L-Acoustics added to its K Series with the introduction of K3, the manufacturer’s smallest full-range enclosure, designed to deliver big sound for midsize events with audiences ranging from 1,000 to 10,000. K3 provides full-range bandwidth, without the need for a flown companion subwoofer. Its highly efficient design reduces amplification needs.
Providing the full-range L-Acoustics contour from an enclosure that is 33% smaller than K2 and weighing only 43 kilograms (95 pounds), K3 is ideal for applications that require plenty of power and bandwidth from a small form factor, including midsize 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 possesses all of the hallmarks that have made K Series the reference in line array technology, including optimized mechanical design for reduced weight, laminar vents for linear low-frequency response, and 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 tailored to fit any audience geometry.
Equipped with the L-Acoustics signature DOSC waveguide for long-throw capability (>35 meters/100 feet), K3 boasts a bandwidth of 42 hertz to 20 kilohertz (-10 decibels, 70° directivity) and maximum SPL of 143 dB. Without needing a dedicated subwoofer, K3 can be used as the primary system for vocal and music reinforcement in most applications, or as a complement to K1 or K2 as outfills or delays. When deployed with KS28 subwoofers, K3 acts as 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. K3i will be suited for an even more extensive range of applications using a distributed approach.