L-Acoustics Launches Ultra-compact Kiva II Line Array
Jun 15, 2016
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
L-Acoustics announced the launch of the Kiva II, a new 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
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.
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.
“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.”