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d&b audiotechnik to Launch KSL-SUB at NAMM

The KSL-SUB, the latest addition to the SL Series line array family, will be unveiled later this week at NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, CA.

Anaheim, CA (January 14, 2020)—d&b audiotechnik is adding to its SL-Series line array family with the introduction of the KSL-SUB at the 2020 Winter NAMM show, taking place later this week, January 15-19, 2020, in Anaheim, CA.

Available in both flown and ground stack (G) versions, the new KSL-SUB extends the frequency response of a KSL System down to 36Hz. The KSL-SUB and KSL-GSUB subwoofers operate with two forward-facing 15-inch drivers and a single, rear-facing 15-inch driver.

Measuring 100 x 90 x 45 cm (39.4 x 35.4 x 17.7 inches) in size, and with a weight of 82 kg (181 lbs), the KSL-SUB delivers an output of 139 dB driven by d&b D80 amplifiers.

The KSL-GSUB was designed to have a low profile; used without the KLS-SUB standard rigging hardware, it has a height of roughly 45 cm, allowing for under stage deployment. Using a new KSL-SUB adapter frame, the KSL-SUB can be deployed above KSL-Tops as part of a flown array.

The KSL-SUB is available in touring carts with protective covers; the “hybrid” KSL-SUB touring cart allows users to leave the KSL flying frame on top of the KSL-SUB adapter frame below the subwoofers during transportation if they choose.

“The KSL subwoofers are the next step in d&b‘s continuing obsession with innovation, efficiency, performance and directivity control,” said Werner ‘Vier’ Bayer, product manager, d&b audiotechnik. “The KSL-System is growing and we will soon introduce new options for permanently-installed applications. Watch for integration-specific KSL cabinet design options and an addition to the d&b installation amplifier portfolio to be announced at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam.”

The KSL-SUB comes on the heels of software updates that d&b released in December – CPL for the SL-Series (coupling), and Temperature Humidity Control (THC) real-time high-frequency compensation for loudspeaker arrays. According to the company, CPL allows the SL-Series line arrays to be adjusted for specific venues. Meanwhile, THC provides high-frequency compensation due to temp/humidity as part of the d&b ArrayProcessing software. With this, fluctuations in both temp/humidity can be addressed in real-time with the R1 Remote Control software.

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