The L-Acoustics’ K1/KUDO Pilot Program continues its global expansion with the announcement that Loudness Sonorização of Brazil has now joined the roster of participating companies.
The live sound provider recently took delivery of 48 K1 and 36 KUDO elements, 24 K1-SB and 24 SB28 low frequency enclosures, and 60 LA8 amplified controllers housed in 20 LA-RAK units.
Loudness also simultaneously added additional quantities of ARCS and both 12XT and 115XT HiQ coaxial enclosures to further supplement its initial L-Acoustics investment made last year.
Founded in 1976, Loudness has steadily evolved into one of South America’s premier production providers, and the K1/KUDO system was strategically chosen by the company as a vehicle for continued long-term growth.
“No one can argue that V-DOSC absolutely revolutionized the live sound industry with the line array concept in the ’90s,” says Márcio Pilot, co-owner of Loudness and director of the company’s sound reinforcement and live recording divisions. “Even today, nine times out of ten when I receive rider requests for arena and stadium shows, L-Acoustics is still specified as the preferred system of choice.
“Naturally, when we were presented with the opportunity to take on the new K1, which represents the culmination of more than 15 years of acquired knowledge, experience and end-user input since V-DOSC first debuted, we knew that it would be a wise and safe investment – and it has certainly proven to be so. Our first event with the new K1/KUDO rig was a large outdoor show for DJ Tïesto and the system greatly impressed everyone with its amazing low end, overall sound quality and fantastic coverage.”
Pilot further noted that the K1’s captive rigging facilities and convenient LA-RAK units made the system a clear winner with Loudness’ engineers.