The Liverpool-based rental company has joined other leading PA operations in field-testing the L-Acoustics system in collaboration with the manufacturer’s R&D team. Adlib Audio, which owns existing V-DOSC and dV-DOSC systems, has invested in the standard K1 package: 48 K1 large format line source cabinets, 24 K1-SB subwoofers and an additional 36 KUDO cabinets. The company has also purchased additional SB28s, LA8 amplified controllers and LA-RAK touring racks for its hire stock.
“We continually invest in the development of our inventory and pride ourselves on the service that we provide and the presentation of equipment,” said Adlib director Dave Kay (pictured, right, with l-r, colleagues Phil Stoker, Dave Jones, James Neale, Richard Nicholson and Tony Szabo). “Investing in the K1 seemed like a logical decision. L-Acoustics has a great team of people and is a great company to work with.
“As one of the most recent companies to join the V-DOSC rental network, we were able to invest in the LA8 amplifier platform from the beginning, so we have always used the K-Standard for amplification and system control. The new system is a great development and improvement of an already fantastic product – it gives a much smoother horizontal coverage and utilises newer and more efficient components. The internal rigging is superb and gives all of the benefits of a rigid rigging system.”
Kay added that the company already has “a few cross rentals” arranged with some of the European partners. In addition, 12 of its key engineers have completed the first stage of K1 training, with more to follow.
Adlib Audio has also ordered 30 boxes of the new KARA modular line source system to further expand its L-Acoustics inventory.