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  • CBT36 Line Array has arrived!

    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=301-980

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    Re: CBT36 Line Array has arrived!

    My goodness, with a miniDSP and 4 channels of amplification, you're probably looking at $2500 at least ...
    I am trolling you.

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    • #3
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      so, would (2) two channel amps meet the requirements? the wording in the ad is a bit off... but what else would make sense.

      Call it a lot of money, call it worth it in my eyes!

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      • #4
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        I saw that, and just read 50 or so pages of the assembly instructions. It doesn't look overly complicated to assemble, the banks of 4 tweeters helps a lot.
        It's not a kit for the short-of-attention though, and lots of testing throughout.

        I wonder if PE will have a set up for listening at the DIY Dayton 2012?
        Sorry, Midwest Audio Fest.

        TomZ
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        • #5
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          They gonna make the tweeters available to DIY?
          Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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          • #6
            Re: CBT36 Line Array has arrived!

            Originally posted by johnnyrichards View Post
            They gonna make the tweeters available to DIY?
            RIIIIght??? a 3/4'' that is good to 1000hz... that could be fun

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by ROTECH View Post
              RIIIIght??? a 3/4'' that is good to 1000hz... that could be fun
              To be fair, I think the design uses some power tapering to get it that low. I dunno, I have too much of a popcorn brain to read through the white papers on it I hear adderal is good for... oooh! A kitty!
              Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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              • #8
                Re: CBT36 Line Array has arrived!

                Originally posted by ROTECH View Post
                RIIIIght??? a 3/4'' that is good to 1000hz... that could be fun
                Not just using 1 of them. These use 72 per speaker, each one is putting out so little that it would probably be hard to strain them.

                Chris
                Chris

                Goofing around since 2000.

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                • #9
                  Re: CBT36 Line Array has arrived!

                  *yawn*

                  Those are so last year!

                  -Charlie
                  Charlie's Audio Pages: http://audio.claub.net

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                  • #10
                    Re: CBT36 Line Array has arrived!

                    Originally posted by czag View Post
                    Not just using 1 of them. These use 72 per speaker, each one is putting out so little that it would probably be hard to strain them.

                    Chris
                    yeah thats what I assumed.... but hey might as well throw 24 of them in a TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTM and cross at 1200hz comfortably HAHA

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                    • #11
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                      I remember reading the paper where they compared them with the BW 801s. They seem incredible impressive and versatile on paper. I really look forward to your review of them.

                      Who knows, maybe I can convince my fiance that they would look awesome in my office? 2k? "No problem...I mean sure I would need to build a sub for it and buy 4 new amplifiers too, but I mean...you love me right?"

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                      • #12
                        Re: CBT36 Line Array has arrived!

                        Four channels of amplification. It could be two stereo amps, four mono-blocks, or a multi-channel amp / receiver.


                        Originally posted by ROTECH View Post
                        so, would (2) two channel amps meet the requirements? the wording in the ad is a bit off... but what else would make sense.

                        Call it a lot of money, call it worth it in my eyes!

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                        • #13
                          Re: CBT36 Line Array has arrived!

                          While the kit cost seems high, there are other DIY offerings that cost significantly more. Consider Linkwitz' Orions where just the drivers cost over $2300, and then you need six channels of robust amplification, and the cost of the active electronics, etc.

                          I'd love to hear the CBT36 because of the clever thinking behind the concept. I understand that they aren't going to be everyone's cup of tea though.
                          Bill Schneider
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                          • #14
                            Re: CBT36 Line Array has arrived!

                            Originally posted by johnnyrichards View Post
                            To be fair, I think the design uses some power tapering to get it that low. I dunno, I have too much of a popcorn brain to read through the white papers on it I hear adderal is good for... oooh! A kitty!
                            The power tapering is only to shape the vertical beamwidth. The tweeter has a very soft suspension in order to lower the Fs.

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                            • #15
                              Re: CBT36 Line Array has arrived!

                              So has anyone heard these things? I do agree they're super cool looking and the theory makes sense to me, but how do they sound? How do they test? Seems pretty pricy, but I can't discount that it might be worth it. Hate to have to pay for a sub after spending so much coin on all those speakers. I would have thought they might have made it a 3-way with a sub in the bottom, but perhaps that goes against the theory of a line array.

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