At the 2020 NAMM Show in Anaheim, d&b audiotechnik (booth #18107, demo room #18816) is announcing a new addition to the company’s SL-Series line array family, the KSL-SUB subwoofer, available in both flown and ground stack (G) versions.
Both versions are designed to extend the frequency response of a KSL System down to 36 Hz with dispersion control and low-frequency headroom. They operate with two forward-facing 15-inch drivers and a single, rear-facing 15-inch driver which, driven with 2-way active amplification, provide cardioid directivity control.
The KSL-SUB (both versions) measure 39.4 x 35.4 x 17.7 inches, with a weight of 181 pounds. Driven by d&b D80 amplifiers, stated output is 139 dB.
Using a new KSL-SUB adapter frame, the KSL-SUB can be deployed above KSL-Tops as part of a flown array. Designed to fit within standard sized shipping container and trucks, it’s available in touring carts with protective covers. The “hybrid” KSL-SUB touring cart allows users to leave the KSL flying frame on top of the KSL-SUB adapter frame below the subwoofers during transportation if they choose.
“The KSL subwoofers are the next step in d&b‘s continuing obsession with innovation, efficiency, performance and directivity control,” states Werner ‘Vier’ Bayer, product manager, d&b audiotechnik. “The KSL-System is growing and we will soon introduce new options for permanently-installed applications. Watch for integration-specific KSL cabinet design options and an addition to the d&b installation amplifier portfolio to be announced at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam.”
The KSL System is designed for sound reinforcement needs of all kinds, mobile or installed, from large-scale arenas, stadiums and festivals to medium scale applications such as clubs, theaters, houses of worship and performing arts venues.