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AFGS Grid
Architectural Flying Grid System

The AFGS Suspension Grid System is an adjustable aiming system for loudspeakers, which includes load rated spokes and arms that position loudspeakers into a spherical array. The outer radius of the AFGS Grid establishes a simulated common point of origin for the sound, allowing sound to arrive at the destination at the same moment.

AFGS Spherical arrays are a perfect solution for center clusters because they place loudspeakers in a horizontal plane and at a higher elevation than line arrays, which hang vertically and can obstruct lines of sight.

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Standard Features

  • Creates a circular array pattern
  • Super precise aiming
  • Fully adjustable
  • Use one for 180 degrees or two for 360 degrees
  • Use AFGS frame to support cable reels
    and amp stacks

Specifications

Material: Structural Alloy Steel
Finish: Powder Coat
Color: Black
WLL: See Table
Design Factor: See Table
Pack Count: 1 per package
*WLL = Working Load Limit

Dimensions

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Because of the AFGS Grid’s architecturally pleasing appearance, it is used in a wide variety of venues, including theaters, houses of worship, sport arenas, convention centers, auditoriums and theme parks.


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The AFGS Grid and its payload are supported from either three or four load-rated suspension points. These suspension points may also be bridled in a number of ways to reduce the actual suspension points to two. The use of turnbuckles allows installers to set a perfectly level overhead grid with a high degree of precision in setting angles to precisely aim loudspeakers.


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AFGS Grids can be bolted together into a full circle using an optional hardware kit, joining two grids to gain a full 360 degrees of sound coverage. Multiple tiers can be created by place one larger AFGS Grid over a smaller grid. This is especially useful with stadium seating.


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AFGS spokes and steerable arms provide an infinite range of speaker aiming. Using one spoke for each loudspeaker, the spokes clamp to the inner and outer radius sections of the grid and boltdown in the specific angle that the loudspeaker will be aimed. The size and down tilt angle of the selected loudspeaker are the only limits as to how many speakers can be flown from the Grid.


AFGS Grid and Spoke Dimensions

Table A

Dimensions 46″ Grid 66″ Grid
Grid AFGS-46G AFGS-66G
WLL* 2000 lb./907 Kg. 1350 lb./612 Kg.
Spoke AFGS-46S AFGS-66S
WLL* 575 lb./260 Kg. 355 lb./160 Kg.
A 46″/117 cm 66″/168 cm
B 92″/234 cm 132″/336 cm
C 33.5″/85 cm 48.9″/124 cm
D 28.92″/73 cm 41.79″/106 cm
E 18″/46 cm or
24″/61 cm
30″/76 cm or
36″/91 cm
*Working Load Limit

AMFS Arm Dimensions

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Each loudspeaker is suspended from an independent steering arm, which pivots horizontally from an adjustable spoke. Spokes point the loudspeaker into the desired pan angle and the arm provides additional tuning or to sweep back from either side to reach beyond a 180 degree coverage. Use the distance between the loudspeaker’s suspension points to determine which arm to select.
Part # A B C D WLL*
AFGS-14A 12.75” / 32 cm 9.5” / 24 cm 6.25” / 16 cm 14.38” / 37 cm
AFGS-18A 16” / 41 cm 12.75” / 32 cm 18” / 46 cm 560 lb. / 253 Kg.
AFGS-24A 22” / 56 cm 18.75” / 48 cm 24” / 61 cm 410 lb. / 186 Kg
AFGS-30A 28” / 71 cm 24.75” / 63 cm 30” / 76 cm 325 lb. / 147 Kg.
AFGS-36A 34” / 86 cm 30.75” / 78 cm 36” / 91 cm 265 lb. / 120 Kg.

Optional Accessories

EYEBOLT (EB-375)
2 Per Speaker

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AFGS ARM POINT

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CARABINER (OPS-Carabiner)
2 Per Speaker

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TILT CABLE COUPLER (CC-096)
1 Per Speaker

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AFGS Tilt Options

afgs-7Vertical aiming is achieved in one of two ways, based on the loudspeaker’s suspension style. For loudspeakers equipped with fly track, wire rope assemblies are secured between the track’s fitting inside the track and the steering arm. Placement of the track fitting dictates the loudspeaker’s down angle.


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The AFGS Grid and its payload are supported from either three or four load-rated suspension points. These suspension points may also be bridled in a number of ways to reduce the actual suspension points to two. The use of turnbuckles allows installers


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For loudspeakers with left to right suspension points, wire rope assemblies are secured between the loudspeaker and the steering arm. A third wire rope assembly, known as a Tilt Cable Coupler (CC-096), connects between the back of the loudspeaker and the Grid’s pull-back rail. Cable couplers lock loudspeakers into precise down angles.

Note: If the loudspeaker is aimed off the centerline of the spoke, select the Tilt Cable Kit (TCK), which secures to loudspeaker to the arm only


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The AFGS Grid and its payload are supported from either three or four load-rated suspension points. These suspension points may also be bridled in a number of ways to reduce the actual suspension points to two. The use of turnbuckles allows installersafgs-grid-hardware-options-1afgs-grid-hardware-options-1

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