The CBT36 is a floor-standing 5ft. - tall two-way curved line array that provides sonic accuracy and soundfield coverage control surpassing even the finest high-end loudspeakers
Based upon declassified military research
on constant-Beamwidth underwater sound
Transducers (CBT) originated by the
US Navy, the system was designed and
implemented by Marshall Kay and Don Keele
of Audio Artistry, Inc.
Each array features 18 Dayton Audio 3.5" ND Series drivers along with 72 specially
designed 1/2" aluminum dome tweeters,
and is available in kit form as well as a fully assembled product. The CBT36
will redefine your expectations of audio
reproduction system performance!
View Papers and Presentations
US Navy Papers
B&W 801 vs. CBT36 Ground-Plane Measurements
Brief Overview of CBT Theory
Front Pages of Keele and US Navy CBT Papers
Vertical Sound Field Simulations
Power Point Presentations
John Atkinson's Stereophile comments after visiting Audio Artistry's demo room at RMAF 2011
Don Keele & the Constant Directivity CBT36 Speaker
2011 RMAF coverage of Audio Artistry’s CBT36 by Senior Reviewer Doug Schroeder of Dagogo
(and please scroll down to the end).
CBT36 Vertical-Sound Field Simulations
Poster we displayed in our demo room at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2011
Sound Field Simulations
Floyd Toole quotes from his book:
"Sound Reproduction, Loud Speakers and Rooms"
Floyd Toole Quotes
Other Controlled Directivity Designs
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