Originally Posted by auburnu008
Agreed they are made for commercial theaters, but there are a lot of people (and a good number on this forum) who use them with great success. Check out some of the reviews from people who have used similar JBL screen arrays that have compared them to consumer grade speakers. MKtheater is one who comes to mind.
I will be using some sort of JBL screen array in my upcoming theater. The room is going to be 16x25 so it will be a fairly big room.
I'm not aware of any AVS contributer, HT enthusiast using any of these. Obviously there certainly may be, however as stated above, the integration distance would be a few yards minimum. With elements that distant from one another, it takes some propagation distance prior to a coherent wavefront manifesting itself. One does have the advantage of good pattern control down to 400-500 hz., but as coctostan stated, the 4722 would be a much better choice for HT use. Notnyt uses them, and has nothing but great things to say. Additionally, IMO, the 4722 is as big a bargain as any of the other so-called steals in this hobby. What performance one would achieve for the money with them seems like it would be significant to me.
MKtheater had a different horn, I believe his were the huge bi-radial types, and I believe he's now onto something else (imagine that
), stating that they where too much for his room.
This illustrates the beauty of the Danley SH line. Their horns need no, nada integration distance as they are physically co-entrant, and presumably, electronically manipulated in the dividing network as to electrically align as well. It is said that one can approach their horn speaker, (with 2xLF drivers, 6x mids, compression HF) and at any distance up to the mouth of the horn, the sound is ideally integrated. They have several models and the example I gave is merely one type.