Stadiums  Sport venus Gangneung Ice Arena K-array logo
location Gangneung, South Korea

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installation description

  • Gangneung Oval Ice Arena hosts the figure skating and short track racing competitions for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
  • With a seating capacity of 12,000, powerful, accurate coverage was needed in the arena, especially for the figure skating for which music is crucial to the performance.
  • Python-KP52 line arrays were chosen for the sound quality and also the design, as it suits the elegance of the figure skating competition.
  • The Pythons were installed horizontally at the audience seating to provide wide, uniform coverage throughout the audience seating without obstructing the view of the competitions.

audio solution

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feedback

"The sound is better than ever, we are really pleased with the result.”

Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Organizers

distributor       sounduslogo 

 

Restaurant Toscanino Bistro K-array logo
location Milan, Italy

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installation description

  • A concept store that sells top-of-the-line Tuscan products and typical crafts and includes a restaurant and a food market.
  • Company stakeholders selected K-array as the audio solution for their store to reinforce their store’s ethos of Tuscan quality and design.
  • A system of Lyzard line arrays were installed in the mezzanine of the store paired with Rumble subwoofers for the low-end frequencies.
  • On the ground level, several Kobras and a Rumble subwoofer were employed.
  • A Kommander amplifier powered both areas.

audio solution

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feedback

“We are thrilled with our new audio system solution. It not only sounds great and enhances the ambiance, but it furthers our commitment to promoting our heritage and products made in Tuscany worldwide. There could not have been a better fit than K-array!"

Simone Arnetoli, Founder of Toscanino

distributor       logo exhibo1 

 

Hotel The Campbell Lounge K-array logo
location New York City, USA

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installation description

  • Posh bar and cocktail lounge located in Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
  • Centralized on its history as the office of American financier John W. Campbell, a member of the New York Central Railroad's board of directors.
  • After $2M of rennovations, the first order from new owners Gerber Group was to update the bar’s acoustics for a better distributed audio and one that matched the elegance of the updated structure.
  • Instegrators Global Audio Systems installed a system of Kaymans for its frequency response down to 90hz.
  • The system was designed to have even and consistent coverage throughout the venue distributing audio without any dead zones and was installed into custom wall sconces that were designed around the line arrays.

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feedback

“We knew we had to have amazing sound without having bulky speakers or losing audio quality. Scott and his team are ecstatic about the install. The design fits the venue and its aesthetic needs without sacrificing sound quality. K-array is simply amazing at what it does!”

Jason Ojeda, Owner of Global Audio Systems

distributor       K-array America 

 

Corporate educational institutions Eco Horizon Property Sales Gallery K-array logo
location Penang, Malaysia

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installation description

  • Every year EcoWorld Development Group launches it's latest development project to the public.  This year the first phase of landed homes was unveiled in its 300-acre Eco Horizon township in Batu Kawan, Penang. 
  • The large multi-purpose venue is used for the developer's events, speeches and on-going themed events and was in need of an easy-to-setup system that was invisible and user friendly.
  • The audio required Dante connectivity for flexibility and multi-channel capability without signal loss to desired area.
  • K-array system of Python line arrays in polished silver was selected for its compact design and premium finishes to overcome the challenge of integrating an analog and digital connection through Dante.
  • Tornados were selected for their outdoor weather resistance and a Pinnacle system for its mobility and flexibilty. 

audio solution

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feedback

“The entire AV system inside the gallery is operated by the IT department hence, the user friendly operating requirements. With Dante network, it makes the cable connection job much  easier compared with conventional XLR connection for a more complex setup. Furthermore, with the on-going event schedule, we needed quick setup and thankfully the K-array system was able to meet all of our demands. The added bonus is their compact design and rose gold polished finish that produced a mirrored effect.” 

Mr. Lai, Head of IT Dept at EcoWorld

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Zaccaria Mochi Strasserra

K-array is pleased to announce that effective January 1st 2018, Stefano Zaccaria has transitioned into the position of VP of Sales and Marketing, to work closely with president and co-founder, Alessandro Tatini.

 

Zaccaria arrived at the company in October 2016 as a temporary manager, but since January 2017 he has been a full-time insider, tasked with reaching long-term goals as Strategic Sales and Business Development Manager. He has significant amount of experience, consolidated into a long career path, working with small- to medium-sized companies particularly specializing in luxury design brands and high-end product markets.

 

K-array is equally excitied to announce the promotion of Daniel Strasserra to Sales Engineer in the sales department at the company’s headquarters. Strasserra joined the company 8 years ago and has progressively advanced through positions in both the service and sales departments, where he has played a key role in supporting customers and promoting the brand in new market segments. Strasserra brings a wealth of technical experience to the position derived from his previous experience as After Sales and Product Specialist Instructor. He will now be supporting sales approaching key customers and developing the brand in the nightlife sector.

 

K-array would like to also communicate Daniele Mochi’s new position as Project Manager. During his 4 years at K-array, Mochi has been responsible for the fruition of many challenging projects, assisting clients with the system design for applications such as Teatro di Habana in Cuba, Vodafone Arena in Turkey and White Nightclub in Dubai. He has also been responsible for hosting product workshops, seminars and presentations which, along with his background as a physicist, provides him with the passion and knowledge to now run the newly-launched K-academy, a program of workshops, courses and seminars that covers all aspects of the pro audio industry from fixed installations to live sound applications dedicated to every representative of the industry from sound engineers and technicians to DJs and event organizers.

 

“Stefano, Daniel, and Daniele have been important fixtures in the K-family for a while now and I look forward to seeing what their new roles will bring to the company," concludes Tatini.

 

 

 

Hotel Warehouse Hotel                                      K-array logo
location Singapore

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installation description

  • Singaporean designers Asylum were hired by the building's owners to create an interior that recognizes the hotel's origins as a river warehouse and storage during the the height of spice trade in the late 1800s.
  • Asylum produced a stylish and industrial chic design with a signature triple-pitched roof, original masonry walls, and high ceilings making the lobby bar and reception focal points of the hotel. 
  • To create the perfect ambiance for these areas the boutique hotel was in need of an audio solution that provided high quality sound but would not disturb the eclectic aesthetics.
  • The high ceilings and the reflective glass surfaces proved challenging but Singaporean distributors Loud Technologies Asia installed a system with long throw and the capability to focus the sound to the sitting area reducing reverberation.
  • The solution was a system of Kobra line arrays mounted on either side of the lobby that sit alongside Rumble passive subwoofers to extend the low frequency range of the system.
  • A single 4-channel amplifier was needed to drive the system.

audio solution

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feedback

“Because the ceiling is so high, the space is quite cavernous and there are so many reflective surfaces with all the glass in there, it essentially meant many products would just not have been suitable for this project. The owners wanted a low-level sound but still wanted clarity, so by virtue of the line array, the nano-miniaturized line array that the Kobra is, we were able to achieve the requirements for the entire lobby using just four Kobra-KK52 loudspeakers.” 

Colin Quek, president of Loud Technologies Asia and project supervisor

distributor       LoudTech 

 

CONCERT Diversity Tour at O2 Arena                        K-array logo
location London, UK

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installation description

  • A Firenze system was used throughout a 10-date UK arena tour of street dance troupe Diversity, staged by Production North with Audiotech Services supplying the audio and video rigs.
  • Tour stops included London's O2 Arena, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, the Manchester Arena, and Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena.
  • At the O2, the audio system demonstrated its time and cost savings benefits by requiring only 10 minutes of unloading and 10 minutes to fly the line arrays in a straight hang rather than curved.
  • The system comprised of nine Firenze-KH8 panels per side plus side-hangs of two Firenze-KH7 elements per side, each containing four 12-inch coaxial drivers with rotating waveguides.
  • On stage, two Pinnacle-KR802 portable systems were deployed as side fills while eight Mugello-KH2 loudspeakers lined the edge of the stage as front fills. 12 Firenze-KS8 subs provided low frequency support on the ground.
  • The upper balcony of the arena was blocked but had the full arena been in use, only three additional KH8 loudspeakers per side would have been required.

audio solution

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feedback

“The last time I mixed front of house in the O2, I was running 18 boxes per side. This arena-sized touring system is occupying less than half of a truck. It sounds as good as any other system I’ve used. In fact because of the shallow box design the response is instant and there’s plenty of top end. It’s all there.

When everyone moved from using point source clusters to line arrays, it was a big difference, but people got used to that change. Now it feels like this is the next step in the evolution of speaker systems.”

Christian Lewis, Diversity FOH sound engineer

distributor       2bHeardLOGO 

 

Auditorium Dynamo Camp Conference Room               K-array logo
location Pistoiese, Italy

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installation description

  • A recreational therapy camp hosts a range of activities to ailing children free of charge.
  • Required an audio system capable of relocating to the different areas of the campus, i.e., cafeteria, gym, or outdoor events. 
  • Setup began in the conference room with vaulted ceilings and no acoustic treatment. With more than 6s of reverberation time, the intelligibility was so poor that normal conversations were difficult.
  • A solution that avoids sending sound towards the ceiling was vital which is why PAT line array elements were selected.
  • The team decided upon a hybrid portable speaker system melding components of a Pinnacle-KR202 and a Pinnacle-KR102.
  • The smaller, 12” portable subwoofer speaker had enough power to drive the audio system, ideal for spoken word.

audio solution

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feedback

“When we switched on the system in front of the client and we started talking into a microphone, he couldn’t believe the words were so clear. Having strongly reduced the reflections from the ceiling, listening to the speaker was finally a pleasure.”

Maurizio Carresi, integrator

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NightlifeClubbing Iron Fairies Lounge                           K-array logo
location Central, Hong Kong

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installation description

  • Popular underground bar-turned-nightclub eaturing top Hong Kong DJs and live bands.
  • Unique interior designed by famous Australian Ashley Sutton, recreating a Victorian foundry complete with 10,000 preserved butterflies suspended from the ceiling.
  • The original sound system intended to reproduce soft lounge music but with the shift in purpose saw the installation of a new K-array system to provide the high SPLs at short distances required for DJ and live performance
  • The system needed to be unobtrusive, blending into the décor while delivering the decibels needed to power up the dance floor yet have the intelligibility to operate as a sophisticated background for the dining environment.
  • Consists of a main L-R system of Axle-KR802 systems per side.
  • Two Dragon-KX12s bolster audio levels and six Turtle-KRM33P wedge monitors act as passive fills for each of the six VIP rooms, powered by a Kommander-KA84 amp.

audio solution

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feedback

“The KRX802 allowed us to mount all six compact KX12 speakers horizontally. The two dual 18-inch active subwoofers were easily hidden under bridges leading to the private rooms. These unobtrusive horizontal arrays are able to fill the space with powerful and even coverage. The discreetness of our speakers really proved crucial to the success of this installation. Not only were the owners incredibly pleased with the results, they even ordered K-array systems for other venues they run that have similar aesthetic concerns.”

Marc Vincent, K-array Sales Director - APAC and project manager

 

 

theatre icon Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tour                          K-array logo
location Various cities, USA

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installation description

  • One of the most successful and long-running American rock groups went on a multi-city tour throughout North America and the UK to commemorate their 40th anniversary.
  • Touring sound reinforcement powerhouse Sound Image was asked to provide the front fill element
  • President Dave Shadoan and touring director Mike Sprague completed an exahustive search for a speaker with a small visual impact, but with high power handling.
  • The solution also had to be expandable and arrayable.
  • FOH Robert Scovill wanted a touring system that could provide high SPL, handle rock music and yet not throw so far into the audience that it would interfere with the main audio system.
  • Rear rejection was important as the front fills would be right in front of where Tom Petty would be standing.
  • During extensive testing, the Dragon-KX12 excelled on all fronts and defeated some very respected and high performing systems from other manufacturers.

audio solution

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feedback

"K-array provided an extremely elegant solution to a challenging situation for the tour. We needed a product that was flexible and very easily deployed. The product also needed to be high powered and full-range but at the same time offer a very small visual foot print in that the boxes would be positioned and working in very close proximity to audience members. K-array simply met all the criteria. I’ve been thrilled with the results."

Robert Scovill, Tom Petty FOH.

distributor       K-array America