Having recently purchased a second L-Acoustics K1 WST line source system, Black Box Music will be sending the new equipment out on the road with two very different acts over the summer months: pop/soul stalwart Sade (pictured) and industrial metal act Rammstein.
As a result of the new acquisition, Black Box Music has 96 K1 boxes at its disposal – and an overall L-Acoustics inventory of more than 700 cabinets.
Back on the road for the first time in a decade, Sade is currently touring Europe with a system of 28 K1s, 36 KUDOs, 12 dV-DOSCs, four KIVAs and 12 K1-SB subs, powered by 14 LA racks. The system is configured as 14 K1s and six dV-DOSCs per side, six K1-SBs flown separately per side, and 16 SB28 subs in cardioid set-up. In addition, 18 KUDOs are being used per side, with front-fill provided by four KIVAs flown under the stage and a ground-stacked KUDO per side.
Simultaneously, BBM’s original K1 system – purchased in 2009 and the first in the German market – is being deployed for a Herbert Grönemeyer tour and the Hurricane/Southside festivals.
“K1 enjoys a high level of demand and market acceptance, and we were receiving more bookings than we could fulfil,” said BBM technician and K system engineer (KSE) Ulf Oeckel. “K1 is the best full range system on the market, installation is very fast and it allows us maximum profit with minimum inventory; we need fewer subs and amps, and as a result we save truck space. L-Acoustics’ Rental Network also guarantees worldwide support should you need it.”