THE PERFECTION OF SOUND
AND ITS FORMS
A NEW RENAISSANCE WORKSHOP
Creative genius, the know-how of ancient artisan tradition, entrepreneurial ability and technological innovation: the men and women of K-array contribute to the creation and beauty of objects that have the ability to convey a story and project themselves into the future.
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AN AUTHENTIC PLACE
Mugello. A quaint region in the heart of Tuscany nestled among the Apennine mountains where nature’s beauty is exemplified. This land, which saw the birth of the genius Giotto and the extraordinary entrepreneurial and cultural innovations of the Medici family, has continually renewed over time, integrating itself with the most advanced technologies giving life to achievements recognized throughout the world.
WORKING ALL AROUND THE WORLD
AND RETURNING HOME ON FOOT
Here the quality of life is closely linked to the quality of the territory.
Here aesthetics is innate.
Here technological innovation and traditional craftsmanship.
Here man and nature live in musical harmony.
From here, K-ARRAY exports the essence of sound throughout the world.
Where we are in the world:
EMEA: Austria/ Bahrain/ Belgium/ Czech Republic/ Finland/ France/ Germany/ Greece/ Hungary/ Ibiza/ Ireland/ Israel/ Italy/ Jordan/ Lebanon/ Luxembourg/ Netherlands/ Norway/ Oman/ Portugal/ Qatar/ Russia/ Saudi Arabia/ Spain/ Switzerland/ Turkey/ Ukraine/ United Arab Emirates/ United Kingdom/ Yemen. ASIA PACIFIC: Australia/ India/ Indonesia/ Japan/ Malaysia/ China/ Philippines/ Singapore/ South Korea/ Thailand/ Vietnam. NORTH AMERICA: Canada/ United States. LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN: Argentina/ Brazil/ Cuba/ Ecuador/ Guatemala/ Mexico/ Panama.
IN THE WORLD
K-ARRAY GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS
Via P. Romagnoli, 17
50038 Scarperia e San Piero
office: +39 055 848 72 22
B2 5/F Block B Mai Hing Industrial Bldg
16-18 Hing Yip Street
Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
office: +852 23501068
103 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02482 USA
office: +1 508 714 1299
THE STORY OF A
1990. Alessandro tatini and his father, carlo, together with massimo ferrati, founded an audio and lighting service company that offered unique design solutions. While working in theaters, cinemas and town squares, they realized that professional audio equipment could evolve to facilitate the difficulties facing those operating the event and music productions. Above all, they could reduce the high costs associated with loading, unloading and transporting heavy pa systems.
LESS IS MORE
Thus, was born the idea of creating slim and ultra-compact loudspeakers capable of reproducing sound performance of the highest quality. Since then, K-ARRAY has constantly invested in the development of innovative technologies and in the creation of unprecedented solutions, going ever further in the search for a revolutionary design that never compromises sound quality
Innovating the design of audio technology without compromising sound quality
DESIGNING THE SOUND EXPERIENCE
THE UNIQUE SOUND OF LIFE
QUALITY OF SOUND IS QUALITY OF LIFE
SOUND HAS A DEEP IMPACT ON OUR LIVES
It impacts our experiences, our productivity and our physical and mental well-being. Just as we move away from unpleasant smells and visual situations, we tend to avoid places where the acoustic experience is inadequate.
WHAT IS ESSENTIAL IS INVISIBLE TO THE EYE
Sight has always been the main element on which we have focused the most regarding design. In the development phase of an environment, the same attention that is given to other elements, such as light, furnishings and colors, is not given to audio. However, loudspeakers have also always negatively impacted the aesthetics of an environment.
HUMAN SOUND DESIGN
Acoustic well-being concerns everyone. K-array technology offers excellent sound quality within an innovative design that minimizes the size and number of speakers needed for an optimal sound experience in any specific environment.
acoustic beauty above everything else
DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE TOGETHER
THE DIFFERENCE IN
BEING ON DISPLAY
Sound quality becomes an invisible, multisensory experience capable of integrating audio in contexts where aesthetic compromises are not allowed. The sound comes in all its purity.
No obstacles in audience’s sight line
unique solutions for architects, designers and creatives
WE GIVE SPACE
TO YOUR SPACE
Slim Solutions. K-array’s technology always pushes itself further. The challenge is to reduce the size of the speakers, while creating an enveloping sound experience.
ADAPTING TO SHAPE
ANAKONDA, the speaker with extreme flexibility, like that of a rope.
Units 2 meters long and sections of 5x3 centimeters, can reach up to 64 meters for homogeneous sound coverage.
Entire lines of enveloping sound that adapt to each surface and remain invisible.
AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
STEEL AND ALUMINUM
All products in the K-array portfolio have a stainless steel or aluminum frame, rendering them indestructible, yet lightweight.
Luxury finishes in gold and other precious materials make up a premium collection.
BLACK AND WHITE
Two elegant, classic colors that are forever timeless.
Each product can be customized to match any RAL code.
BRUSHED AND POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL
Mirroring surrounding surfaces to integrate seamlessly in the layout.
the most advanced audio technologies in live sound
THE MOST ADVANCED AUDIO TECHNOLOGIES
IS IN THE AIR
K-ARRAY WAS BORN to create innovative alternatives for artists, performers and sound engineers in the live sound sector by developing increasingly slim and compact products with a very high sound performance.
SLIM ARRAY TECNOLOGY
K-ARRAY’s repertoire of innovation includes SLIM ARRAY TECNOLOGY which has made it possible to create lightweight loudspeakers that optimize space and transportation costs, reduce the time needed to install and disassemble clusters and minimize visual impact.
Better impulse response than a speaker with a voluminous box, it controls the directivity of the speaker even at low frequencies, where traditional line array elements tend to be almost omnidirectional.
Better sound definition.
ELECTRONIC BEAM STEERING
The ability to digitally adjust the dispersion of a line array not only ensures the same listening experience to all audience members but, at the same time, limits the noise pollution in the areas where the sound pressure must be kept at a minimum. This technique is based on a digital optimization of the interaction between the acoustic waves emitted by each component of the array.
By finely adjusting the phase and the amplitude of the signal sent to each section of the array, it is possible to focus the sound beam on the audience areas and guarantee a consistent tonal balance from the front of the venue to the back.
One of the properties that makes these filters ideal for Electronic Beam Steering (EBS) is that they can alter the signal phase at a given frequency without altering the amplitude and vice versa. Because each FIR filter has hundreds of adjustable coefficients, users are able to manipulate the amplitude and phase of a signal with an extremely accurate frequency resolution.
K-ARRAY DATA PROFILE
38 distributors, 2 subsidaries
Present in over 70 countries
68 employees of which 12 are in R&D
7,000 plastic bottles unused
8,000 meals served to employees and guests
24,000 km on foot to K-array and back
WORK IS CULTURE
“A place that is elevated, in the architect’s idea, in respect to beauty, on a human scale”Adriano Olivetti
4,000 square meters overlooking a huge park that borders the Sieve river where architectural design is naturally intertwined with the aesthetics of the landscape.
A HANGAR IN THE HEART OF MUGELLO
A place where culture, company vision and philosophy and a lifestyle of maximum expression are gathered together around the table because, as per Tuscan entrepreneurial tradition, work breaks play a strategic role. Offices, conference rooms, reception areas, cafeteria, training spaces, showrooms and demonstration rooms see architectural design as a real business lever.
Our standing at trade fairs around the world
ISE/ NAMM/ InfoComm USA
Rio Boat Show/ Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vois Host
Milano /Salone del Mobile
CASACOR Brazil / Florence Biennale
400 square meters overlooking a huge park that borders the Sieve river, where architectural design is naturally intertwined with the aesthetics of the landscape.
HOSPITALITY THAT TELLS THE TERRITORY
A place where culture, company vision and philosophy and a lifestyle of maximum expression are welcomed together around the table because, as per Tuscan entrepreneurial tradition, work breaks play a strategic role. Offices, conference rooms, reception areas, cafeteria, training spaces, showrooms and demonstrationrooms see architectural design as a real business lever.
A multi-purpose auditorium that hosts concerts, demonstrations, academic lessons and business dinners. The stage is covered with 7-meter-high black draperies installed to help the acoustics of the room and for when the K-hall hosts live concert evenings.
K-array forms a more conscious class of designers, architects and designers, who increasingly knows how to create multi-sensory experiences capable of meeting all the functional needs of spaces without sacrificing aesthetic value.
K-academy is an educational program consisting of workshops, seminars and courses that cover every aspect of the audio experience and are dedicated to sound engineers, systems integrators, architects, DJs, and students.
ITALIAN SOUND DESIGN
THE K-ARRAY BRANDED DISTRIBUTION CHAIN
ISD (Italian Sound Design) is a specialized distribution chain of K-array and has been conceived with the aim at servicing major markets through an independent sales development approach allowing partners to work solely with the brand and guaranteeing the advantages of marketing and sales initiatives supported by the K-ARRAY GLOBAL TEAM.
ISD is a brand owned by K-ARRAY GLOBAL