Several different types of speaker systems are in use, each with its own characteristics that must be taken into consideration during flying and stacking. Environment dictates how the speakers should be used to obtain the best results. Sometimes it may be necessary to get as much power from the speakers as possible by taking advantage of acoustic coupling. Other situations may require maximum dispersion of the cabinets. A cabinet's dispersion characteristics are normally governed by the dispersion characteristics of the mid- and high-frequency bands because the lower frequencies are omnidirectional.


A multitude of speaker cabinets are designed for all types of sound reinforcement. The most common ...

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