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Array or Not to Array?

May 19th, 2016

An article by guest blogger, Erik Beyer – Regional VP of Sales – CLAIR Solutions

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The industry of live sound installations continues to advance with new and refined technologies.  One area that has expanded is loudspeaker choices.  The use of line arrays goes back quite a ways and is also known as column arrays.  Of course, the form factor has evolved quite a bit.  Nowadays, the use of line arrays are common practice, and a question comes up from time to time as I visit clients:  Are line arrays more hype?  Well, no, they are not.  They are actually a very efficient system design.  On the other hand, you also have the choice of point source systems, which typically use multiple single cabinets to accomplish the coverage needed for a given space.  There are practical applications for both, and I am going to very briefly touch on this topic. Read more »