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L-Acoustics Launches Ultra-compact Kiva II Line Array
L-Acoustics has announced the launch of the Kiva II, a new ultra-compact modular line source, adding 6dB of maximum SPL versus its predecessor, maximised amplifier density with 16 Ohm impedance and a new rugged enclosure material
Despite its ultra-compact format, the Kiva II features the L-Acoustics Wavefront Sculpture Technology (WST), giving it a long throw capability and allowing even SPL from the front to the back of the audience. Its coplanar transducer arrangement and new K-shaped coplanar transducer configuration generates a symmetric horizontal coverage of 100° without secondary lobes over the entire frequency range.
Weighing only 14kg (31lbs.), its elegant lines and flush-fitted rigging allow it to melt into any architecture, making it a natural fit for installations in performing arts centres and special events which demand minimum visual obtrusion or especially in L-ISA multi-channel configuration installations.
The Kiva II will be on display during Infocomm16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center at L-Acoustics booth number C12116 from 8th to 10th June.
“This new Kiva II keeps the elegance of its predecessor but that’s where the comparison ends,” explains Cédric Montrezor, director of application, installation at L-Acoustics. “Delivering an extra 6db, the new model offers an impressive peak SPL of 137db. With only a ‘1.5db’ price increase, kiva II is now the SPL-to-size ratio benchmark in its format category.
“Beside the whopping SPL, we also bring reinforced weather resistance, a rigging visual safety check, and new rigging accessories to expand the range of applications.”
Kiva II will ship in late 2016.
31st May 2016
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