Hollywood, CA (August 14, 2014)—Chalice Recording Studio has installed Danley Sound Labs TH-115 subwoofers in studios A and B.
"Before we installed the Danley subs, we were blowing our subwoofer drivers once or twice a week," said Lowell Pickett, head studio tech at Chalice. "It's because the monitoring volume is often really extreme; more and more, our clients are using the main system to gauge the music's impact at club volumes. I did some research, and more than one person suggested that I check out Danley."
Chalice put the entire monitoring signal through a Danley DSLP48 digital processor, which feeds a Danley DSLA3.3K dual-channel amplifier, which in turn powers the two Danley TH-115 subwoofers. The processor output also feeds the existing full-range system, an Augspurger GA215H with 15-inch TAD 1601 B woofers and TAD 4002 beryllium compression drivers. All the loudspeaker components, as well as the Danley TH-115 subwoofers, are soffit mounted.
"We were nervous," Pickett admitted. "We had previously used high-end analog crossovers and equalizers. This was a jump, but everyone agrees it has been all up side and no down side. The sound is as transparent as ever, and the uniform channel processing has tightened up the stereo imaging. The DSLP48's equalizers are great and have helped the acousticians who tune the room." As a bonus, Chalice uses the DSLP48 to provide different presets to different clients.
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