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Audio Formula + KIVA = Sound Solution

KUDO main arrays with KIVA-KILO sidefills at Miami’s American Airlines Arena for Marco Witt’s 25th anniversary concert and tour kickoff

Miami-based production company adds more L-ACOUSTICS systems to its equation

MIAMI — Two years after first investing in an L-ACOUSTICS KIVA system comprised of a dozen KIVA and four KILO enclosures, Audio Formula of Miami has now doubled its inventory of the ultra-compact array and low-frequency extension elements.

This purchase was accompanied by the addition of four more KUDO line source enclosures, four SB18 and four SB28 subs, six coaxial 115XT HiQ wedges and two LA-RAK touring racks. At the same time, Audio Formula upgraded all of its LA8 amplified controllers with new AES I/O cards. The L-ACOUSTICS gear is being shared between the company’s Miami, Florida and Bogotá, Columbia locations.

Famed tenor Andrea Bocelli soundchecking on Audio Formula’s KUDO and KIVA systems in Bogotá

According to Audio Formula CEO Nick Assunto, the KIVA and KILO elements excel both as standalone arrays and complements to much larger systems. “The KIVA-KILO systems are fantastic little arrays for our corporate clients when doing shows for less than 2,000 people, as well as for our House of Worship customers where rigging requirements and ceiling heights can often be an issue,” he says. “But they also work equally as well when used with our big KUDO system. For example, we recently flew 12 KIVA as a center array between two nine-box KUDO arrays on Andrea Bocelli’s performance for 3,000 people at the Gran Salón de Corferias in Bogotá and it sounded incredible. They’re very easy to fly and remarkably powerful for their size. Everyone is always amazed by how much SPL comes out of a box that small!”

Audio Formula’s KIVA arrays set up as a 5.1 surround system in Curaçao to preview the newest TV shows from E!, History Channel, Disney, MGM, ESPN and other VC Medios cable channels

Audio Formula reports that its KIVA system has been in high demand lately. All 24 of its enclosures were recently deployed in Curaçao as a huge 5.1 surround system to preview the newest Latin American TV shows from E!, History Channel, Disney, MGM, ESPN and other VC Medios cable channels to its executives and marketing teams.

Here in the States, the company supplemented its KUDO system with KIVA and KILO for a 4th of July celebration concert in Miami Beach featuring Fatboy Slim. Just prior to that event, Audio Formula had flown KUDO with KIVA-KILO arrays as sidefills for Marco Witt’s 25th anniversary concert and tour kickoff at Miami’s American Airlines Arena.

The KIVA 5.1 system in action on an E! presentation in Curaçao

Now carrying a total of 48 KUDO line source enclosures, 36 SB28 subs, 14 LA-RAK touring racks and 14 coaxial 115XT HiQ stage wedges — in addition to its 24 KIVA and eight KILO — Audio Formula keeps its L-ACOUSTICS systems busy in both North and South America. A recent highlight for the company included the deployment of a KUDO system for a 10,000-fan Miley Cyrus concert at Bogotá’s Coliseum Cubierto El Campin in May.

“Our entire loudspeaker and amplifier inventory here at Audio Formula is 100 percent L-ACOUSTICS,” adds Assunto. “Running LA Network Manager with our LA8s makes system setups so incredibly easy and fast, and we are extremely happy with the results of every show.”

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L-ACOUSTICS is a leading innovator and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, amplifiers and signal processing devices for touring and installed sound markets. Known around the globe for pioneering and championing the modern line array loudspeaker concept with V-DOSC, the company has received numerous accolades for its K1, KUDO, KARA, KIVA, ARCS, XT coaxial loudspeaker systems and SB line of subwoofer enclosures, all powered and processed with the LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers in fulfillment of a “total system approach.” L-ACOUSTICS products for the US market are distributed by L-ACOUSTICS US of Oxnard, California.

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