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L-Acoustics Upgrades K Platform

L-Acoustics said it has made several upgrades to its K platform, which includes the new generation of K line source arrays (KUDO and forthcoming K1), the LA-RAK touring rack with LA8 amplified controllers, and the LA-Network Manager control software.

L-Acoustics said it has made several upgrades to its K platform, which includes the new generation of K line source arrays (KUDO and forthcoming K1), the LA-RAK touring rack with LA8 amplified controllers, and the LA-Network Manager control software.

Kudo

Kudo

The K platform upgrades will also affect the performance, reliability, and flexibility of the manufacturer's XT, ARCS, KIVA, KUDO, and dV-DOSC ranges and subwoofers, according to the company.

The new LA8 power management engine now operates on low-frequency signal reproduction with the dual objective of delivering maximum power at the time of signal attack and optimizing RMS power regulation for long-term protection. As a result, the company says the LA8 power characteristics have been boosted by 1.5 dB; an increase of 20 percent; delivering enhanced sonic performance for LF and subwoofer channels. The new power management engine can be installed with a firmware upgrade and preset library update from the L-Acoustics website.

LA8

LA8

The KUDO system now delivers an improved LF performance due to a new 25 Hz HP mode that the company says exploits the full potential of the rear bass reflex vents phase in the region below 50 Hz, as well as takes advantage of the new LA8 power management engine.

The new version of LA-Network Manager for LA4 and LA8/LA-RAK reportedly adds a new level of flexibility and features to the platform, including a new Hybrid Preset design tool for building custom presets; new Source Matrix for increased I/O routing flexibility; and a new EQ section and Array Morphing.

Network Manager

Network Manager

Array Morphing allows the user to virtually control characteristics that affect the resulting system frequency response, such as array size, listening distance, display angle, as well as provides LF compensation, according to the company.

The EQ section and Array Morphing tool are embedded in LA-Network Manager v1.2 and can be downloaded from the L-Acoustics website.



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