During Prolight+Sound 2016, L-Acoustics announced its new KS28 reference subwoofer, exclusively driven by the new LA12X amplified controller. The L-Acoustics KS28 takes sub performance to new lows, offering extended bandwidth down to 25 Hz, outstanding low frequency resolution, exceptional SPL - adding 3dB of SPL in comparison to the existing SB28 subwoofer - and tight impact.
The KS28 comes with the ease of use that is the hallmark of an L-Acoustics enclosure, weighing in at only 79 kilograms or 174 pounds, the sub is rapid and cost-effective to deploy, with all rigging integrated into the box. The KS28 is suitable for performances from classical or contemporary music through to EDM or green field music festivals.
L-Acoustics also launched the LA12X, a new, future-ready amplified controller with 12,000 Watts of power, thanks to its smart DSP-controlled Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) with Power Factor Correction. Boasting up to 3,300 Watts-per-channel with record hold times, the LA12X is capable of operating from 100 to 240 Volts while offering the highest tolerance to unstable mains. Universal SMPS ensures the LA12X can be taken around the globe while boosted DSP resources with AVB means the amp is future-ready. The most powerful amplified controller to date, the four in by four out architecture off the LA12X will make it a strong and economical choice for both rental and install projects.
The LA12X launch was accompanied by the new LA-RAK II, an updated touring rack, offering worldwide compatibility in one sole model.
“The duo of KS28 and LA12X will set a new benchmark. Offering more power and better low end resolution than any similar sized solution out there,” says Florent Bernard, Director of Applications, Touring at L-Acoustics. “We’ve tested the products over the last three months in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The feedback from this pilot program is universally positive, with sound engineers telling us they’ve heard details in their mix that they’d never heard before. We are confident that the KS28 and LA12X will offer amazing new possibilities to rental providers and integrators.”
The new products are available for order immediately and will begin shipping in May.