L-Acoustics announced the new LA-RAK II AVB flyable touring rack Friday, offering twelve channels of amplification in a 9U frame. Contained within are three Milan-certified LA12X amplified controllers, two LS10 AVB switches and power and signal distribution panels that are internally prewired to offer plug-and-play, reliable and redundant networked audio.
The presence of two LS10 AVB switches in a 1U space within the rack allows for seamless dual network redundancy and a full AVB ecosystem from the P1 processor at FOH down to the Milan-certified amplified controllers. If any failure occurs on the primary audio network, the redundant AVB network is standing by to automatically switch over and continue the show with zero audio loss. The console-to-amplifier AVB signal guarantees better sound quality. Up to eight channels in one AVB stream can be passed over a single cable, saving labor and cable costs.
As with its predecessors, LA-RAK II AVB is rugged, featuring a shock-absorbing inner frame, protective and handling elements to facilitate transport. Compatible with any voltage standard, LA-RAK II AVB functions worldwide and facilitates tour logistics and cross-rental between L-Acoustics rental partners. LA-RAK II AVB is mechanically and electronically compatible with the legacy LA-RAK II and LA-RAK standards.
An LA-RAK II AVB upgrade kit will be available for existing LA-RAK II owners wishing to upgrade to AVB. LA-RAK II AVB ships in March 2020, but you can see the details here.