d&b audiotechnik to debut new SL-Series’ KSL System at NAMM 2019

d&b audiotechnik will showcase its new KSL System at the NAMM show in California, starting January 24 2019.

The KSL System is the smaller sibling of its GSL range. KSL holds all of the recognisable features of its Special Loudspeaker (SL) lineage, including full range broadband directivity, extended LF response and advanced rigging options in an accessible size. It is designed for the sound reinforcement needs of any genre, mobile or installed, from large scale arenas, stadiums and festivals to medium scale applications such as clubs, theatres, houses of worship and performing arts venues.

The KSL and GSL series can work independently or in conjunction with one another, making a good match in terms of tonality, headroom, coverage, planning and deployment infrastructure.

According to d&b, the SL-Series represents a significant evolution in the design and performance of line array systems. The ability to control the full frequency spectrum minimises low-mid frequency masking in the reverberant field, allowing system engineers to reduce the overall SPL level in the venue and in turn, cleaning up the stage monitoring environment. When used in combination with the d&b NoizCalc software, it can provide noise emission modelling solutions for system configurations on outdoor events of any scale.

Werner ‘Vier’ Bayer from d&b product management said: “The SL-Series is the latest step in d&b‘s continuing obsession with directivity control, acoustical performance and optimal workflow. The industry and the environment in which we operate is constantly evolving and this means our systems are meaningful only when they deliver value to our customers and their clients. Premium acoustical performance for the highest quality listening experience is but one dimension. Workflow and a fully engineered system solution is another, but we are now in an era where the control of sound dispersion and the minimising of noise is of critical value to the events and the venues we serve. The SL-Series is therefore bigger in more than one dimension and we are delighted to be launching the KSL System to the market.”

“As with all new developments, it’s essential we understand what technicians have in mind when they’re working,” added Matthias Christner, head of R&D acoustics at d&b. “These challenges become the vision, something that we can shape with our own instincts and knowledge. This is why we talk about evolution not revolution, it’s a continuous updating of ideas; each step builds on the last. KSL is our latest advance on that journey and is warmly welcomed into the family.’’