First Danley 7.1 Surround System Installed

Danley Sound Labs' products form the backbone of the new sound system in the new Badon H. Brown Performance Pavilion in the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken, SC. The SH-100 wide dispersion, horn-loaded, full-range loudspeaker and the Danley DTS-20 high-output, low-frequency response subwoofer have helped transform a space in the 117-year-old building into a multi-purpose, state-of-the-art performance hall.

The speakers, which employ technology pioneered by loudspeaker designer Tom Danley, are integral to the 7.1 surround sound system designed and installed in the space by dB Audio & Video, a Gainesville, GA-based AV design-build firm. "They were key to getting this job done," said Ivan Beaver, dB's chief engineer. "Because of their low-Q (wide dispersion) design, which allows for a blending of sounds and prevents the ear from localizing sound to the speaker, you feel like you're in the middle of the sound field with the SH-100. It's a well-behaved speaker that provides great pattern control, and that's important in a surround sound situation where you want to keep the sound in the areas that you do, and keep it out of the areas that you don't. The sound quality is akin to what you'd hear in a mastering suite as opposed to a typical movie theater."