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L-Acoustics Kara II with Panflex debuts

After 10 years and 45,000 Kara loudspeakers sold, L-Acoustics updates the line with Kara II.

L-Acoustics has announced its new L-Acoustics Kara II modular line source at NAMM, updating the line for the first time since its debut a decade ago.

The update centers around the addition of Panflex, giving Kara four-in-one directivity, allowing it to cover any audience geometry. Directivity patterns offered include 70° or 110° symmetrical and 90° asymmetrical, steering to either the left or right. Since Kara boxes are still in use around the world, L-Acoustics will make available a kit to upgrade existing Kara with Panflex.

L-Acoustics executive director of Application Design Florent Bernard, noted, “When we introduced Panflex to the industry, our clients told us this was the only thing missing from Kara. We listened, and the new Kara II brings our medium-format line array into a new era of added directivity and improved polar stability.”

The new version has a two-way active WST enclosure; has a bandwidth of 55 Hz – 20 kHz; can hit 142 dB; and weights 57 lbs.

Kara II for rental ships in March 2020; install will ship later in 2020.

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Kara II Specifications

Type: Two-way active WST enclosure

Bandwidth (-10 dB): 55 Hz – 20 kHz ([KARA II_70])

Maximum SPL: 142 dB ([KARA II_70])

Coverage angle: 70° / 110° symmetric or 90° asymmetric (35°/55°)

Weight: 26 kg / 57 lb

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