Sound Image’s Mike Sprague and Dave Shadoan and L-ACOUSTICS’ Paul Freudenberg with a few of the new K1 and K1-SB enclosures
ESCONDIDO, California — Southern California-based Sound Image, Inc., a full-service sound reinforcement provider for four decades, has now joined the short list of North American L-ACOUSTICS K1/KUDO Pilot Program companies.
At the request of Robert Scovill, Tom Petty’s longtime FOH engineer, Sound Image took delivery of L-ACOUSTICS’ K Standard package comprised of 48 K1 and 36 KUDO enclosures, 24 K1-SB and 24 SB28 subs, plus accompanying LA-RAK amplified controller racks. The system is currently in pre-production rehearsals for Petty’s upcoming MOJO Tour, which kicks off on June 1 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver and treks across the US and Canada through early October.
According to Sound Image Director of Touring Mike Sprague, the typical loudspeaker setup for sheds on the tour will be an LCR arrangement featuring left and right hangs of 14 K1, eight K1-SB and three dV-DOSC for downfill, plus eight KUDO flown in the center. In arenas, the production crew will add an additional 8-10 KUDO per side for far left and right audience coverage.
“We’ve had V-DOSC, dV-DOSC and ARCS in our inventory for some time now, but the premium K1 system really takes L-ACOUSTICS to the next level,” says Sprague. “Its sound is extremely honest and open — very sonically true to the source. In addition to sounding great, K1 features a rigging system that is extremely well thought out and implemented.”
Sprague further describes L-ACOUSTICS’ related SOUNDVISION acoustical simulation program as “fabulous” and LA Network Manager monitoring/control software as “brilliant.”
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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