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What is the difference between the MLA5 and the mla6? back to top

The MONARC MLA5 was first introduced in 2001 and was McCauley Sound's first entry into large-format line array. The MONARC MLA6 is the successor to the MLA5, and is built on many of the same principles. Both share the same effortless rigging system, both rely on Intercell Summation Aperture technology to assure cohesive wavefront summation, among many other things. The MLA6 is different from the MLA5 in that MLA6 features an improved castor board system which is easier to attach and more reliable MLA6 packs in an all-NEODYMIUM 6-transducer complement, lightening the system from 250lbs per module to 199lbs per module MLA6 features a redesigned steel grill which better protects the forward complement. This grill also features a quick-release camlock attachment points to make accessing the complement very quick and simple.

Are MONARC MLA5 and the MLA6 cells compatible? back to top

Yes. Both share the same rigging system and can be interconnected within the same array without concern. While the MLA6's complement was redesigned to be lighter and offer more HF output, it is also voiced to be measurably similar to the MLA5. With minimal processing, MLA5 cells and MLA6 cells can be deployed in the same array, allowing owners of MLA5 systems to cross-rent inventories with MLA6 owners.

Is there software available to calculate array coverage? back to top

Yes. McCauley Sound has developed robust line array calculator software which allows tour operators to quickly build venue geometry and calculate coverage, heights and splay angles. Additionally, McCauley Sound has EASE 4.0/4.1 .dll plug ins available, for contractors or consultants considering these products for permanent installation. Both a free and available now from the downloads section of this web site.

I am interested in buying a line array. How can I hear the MONARC System? back to top

Demo-rigs are traveling the country now for this very purpose. Contact a MONARC support specialist to arrange for a hands-on demonstration on the technology.

How does the MONARC MLA6 compare to... back to top

MONARC line arrays are designed to be the most versatile and flexible line array systems on earth. No other system rigs as easily, or can offer as many possible configurations from the same standard hardware. Acoustically, MONARC systems stand out for their tonal balance, clarity and exceptionally consistent coverage in both the horizontal as well as the vertical plane.

Does the MONARC MLA6 and MLA3 groundstack? back to top

Yes. The MLA6 and MLA3 are both designed to groundstack easily. In fact, unlike most line arrays, the MONARC system's POWERLINK rigging system will accommodate groundstacking without the need for any special equipment or additional hardware.

What degree of splay can you achieve with the MONARC MLA6? back to top

Each cell can achieve up to 10 degrees of splay relative to the cell it is attached to. Therefore, with 9 cells, you could theoretically have the bottom cell pointing straight at the floor... with no strap or tethers. Obviously that example is extreme and impractical in a real-life application, but it does illustrate the flexibility of the array. This flexibility eliminates the need for special downfill cells (ala KF760/761).

What kind of hardware do I need to fly a MONARC rig? back to top

All of the rigging hardware is self-contained within the MLA6’s rigging system, with the obvious exception of the MS6 bumper, chain motors and chain.

How do I adjust array curvature? back to top

Adjusting array curvature is very simple with the MLA6’s POWERLINK rigging system. Just lower the array until the rear-sides of the cells collapse, and reset the POWERLINK’s rear pin. Each pin takes approximately 15 seconds to pull and re-pin, so depending on the size of the array, this process could take up to four minutes.

How many MLA6 cells can be safely flown in a single column? back to top

Up to 20 MLA6 cells (16 MLA5 cells) can be flown at a 7:1 load factor. Not every country requires such stringent strength testing, so please check with your local authorities for more information about such regulations prior to attempting to fly a MONARC line array system.

How many people do you need to rig and fly a MLA6 or MLA3 array? back to top

The MONARC's POWERLINK system is so efficient and easy to use, that two people could completely interconnect, set the splay angles and raise the array in under 10 minutes without any tools, without and hand-lifting, and without the need to tether or strap the array. You could have more people there if you really wanted to, but they would not have anything to do... answer is 2.

Does an MLA6 or MLA3 array need to be facing the right direction before it is hoisted? back to top

No. all MONARC cells can be facing just about any direction when the initial assembly is being done. Once the hoist operator begins lifting the array, the column will swing about until it is facing the proper direction. This makes assembling an MONARC array very easy, even in awkward quarters.

Do the MLA6 and MLA3 cells need be assembled Directly below the rigging point? back to top

No. MONARC cells can be assembled anywhere on the deck, prior to rig points ever being dropped. Once the front-side connection is established, the column can be rolled into place like a train.

Can the MLA6 and MLA3 form rigid arrays? back to top

Rigid arrays are often necessary when the rig needs to be flown high and out of the way of television cameras (ala Academy Awards) or for other specialized situations. The MONARC's Integrated Rigging System is unique in that it is instantly convertible between a fully collapsible operating mode, which is of most useful for general flying, and a completely rigid, inflexible curvature, which is most useful for groudstacking, flown installations, or these unique coverage needs. Regardless, no tools are needed to make the conversion.

Can MLA6 and MLA3's rigging be pre-configured prior to arrival at the venue? back to top

MS6 bumpers can be configured as roll-in carts, which can allow MLA6 cells to be pre-set and rolled into place for groundstack applications. See the feature tour for an in-depth look at this option.

What kind of chain motors should I use? back to top

A MONARC array requires two chain motors per column. If flying an array of 8 cells or less, two 1-ton motors will be more than enough. For columns of 9 cells or more, McCauley Sound recommends two 2-ton motors per column.

What are the MLA6 and MLA3 enclosures made of? back to top

12-ply Fin birch is the primary enclosure material while all the fittings and hardware are made from stainless steel and aluminum. Enclosures elements are cut by computer controlled saws and routers to insure absolute consistency. PROCOAT elastomeric weatherproofing finish is applied to the assembled sub-structure prior to any fittings to seal and protect the construction.

Are the MLA6 and MLA3 weatherproof? back to top

Every MLA6 and MLA3 cell features McCauley’s PROCOAT elastomeric finish, which is a highly resilient, moisture and temperature proof enclosure sealant. Additionally, all fittings and hardware are stainless steel, and moisture re-directing foam protects the frontal complements.

How do the MLA6 and MLA3 truck pack? back to top

The MONARC MLA6 and MLA3 were designed to pack easily in both European and American style trucks. Because MONARC cell geometry is trapezoidal along the x-axis, cells will self-align in the truck when stood on end.

How much does the MLA6 weigh? What about the sub? the bumper? back to top

MLA6 is 199 lbs, The MB6 aircraft-aluminum bumper can support 20 cells and weighs an additional 65 lbs. The MS6 flying sub woofer weighs 215lbs.

What is the InterCell Summation Aperture? back to top

The InterCell Summation Aperture is the primary wave shaping device and is the technology responsible for integrating mid and high frequency energy into a single, vertically continuous wavefront. Because the ICS Aperture was designed to eliminate physical disruptions form one to cell to the next, it does not suffer from the same diffraction-induced distortions in the mid and high bands that are common with interrupted or gapped line array designs. A complete review of this technology is available in the features/acoustic section of this site.

What kind of speakers are in the MLA6 and MLA3? back to top

McCauley Sound has long been a manufacturer of both professional loudspeaker components and complete systems, so we enjoy somewhat of an unfair advantage over the competition. Every component in the MLA6 and MLA3 were specifically engineered to meet the design and performance goals as determined by the MONARC engineering team. An in-depth review of the various technologies is available in the features tour section of this site.

How many MLA6 cells do I need? back to top

While the number of cells needed will always depend on the size of venue and coverage required, McCauley Sound recommends a minimum of (4) cells per side. Using less than (4) cells in a column will defeat the beneficial summation effects that MONARC technology provides. On the other hand, operator ABE V. SYSTEMS uses 40 cells to cover Madison Square Garden on a regular basis.

What is Carbon-Nomex Honeycomb Technology? back to top

HX32 Carbon-Nomex Honeycomb Cone technology was developed to bridge the gap between the two different approaches to midrange reproduction. On the one hand, many manufacturers were using multiple, small-sized drivers, chosen mainly for their “hi-fi”-ish tonality. We discovered these drivers were both too fragile and produced too much harmonic distortion when loaded into an enclosure. On the other hand, traditional larger midrange drivers, while much tougher, did not have the fidelity or responsiveness needed to achieve our design goals. HX32 Carbon-Nomex Honeycomb Cone technology was developed as a solution which is the best of both worlds, offering both extraordinary strength and industry-best mid band response.

What kind of processor does the MLA6 use? back to top

A basic processing set-up for the MONARC array would require a processing solution with (2) channels in and (6) out, since a MONARC array is essentially a four-way system with the addition of sub woofers. McCauley Sound offers a complete processing solution, based on our latest DSP, the MCS2.6, which has MONARC MLA6 settings built-in. Of course, factory approved settings for the MONARC MLA6 are available for all of the top-tier professional processors out there today. Contact a MONARC team member for more information about any processing questions you may have.

Can you hang more than one column per side for sidefills? back to top

Yes. MONARC line arrays produce a highly defined horizontal pattern, making planning coverage zones very easy. Since there are no “soft shoulders” at the edge of the arrays horizontal coverage, there is very little acoustic interference from neighboring columns.

What kind of amplifiers should I use with McCauley Speakers? back to top

McCauley Sound recommends that only top-tier professional touring amplifiers be used to power a MONARC or M.LINE array. All of our in-house testing and field systems use LABGRUPPEN amplifiers. Whatever the case, and whatever your brand preference is, always be sure to have plenty of headroom for the size array you plan to deploy.

What does "MONARC" mean? back to top

MONARC is an abbreviation which represents the system’s defining attribute: it’s ability to create one (MON) single, vertically continuous (ARC) of full-bandwidth energy.

What acts are using the MONARC system now? back to top

The MONARC MLA5 was introduced officially at the AES show in NYC in 2001, and has been the backbone for thousands of events since. For the latest tally, check the news section of this site. The MONARC MLA6 and MS6 were previewed at AES 2003.

Do I need sub woofers.? What kind of sub woofer does the MLA6 need? back to top

The MLA6 is a full range system and does feature an extraordinary well defined and punchy LF section. Depending of the specific requirements of the event, sub woofers. can be considered optional. For applications where flown sub woofers. are desirable, the MONARC MS6 is designed to fly with the array and is available now. For purely ground stacked applications, the McCauley CSM88 is an excellent choice. Of course, there are numerous existing sub woofer technologies already in many production company inventories which should suffice.. just make sure they can keep up.

Why does the MLA6 use 10” midrange drivers? back to top

Our HX32 midrange drivers are substantially more durable, have better midrange tonality, exhibit near zero distortion levels, and are capable of delivering higher sound pressure levels, than every other commercially available solution. These special 10" drivers are also critical to the design and function of the Intercell Summation Aperture.

What is the horizontal coverage of the MLA6 and MLA3? back to top

A MONARC array will produce a full-bandwidth sound field which exhibits no audible drop-offs in any band anywhere within and out to a forward 90 degree arc. With very little “soft-shoulder”, the MLA6 and MLA3's sound field is highly predictable and extremely consistent out to 90 degrees.

What is the vertical dispersion of the MLA6 and MLA3? back to top

Vertical dispersion is completely array-dependant. However, a MONARC array is unique in that it is capable of achieving an unusually high degree of array curvature without sacrificing the seamless vertical summation effect that MONARC technology provides.

How is the MLA6 wired? back to top

The MLA6 uses a NL8 connector, with LF1 on pins 1, LF2 on pins 2, MF1 & MF2 on pins 3, and HF on pins 4

How much does a MONARC MLA5 array cost? back to top

Specific pricing is not published online, but suffice it to say, MONARC line array technology is positioned to be VERY AFFORDABLE, especially when compared against other top-tier line array designs. Contact your MONARC team member for details of pricing and financing.

Are turn-key MONARC systems available? back to top

Yes. Complete turn-key packages, including amplification, processing, cabling, amp racks and MONARC MLA6 cells are available through McCauley Sound’s MONARC account specialists. Contact your MONARC team member for complete details on pricing and financing.

Is there a financing program available? back to top

Several attractive financing options are available for qualified buyers. Contact a MONARC team member today to begin the application process.

how do I decide what system best fits my needs? back to top

The MONARC MLA3 is targeted towards operators who regularly work both in smaller venues like traditional theaters and performance spaces, up to larger events with arena and festival size audiences. 2000-12000 seats would be a fair approximation of the kind of events that would suit a MLA3 purchase. Operators who regularly work larger venues (5000+) may want to consider the MLA6.

Does the MONARC MLA3 groundstack? back to top

Yes. The MLA3 is designed to groundstack easily. In fact, unlike most line arrays, the MLA3’s Integrated Rigging System will allow users to groundstack right off the standard bumper without the need for any special equipment or additional hardware.

What degree of splay can you achieve with the MONARC MLA3? back to top

Each cell can achieve up to 7 degrees of splay relative to the cell it is attached to.

Does an MLA3 array need to be facing the right direction before it is hoisted? back to top

No. MONARC MLA3 cells can be facing just about any direction when the initial assembly is being done. Once the hoist operator begins lifting the array, the column will swing about until it is facing the proper direction. This makes assembling an MONARC array very easy, even in awkward quarters.

Do the MLA3 cells need be assembled Directly below the rigging points? back to top

No. MONARC MLA3 cells can be assembled anywhere on the deck, prior to rig points ever being dropped. Once the front-side connection is established, the column can be rolled into place like a train.

How much does the MLA3 weigh? What about the bumper? back to top

MLA3 is 145 lbs, The MB3 aircraft-aluminum bumper can support 24 cells and weighs an additional 55 lbs.

What kind of processor does the MLA3 need? back to top

A basic processing set-up for the MONARC array would require a processing solution with (2) channels in and (8) out, since a MONARC array is essentially a four-way system with the addition of subwoofers. McCauley Sound offers a complete processing solution, based on our latest DSP, the MCS2.6, which has MONARC MLA3 settings built-in. Of course, factory approved settings for the MONARC MLA3 are available for all of the top-tier professional processors out there today. Contact a MONARC team member for more information about any processing questions you may have.

Do I need subwoofers? What kind of subwoofer does the MLA3 need? back to top

The MLA3 is a full range system and does feature an extraordinary well defined and punchy LF section. Depending of the specific requirements of the event, subwoofers can be considered optional. For purely ground staked applications, the McCauley CSM88 is an excellent choice. Of course, there are numerous existing subwoofer technologies already in many production company inventories.. just make sure they can keep up.

What is the horizontal coverage of the MLA3? back to top

A MONARC array will produce a full-bandwidth sound field which exhibits no audible drop-offs in any band anywhere within and out to a forward 90 degree arc. With very little “soft-shoulder”, the MLA3’s sound field is highly predictable and extremely consistent out to 90 degrees.

How is the MLA3 wired? back to top

The MLA3 uses a NL8 connector, with LF1 on pins 1, LF2 on pins 2, MF1 & MF2 on pins 3, and HF on pins 4

How much does a MONARC MLA3 array cost? back to top

Specific pricing is not published online, but suffice it to say, MONARC line array technology is positioned to be VERY AFFORDABLE, especially when compared against other mid-sized line array designs. Contact your MONARC team member for details of pricing and financing.

How do I decide what system best fits my needs? back to top

The M.LINE series is targeted towards operators who regularly need to move in and out of smaller events... club tours, corporate events, sporting events.. anything where you need to cover up to a few thousand people, yet with only a small crew. While the M.LINE excels in quick-in, quick-out events, the series will scale up to cover smaller performance spaces like traditional theaters and auditoriums of 2000-4000 seats. Operators who regularly work larger venues (5000+) may want to consider the midsize MONARC MLA3 or the larger format MONARC MLA6.

M.LINE is referenced as "high-mobility". what does that really mean? back to top

M.LINE enclosures are HIGH MOBILITY LINE ARRAY because they: are very lightweight, weighing under 75lbs per module are very compact... small enough to be carried up stairs or though small door ways by a single man inherit the MONARC rigging system, allowing them to be fully rigged by a single man, within minutes, without tools, heavy lifting or strain. will groundstack right off the same ultra-light 35lb MB1 bumper without the need for any extra parts have all rigging hardware travels within the enclosure, eliminating tool cases or loose parts can be pre-stacked on the MB1 bumper and rolled into place on castors attunements are small enough to fit even in the back of your car if need be! These factors combine to make the M.LINE system one of the easiest systems to move, set-up, tune and tear down.

What is the difference between the M.LINE series and the IN.LINE series? back to top

Internally, both systems are identical. Both feature McCauley's ADAPTIVE FREQUENCY STEERING and both allow the operator to customize coverage by mixing and matching horizontal patterns. Both systems are priced to be very affordable entries into line array technology. The difference is in the external hardware... IN.LINE (INSTALLATION GRADE LINE ARRAY) features a very basic rigging system which is designed to be set once and installed permanently. IN.LINE modules also have discreet foam fronted steel grills, and ship in black or white, IN.LINE modules are naturally priced less than M.LINE modules, as the hardware and rigging is far simpler and is less expensive to produce. M.LINE systems feature complete weatherproofing, have more rigged steel faced quick-release grills, and feature a complete rigging and castor board system, designed to efficiently rig and load-in / out night after night. This added functionality makes the M.LINE system slightly more expensive than it's IN.LINE brothers, but still highly competitive when compared to any other compact line array solution.

What modules make up the M.LINE series? back to top

M90, a 90 degree horizontal full range module M120, a 120 degree horizontal full range module MS1, a dual 15" volumetrically loaded LF module MB1, an ultra-lightweight aircraft aluminum bumper system

How does the M.LINE compare to... back to top

M.LINE systems (at the time of publishing) offer the most "bang for your buck" of any compact line array system available M.LINE arrays inherent the famous MONARC rigging system and as a result are the most versatile and flexible line array systems in this class. No other system rigs as easily, or can offer as many possible configurations from the same standard hardware. Acoustically, M.LINE systems stand out for their tonal balance, clean and clear vocal reproduction, and customizable coverage.

Does the M.LINE series groundstack? back to top

Yes. M.LINE modules are designed to groundstack easily. In fact, unlike most line arrays, the M.LINE’s Integrated Rigging System will allow users to groundstack right off the standard bumper without the need for any special equipment or additional hardware.

What degree of splay can you achieve with M.LINE cells? back to top

Each cell can achieve up to 10 degrees of splay relative to the cell it is attached to.

What kind of hardware do I need to fly a M.LINE rig? back to top

All of the rigging hardware is self-contained within the M.LINE's rigging system, with the obvious exception of the MB1 bumper, chain motor and chain.

How do I adjust M.LINE array curvature? back to top

Adjusting array curvature is very simple with the M.LINE's Integrated rigging system. Just lower the array until the rear-sides of the cells collapse, and reset the rear pin. Each pin takes approximately 15 seconds to pull and re-pin, so depending on the size of the array, this process could take up to four minutes.

How many M.LINE cells can be safely flown in a single column? back to top

Up to 24 M.LINE cells can be flown at a 7:1 load factor. Not every country requires such stringent strength testing, so please check with your local authorities for more information about such regulations prior to attempting to fly any McCauley line array system.

How many people do you need to rig and fly a M.LINE array? back to top

The M.LINE Integrated rigging system is so efficient and easy to use, that a single person could completely interconnect, set the splay angles and raise the array in under 10 minutes without any tools, without and hand-lifting, and without the need to tether or strap the array..

Can the M.LINE form rigid arrays? back to top

Rigid arrays are often necessary when the rig needs to be flown high and out of the way of television cameras (ala Academy Awards) or for other specialized situations. The M.LINE’s Integrated Rigging System is unique in that it is instantly convertible between a fully collapsible operating mode, which is of most useful for general flying, and a completely rigid, inflexible curvature, which is most useful for groudstacking, flown installations, or these unique coverage needs. Regardless, no tools are needed to make the conversion.

Can M.LINE rigging be pre-configured prior to arrival at the venue? back to top

MB1 bumpers can be configured as roll-in carts, which can allow M.LINE cells to be pre-set and rolled into place for groundstack applications. See the feature tour for an in-depth look at this option.

What kind of chain motors should I use? back to top

A M.LINE array can be flown with one or two motors... two motors allows the operator a finer degree of control in the placement of the hang. Cells are 75lbs each, calculate motor strength accordingly.

What is the M.LINE enclosure made of? back to top

12-ply Fin birch is the primary enclosure material while all the fittings and hardware are made from stainless steel. Enclosures elements are cut by computer controlled saws and routers to insure absolute consistency. PROCOAT elastomeric weatherproofing finish is applied to the assembled sub-structure prior to any fittings to seal and protect the construction.

How much does the M.LINE weigh? What about the bumper? back to top

M90 and M120 is 75 lbs, The MS1 LF module is 145lbs. The MB1 aircraft-aluminum bumper can support 24 cells and weighs an additional 35 lbs.

What kind of speakers are in the M.LINE? back to top

McCauley Sound has long been a manufacturer of both professional loudspeaker components and complete systems, so we enjoy somewhat of an unfair advantage over the competition. Every component in the M.LINE was specifically engineered to meet the design and performance goals as determined by the MONARC engineering team. An in-depth review of the various technologies is available in the features tour section of this site.

How many M.LINE cells do I need? back to top

While the number of cells needed will always depend on the size of venue and coverage required, McCauley Sound recommends a minimum of (4) cells per side. Using less than (4) cells in a column will defeat the beneficial summation and directivity effects that line array technology provides.

What kind of processor does the M.LINE need? back to top

Factory approved settings for the M.LINE series are available for all of the top-tier professional processors out there today. Contact a McCauley team member for more information about any processing questions you may have.

Do I need subwoofers? What kind of subwoofer does the M.LINE need? back to top

The M.LINE M90 and M120 full range modules are usable to down to 70Hz. The M.LINE MS1 augments the low and low-mid and provides a smooth transition into the lower spectrum, and can be added to the array as needed. To make a four-way system, recommended for high-output applications like ROCK, the McCauley CSM88 is an ideal match for a dedicated subwoofer to the M.LINE M90, M120 and MS1 modules.

What is the horizontal coverage of the M.LINE? back to top

M90 modules are 90 degree horizontal, while M120 modules are 120 degrees. Mix them together in the same array to customize coverage... especially handy for covering front rows of the audience without deploying a separate front-fill / down-fill system..

What is the vertical dispersion of the M.LINE series? back to top

Vertical dispersion is completely array-dependant, as operators can set the splay angle to match the needs of the event. Free software is available to provide precise calculations of how many cells and in what configuration one would need for any particular event.

How are M.LINE modules wired? back to top

The M90 and M120 use NL4 connectors, with MF1 & MF2 on pins 1, and HF on pins 2. The MS1 LF module also uses a NL4, with LF1 on pins 1 and LF2 on pins 2.

How much do M.LINE MODULES cost? back to top

Specific pricing is not published online, but suffice it to say, M.LINE line array technology is positioned to be THE BEST VALUE IN COMPACT LINE ARRAY. Contact your MONARC team member for details of pricing and financing.

IN.LINE is referenced as "INSTALLATION-GRADE". what does that really mean? back to top

IN.LINE enclosures are INSTALLATION GRADE LINE ARRAY because they: offer customizable horizontal as well as vertical coverage... allowing the installer to match the coverage to the unique dimensions of the room. are priced to be affordable compared to traditional installation systems, allowing installers the ability to offer the benefits of a line array without jeopardizing their ability to win bids. These factors combine to make the IN.LINE system the only line array system on the market designed with the needs of installers in mind.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE IN.LINE series and the M.LINE series? back to top

Internally, both systems are identical. Both feature McCauley's ADAPTIVE FREQUENCY STEERING and both allow the operator to customize coverage by mixing and matching horizontal patterns. Both systems are priced to be very affordable entries into line array technology. The difference is in the external hardware... IN.LINE (INSTALLATION GRADE LINE ARRAY) features a very basic rigging system which is designed to be set once and installed permanently. IN.LINE modules also have discreet foam fronted steel grills, and ship in black or white, IN.LINE modules are naturally priced less than IN.LINE modules, as the hardware and rigging is far simpler and is less expensive to produce. M.LINE systems feature complete weatherproofing, have more rigged steel faced quick-release grills, and feature a complete rigging and castor board system, designed to efficiently rig and load-in / out night after night. This added functionality makes the M.LINE system slightly more expensive than it's IN.LINE brothers, but still highly competitive when compared to any other compact line array solution.

Is there any way to see if IN.LINE is right for my installation? back to top

Yes. McCauley Sound offers design services though our SYSTEM DESIGN GROUP. Contact a McCauley team member with the details and / or plans for a prospective installation and the SYSTEM DESIGN GROUP will convert those plans into 3D, place the model into EASE, design a complete loudspeaker solution and provide the contractor with the results of the acoustic simulation. This provides a very clear and highly reliable prediction of how IN.LINE might work for your next job... plus provides the contractor with excellent presentation materials to help him win over clients considering other solutions.

What modules make up the IN.LINE series? back to top

IN.LINE consists of four models: N60, a 60 degree horizontal full range module N90, a 90 degree horizontal full range module N120, a 120 degree horizontal full range module NS1, a dual 15" volumetrically loaded LF module NB16, an inexpensive steel bumper system

How does the IN.LINE compare to... back to top

IN.LINE systems (at the time of publishing) offer the most "bang for your buck" of any compact line array system available IN.LINE arrays spare any and all unnecessary hardware to keep costs down, and feature a rigging system which is designed only for permanent installation. Acoustically, IN.LINE systems stand out for their tonal balance, clean and clear vocal reproduction, and customizable coverage.

Does the IN.LINE series groundstack? back to top

Yes, although they must be completly disassembled in order to change array configurations..

What degree of splay can you achieve with an IN.LINE array? back to top

Each cell can achieve up to 10 degrees of splay relative to the cell it is attached to.

What kind of hardware do I need to fly a IN.LINE rig? back to top

All of the rigging hardware is self-contained within the IN.LINE's rigging system, with the obvious exception of the NB16 bumper.

How many IN.LINE cells can be safely flown in a single column? back to top

Up to 24 IN.LINE cells can be flown at a 7:1 load factor. Not every country requires such stringent strength testing, so please check with your local authorities for more information about such regulations prior to attempting to fly any McCauley line array system.

How many people do you need to rig and fly a IN.LINE array? back to top

The IN.LINE Integrated rigging system is designed to be set once permanently and then flown. One person can set the rigging with a few simple tools..

Can the IN.LINE form rigid arrays? back to top

The IN.LINE’s rigging hardware is designed to be set once and hold it's configuration regardless of the angle of the hang.

What is the IN.LINE enclosure made of? back to top

12-ply Fin birch is the primary enclosure material while all the fittings and hardware are made from stainless steel. Enclosures elements are cut by computer controlled saws and routers to insure absolute consistency. PROCOAT elastomeric weatherproofing finish is applied to the assembled sub-structure prior to any fittings to seal and protect the construction.

How much does the IN.LINE weigh? What about the bumper? back to top

N60, N90 and N120 is 62lbs, The NS1 LF module is 145lbs. The NB24 aircraft-aluminum bumper can support 24 cells and weighs an additional 60 lbs.

What kind of speakers are in the IN.LINE? back to top

McCauley Sound has long been a manufacturer of both professional loudspeaker components and complete systems, so we enjoy somewhat of an unfair advantage over the competition. Every component in the IN.LINE was specifically engineered to meet the design and performance goals as determined by the MONARC engineering team. An in-depth review of the various technologies is available in the features tour section of this site.

How many IN.LINE cells do I need? back to top

While the number of cells needed will always depend on the size of venue and coverage required, McCauley Sound recommends a minimum of (4) cells per side. Using less than (4) cells in a column will defeat the beneficial summation and directivity effects that line array technology provides.

What kind of processor does the IN.LINE NEED? back to top

Factory approved settings for the IN.LINE series are available for all of the top-tier professional processors out there today. Contact a McCauley team member for more information about any processing questions you may have.

What kind of amplifiers should I use? back to top

McCauley Sound recommends that only top-tier professional touring amplifiers be used to power a IN.LINE array. All of our in-house testing and field systems use LABGRUPPEN amplifiers. Whatever the case, and whatever your brand preference is, always be sure to have plenty of headroom for the size array you plan to deploy.

Do I need subwoofers? What kind of subwoofer does the IN.LINE need? back to top

The IN.LINE N60, N90 and N120 full range modules are usable to down to 70Hz. The IN.LINE NS1 augments the low and low-mid and provides a smooth transition into the lower spectrum, and can be added to the array as needed. To make a four-way system, recommended for high-output applications like rock, the McCauley CSM88 is an ideal match for a dedicated subwoofer to the IN.LINE N90, N120 and NS1 modules.

What is the horizontal coverage of the IN.LINE? back to top

N60 modules are 60 degree horizontal, N90 modules are 90 degree horizontal, while N120 modules are 120 degrees. Mix them together in the same array to customize coverage to suit the room!

What is the vertical dispersion of the IN.LINE series? back to top

Vertical dispersion is completely array-dependant, as contractors can set the splay angle to match the needs of the installation. Free software is available to provide precise calculations of how many cells and in what configuration one would need for any particular job.

How are IN.LINE modules wired? back to top

The N60, N90 and N120 feature both NL4 connectors, with MF1 & MF2 on pins 1, and HF on pins 2, as well as terminal strips. The NS1 LF module also uses a NL4, with LF1 on pins 1 and LF2 on pins 2, and also feature a terminal strip option.

How much do IN.LINE modules cost? back to top

Specific pricing is not published online, but suffice it to say, IN.LINE line array technology is positioned to be THE BEST VALUE IN COMPACT LINE ARRAY. Contact your McCauley team member for details of pricing and financing.

Are turn-key IN.LINE systems available? back to top

Yes. Complete turn-key packages, including amplification, processing, cabling, amps and IN.LINE cells are available through McCauley Sound’s account specialists. Contact your McCauley team member for complete details on pricing and financing.