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POINT CLAIRE, QUEBEC, CANADA/OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT, USA: Sennheiser has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for North America with K-Array, a PA loudspeaker and amplifier manufacturer based in Florence, Italy. K-Array’s light and intelligible speaker technology is best exemplified by the new KH4 self-powered, two-way, flat panel line array.

K-Array’s ultra-compact and powerful flagship KH4 delivers consistent, high-quality audio in long throw applications. Weighing less than 104 lbs. and measuring 44 inches wide by 24 inches high and just 6.3 inches deep, the system can produce 145 dB SPL. The vertical coverage pattern is variable between seven and thirty-seven degrees, with a 120-degree horizontal coverage pattern. The KS4 self-powered, dipole subwoofer is just 6.3 inches in depth and weighs 82 lbs. An internal DSP module controls the KH4 mid/high pack and the KS4 subwoofer. The speakers may be computer controlled remotely using dedicated PC software.

Vaino Gennaro, business director for live sound products at Sennheiser Canada says, “We are excited to bring this innovative technology to North America. The technology, design, and sound quality of K-Array have generated a big buzz in Europe and the Middle East. The depth of the line and the crossover into various markets makes K-Array an extremely attractive brand. It will change the production standards of the live entertainment industry.”

Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, located in The United States is thrilled to add K-array to their portfolio. Dawn Birr, SEC’s product manager for K-array says, “K-array is lighter and smaller than traditional speaker arrays. The KH4 has developed a unique high-power, flat panel speaker technology for long-throw, large venue applications. The space-saving design and performance-to-size ratio offer significant cost savings in production, rigging, transportation and setup for medium to large-scale live performance events.”

“We are delighted that Sennheiser is handling the distribution of our products in North America,'” says Alex Tatini, CEO of K-Array. “Sennheiser has a long and illustrious history in the audio industry. We are experiencing strong growth, and having Sennheiser on board means that we can gain access more easily into their growing markets. We look forward to a long and profitable partnership.”

Other K-Array products include the ultra-slim Kobra Systems, the Ka line of Class D amplifiers and KM8 ultra-compact, high-powered line array stage monitors. Included in the Kobra Systems range are the KK200 and KK50, ultra-thin, three-dimensional array loudspeakers, which are 6.5 feet and 1.6 feet in length, respectively. Sennheiser China announced their distribution agreement with K-Array in December 2008.

K-Array will be officially introduced to the North American Market in June 2009 at the InfoComm show in Orlando. Product will begin shipping in June.

ABOUT SENNHEISER Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in sixty countries around the world through long term distribution partners and subsidiaries in France, UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Nordic, Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA. Sennheiser’s technology is produced in manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the United States of America. Their pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy and the technical Oscar.

The Sennheiser Group is proud to be affiliated with Georg Neumann (world leading studio microphones), Klein and Hummel (studio monitors) and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications that brings their award winning technology to headsets for PCs, offices and call centers. •

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