Today, L-Acoustics has announced the introduction of a new Kara line array, Kara II.
The new Kara II will feature Panflex which gives Kara four-in-one directivity, covering any and all audience geometry. The four different directivity patterns include: 70° or 110° symmetrical and 90° asymmetrical, steering to either the left or right. In its 70° configuration, Kara II packs a full two dB more than in 110°.
For a decade, the Kara line source has been at the heart of numerous live performances and permanent installs across the globe. In a nod to the wide audience of Kara owners around the world, L-Acoustics will make available a kit to upgrade existing Kara with Panflex.
Florent Bernard, executive director of application design at L-Acoustics, explained: “Kara has been a perpetual best-seller for a reason. Its lightweight, diminutive form factor and strong, consistent SPL make it the perfect tool for a plethora of events or permanent installs. When we introduced Panflex to the industry, our clients told us this was the only thing missing from Kara. We listened, and the new Kara II brings our medium-format line array into a new era of added directivity and improved polar stability.”
Kara II specifications:
Type: Two-way active WST enclosure
Bandwidth: (-10 dB): 55 Hz – 20 kHz ([KARA II_70])
Maximum SPL: 142 dB ([KARA II_70])
Coverage angle: 70° / 110° symmetric or 90° asymmetric (35°/55°)
Weight: 26 kg / 57 lb
Kara II for rental ships in March 2020, and for install, it will ship later in 2020.
You can witness the Kara II for yourself at NAMM 2020 in meeting room 17208.