d&b audiotechnik’s introduction of a formidable new addition to the company’s exceptional SL-Series line array family. The KSL-SUB, available in both flown and ground stack (G) versions will make its debut at the 2020 Winter NAMM show in California, in January.
Driven by a dedication to designing solutions for specific need the new KSL-SUB provides a small, lightweight format that extends the frequency response of a KSL System down to 36Hz with exceptional dispersion control, impressive low frequency headroom and unmatched performance for its size. This powerful, directivity-controlled, smaller format sub enclosure allows venues of all size to experience very accurate, smooth and punchy bass response.
The KSL-SUB and KSL-GSUB subwoofers operate with two forward-facing 15-inch drivers and a single, rear-facing 15-inch driver which, driven with 2-way active amplification, provide uncompromised cardioid directivity control.
Measuring just 100 x 90 x 45 cm (39.4 x 35.4 x 17.7 inches) in size, and with a sheer weight of 82 kg (181 lbs), the KSL-SUB delivers an output of 139dB driven by d&b D80 amplifiers.
The KSL-GSUB has a streamlined form: minus the KLS-SUB standard rigging hardware. It stands at a diminutive height of just about 45cm, easily allowing for under stage deployment. Using a new KSL-SUB adapter frame the KSL-SUB can be deployed above KSL-Tops as part of a flown array.
Completing the comprehensive System package—and designed to fit within standard sized shipping container and trucks—the KSL-SUB is available in touring carts with protective covers. The “hybrid” KSL-SUB touring cart allows users to leave the KSL flying frame on top of the KSL-SUB adapter frame below the subwoofers during transportation if they choose.
“The KSL subwoofers are the next step in d&b‘s continuing obsession with innovation, efficiency, performance and directivity control,” said Werner ‘Vier’ Bayer, product manager, d&b audiotechnik. “The KSL-System is growing and we will soon introduce new options for permanently-installed applications. Watch for integration-specific KSL cabinet design options and an addition to the d&b installation amplifier portfolio to be announced at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam.”
The industry-leading KSL System is designed for sound reinforcement needs of all kinds, mobile or installed, from largescale arenas, stadiums and festivals to medium scale applications such as clubs, theaters, houses of worship and performing arts venues.
The entire d&b SL-Series represents a significant evolution in the design and performance of line array systems. The ability of the Series to control the full frequency spectrum minimizes low-mid frequency masking in the reverberant field allowing system engineers to reduce the overall sound pressure level in the venue, greatly improving the system’s program intelligibility while dramatically cleaning up the stage as well as backstage environment from annoying noise.