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Corporate educational institutions Nevada Supreme Courthouse K-array logo
location Las Vegas, Nevada USA

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installation description

  • The brand new Nevada Supreme Courthouse in downtown Las Vegas features a 72-seat courtroom with wood paneling, red velvet curtains, and red stadium chairs to give the courtroom a distinctive appearance.
  • Given that audio plays a critical part of court proceedings, the courthouse required a top-grade system that could accommodate good sound reinforcement, audio recording, audio streaming, assisted listening, video teleconferencing and room overflow.
  • Conference Technologies was brought in to confront the challenge of balancing high-quality audio for both in room and out of room feeds.
  • The local audio system is comprised of three main zones: the bench, which includes the seven Justices and two clerk locations; the well, which includes the Lectern and attorney table area; and the gallery where the public sits.
  • For the bench area, each of the seven Justices has a Lyzard-KZ12 mini line array. The Lyzards were mounted right on the bench and allowed the justices to receive great audio without taking up any working surface.
  • The domed ceiling of the well area made it impossible to utilize ceiling speakers that are typical for this configuration so Conference Technologies installed three color customized Lyzard-KZ12 loudspeakers and incorporated them into the front of the bench.
  • The end result is that the court is very pleased with the system and has received great feedback from the public and the attorneys that have cases in the Supreme Court.

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feedback

"Challenges arise when you have a large open space that needs efficient audio reinforcement, while providing high quality audio recording, streaming, and far-end audio. By utilizing the Lyzard speakers, we were able to achieve a distributed audio system allowing us to raise the audio pick-up on the recording and streaming without sacrificing the in-room sound reinforcement.”

Adam Lofredo, Director of Justice of Conference Technologies

distributor       K-array America 

 

 

CONCERT Decibel Open Air Festival K-array logo
location Florence, Italy

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installation description

  • Decibel Open Air Festival is a 12-hour, non-stop music festival in Florence, Italy featuring some of the biggest names in the electronic genre.
  • 17,000 festival-goers came to the Visarno Arena on June 24 to hear performances by Carl Cox, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Marco Faraone, Nic Fanciulli, Uner and Monolink.
  • An impressive PA of 24 Firenze-KH8 line array element paired with 16 x Firenze-KS8 subwoofers and 8 Mugello-KS5 subs provided the high pressure and clarity the festival needed to dance the night away into the early morning hours.
  • Firenze’s Electronic Beam Steering technology, which ensures uniform sound pressure and frequency throughout the audience and limits the noise pollution in the areas where the sound must be kept at a minimum, came in handy since the outdoor venue is located in the heart of the city and regional government officials had imposed very low decibel limits at certain hours for neighboring residents.
  • The system was only allowed up to 95 dB until 10:00pm and then had to be lowered to 93 dB until midnight so compared to the power that the speakers could have expressed, so the focus was on directivity and clarity.
  • In this way, the public was able to benefit from an excellent listening experience thanks to an extremely enjoyable sound.

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feedback

“For me, a live system must mainly guarantee uniform coverage and frequency response levels regardless of the SPL used. And because of increasingly limited installation times, the ease of assembly and calibration of the system is extremely important, as well as an exceptional performance-to-size ratio.

The Firenze system used at the Decibel Festival immediately impressed me with its extraordinary even frequency response both in the medium-high range and the subs. The fast and precise transient response, albeit with very restrictive acoustic limits at 95 dB, allowed me to maintain an SPL appropriate for this music genera. Regarding the system’s coverage, its Electronic Beam Steering technology is definitely its biggest advantage, providing the possibility to digitally adjust the sound beam to the desired coverage area depending on the amount of public present, which makes it flexible to levels that were once unimaginable. Overall, the system really impressed me and I look forward to using it again soon.”

Marcello Mannini, Decibel Festival FOH

      

 

NightlifeClubbing Yojimbo Lounge Bar K-array logo
location Hong Kong

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installation description

  • K-array systems have been installed in the latest bar created by Dining Concepts: Yojimbo, designed by international designer, Ashley Sutton.
  • Located in the heart of the nightlife precinct of Central, Hong Kong, Yojimbo replicates the underground world of Japanese clubbing through its international DJs, entertainment features and cocktails similar to the underground Ginza lanes of Tokyo.
  • Yojimbo is a slightly bigger space than many of Hong Kong’s bars or clubs yet a discreet system of four Vyper-KV52 line array elements and two Rumble-KU210 subwoofers powered by a Kommander-KA14 amp was enough DSP to cover the lobby bar area.
  • The main room functions as a nightclub so a more powerful line array of Mugello-KH3 loudspeakers were flown on either side of the DJ booth paired with a Mugello-KS5 subwoofer underneath it.
  • Completing the setup, a pair of smaller Mugello-KH2 powered line array elements has been installed on the opposite wall.

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feedback

“K-array is a really good company to work with. Their speakers are very good quality, but what’s also attractive is the opportunity to work with some quality people, such as [president of global sales] Marc Vincent who lives right here on Hong Kong Island and gets very involved with our installations.”

Fabian Paganini, Dining Concept’s music director

      

 

Houses of worship new Guildford Cathedral K-array logo
location Guildford, UK

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installation description

  • Guildford’s Grade II Cathedral was designed by British architect Edward Maufe and is one of the UK’s more modern worship spaces and one of only three built in the 20th century.
  • Apart from service, the cathedral is also used quite extensively by the University of Surrey for concerts and graduation ceremonies which require a full-range system, so the cathedral’s technical staff decided to replace the outdated 100V line loudspeaker system that was no longer up to the task.
  • DM Music, one of the UK’s most experienced specialist church systems integrators installed a system of Vyper-KV50 ultra-flat line arrays throughout the nave, inward-facing on the pillar to ensure that sound is directed solely at the congregation and away from reflective surfaces.
  • 8 Rumble-KU44 subwoofers were color-customized and fixed on the outside of every other pillar, complementing the mid-high speakers to provide full range frequency response.
  • In the crossing, a pair of Vypers point back towards the Quire to fill in for the front rows. Tornado KT2 spot monitors are installed under the choir pews and an additional pair of Vypers fire up towards the presbytery.
  • Kommander amplifiers powered the system.

audio solution

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feedback

“As well as presenting a difficult acoustic environment, like many of our Grade I and Grade II listed churches aesthetics was also a major consideration. The advantage that K-array has over other speaker manufacturers is that not only do their installed products sound great in an environment such as this, they are also very discreet, and we were able to RAL color-match to the stone work to make them virtually invisible.”

Graham Bennewith, Installations Director at DM Music

distributor       2bHeardLOGO 

 

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.”

audio solution

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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

distributor       2bHeardLOGO 

 

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.

audio solution

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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