L-Acoustics Launches Kudo
Nov 12, 2004 1:05 PM
L-Acoustics (www.l-acoustics.com) Kudo is a new generation of line source array offering far more flexibility and possibilities than any other line array to date. Kudo marks a significant evolution in L-Acoustics pioneering Wavefront Sculpture Technology (WST) since WST can now be performed in both vertical and horizontal planes.
Two patented DOSC waveguides are incorporated in Kudo, allowing WST to be performed either vertically or horizontally. In parallel, coverage pattern adjustment is available in the perpendicular plane using patent-pending K-Louver technology. Mechanically-adjustable K-Louvers provide directivity control for the mid/high section and allow KUDO to be reconfigured with four different coverage pattern settings.
L-Acoustics Kudo is primarily intended for users such as regional sound companies for touring or corporate applications and for high-performance permanent installation in theatres, concert halls, houses of worship, sports facilities, clubs, congress centers, hotel ballrooms, theme parks, or arenas. As a full range 3-way system, Kudo can be used for corporate, classical, or theatrical sound reinforcement without subwoofers due to its exceptional low-end performance. For touring applications, the addition of L-Acoustics subwoofers is recommended. A complete turnkey system is available consisting of Kudo enclosures, dedicated rigging, L-Acoustics subwoofers, OEM factory presets for approved digital signal processors, turnkey power amplifier racks and associated loudspeaker plus signal distribution paneling and cables. All elements of the Kudo system have been selected for their quality and durability. And there is a strong emphasis placed on complementary technical support and training.
Kudo combines the functions of a variable-curvature vertical line source array (like V-DOSC) and a constant-curvature horizontal line source array (like ARCS). Given the choice of four directivity settings and two orientation possibilities, Kudo provides the performance equivalent of eight different loudspeakers. Having such unprecedented flexibility in a high-power, medium format system makes Kudo truly unique.