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  • A guide to Martin Audios DISPLAY System Optimisation Software for MLA and Wavefront Precision systems.

    V1.0

    User Guide

  • Displayv2.3 USERGUIDE

    Display2.3UserGuideV1.0 2

    ContentsVersionHistory.................................................................................................................................................................................4

    Installation....................................................................................................................................................................................4

    Systemrequirements...................................................................................................................................................................4

    Introduction......................................................................................................................................................................................5

    LatestVersion...............................................................................................................................................................................5

    NumericalOptimisation...............................................................................................................................................................6

    IndexPlots....................................................................................................................................................................................7

    OpeningtheProgram.....................................................................................................................................................................18

    UserInterfaceMode..................................................................................................................................................................18

    Quickstart......................................................................................................................................................................................19

    Applicationmenu...........................................................................................................................................................................26

    Preferences................................................................................................................................................................................28

    AddanArray...................................................................................................................................................................................30

    SliceTab..........................................................................................................................................................................................35

    SliceSetup..................................................................................................................................................................................35

    DrawaShell................................................................................................................................................................................36

    Edittheshell...............................................................................................................................................................................37

    UsingSurvey...............................................................................................................................................................................38

    PositiontheArray.......................................................................................................................................................................40

    AddtheAudienceRegion...........................................................................................................................................................41

    EditingtheAudienceRegion......................................................................................................................................................41

    ExpressTab.....................................................................................................................................................................................43

    SetBoxResolution......................................................................................................................................................................44

    OptimiseAll................................................................................................................................................................................45

    CoverageTab..................................................................................................................................................................................54

    Help............................................................................................................................................................................................54

    AudienceOffsets........................................................................................................................................................................55

    ChangingLineProperties............................................................................................................................................................56

    TargetProfileSelection..............................................................................................................................................................58

    TargetRefinement......................................................................................................................................................................60

    SplayAngleTab...............................................................................................................................................................................62

    SplayAngles................................................................................................................................................................................62

    ArrayDiagram............................................................................................................................................................................63

    Coverage/CurrentBestOptimisedOutput...............................................................................................................................64

    CurrentAcousticOutput............................................................................................................................................................65

    Calculation..................................................................................................................................................................................66

    Optimisation...............................................................................................................................................................................66

    Runtheoptimisation..............................................................................................................................................................67

  • Displayv2.3 USERGUIDE

    Display2.3UserGuideV1.0 3

    RigTab............................................................................................................................................................................................70

    MLA............................................................................................................................................................................................70

    GroundStacking.....................................................................................................................................................................74

    MLACompact.............................................................................................................................................................................76

    MLAMini....................................................................................................................................................................................79

    Flownsystem..........................................................................................................................................................................79

    GroundStacking.....................................................................................................................................................................82

    PoleMount.............................................................................................................................................................................84

    WavefrontPrecision...................................................................................................................................................................88

    FlownSystem.........................................................................................................................................................................88

    GroundStackedarrays...........................................................................................................................................................90

    EQTab............................................................................................................................................................................................94

    BasicView...................................................................................................................................................................................94

    AirAbsorption........................................................................................................................................................................95

    Resolution..............................................................................................................................................................................95

    ExpertMode...............................................................................................................................................................................99

    SPLTab..........................................................................................................................................................................................104

    IndividualGraphWindows...........................................................................................................................................................106

    Addingadditionalarrays...............................................................................................................................................................109

    Deletinganarray......................................................................................................................................................................110

    ExportingtheOptimisation..........................................................................................................................................................111

    ExportingD2PFiles...................................................................................................................................................................111

    ExportingtoDXF.......................................................................................................................................................................112

    PrintableReports......................................................................................................................................................................114

    Export3DData.........................................................................................................................................................................117

  • Displayv2.3 USERGUIDE

    Display2.3UserGuideV1.0 4

    VersionHistoryManualVersion1.0

    DisplayVersion:2.3.0.

    InstallationMLAandMLACompacttouringsystemownerswillhaveaTabletPCaspartoftheirsystempackagewhichwillbepreloadedwithallnecessarysoftwareincludingthelatestversionofVuNet.ForownersofMulticellularorWavefrontPrecisionsystemsoranyoneelserequiringthesoftware,Display2.3canbedownloadedfromtheMartinAudiowebsite.

    SystemrequirementsDisplay2.3 requires aWindowsPC runningeitherWindows 7,Windows8orWindows10;nootheroperating systems aresupported.Wewouldrecommenda64biti7processorrunningat2.6GHzminimumwithaminimumof8GBofRAM.FilesizesarenotparticularlyhugesoahighcapacityHardDriveisnotnecessarybutanSSDdrivewillbefasterandmorereliable.ThemathematicalcalculationsinvolvedincreatingoptimisationsuseanapplicationcalledMatLabComponentsandwhenrunningthisusesagreatdealofcomputationalpowersoitisbestnottoscrimponCPUpowerandspeedwhenspecifyingaPCtoruntheapplication.

    UsershavereportedthatDisplay2.3worksperfectlywellonanAppleMacusingBootcamporunderavirtualplatformsuchasVMWareFusionorParallels, (theseoptions still requirea copyofWindows7,8or10 tobe installed)however this isnotsupportedbyMartinAudio.

  • Displayv2.3 USERGUIDE

    Display2.3UserGuideV1.0 5

    IntroductionDisplay2.3istheapplicationthatisusedinconjunctionwithVuNetandaMartinAudioMulticellularSystem,eitherMLA,MLACompact,MLAMini,WavefrontPrecision;WPCandWPM,oracombinationofanyofthesesystemstogeneratetheintercabinetanglesandtheDSPoptimisationparameterswhichcanthenbequicklyandeasilyuploadedtothehardwareovertheUNetsystemnetworkorinthecaseofMLAMinidirectlyusingaUSBconnection.Italsoshowsaccurateanalysisofthesystemresponseinthevenue.

    Theapplicationhasanentirelystraightforward, logicalworkflow; in fact itdoesnotallow jumping toadvancestagesof thedesign,itisnecessarytocompleteeachstageinalogicalorder.

    Display2.3usesnumericaloptimisationtoarriveattheresultingcabinetanglesandDSPcoefficients.Takingthecabinetanglesasanexample,toexplaintheprocessinslightlycrudemannerthismeansthatittriesagreatmanycombinationsofpossibleangles,checkstheresultusingthecomputermodelofthearrayresponseandcomparesittothedesiredresponse.Itcontinuestocheckthroughahugenumberofpossiblecombinationsuntilitarrivesattheclosestmatchtowhathasbeenaskedofit.Inthecaseofthecabinetangles,ithasthefacilitytopolishthearraywhichmeansitdoesasecondpasshavingarrivedatasetofanglestofinetunethearrayangles.Thisprocessalthoughhighlycomplex,actuallyonlytakesafewminutes,certainlynolongerthanaconventionallinearraypredictionapplication.

    Havingspecifiedthecabinetanglesthearraycanberiggedandwhilstthatisbeingdonethesecondstageoftheoptimisationprocessisdone.ThisalsousesnumericaloptimisationbutthistimeaddressestheEQ,FIR,gainandphaseparametersavailableintheDSP,goingthroughthehundredsofthousandsofpossiblecombinationspossibleuntiltheoutputisascloseaspossibletothedesiredresponse.Withalargearrayandcomplexvenuethiscouldtakeuptotenminutestocompletehoweverthiswillbefarquickerthanthetime...