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Technotrix Adds L-Acoustics Kara System

Chicago-area event services provider Technotrix nets a new Kara system.

Calumet City, IL (March 16, 2020)—Chicago-area event services provider Technotrix has expanded its equipment inventory with its first L-Acoustics purchase, a “K Standard” Kara package

The Kara system is a far cry from the gear the company used in 1992 when it began as a mobile DJ service. Technotrix’s new gear complement is primarily comprised of two-dozen Kara enclosures paired with eight KS28 and eight SB18 subs. Four coaxial X8 enclosures serve both monitoring and short-throw PA applications, and a new P1 audio processor brings processing and AVB compatibility to the full rig. A pair of LA-RAK II—each loaded with three LA12X amplified controllers—plus three standalone LA12X supply the requisite power.

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“I first mixed on Kara as a freelancer working on a corporate gig at the Field Museum of Natural History years ago and was definitely impressed with its output and fidelity for such a small enclosure,” recalls Technotrix audio department manager Brent Bernhardt, who has been with the company since 2012. “Since then, we’ve really seen an increase in artists and production managers specifying particular speaker brands, and L-Acoustics is always at the top of those lists. The time had come for us to expand our inventory, so we decided to diversify our offerings to meet what our clients were asking for—which was L-Acoustics.”

So far, Technotrix has deployed the new system on events such as ACE Comic Con Midwest, as well as a private event for DEX Imaging featuring a concert by Pitbull on the MLB Cubs’ Wrigley Field. The Kara rig has also hit the road for corporate events throughout the Midwest, and gone all the way down to Orlando, Florida, where it was used at multiple hotel ballroom sites for biopharmaceutical manufacturer AbbVie’s national sales meetings.

“Our Comic Con client loved our Kara deployment and was familiar with the product before we began the job,” Bernhardt shares. “Wrigley Field’s production manager favorably commented on the cardioid setting on the subs; we were using the new X presets. And AbbVie’s FOH engineers were all very pleased and had great shows with numerous positive remarks.”

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