The line array concept suffers from two major drawbacks: destructive self-interference and uneven pattern control, especially in smaller units at low frequencies. The combination of Danley's Synergy Horn, Paraline and Shaded Amplitude Lens technologies enables a single Genesis Horn to supply even coverage out to several hundred feet, whereas it requires multiple line array cabinets to produce performance anywhere close. This is accomplished as Shaded Amplitude Lens Technology produces as much as 20 dB of gain out of a single cabinet, compared to the more typical 6 dB of gain generated by all other discrete cabinet designs - even those deemed line array cabinets.
The Genesis Horn is a true three-way, full-range horn (50-60 Hz depending on array configuration) that offers a horizontal dispersion of 60 degrees, seamlessly expandable to 120 degrees with the addition of a second unit. Each of the cabinet's eighteen drivers is positioned less than one-quarter-wavelength from the adjacent driver, as well as the drivers covering the adjacent pass band, resulting in seamless combining and proper horn loading in a single large-format horn. Danley's Genesis Horn is available self-powered or externally powered and does not require a proprietary processor.
Synergy Horn technology was introduced by Danley Sound Labs three years ago and helped earn the company's flagship SH-50 consistent rave reviews as the best loudspeaker many had ever heard, regardless of price or category.
Danley's Paraline technology enables multiple high-frequency devices to sum together free of interference even at the extreme upper frequencies while properly loading the horn. As more output is needed additional Paraline lenses can be added.
The ability through Shaded Amplitude Lens technology to contain the energy to the desired listening plane and away from certain areas offers a huge benefit in outdoor concerts or festivals where noise ordinances are in effect. Shaded Amplitude Lens technology was a key technology in the recent, and hugely successful, Turner Field upgrade - home of the Atlanta Braves.
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