L-Acoustics reveals Kiva II

L-Acoustics has launched Kiva II, a new ultra-compact modular line source adding 6dB of max SPL versus its predecessor, maximised amplifier density with 16 ohm impedance and a new rugged enclosure material.

The Kiva II features L-Acoustics’ Wavefront Sculpture Technology (WST), giving it a long throw capability and allowing even SPL from the front to the back of the audience. Its coplanar transducer arrangement and new K-shaped coplanar transducer configuration generates a symmetric horizontal coverage of 100° without secondary lobes over the entire frequency range.

Weighing 14kg, its flush-fitted rigging makes it a natural fit for installations in performing arts centres and special events which demand minimum visual obtrusion or especially in L-ISA multi-channel configuration installations.

The Kiva II will be on display at Infocomm16 when it kicks off next week at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, L-Acoustics booth #C12116 from 8-10 June 2016.

“This new Kiva II keeps the elegance of its predecessor but that’s where the comparison ends,” explained Cédric Montrezor, director of application, installation at L-Acoustics. “Delivering an extra 6db, the new model offers an impressive peak SPL of 137db. With only a ‘1.5db’ price increase, Kiva II is now the SPL-to-size ratio benchmark in its format category.

“Beside the whopping SPL, we also bring reinforced weather resistance, a rigging visual safety check, and new rigging accessories to expand the range of applications.”

Kiva II will begin shipping in late 2016.