QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to introduce the KLA Series fixed arcuate, active line array system. Built on the same power platform as the successful K Series and KW Series powered loudspeakers, KLA is ideal for a wide range of portable and permanently installed applications including houses of worship, entertainment venues and a variety of other locations where the use of a line array is indicated.
"Ease-of-use in terms of deployment and system tuning were the key elements driving the KLA design." states Phil Sanchez, Product Manager at QSC. "As a complete systems provider, we are determined to offer our customers real-world, practical solutions that meet their needs for a variety of applications. The current state of line arrays is that they are inherently expensive and require considerable effort to deploy. In offering the KLA solution, we've managed to bring to market a product that is both attractively priced and fast to implement. This arrangement makes line array technology more accessible to a larger customer segment and will serve as practical audio solution for many more users than ever before possible."
The KLA Series is comprised of two models, the KLA12 12-inch, 2-way, line array element and the KLA181 18-inch subwoofer enclosure. Both models feature a highly-efficient, 1,000 Watt (continuous) class-D power module and include QSC's proprietary Intrinsic Correction™, first introduced with the QSC WideLine™ Series, for optimal acoustical performance across the entire sound field. The KLA System's unique, self contained SOLO™ (Single-Operator Logistics) Rigging System enables users to quickly assemble (and disassemble) a line array in a fraction of the time of comparable systems - all without the need for special tools or external hardware.
Another new feature found specifically on the KLA12 is Ar-Q™ (Arcuate Equalization) frequency optimization. With a click of a dial on the back panel, the user selects the total number of boxes deployed in the array. In response, the Ar-Q system makes the appropriate frequency compensation adjustments resulting in an evenly balanced and accurate tonal curve.
As a fixed arcuate array, each box is set at an 18° splay angle, allowing 90° arrays to be configured using only five boxes rather than the typical six typically found in competing products. For portable applications, the Tilt-Direct™ 35mm pole socket on the KLA12 allows the loudspeaker to be mounted on a tripod or pole and aimed for the best audience coverage.