L-Acoustics Launches Ultra-compact Kiva II Line Array

May 30 2016, 02:50
L-Acoustics announced the launch of the Kiva II, its most recent ultra-compact modular line source, adding 6dB of max SPL versus its predecessor, maximized amplifier density with 16 ohm impedance and a new rugged enclosure material. First showing of this high quality sound reinforcement solution will take place during Infocomm 2016, June 8-10, in Las Vegas, NV.

Recognized throughout the industry for pioneering the modern line array, L-Acoustics offers a total system approach for both the touring and fixed installation markets, and a product line responding to the needs of venues from the most intimate club to the grandest arena. The Kiva is its smallest line source element, an ultra-lightweight modular WST line source which can be deployed with or without a low frequency extension and delivers crisp sound, perfectly suited to enhancing speech and vocal programs for theater and special events.
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 14 kg (31 lbs.), its elegant lines and flush-fitted rigging allow it to melt into any architecture, making it a natural fit for installations in Performing Arts Centers and special events which demand minimum visual obtrusion or especially in L-ISA multi-channel configuration installations.
“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. “With 137 dB of peak SPL, 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.”

The Kiva II will be on display during Infocomm16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center at L-Acoustics booth number C12116 from June 8 to 10, 2016. Kiva II will ship in late 2016.
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