Re: L1 Model 1S versus Panaray MSA12X
L1 speakers are located behind the talker/performer so they monitor the direct sound the audience hears. The L1 Model 1S has a separate Bass module that sits on the floor. As far as frequency response and range are concerned I accept that the MA12EX would be a better match but what I really wanted to do was compare the performance of the line array component of L1 Model 1S with the Panaray MSA12X. Correct me if I'm wrong but I suspect the MA12 is a closer match to the line array component of the L1 Model 1S.
I wanted to evaluate the advantage of the beam adjustment included in the MSA12X. So I've created two models, one using the MA12 and the other using the MSA12X:
Pitch/Steering is identical for both speakers as is location etc. The only properties that are different are the beam angle settings for the MSA12X.
The following image compares the direct field coverage at seated ear height for the two models:
I welcome any comments.