d&b audiotechnik to add to SL series at NAMM 2019


d&b audiotechnik has announced that it will be adding a new member to its SL line array series. The new product will be unveiled at NAMM 2019 to be held in California from January 24, 2019.

The KSL System will be the smaller sibling to the GSL. KSL brings to market the benefits of its Special Loudspeaker (SL) lineage, including full range broadband directivity, extended LF response and advanced rigging options. It is designed for sound reinforcement needs for mobile or installed applications such as large scale arenas, stadiums and festivals, clubs, theatres, houses of worship and performing arts venues.

The d&b audiotechnik SL series represents a significant evolution in the design and performance of line array systems. The ability to control the full frequency spectrum aims to minimise low-mid frequency masking in the reverberant field, allowing system engineers to reduce the overall SPL level in the venue.

When used in combination with the d&b NoizCalc software, engineers, event managers and promoters can benefit from powerful noise emission modelling solutions for system configurations for outdoor events of any scale.

Werner ‘Vier’ Bayer from d&b Product Management said: “The SL series is the latest step in d&b’s continuing obsession with directivity control, acoustical performance and optimal workflow. The industry and the environment in which we operate is constantly evolving and this means our systems are meaningful only when they deliver value to our customers and their clients. Premium acoustical performance for the highest quality listening experience is but one dimension. Workflow and a fully engineered system solution is another, but we are now in an era where the control of sound dispersion and the minimising of noise is of critical value to the events and the venues we serve. The SL series is therefore bigger in more than one dimension and we are delighted to be launching the KSL System to the market.”

Matthias Christner, head of R&D Acoustics at d&b, said: “As with all new developments it’s essential we understand what technicians have in mind when they’re working. These challenges become the vision, something that we can shape with our own instincts and knowledge. This is why we talk about evolution not revolution, it’s a continuous updating of ideas; each step builds on the last. KSL is our latest advance on that journey and is warmly welcomed into the family.’’