The KARA/SB18 Pilot Program will primarily involve existing members of the L-ACOUSTICS Rental Network -- in particular, dV-DOSC owners interested in advanced field testing of the new system for corporate and special events through to concert applications.
The initial companies taking part in the scheme are UK-based rental companies SFL and Plus 4 Audio, French events specialist Impact Evenement, Wilhelm & Willhalm from Germany, and global services provider PRG, all of which are located near L-ACOUSTICS headquarters and offices to facilitate close collaboration with the R&D team and technical support. Emphasis will be put on preset validation, system configuration and design, rigging, and general system set-up and operation.
"We are pleased with the overwhelmingly positive responses we have had since proposing this scheme at Frankfurt, especially from our existing dV-DOSC users," says L-ACOUSTICS Marketing Director Stephane Ecalle. "With a design inspired by our new K1 stadium system, KARA delivers a considerable number of improvements over its predecessor: added LF resources for increased bandwidth and coherence, improved directivity control in the horizontal plane, vertical inter-element variation up to 10 degrees, and improved ergonomics thanks to an integrated rigging system and lighter weight."
The KARA/SB18 Pilot Program is expected to run throughout the summer in preparation for KARA's official launch, scheduled for September.
L-ACOUSTICS is a leading innovator and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, amplifiers and signal processing devices for touring and installed sound markets. Known around the globe for pioneering and championing the modern line array loudspeaker concept with V-DOSC, the company has received numerous accolades for its K1, KUDO, KIVA, ARCS, XT coaxial loudspeaker systems and SB line of subwoofer enclosures, all powered and processed with the LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers in fulfillment of a "total system approach." L-ACOUSTICS products for the North American market are manufactured and distributed by L-ACOUSTICS US of Oxnard, California.
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