L-Acoustics unveils compact K3 line source
Friday, 2 October 2020
lak3arrayThe K3 fits into the L-Acoustics K Series lineup between the K2 and Kara II
France - L-Acoustics has extended its K Series with the introduction of K3, the manufacturer’s smallest full-range enclosure, designed to “deliver big sound for mid-size events with audiences ranging from 1,000 to 10,000”. K3 provides full-range bandwidth, without the need for a flown companion subwoofer. Its efficient design reduces amplification needs.
“K3 is ready for the events of today and tomorrow,” shares L-Acoustics executive director of application design Florent Bernard. “Our design team created a dual-12-inch-based system with the form factor and price of a 10-inch design, without the inherent performance compromises of 10-inch loudspeakers. K3 offers long-throw, full-range performance in a compact, accessible package, tailor-made for small to mid-capacity events and venues that are the mainstay of most sound providers. It is a ‘no compromises’ tool, perfectly adapted to the current event landscape and, when paired with K1 and K2, is quickly and powerfully scalable for large-capacity events.”
Providing the full-range L-Acoustics contour from an enclosure that is 33% smaller than K2 and weighing only 43 kg (95 lbs), K3 is ideal for applications that require plenty of power and bandwidth from a small form factor, including mid-size tours, festivals, corporate events, religious services and other productions. Dimensioned to keep sightlines clear, K3 integrates easily into venues with space restrictions.
The new two-way active WST enclosure boasts laminar vents for powerful and linear low frequency response, and ‘time-tested effortless rigging’. K3 also features L-Acoustics Panflex technology, which provides sound designers with quick access to a choice of four horizontal directivity patterns: 70° or 110° symmetrical or 90° asymmetrical on either side. With Panflex and inter-element angles ranging from 0° to 10°, K3 line source coverage can be precisely tailored to fit any audience geometry.
Without needing a dedicated subwoofer, K3 can be used as the main system for vocal and music reinforcement in most applications, or as a complement to K1 or K2 as out-fills or delays. When deployed with KS28 subwoofers, K3 provides a compact main system for sonically demanding live events.
With the first K3 production units already shipping to customers, L-Acoustics will deliver K3i, a fixed install version, in 2021.

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