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Event productions Wolfgang Buttress' Reverie at Oliver Spencer Store K-array logo
location London, UK

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photo credit: Kevin Luckhurst

installation description

  • Oliver Spencer is one of the UK’s most distinctive men’s fashion designers with a deep commitment to sustainability.
  • Spencer teamed up with world-renowned artist Wolfgang Buttress of The Hive in Kew Gardens fame to create Reverie, a multi-sensory immersive experience in Spencer’s flagship store in Soho London.
  • It's comprised of two facing wooden seats surrounded by living, bee friendly wildflowers. Mirrors adorn the ceiling, while a Haeckels-curated scent suggests flora and beeswax.
  • The design incorporates an intricate soundscape of countryside sounds delivered by an almost invisible K-array audio solution.
  • “We needed loudspeakers that we could place as discreetly as possible, but which would still deliver a very professional performance,” explains Paulie Roche, Senior Audiovisual Engineer for Hoare Lea, the leading UK-based consultancy who designed and installed Reverie’s audio solution. “The visual aspect is so important in Reverie, we needed something with an extremely small physical form.”
  • The solution consists of 12 hard-to-find Lyzard-KZ12 ultra-miniature line array elements nestled in the fauna to simulate birds tweeting and crickets whizzing at the high-end.
  • Two Rumble-KU44 subwoofers are installed under the seats for low-end augmentation to reproduce the hum and rumble of bees.
  • With Reverie now having opened, visitors to the Oliver Spencer store are experiencing it daily.
  • “It’s exciting to be part of such an important project with many high-caliber artists,” says Stefano Zaccaria, VP of Sales & Marketing at K-array. “It reinforces our belief that our audio solutions aren’t just loudspeakers but design elements perfect for architects and designers.”

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feedback

“We are very proud of the install. Customers sit down and close their eyes – at the launch it was like musical chairs because everyone wanted to have a go. 2B heard have provided some unique loudspeakers from K-array that can fit into a unique place for a very unique project. We will certainly continue specifying them in the future.”

Paulie Roche, Senior Audiovisual Engineer for Hoare Lea

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Corporate educational institutions The Economist Innovation Summit Series K-array logo
location Chicago and Boston, US

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installation description

  • CP Communications is a provider of live event, broadcast, and event productions solutions in the US. As part of their efforts to expand further into the productions sector, CP recently partnered with client The Economist, to offer complete AV packages for their corporate events.
  • An authoritative weekly magazine-format newspaper on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology, The Economist engaged CP for the audio and visual components for their Innovation Summit Series held at the Westin Hotel in Chicago and the Meridian Hotel in Boston.
  • To cover the 150 participants in the ball room of both hotels, a Pinnacle-KR202 portable system was deployed as the main PA. Several flexible Anakonda-KAN200 loudspeakers powered by a Kommander-KA24 amplifier were used as front fill across the lip of the stage.
  • Kurt Heitmann, CEO of CP Communications, was very impressed with the system setup: “The K-array system is by far the best-sounding PA we have ever heard! We couldn’t believe how well it integrated with the stage and backdrop and were astounded by its shear clarity for a practically invisible system.”
  • The rental company was so pleased with the products that they are planning future purchases to grow their K-array inventory, as they continue to expand their new productions arm.

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feedback

“It was very intuitive and easy to setup. Exactly what I need so that I can offer a fresh new sound that the client is impressed with, so then I can then focus on other areas of the setup and show.”

Aaron Segarra, Production Manager for both events 

distributor       K-array America 

 

Houses of worship new St. Thomas More Parish K-array logo
location Melbourne, Australia

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installation description

  • St. Thomas More is a Catholic church in Mt Eliza, a suburb near the southern tip of greater Melbourne.
  • Seating around 150 people, the spacious auditorium hosts masses several times a week and other church functions and school events.
  • Carl Pellegrino of Reflections AV was approached by St. Thomas More with a simple brief — bring the church’s "clunky" audio and visual system up to scratch.
  • Lacking up-to-date equipment, the church required a thorough revamp of its AV to better service those who regularly use the space.
  • Acoustically, the room posed a challenge in producing clear, intelligible audio without stirring excessive reverberation due to the glass windows and brick walls.
  • With the help of the NAS Projects Team, Carl designed the perfect audio upgrade for the church: a set of Kobra-KK52 line array elements as the main PA paired with the Rumble-KU26 subwoofer to fill out the lows, powered by a single Kommander-KA24 amplifier.
  • Custom color finishes made K-array an ideal fit for St. Thomas More’s church hall as the leadership was keen on a system that didn’t command much attention or turn into an ugly ‘black box on the wall’ look.
  • As the client wished, the new installation at St. Thomas More is appropriately discreet and effortlessly covers every seat in the auditorium with clear sound.

audio solution

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“The K-array speakers, brackets and subwoofer were all selected by the church to colour-match their brick wall and they tie in beautifully with that,” says Carl. “It’s a really compact, clean design. When people come in, they can’t tell where the sound is coming from.”

Carl Pellegrino, System Designer at Reflections AV

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theatre icon Thessaloniki Concert Hall K-array logo
location Thessaloniki, Greece

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installation description

  • Asproulis Experience was recently appointed K-array disctributor in Greece and completed their first K-array installation just shortly after at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall.
  • Production company D:Tek needed a powerful sound with long throw to cover the entire audience with uniform coverage, specifically for Mario Frangoulis’ Stranger in Paradise, accompanied by the Symphonic Orchestra of Thessaloniki with conductor Luke Karytinos.
  • After demonstrating a K-array system for Fragoulis’ sound engineer Dimitris Bourboulis in the theater, D:Tek and K-array were quickly given the green light.
  • The system comprised of 8 Kayman-KY102 loudspeakers in LCR order. The 4 Thunder-KMT218 subwoofers leading the L-R system were ground level while a Kommander-KA84 amplifier was used to drive the center line array.
  • A Pinnacle-KR402 portable system was employed for onstage side fills and the front fill was created with 4 half-meter Python-KP52 loudspeakers powered by a Kommander-KA24 amplifier.
  • Setup and tunning had to be executed in a short time frame during rehearsals so D:Tek utilized the easy-to-use K-framework program to regulate and tune the entire system in under the one-hour window.

audio solution

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K-array has expanded its sales network by appointing Asproulis Experience as exclusive distributor in Greece.

Located in Thessaloniki, Asproulis Experience specializes in acoustic measurements, services and installations. With 40 years in business in sound and lighting, founder Mr. Christos Asproulis recently established the company in November 2017. His first order of business was to partner with K-array.

“From Day 1, I sought to work with K-array and become their point of reference in Greece,” explained Asproulis. “K-array’s unique design and quality sound is something that no one can refute.”

“Our goal is to offer high-end solutions and procure installations all over the Greek territory. And with our close relations with our large network of dealers, we will be able to supply K-array in every part of the country.”

 

Restaurant TAO Downtown K-array logo
location New York, US

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installation description

  • The TAO GROUP is a leading restaurant and nightlife company that develops, owns and operates many of the most successful food, beverage and nightlife entertainment venues in the United States.
  • Designed by Rockwell Group and located in the heart of Chelsea neighborhood of New York, TAO Downtown descend into a multi-level, subterranean restaurant.
  • Anthem Sound Stage and Lighting was challenged with the many requirements from aesthetics, performance, reliability under constant stress and, of course, sound quality.
  • For the main dining area six Python-KP102 line array elements with 3” cone drivers, 8 half-meter Python-KP52 line arrays, 4 Thunder-KMT12P 12” passive subwoofers and two 21” Thunder-KMT21 subwoofers, one passive and one powered, were discreetly installed throughout the room and driven by a 4-channel 2000W Kommander-KA84 amplifier.
  • Four Python-KP52 half-meter line array elements were setup at the sushi bar and driven by one Kommander-KA84 amplifier.

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feedback

“What’s counterintuitive is when the system was fired up, we achieved almost impossible coverage near to far field with inconceivable output for a speaker its size. When the listening position was directly under the speaker, even then it remained flawless. The sound was full, powerful, articulate, non-fatiguing and without a single dead spot in either area. the system was simply amazing and unmatched in this type of environment. The owners were floored and in disbelief with the final outcome.”

Joseph Lodi, Founder and System Designer at Anthem

distributor       K-array America 

 

CONCERT Primo Maggio Music Festival K-array logo
location Rome, Italy

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installation description

  • The Primo Maggio Concert is an Italian all-day music festival organized annually on the first of May to celebrate the Labor Day holiday.
  • Set in Piazza San Giovanni in Rome and broadcast live on public television, this popular national event is also referred to as the Concertone or “Big Concert” due to the duration of the musical marathon which begins in the afternoon and ends late at night due to the sheer volume of artists and audience.
  • For the 28th edition if the festival, stage managers Toni Soddu and Alessio Martino from ALTO Stage Management entrusted the audio domain entirely to K-array to provide high quality sound for the 50+ performances, including international artist Fat Boy Slim, and the 500,000 people present.
  • Product specialist and system designer Klaus Hausherr, together with Roberto Marchesi from Italian distributor Exhibo, developed a powerful, versatile main system using 24 Firenze-KH8 line elements with Slim Array Technology and Electronic Beam Steering paired with 16 Firenze-KS8 subwoofers.
  • 6 Mugello-KH3 line arrays were used as front fill while the delay line was made with 4 Firenze-KH7 and the lateral delay lines made up of 10 Mugello-KH2 loudspeakers on each side.
  • The onstage monitoring was comprised of a side fill system with 6 Mugello-KH5 paired with 4 Mugello-KS5 subwoofers.
  • Four powerful Mastiff-KM312 and 14 Mastiff-KM112 speakers were used for floor monitors and the drum-fill was made up of 2 Thunder-KMT21 subwoofers and 2 Dragon-KX12 elements.
  • Two sets of Axle-KRX202 portable systems were used as a near fill for the FOH sound engineers, one for each FOH mixer.
  • The artists’ sound engineers, including resident FOH Davide Linzi and Simone Squillario along with Sound Management for ABC rental company, Marco Lecci, were impressed with the coverage and uniformity of the system. And its power was evident, reaching an LAeq of 106 SPL at FOH.

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feedback

“Usually at music festivals, it’s difficult to find a set standard of audio quality that accommodates all the artists and their performances of different genres. But with the versatility and power of the Firenze system at Primo Maggio, we were able to meet everyone’s needs. The system not only sounded great but looked great too!”

Stage Manager Toni Soddu

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Theme parks Rixios Land of Legends Resort K-array logo
location Antalya, Turkey

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installation description

  • The Land of Legends resort is a joint venture between Rixos Hotels and world-renowned creative specialist, Dragone and houses a theme park, a water park, a hotel, a shopping avenue and a selection of eateries.
  • The resident Dragone show is a moving performance not contained within a theatrical space but takes place across the entire property, beginning with a boat parade, also stopping at tableaux along the way, concluding with a grand finale at the gate.
  • Sound designer Corrado Campanelli was presented a lot of challenges during the design process as there were a lot of areas to cover and a lot of time constraints in order to be fully operational for opening day. Great quality and a flexible system was what he required.
  • A combination of Python-KP102 loudspeakers and Thunder-KMT12 subwoofers were employed in the mile-and-a-half-long canal area used for the parade of boats each shaped like musical instruments with onboard audio: two Pythons and a Thunder to reproduce the instruments’ sounds.
  • Zoning and routing is managed by a QSC Q-SYS 500i DSP, systems kept in sync via wireless timecode and transport is via a fibre optic network, with each speaker controllable individually via K-Dante.
  • 118 Python-KP102 beam speakers and 63 Thunder-KMT18 subwoofers were also installed on the buildings lining the canal.
  • For the dolphin show in the resort, 16 Mugello-KH2 line arrays, six Mugello-KS5 subwoofers and 10 Dragon-KX12 line arrays were put in place and for the boxes that are not self-powered, a Kommander-KA84 takes care of the amplification.

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feedback

“I was very impressed by the flexibility of the systems and by the ratio between size and power. With that in mind, it seemed an easy choice when extending the audio set-up to add further K-array products for the new performance stage. K-array products went over and beyond my expectations, I was impressed by the assistance and customer care. After using the products at The Land of Legends, I have used their products again.”

Sound designer Corrado Campanelli

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CONCERT Festival dei Due Mondi K-array logo
location Spoleto, Italy

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installation description

  • The 2017 Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy was its 60th anniversary and featured artistic performances from Fiorella Mannoia, Roberto Bolle, Roberto Saviano, Henrik Schwarz, Alessandro Preziosi and a grand finale from Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini directed by Riccardo Muti over the course of 17 days.
  • This year, festival director Giorgio Ferrara wanted an alternative to the bulky, boxy speakers of years past to avoid detracting from the beautiful backdrop and graceful artistry from the all-star line up.
  • Rental company Arcadia Services was responsible for providing the audio so to meet client requirements, they selected K-array Firenze system.
  • 6 Firenze-KH7 loudspeakers per side combined with 6 Mugello-KS5 subs stacked downstage on an arc configuration were integrated with the setup.
  • 8 Pinnacle-KP102 systems were employed for front fill and a Pinnacle-KR802 as a delay system.
  • The sound crew that was impressed by the audio was resident sound engineer Enrico Porcelli, technical manager Beppe Andolina, and Arcadia president Riccardo Garbuio.

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feedback

“The decision I made in proposing this system was the winning blow. The Firenze system performed amazingly!”

Arcadia president Riccardo Garbuio

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CONCERT Hammock Festival K-array logo
location Valdres, Norway

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installation description

  • The Hammock Festival is a two-day music festival featuring several genres like pop, rock, folk, rap and reggae, where attendees camp in tents or suspended hammocks in the wilderness of Gamlestølen park in Norway.
  • The festival’s nine DJ sets took place in The Fusebox, the name given to the main stage in a 21 x 9m tent.
  • Dinbestefest.no was brought on board to design and install both lighting and audio in just under five months so they quickly connected with distributor First Audio and designed a system comprised of two clusters of two KH5 loudspeakers per side paired with six KS5 subwoofers - a first for an event in Norway.
  • For DJ monitoring, a Axle-KRX402 system was implemented to give the artists all the sound they needed when the KH5 system was in full use.

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feedback

"We wanted a sound design with a good amount of bass for the electronic music that was going to be played at the festival and, at the same time, a system that would produce an excellent sound quality so that all the details in the music production would really move the audience."

Mads Gudem Christensen, Dinbestefest.no

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