‘The T8 system delivers PK Sound’s robotic coverage control to a wider range of users’
USA - PK Sound will present its new T8 robotic line source element, the sub-compact member of the robotically controlled line source range, at the 2024 NAMM Show (ACT Entertainment Booth 11513).
Featuring PK’s patented multi-axis robotics, T8’s output - with peak SPLs reaching 143.5 dB - is precisely controlled down to 400 Hz in both the vertical and horizontal planes. The result is ‘an unparalleled degree of flexibility and precision in system dispersion for designers or operators in virtually any application’.
In tandem with the accompanying T18 intelligent subwoofer, PK Cell modular touring rack and PK .dynamics control software, the T8 system delivers PK Sound’s remote and real-time multi-axis robotic coverage control to a wider range of users and applications in the touring and rental, performance installation, theatrical, worship, nightlife and corporate event verticals.
The elongated waveguide of the T8 is robotically manipulated to offer variable symmetric and asymmetric horizontal dispersion in 49 configurations, from 60 to 120 degrees, so users can shape an array’s radial directivity remotely and in real time. This enables the configuration of tapered arrays, precisely tailored to meet the unique coverage requirements of any venue or event. Users can focus energy on the audience and away from reflective surfaces or obstacles in indoor venues for maximum intelligibility, in addition to mitigating noise impact on on-site points-of-sale or surrounding commercial and residential areas in outdoor applications.
Flown straight, the array’s directivity is then configured remotely using industrial linear actuators. Vertical angles are variable with 0.1-degree accuracy, and an entire system can easily be configured and flown by a single operator. A combination of FIR and IIR filters is applied to ensure smooth frequency response throughout the listening area.

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