPL batters in a short burst making
them jump out of their costumes..

/ e v i l /

It's pretty loud, the old lady said she walked down the
street and turned to the next block before she couldn't
hear the line array battering people.

/ e v i l /

Next year I have some meaner ideas to beat people down
with..... The giant EV horns ressurrected.

PV Audio
11-02-2005, 12:04 AM
LOL i knew some ridiculous **** was gonna happen when i saw you made this thread

11-02-2005, 12:07 AM
have a little free time do we?

11-02-2005, 12:10 AM
thats something worth doing next year :)

11-02-2005, 12:15 AM

11-02-2005, 12:27 AM
Not audio related, but about 10 years ago my dad and his buddy put flash pots on the edges of the driveway. Basically little kids would start into driveway then they would ignite the pots and loud boom and flash's would go off. I think we only had about half the kids show up that year. Most either cried and ran away, or loved it. It only happenned that one year. =)


11-02-2005, 01:51 AM
My roommate just looked at me funny when I started laughing....

That is awsome!!!

11-02-2005, 02:30 AM
nice.....post some pics of your setup please

11-02-2005, 02:49 AM
Fun times

11-02-2005, 02:58 AM
for some reason i cant find a link to the video in your post
same here, but theres gotta be one and if theres not:ban: is the only option

11-02-2005, 11:48 AM
The line array used;

Previously, I used;
The EV compresson drivers; {9" diameter}


...mated to HP640 horn lense;

Plus two 15" pro audio woofers.. 2 way.

Two of those rigs is pretty intense if get it close to them, hidden.

I was too lazy to fire up the EV system so I used the line array to see how it worked.

PV Audio
11-02-2005, 12:09 PM
15 khz sine wave at 125 dbs 4 teh win

11-02-2005, 02:50 PM
very very nice looking line array

11-02-2005, 05:23 PM
very very nice looking line array

I agree...

I just hope mine can even begin to look that nice.

11-02-2005, 05:37 PM
pfffffffft..........those things are childs play..............


11-02-2005, 06:24 PM
pfffffffft..........those things are childs play..............

Entry level system that can beat people down.

The real system I'm planning would have left corpses piled on the front porch :yumyum: :cool:
... I'm in the process of wiring 24KVA electrical service into my audio room :yumyum:

PV Audio
11-02-2005, 06:29 PM
wait you are actually going through with it?

11-02-2005, 07:13 PM
wait you are actually going through with it?

Collecting parts :goodorbad

PV Audio
11-02-2005, 07:28 PM
niiiiiice :up2somet:

PV Audio
11-02-2005, 09:16 PM
WOW...is having all those speakers really worth it? I bet you could take about 10 away and not even notice the difference.
:slap: :slap: :slap: :slap: :slap:

line array foo, and YES the displacement DOES matter.

11-02-2005, 09:51 PM
The whole point of the line array is to have that many speakers...

Me, I'm gonna start small and do only 9 speakers per side....18 total.
But then, I won't have those cool ribbon tweets...(I'm to cheap/poor)

PV Audio
11-03-2005, 12:00 AM
i want me some ribbons :(

11-03-2005, 12:18 AM
Technically, they ain't ribbons. Manufacturers are also guilty of calling magnetic planars 'ribbons' when they aren't true ribbons. Another name, isodynamic magnetic planar or isodynamic planar.

Ribbons are totally different animals by design. The common ribbon is a strip
of thin aluminum suspended in the magnetic field, pass current it vibrates. But
the ohms on that piece of aluminum is near a dead short so you need a transformer
to change impedance to 8 ohms, the tranny is built into the ribbon tweeter.

Planars are etched voice coils on a thin high temperature material like polyimide,
if you look closely you see the voice coil traces on the diaphram and because
the traces are long runs, the resistance is higher thus not requiring the tranny.
{not sure what else gives it the higher impedance}

The market lacks good planars though, ones with higher sensitivity and power
handling. I can only think of a few that are uber enough to be used in the pro
audio industry, but I have never seen or heard of true ribbons being used in
that industry -- perhaps because they are too fragile and blow on a transient.

I'm surprised how robust those cheap $25 PT2's are, they are entry level planars,
but they are handling my torture very well. Those can't touch my pro planars though, Godzilla vs. Bambi analogy..... /stomp

PV Audio
11-03-2005, 12:22 AM
****, i just got pwnt :)

11-03-2005, 10:25 AM
Wow, I learn a ton more stuff from ya'll then i do in college!

11-03-2005, 10:28 AM
We aim to please.

11-03-2005, 10:47 AM
We aim to please.
Liar! You aim to torture and belittle us lowly peasants that follow you. Every once in a while we catch you off guard and get something useful from you, like discarded table scraps.


11-03-2005, 11:12 AM
...they're on to us...something must be done...*jots down notes*

PV Audio
11-03-2005, 12:11 PM
i agree!

motherfvcking dictator

11-03-2005, 01:29 PM
Liar! You aim to torture and belittle us lowly peasants that follow you. Every once in a while we catch you off guard and get something useful from you, like discarded table scraps.


I see the Light Now!

11-06-2005, 12:03 AM
I just realized today after auditioning that line array to an old friend who came over
that the line array was setup for 98dB sensitivity, not 104dB.... ... Last week,
friend #1 plus the halloween torture, and today .. friend #2 didn't get to realize the full power
of the battle station .. Boo on me .... I knew something wasn't right, I thought I was
going deaf but never thought to check my switch settings on the back of the line array
control panel until now. I flicked the switches to high impedance last month when testing
a chip amplifier and never toggled it back low.