Following the launch at Prolight + Sound of its new large-format speaker system, the VHD 5.0, KV2 Audio has announce further a new product launch for PLASA Focus: Leeds on 12–13 May. The Czech brand will also have, for the first time at PLASA Focus, a demonstration facility in the adjoining Holiday Inn Express.
The two-way, 5" ESD 5, designed in collaboration with theatre sound designers, is the latest addition to KV2 Audio's passive ESD range. It was initially designed as a delay unit for theatre applications where both quality audio and sight lines are key.
According to KV2, the ESD 5 is suitable for entertainment venues, houses of worship, schools and boardrooms and can be used with its ESD subwoofers to create an "ultra-compact, portable PA system". The use of a conventional compression driver instead of a soft-dome tweeter ensures consistent performance throughout venues when augmenting existing systems, and a "revolutionary" passive delay and crossover network delivers" balanced and phase-coherent output without the need for external processing or bi-amping".
See the ES5 on stand R-C01.