Old Lyme, Conn. â€“ August 17, 2011: Audio specialist Sennheiser announces the launch of the Blueline series of innovative loudspeakers from its distributed brand K-array. A versatile system designed to meet all the needs of the modern musician, the Blueline series features many of the benefits found in K-arrayâ€™s professional RedLine series; most notably outstanding sound quality in an extremely small footprint.
The first product to be launched as part of the K-array Blueline series is the KB1: an ultra-slim, powered line-array system featuring a 12â€? sub-woofer and eight 3â€? drivers. Weighing in at just 44lbs. and featuring a sleek carrying case, the plug-and-play KB1 is perfectly suited for bands, solo musicians, DJs, presenters and anyone else seeking the ultimate in portability and great sound.
Massive Sonic Benefits in a Small Footprint
Like other groundbreaking products within K-arrayâ€™s professional-oriented Redline series, the KB1 boasts attractive features
and benefits that establish it as a best in class loudspeaker for discriminating musicians:
-Ease of Use: With quick set-up, standard connections and easy straightforward controls, the KB1 is plug-and-play right out of the box. Or, for advanced control and customization of system, users can conveniently connect a PC via integrated USB connector.
-Versatility: The KB1 is extremely adaptable and can be used as amplification for solo artists, as monitors, or as a main stereo PA for a live event simply by adding a second system.
-Uniformity of sound dispersion: The KB1 emits a sound pressure level (SPL), which remains constant, even at a distance, covering the listening area with great precision and uniformity.
-Sonic flexibility: By using the K-array presets or by creating new ones, users can tailor their system for a specific use. The KB1 also features on-board digital processors and a digital four input mixer so users can modify input levels, EQ parameters, add multi-effects, and compress and regulate output channels.
An Honest System, Packed with Features
PC Bryant, a blues, jazz and R&B guitarist who has played with Ben E King, Sidney Youngblood and others, tested the KB1 at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany last March: â€œIt was very clear with lots of power in the front,â€? he commented. â€œThe speaker has a well-balanced sound with highs, mids, lows – everything. Above all I appreciated the feeling that this is an honest system, despite the potential to mix the sound. I could just sing, and with the KB1 what I sing is what you get.â€?
With the KB1, K-array has created a flexible system complete with many of the features typically found in a larger, professional audio solution. For example, users are able to adjust the vertical height of the sound with great precision. Also, as with other K-array products, the KB1 is constructed using only the finest professional-grade materials such as wood, steel and aluminum. A padded cover is included, making it easier to transport and protect when not in use.
30 Hz – 20 KHz, 119 dB continuous – 125 dB peak
90Â° (horizontal)â€¨10Â° – 60Â° (vertical, digitally controlled)
DSP controlled, 200 Hz
Mixer Audio Input
2 x balanced XLR + 6.3 mm Jack (CH1 and CH2)â€¨2 x 6.3 mm Jack + 2 x unbalanced RCA (CH3 and CH4)
Mixer Audio Output
1 x XLR CH1 parallel output
1 x XLR (Right / D.I. output)â€¨1 x 6.3 mm Jack (Headphone out)â€¨1 x 4-pin Speakon (2-channel power out to mid-high)
Remote control Input
1 x USB
1 x IEC power plug
1 module, class D – DSP controlled â€¨120 W x 2 channels (240 watt total – power to mid high)â€¨450 W (power to sub)â€¨Dynamic limiter, over current, over temp, short circuits
85 – 132 Vac 50 Hz (Auto-switching) 170 – 264 Vac 60 Hz (Auto-switching)
2 A / 115 Vac – 1 A / 230 Vac 660 W / 120ms max
12.8â€? x 70â€?
86â€? x 17.13â€?