Christie Digital Christie Digital
LA3C line array ceiling loudspeaker
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Employing the same ribbon driver technology present in our screen channel ​loudspeakers, Christie's line source surround loudspeakers feature a unique integrated waveguide design to provide enhanced clarity, and reduced distortion. In addition, the inclusion of the ribbon driver provides ultra-fast transient response. Our line array surround loudspeakers offer the same benefits while also providing perfect timbre matching and extremely uniform coverage for seamless listening experience throughout the auditorium.

Note: Safety cables are recommended any time a loudspeaker will be positioned overhead in an auditorium.​


  • Unique integrated waveguide design for very wide, controlled dispersion patterns
  • ​Ribbon driver and paper/Kevlar composite cone drivers
  • Dramatically higher RMS to​ peak max SPL ratio than compression driver systems
  • Ideal for use as surround channel loudspeaker, with or without bass management
  • Heavy duty marine grade plywood cabinet with integrated mounting points


Safely flown over head for immersive applications

No listening fatigue

Extended listening comfort throughout the movie

Ribbon driver

10x less distortion than competing drivers with better auditorium coverage

Speech Clarity

Hear every detail of the dialogue


System type

  • Fixed parabolic line array, 2-way, passive, in a single ported enclosure

Driver components

  • 12 x 3.5" ribbon drivers with Kapton® diaphragm and Neodymium magnets
  • 8 x 5.25" paper Kevlar composite mid-bass cone drivers


  • Linear phase, 2-way, passive @ 1.5kHz, 24dB/octave

Frequency response*

  • 80Hz-20kHz @ -6dB

Maximum SPL**

  • 124.5dB (AES) continuous • 136.5dB peak

System coverage***

  • 120° horizontal dispersion • 120° vertical dispersion

*Measured at distances of 4m and 8m in simulated, free field and ground plane conditions. Sensitivity is calculated based on measured SPL response averaged in 200Hz-5kHz range and scaled back to 1m.

**AES refers to AES2-2012 standard. IEC refers to IEC 60268-5 standard. Max SPL calculated based on sensitivity and power handling. IEC short-term power tested using IEC pink noise with 9dB crest factor. The crest factor was specifically increased to reflect real-life parameters of digital cinema sound tracks. Maximum peak SPL calculated using peak voltage during IEC short-term power test.

***Averaged in 500Hz-16kHz range, at -6dB.

****4 cables required when flown. See User Manual for details