KGEAR by K-array has announced that it is debuting the GF42 and GF162 as the two newest members of its GF family of compact column loudspeakers, joined by the GM44 analog matrix for multi-zone audio distribution, at the upcoming ISE 2023 show (booth) in Barcelona at stand 7F350.
Both the GF42 and GF162 incorporate the same 2-inch drivers deployed in the existing GF22 and GF82 in addition to the same build quality and flawless sonic characteristics while offering different throw and dispersion angle options.
Further, KGEAR is releasing active versions of three models (GF22A, GF42A, GF82A) that are equipped with a built-in amplifier with auto ON-OFF and the ability to drive a passive loudspeaker. In addition 70/100-volt versions (GF42T, GF82T, GF162T) are offered for large scale loudspeaker deployments.
The whole line (including GF82 and GF22) comes with a re-designed bracket system designed to provide greater flexibility of installation and a cleaner look. And, due to a new IP connector sealing cap accessories, GF loudspeakers can now be used for outdoor applications.
Meanwhile, the GM44L is a four-zone analog audio matrix with four stereo line inputs with gain control, four stereo line outputs with treble and bass adjustment, four zone input selectors, and an auxiliary input that can be independently assigned to each zone output and mixed to the selected input channel. A dry contact input allows muting all inputs except the priority auxiliary input for emergency purposes.
Several GM44L units can be linked together to increase the number of outputs due to five link outputs corresponding to each one of the inputs (including Aux-In). All signal connections have 3.5 mm stereo jacks to interconnect with a GA201 amplifier.
The GM44L can also serve as a preamp for the GA201 amplifier, and up to four GA201s can be mounted in 1RU with the G-RACKMINI2 accessory, making it well-suited for multi-zone sound distribution and public address systems for bars and restaurants, hospitality, corporate, conference and residential applications.