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L-Acoustics K Series & Soundvision go live in Taiwan

L-Acoustics K Series sound system helps realise Eric Chou’s 2020 tour, the first large-scale live event in Asia since social distancing measures were first introduced

L-Acoustics’ K Series sound system recently helped Taiwanese music fans to experience live performances again following the onset of the global pandemic, for – the first large-scale live event in Asia since social distancing measures were first introduced.

Thousands of fans were able to gather together under the roof of Taiwan’s biggest and most iconic venue, Taipei Arena, to enjoy the magic of Chou’s performance, brought to life by an L-Acoustics K Series sound system delivered by the team at Winly Engineering & Trading. Tickets for all four concerts – 42,000 for each gig: August 8 and 9 in Taipei, and September 5 and 6 in Kaohsiung – had sold out in just 15 minutes.

The Winly team used L-Acoustics Soundvision to design and configure the sound system. “We really appreciate how Soundvision helped us with the design, as well as implementation stage,” said Winly System Engineer Mike Lee. “Not only did it make our work much quicker, it also delivered a highly accurate simulation of the system performance.”

Winly planned a design to ensure consistent coverage, frequency response and sufficient SPL, whilst carefully measuring the system’s STI to attain perfect clarity for the star’s heartfelt ballads.

The full system comprised main L/R hangs of 12 K1, topped with four K1-SB subwoofers and completed by four K2 down for nearfill coverage. The flown arrays were complemented by four groundstacks of four KS28 subs, evenly spaced in front of the stage. Two hangs of six K2 per side, positioned slightly behind and to the outside of the main hangs provided sidefill. Four Kara, each placed atop the ground stacked KS28, did frontfill duty. Delays of two hangs of six Kara extended coverage to the far end of the arena.

“It was an absolute pleasure to be working with Eric once again on what became the first large-scale live event in Asia since social distancing measures were first introduced,” explained Winly System Engineer, Mike Lee, who has contributed to the system design of virtually every concert at Taipei Arena in the past few years.

“We used K1 as the main speaker for its volume, strong impact and low frequency control, which makes it the top large-scale sound systems on the planet,” added Lee. “We chose K2 for optimum distribution, whilst Kara is known for its lightweight, diminutive form factor and strong SPL. Using KS28 subs offered us extended bandwidth down to 25Hz, as well as outstanding low frequency resolution and exceptional SPL.”