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  • Tymphany Line Array Drivers

    So if you look in the "New Product" section of the PE website you will see a few new line array drivers. Looking at them, they are pretty similar to the other TC series drivers. My question is what makes these drivers better for arrays than their other TC series brethren?

    Edit: oops wrong section. Mods please move to Tech Talk Forum.
    Last edited by Melby Audio; 08-06-2014, 10:46 AM. Reason: Wrong Forum
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    Re: Tymphany Line Array Drivers

    The square frame makes it easier for stacking??

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    • #3
      Re: Tymphany Line Array Drivers

      Indeed, but the regular TC series does too... Perhaps it's just marketing.
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      • #4
        Re: Tymphany Line Array Drivers

        From the catalog page: Truncated frame allows close center-to-center spacing in line arrays.
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        • #5
          Re: Tymphany Line Array Drivers

          The "line array" designation is a marketing tool to suggest a possible use.
          The 3-1/2" drivers with their truncated frames are suitable for one-column home audio line arrays such as the IDS-25. http://www.roger-russell.com/ids/ids.htm
          The 2-1/2", especially the one with the neo magnet, could be used to build a Bose Panaray clone for pro audio applications. Surprisingly, the Bose Panaray speakers work very well for musicians playing in small bars and restaurants. http://worldwide.bose.com/pro/en_us/...aker/page.html

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          • #6
            Re: Tymphany Line Array Drivers

            I should be more clear. For example we have these two drivers:
            http://www.parts-express.com/tymphan...-ohm--264-1354
            and
            http://www.parts-express.com/vifa-tc...-ohm--264-1144
            Both truncated, looks like the same frame, pretty similar specs, from basically the same company, but one is marketed as a line array driver. The main difference seems to be the magnet and sensitivity. I would think the Vifa would actually make a better array though since it has wider frequency response at the cost of efficiency. It seems to me that arrays don't usually need high efficiency drivers.
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            • #7
              Re: Tymphany Line Array Drivers

              Originally posted by Melby Audio View Post
              I should be more clear. For example we have these two drivers:
              http://www.parts-express.com/tymphan...-ohm--264-1354
              and
              http://www.parts-express.com/vifa-tc...-ohm--264-1144
              Both truncated, looks like the same frame, pretty similar specs, from basically the same company, but one is marketed as a line array driver.
              I'd chalk it up to hopping on to the bandwagon. Squared and pincushion frames have been around forever, but now that line arrays are getting some exposure the marketeers are starting to aim their ad copy at that market.
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