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L-Acoustics KIVA

The KIVA-SB15m combines an ultra-compact WST enclosure and a complementary subwoofer. It delivers remarkable acoustic properties in an unobtrusive and lightweight package and is suited to various long-throw install and rental applications.

Utilizing the WST line source technology, KIVA offers clarity, precision and a unique sensation of proximity for an incomparable listening experience. KIVA delivers a smooth and controlled horizontal directivity pattern with a homogeneous tonal balance, a feature particularly valuable since most of a given audience is located off-axis. With its variable curvature, a KIVA line source allows matching any audience geometry.

In stand-alone configuration, KIVA is suited to distributed applications, as a main or complementary system in an ultra-compact size and low weight package. The LF resources are fully scalable by adjusting the number of SB15m subwoofers for FOH applications requiring extended bandwidth and LF impact.

Wavefront Sculpture Technology (DOSC waveguide) morphs the spherical wavefront of the HF driver into a cylindrical, isophasic wave. Coplanar symmetry provides a coherent wavefront over the entire horizontal coverage at all frequencies. This behaves as if the sound was radiated by a single, continuous and articulated ribbon. Array Morphing EQ adjusts the tonal balance of the system to reach a reference curve or ensure consistency of the system sonic signature with multiple arrays of differing size.

❚BYU Marriott Center, UT
❚ Circo Hermanos Vasquez, NV
❚ IBD Conference Center Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
❚ LA Opera/Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, CA
❚ Lewisville Korean Baptist Church, TX
❚ LDS Choir, UT
❚ Mills High School, CA
❚ New Orleans Civic Center, LA
❚ Santa Susana H.S. Performing Arts Center, CA
❚ Super Bowl Boulevard, NY

Configuration: 2-way
LF: Dual 6.5-inch cones (neodymium)
HF: 1.5-inch compression driver
Frequency Response: 80 Hz - 20 kHz (-10 dB)
Dispersion: 100 x 15 degrees maximum inter-element angle
Rigging Angles: 0 to 15 degrees, 1 degree increments from 0 to 5 and beyond 5 degrees 2.5 increments
Power: L-Acoustics LA4/LA8 amplified controller with L-DRIVE circuit
Weight: 28.7 pounds
Size: 6.9 x 20.5 x 14.1 inches

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