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NAMM 2020: d&b reveals latest SL-Series innovation

KSL-SUB added to the SL-Series, delivering directivity control in a smaller format

d&b audiotechnik has announced the introduction of a new subwoofer model to the company’s SL-Series line array range. The KSL-SUB, available in both flown and ground stack (G) versions, makes its debut at the 2020 Winter NAMM show in California.

Driven by a dedication to designing solutions for specific need the new KSL-SUB provides a small, lightweight format that extends the frequency response of a KSL System down to 36Hz with exceptional dispersion control, impressive low frequency headroom and unmatched performance for its size. This powerful, directivity-controlled, smaller format sub enclosure allows venues of all size to experience very accurate, smooth and punchy bass response.

The KSL-SUB and KSL-GSUB subwoofers operate with two forward-facing 15in drivers and a single, rear-facing 15in driver which, driven with two-way active amplification, provide cardioid directivity control.

Measuring just 100 x 90 x 45 cm in size, and with a sheer weight of 82 kg, the KSL-SUB delivers an output of 139dB driven by d&b D80 amplifiers.

The KSL-GSUB has a streamlined form: minus the KLS-SUB standard rigging hardware. It stands at approximately 45cm, easily 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.

Completing the comprehensive System package – and designed to fit within standard sized shipping container and trucks – 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 industry-leading KSL System is designed for sound reinforcement needs of all kinds, mobile or installed, from large-scale arenas, stadiums and festivals to medium scale applications such as clubs, theatres, houses of worship and performing arts venues.