d&b adds to SL-Series
d&b adds to SL-Series
The KSL-SUB extends the frequency response of a KSL system down to 36Hz
Available in both flown and ground-stack (G) versions, d&b audiotechnik’s KSL-SUB is the newest member of the SL-Series line array family. The small, lightweight sub extends the frequency response of a KSL system down to 36Hz and operates with two forward-facing, 15-inch drivers and a single, rear-facing, 15-inch driver driven with two-way active amplification. Measuring 100cm x 90cm x 45cm and weighing 82kg, 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. Using a new KSL-SUB adapter frame, the KSL-SUB can be deployed above KSL-Tops as part of a flown array. 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.
The German manufacturer has also released a pair of new software features for its existing products. First is CPL for SL-Series, which aims to simplify the adjustment of SL-Series line arrays for certain venues. The ‘CPL’ derives from ‘coupling’. The CPL function shapes the array frequency response of a room and, according to personal preference and its frequency shelving functionality, will prevent access to the full frequency range potential of the system when needed. This means that the LF headroom below 100Hz is not fully available from the SL-Series cabinets when CPL is active. The new CPL software also enables SL-Series speakers to shape LF and low/mid responses independently, providing individual controls for low and mid-array response.
The second new software feature is Temperature Humidity Control (THC) real-time, high-frequency compensation for use with loudspeaker arrays. This offers high-frequency compensation when temperature and humidity fluctuate as part of the d&b ArrayProcessing software. Fluctuations in temperature or humidity are addressed in real time via the R1 Remote Control software. It is compatible with any d&b arrays operating in ArrayProcessing mode.