US-based live events company Special Event Services (SES) has specified L-Acoustics’ new K2 loudspeaker system for its first official tour as a main PA – with American blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa (pictured).
The rig on the initial North American spring leg of the world tour – which takes in Europe, the US and Australia, and ends next March in Amsterdam – consisted of 24 K2 boxes flown 12 per side, eight K1-SB flown four per side and eight SB28 subs deployed four per side in a cardioid configuration. The K1-SBs are running in L-Acoustics’ contour mode, which has them flown behind the main array.
“It flies fantastically smoothly,” says SES system tech Alex Ritter. “I get into the venue at 8.30am, take about 30 minutes to make my measurements and calculations, and we have everything up, trimmed, and ready to play by no later than 11am.
“It is by far the easiest and simplest system I have put up in a long time. Plus, it sounds better than anything I have ever used right out of the box.”
The existence of the K2 was first rumoured at Prolight + Sound 2013, and confirmed to PSNEurope by L-Acoustics’ Florent Bernard and Stéphane Ecalle in November. It launched in March.