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Sound Reinforcement in the Open Air

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[Feature] Increasing sophistication is evident in the methods that are used to construct and control the elements of array or cluster loudspeakers, and this is critical to enabling a more “designed” sound field, with control over the coverage of a large arena. Compared with the rather distant past when roadies often just put up a huge pile of loudspeakers and hoped for the best, today’s open-air live sound systems are calculated and designed to a much higher degree. Integral to that design is the idea that one might be able to control where low-frequency sound is directed, in order to avoid polluting the surrounding area too much.

JAES Volume 65 Issue 12 pp. 1051-1055; December 2017
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