At the Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, L-Acoustics announced the launch of the KS28, a new reference subwoofer that adds 3 dB of SPL (versus the SB28) and is exclusively driven by the new LA12X amplified controller.
The KS28 provides extended bandwidth down to 25 Hz. Weighing 174 pounds (79 kg), the sub is rapid to deploy, with all rigging integrated into the box. Like its predecessor, the KS28 is designed for performances from classical or contemporary music through to EDM or green field music festivals.
The new L-Acoustics LA12X amplified controller is rated to deliver 12,000 watts of power due to a smart DSP-controlled Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) with Power Factor Correction. Rated at up to 3,300 watts per channel, the LA12X is capable of operating from 100 to 240 volts while offering very high tolerance to unstable mains.
Universal SMPS means that the LA12X can be taken around the globe while boosted DSP resources with AVB signifies that the amp is future-ready. The four-in-by-four-out architecture make it a flexible, economical choice for both rental and install projects.
The LA12X launch is accompanied by that of the LA-RAK II, an updated touring rack offering worldwide compatibility in one sole model.
“The duo of KS28 and LA12X will set a new benchmark by offering more power and better low-end resolution than any similar sized solution out there,” says Florent Bernard, director of applications, Touring at L-Acoustics. “We’ve tested the products over the last three months in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
“The feedback from this pilot program is universally positive, with sound engineers telling us they’ve heard details in their mix that they’d never heard before. We are confident that the KS28 and LA12X will offer amazing new possibilities to rental providers and integrators.”
The new products are available for order immediately and will begin shipping in May.