The K2 is the full range element of a WST line source with variable curvature and adjustable horizontal directivity. The K2 loudspeaker enclosure is based on a 3-way active design. It comprises 4 input sections: 2 LF and 1 MF at a nominal impedance of 8 ohms, and 1 HF at a nominal impedance of 16 ohms. It features two 12” speakers and four 6.5”, all direct-radiating neodymium speakers mounted in a bass-reflex enclosure, and two 3” neodymium diaphragm compression drivers coupled to individual DOSC waveguides and adjustable directivity fins. The transducers are implemented in a K-shape configuration. The cabinet is made of machined first grade Baltic birch plywood combined to die cast aluminum side panels to ensure maximum acoustical and mechanical integrity while reducing weight to the minimum. A four-point rigging system is integrated into the cabinet.
The K2 enclosure operates over the nominal frequency range of 35 Hz to 20 kHz. Its LF resources can be reinforced with the dedicated K1-SB extension and its bandwidth can be extended down to 25 Hz with the SB28 subwoofer. In the horizontal plane, the directivity is adjustable down to 300 Hz, with two symmetric settings (70° or 110°) and two asymmetric settings (90° as 35°/55° or 55°/35°).
The K2 rigging system allows vertical assembly of enclosures with various inter-element angles (up to 10°), constituting a line array with variable curvature. The combination of the coplanar symmetry and the DOSC waveguide in the HF region ensure a perfect acoustic coupling between the elements of an array. The WST (Wavefront Sculpture Technology) criteria are fulfilled, so that such an array can be qualified as a true line source. Any WST line source provides a smooth tonal response and a coverage that is free of secondary lobes over the entire frequency range.
The K2 is driven and quad-amplified by the LA8 or LA4X controller with factory presets which ensure linearization, protection, and optimization for the loudspeaker system.
The SB28 enclosure is a recommended Subwoofer companion for the K1, KUDO, L-Acoustics V-DOSC and ARCS systems, lowering the combined system operating range down to 25 Hz.
The SB28 contains two 18'' direct radiating LF transducers integrated into a bass-reflex tuned enclosure.The specially designed 18'' transducers provide an exceptional cone excursion capability combined with low thermal compression even at the very highest operating levels. The bass-reflex vents feature a progressive profile allowing laminar airflow. The association of the modern components with the new vents delivers a greatly improved +5 dB peak SPL output compared to the previous standards.
The control and amplification of the SB28 is managed by the LA8 platform.The DSP filtering encompasses advanced crossover functions, system EQ, and L-DRIVE thermal and overexcursion protection of the transducers. The L-Acoustics LA8 amplified controller offers the following drive modes:
- The ''standard'' mode using SB28 as a companion to K1, KUDO, L-Acoustics V-DOSC and ARCS, featuring a low-pass filter at 60 Hz ([SB28_60] preset) or closely coupled to ARCS with a low-pass filter at 100 Hz ([SB28_100] preset)
- The ''cardioid'' mode using SB28 as a companion to K1, KUDO, L-Acoustics V-DOSC, and ARCS, featuring a low-pass filter at 60 Hz ([SB28_60_C] preset) or closely coupled to ARCS with a low-pass filter at 100 Hz ([SB28_100_C] preset)
The performance of the SB28 enclosure depends upon the choice of preset and physical system configuration.
Made of high grade Baltic birch plywood, the cabinet also features industry standard Aeroquip rails for line array rigging.