Gainesville, GA (March 12, 2007)–Danley Sound Labs has introduced a high-output loudspeaker that is arrayable both horizontally and vertically. Sibling of Danley’s SH-50, the SH-25 delivers 10 dB more output with a 25×25-degree beamwidth. Users can hard-pack multiple SH-25s in any direction to create a multi-cell horn.
Danley SH-50Composed of a single 1-inch tweeter, four 4-inch mids, and eight 6 1/2-inch woofers, a single SH-25 covers the frequency spectrum evenly from 80 Hz to 18 kHz and sounds transparent and true even with no equalization. When four of the 28x28x42-inch units are packed together, the low end drops to 50 Hz. Sensitivity is rated at 104 dB, and maximum output reaches 140 dB.
“We are absolutely, unapologetically aiming the SH-25 squarely at the forehead of the line-array world,” proclaims Mike Hedden, president of Danley Sound Labs. “The industry went to line arrays primarily for two reasons. First was the complete lack of time coherency. After all, the standard loudspeaker setup was however many boxes you could stack a side, but bear in mind these boxes didn’t behave well by themselves much less with 20 stacked together. So the industry took this cacophony of sound and actually went very old-school by vertically stacking everything. This resulted in fewer boxes covering a given area of a horizontal seating plane, and it did sound better, not great, just better, than the previous mess.”
Hedden continues, “Second, you only need couple of pick points allowing quick and easy hanging. So fine, now you can generate mediocre sound quickly. But the folks buying $100 tickets don’t care that you can reproduce mediocre sound fast, they came to hear accurate fidelity!”
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