Southern California-based Sound Image has now joined the list of North American L-Acoustics K1/KUDO Pilot Program companies.
At the request of Robert Scovill, Tom Petty’s longtime front of house engineer, Sound Image took delivery of L-Acoustics’ K Standard package comprised of 48 K1 and 36 KUDO enclosures, 24 K1-SB and 24 SB28 subs, plus accompanying LA-RAK amplified controller racks.
The system is currently in pre-production rehearsals for Petty’s upcoming MOJO Tour, which kicks off on June 1 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver and treks across the U.S. and Canada through early October.
According to Sound Image Director of Touring Mike Sprague, the typical loudspeaker setup for sheds on the tour will be an LCR arrangement featuring left and right hangs of 14 K1, eight K1-SB and three dV-DOSC for downfill, plus eight KUDO flown in the center.
In arenas, the production crew will add an additional 8-10 KUDO per side for far left and right audience coverage.
“We’ve had V-DOSC, dV-DOSC and ARCS in our inventory for some time now, but the premium K1 system really takes L-ACOUSTICS to the next level,” says Sprague.
“Its sound is extremely honest and open - very sonically true to the source. In addition to sounding great, K1 features a rigging system that is extremely well thought out and implemented.”
Sprague further describes L-Acoustics’ related SOUNDVISION acoustical simulation program as “fabulous” and LA Network Manager monitoring/control software as “brilliant.”