Amsterdam The Netherlands, ISE (7-C210). German audio technology and solution company d&b audiotechnik today announced the introduction of the d&b KSLi System at ISE 2020. Designed as a complete installation package for the most comprehensive range of installations and applications, the system features the KSLi8 /KSLi12 loudspeakers, combined with KSLi-SUB/ KSLi-GSUB, subwoofers, the new 40D high performance installation amplifier plus a complete catalogue of system specific accessories and customization options.
The KSLi8 and KSLi12 are acoustically identical to the mobile KSL System and deliver the same performance characteristics: full-range broadband directivity control, extended low frequency response and enhanced high frequency resolution in a complete package designed specifically for high performance installations.
The KSLi8 and KSLi12 loudspeakers, with 80° and 120° horizontal dispersion, respectively, claim consistent pattern control down to the lowest frequencies. d&b says this is in part due to the geometry of two front-facing 10-inch drivers and two side firing 8-inch drivers, which couple and apply cardioid techniques to cause directivity with low-frequency headroom.
The new d&b KSLi SUB excels where space or weight limits exist, either flown in an array KSLi-SUB or ground stacked KSLi-GSUB.
The 40D installation amplifier is designed for fixed installation applications and is the most powerful four channel Class-D installation amplifier in the d&b range. This high-performance amplifier provides the power density required to drive the KSLi loudspeakers to full potential. Further supporting the needs of integrators in the field, the new 40D amplifier also features a 4.3-inch color display showing a range of speaker settings, device status and more.
The entire d&b SL-Series represents a significant evolution in the design and performance of line array systems. The ability of the SL-Series to control the full frequency spectrum minimizes low-mid frequency masking in the reverberant field, in turn allowing system engineers to ensure the delivery of a pristine and powerful mix while being able to reduce the overall sound pressure level in the venue. The directivity greatly improves the system’s program intelligibility while dramatically cleaning up the stage sound as well as backstage environment from extraneous noise.