Danley Sound Labs, champion of unconventional point-source loudspeakers that deliver superior fidelity and pattern control, unveils a new series that places its patented point-source Synergy Horn technology inside a line array form factor. Dubbed the Exodus System, the range currently includes the XD-96 (90 x 60-degree) full range loudspeaker, the XD-62 (60 x 20-degree) full range, far-throw loudspeaker, and the XD-118 subwoofer. The Danley Exodus System permits quick line array-style rigging and acquiesces to clients who demand a line array aesthetic, while delivering far better performance than conventional line arrays.
“More and more sound professionals are recognizing the serious short-comings of conventional line array systems,” said Mike Hedden, Danley president. “The between-box interference in a line array system is horrible and generates nasty comb filtering that no amount of processing can ever fix. If I could snap my fingers and have the whole industry abandon line arrays and everything to do with them, I would, but the reality is that the industry now has a line array legacy – both perceptually and logistically – that sound professionals are often forced to work within often choosing fast rigging at the expense of accuracy and fidelity. Exodus gives them both! The Exodus System fits Danley’s awesome Synergy Horn solution into the industry’s line array legacy. They rig quickly and sound phenomenal. Moreover, unlike line arrays, the Exodus System will allow coupled boxes with different coverage patterns, allowing users to separately optimize near-, mid-, and far-throw beam widths.”
He added, “I don’t even care so much if people mistake it for a line array, as technically there really are no broadband line source products on the market and yet this term has taken on a completely new meaning. So if someone says, ‘that’s the best-sounding line array I’ve ever heard!’ Fine, don’t tell them. Let them think it!”