Danley Sound Labs
Danley Sound Labs, Inc build loudspeakers which are unique and deliver a clear, pure, natural and uncoloured sound at the audience's seats, using fewer cabinets, fewer channels of amplification and less mains power than the competition – providing a viable alternative to the ubiquitous line array approach to sound reinforcement.
In just a few short years, Dr Heil's invention of Wavefront Sculpture Technology changed the face of touring sound by replacing the large 'pineapples' of clustered point source boxes with a J-shaped vertical line of fixed horizontal dispersion cabinets. Some 20 years later, the flaws of line arrays are well documented, and various different band-aids aree applied in both physical and digital domains to try and correct these, with varying levels of success.
Tom Danley's heritage in projects for NASA and the US Military belies his forward-thinking approach, and with extensive research and many patents, his designs allow us to deploy true point source systems, offering improved pattern control, tighter impulse responses, increased coherence and clarity, plus quicker rigging times, smaller truck packs, and vastly improved efficiency.
An in-depth white paper on why Danley can sound better and more consistent than line array systems can be found here:
In recent years Synergy-based FOH systems and monitoring have been used and enjoyed by world-class artists such as Lauryn Hill, Beres Hammond, BB King, Wyclef Jean, Marilyn Manson, Garbage, Bad Religion, Jarvis Cocker, Roots Manuva, GoGo Penguin, Shobaleader One, and many more.
Not only do the audience get to enjoy incredible sound quality, but nearby residents also benefit from the unparalleled pattern control right down to the low frequencies, reducing off site noise and complaints.
The Synergy Horn™
This unique, patented technology makes it possible to build loudspeakers that perform the way that you expect. In the past, horns have fallen out of favor, not because horns inherently sound bad, but because it seemed nearly impossible to build a practical full-range horn. The Synergy Horn allows Danley Sound Labs to build full range, point source loudspeakers which are phase accurate, and consistent in response over the entire stated coverage angle.
At the heart of virtually all full-range Danley speakers, it is the technology that puts multiple drivers of different bandwidths into a single unified horn, allowing them to behave as a single, truly point source cabinet.
A large format variant of the Synergy Horn, the Jericho family consists of speakers with prodigious output, capable of covering an audience of thousands with a single cabinet per side.
Just one Jericho does the job of up to 20x large format line array cabinets, see a concert loudspeaker comparison document here:
Named after the infamous Biblical story, they aren't just insanely loud; the incredible fidelity, consistent response across coverage angles and fast transients make the Jericho the world’s loudest reference monitors.
Unlike other manufacturers, we also invite you to look behind the grille, and publish independently verified data of all speakers – including the raw response without EQ or filtering alongside trustworthy, real world SPL measurements that you can rely on.
The role of a subwoofer should be simple; deliver the low end as accurately and efficiently as possible. The Tapped Horn and BC Horn technology is the next step in the evolution of the subwoofer, providing higher output in a smaller package, and increased fidelity than traditional reflex boxes. Tom Danley is rightly known for innovation in subwoofer design– his Servodrive subwoofer was championed by Michael Jackson and the Happy Mondays to name a few, and these exciting new developments change the field of low frequency reproduction.
Utilising both the front and the rearward energy of the speaker cone in a patented horn enclosure allows the Tapped Horn to provide more output with fewer cones and less power than competitors, whilst keeping a consistent frequency response regardless of the number of boxes deployed. For example, a single 18" loaded TH118 subwoofer is comparable to many reflex loaded dual 18" designs, despite using half the electrical energy and taking up less physical space. With a deep, warm sound and the exceptional punch of a horn loaded cabinet, the Tapped Horn is the building block for any size venue or event.
Boundary Coupled Horns
Originally designed for a very demanding military project, where intense output and extreme pattern control was a necessity, the BC or Boundary Coupled Horn is a new class of subwoofer, delivering not only exceptionally high efficiency and power handling, but actual directivity with up to 16dB of front to rear rejection, broadband.
This means cardioid response, without requiring additional cabinets, amplifier channels, and transient–smearing DSP filtering; in short, more output where you need it, in the crowd and not on stage or in the neighbourhood's gardens and living rooms.
Void Acoustic’s dedication to balanced, refined sound at exceptional output levels, means that they are often capable covering larger audiences with fewer boxes than the competition.
Combined with earth shattering subwoofers featuring the best of both horn loaded and ported bass technology, you truly have a soundsystem with unparalleled impact both sonically and visually.
With 10 years experience working closely with Void to improve upon their already great products, Neuron have unparalleled experience using them to their full potential in any venue.
For smaller events, a line array is not always the best solution and a carefully selected point source, reflex system can achieve superlative results.
To that end, we also carry the excellent Stasys series, employing specialist drivers and the signature Void approach to classic, proven design styles of double 18" subs and full-range 90-degree wide mid-high elements,
We also offer a selection of Stasys 15" and 12" wedge monitors boasting flat frequency response at very high output levels.
Following Neuron's involvement in an extensive two-year R&D and beta testing process at festivals and events such as BoomTown, Tokyo World, Outlook and Dimensions, and World AIDS Day, we are proud to announce the immediate availability of the new, flagship mid-format line array system from Void - the Arcline 8.
Operating as a three-way cabinet featuring a horn-loaded dual 8" low frequency section, reflex dual 8" mid section with phase plug, and a new format FEA modelled high frequency waveguide the Arcline 8 offers crystal clear definition with a serious punch often found lacking in similarly sized array products.
Extending the low end response to 40Hz, a partner Arcline 212 dual 12" bass cabinet can be flown in the array, or ground stacked using the fly frame to allow a full range, low profile system ideal for smaller live events or corporate functions.
With a smooth, consistent 110 degree wide horizontal dispersion, and advanced rigging system allowing angles to be pre-selected before flying, this exciting new product range allows us to scale the signature Void sound to audiences of up to 10,000 people and beyond.
EASE Focus System Design
The Arcline 8 system is fully integrated with AFMG' new EASE Focus 3 software platform, which is used to simulate and define system configurations in advance of arriving at a given venue.
Focus boasts an incredibly accurate acoustical model, allowing our system designers to simulate the acoustical performance of the complete sound system to find the optimal setup for a given venue with multiple audience areas, curved and inclining seating in three dimensions, as well as creating in-depth reports for flying trim heights, rigging angles, preliminary system EQ, and detailed analysis of sound coverage, SPL and frequency response at each of the designated audience areas or virtual microphone / listening positions.
The newest version of Focus also offers extensive subwoofer array calculation, enabling consistent low-end response and level to the entire audience. Arc delay, end-fire, or traditional CSA cardioid stacks can now be simulated with EASE.
Using these tools alongside the advanced system management offered by Powersoft's Armonia amplifier control platform allows us to achieve superlative results on site, whilst keeping off site noise under careful control - reports of predicted sound pressure level and system coverage can also be provided to assist in promoters' dealings with licensing authorities and local councils or government, enabling a smoother application process and clearer noise management policy for nearby residents.
Continuing our interest in ensuring we provide the very best equipment available, we are proud to be able to supply our favourite rider-friendly system, which handles small clubs to full arena shows with ease.
Therefore we can now offer the following items from the L'Acoustics range for hire:
Kara modular WST line-array elements
SB28 double 18" subs
SB118 single 18" subs
115XT HiQ wedge monitors
112XT wedge monitors
ARCS full-range elements
LA8 amplified controllers
LA-RAK standardised flyable rack systems
Additional models are available upon request - please call for pricing.
Line Array Technology
In 1992, L'Acoustics changed the face of touring and installed music production forever as the inventor of modern line source arrays, with the legendary V-DOSC system.
Now some 20 years later, they have managed to squeeze that same power and incredible sonic character into a significantly smaller, lighter and more friendly package for small to medium scale events and venues. It capably delivers ultimate flexibility to any sound design, with its optional low frequency extension.
This active, two way compact enclosure boasts exceptional throw as well as smooth and wide horizontal directivity and thus has become a staple at concerts and theatres all around the world.
Outboard, Microphones and Other Essentials
Our preferred choice of mixing desk is the excellent range of dLive and SQ consoles from Allen & Heath. We like Allen & Heath because of their 40 year heritage, and commitment to maintaining an uncoloured sonic signature of the input signal, plus their frankly excellent effects and walk-up friendly workflow.
In-house we carry compact to large-scale surfaces, with stage boxes and expanders to facilitate even the largest of shows.
We are also equally at home with consoles from leading manufacturers such as Midas, AVID, Soundcraft and DiGiCo, and can supply these upon request to meet rider requirements.
We use microphones from industry pioneers such as Sennheiser and Shure, as well as more esoteric manufacturers like DPA and AKG - in various wired and RF compatible formats.
Choosing the right mic and placing it correctly can make a huge step towards getting the sound you want out front for the crowd.
Our staff have many years of experimentation, both in the traditional fields of standard bands and in the rather more abnormal world of art installations – knowledge that is applied to every event setup to ensure that you always get the best from your instrument of choice.
Make an Enquiry
Each system can be built to your specification to meet the needs of any scale of live production, with additional microphones, mixing consoles or similar.
If you would like to discuss a custom order, please contact us or use the form to the right, and we will be happy to help put something together for you.