BERLIN, Germany — Black Box Music reports that an L-ACOUSTICS K1/KUDO system was recently used on Rammstein’s European tour.
“L-ACOUSTICS’ PA systems have consistently been the best available ever since they first launched,” says K System Engineer Ulf Oeckel. “Having used the K1, in my opinion, there is no competitor which can guarantee the same performance.”
Playing to an average audience of 15,000, Oeckel was using the system in an arena configuration consisting of 24 K1 units with 12 K1 subs and 24 KUDO boxes plus 24 SB28 and 16 SB218 subwoofers.
“This provided high SPLs in all audience positions and a balanced frequency response,” he says. “We were getting an SPL of 110 dB at FOH and 103 dB at the back row with the same clear sound. It has brilliant rigging and quick handling, and its exact acoustic imaging provides a good starting point from the beginning. We’ve been getting a great response from all the engineers I’ve worked with.”
Oeckel also worked extensively with L-ACOUSTICS’ proprietary acoustic design software, SOUNDVISION, which he describes as “the most important design and simulation tool available.”
The Rammstein tour made good use of the L-ACOUSTICS Rental Network across Europe to provide consistent systems in every location. Black Box Music was the main PA and lighting supplier, with supplementary L-ACOUSTICS components provided by Rental Network agents as required.
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, 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 North American market are manufactured and distributed by L-ACOUSTICS US of Oxnard, California.
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