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L-Acoustics updates Kara line array with flexible directivity

Kara II features Panaflex, which provides four-in-one directivity

L-Acoustics has announced the new Kara II modular line source, with the addition of Panflex, giving Kara four-in-one directivity: one box handily covers any audience geometry. Kara II morphs to fit any design, offering consistent coverage and SPL distribution with precise focus in four different directivity patterns: 70 degrees or 110 degrees symmetrical and 90 degrees asymmetrical, steering to either the left or right. In its 70-degree configuration, Kara II packs a full 2 dB more than in 110 degrees. 

Last year saw record-breaking sales for the lightweight yet powerful enclosure. In a nod to the wide audience of Kara owners around the globe, L-Acoustics will make available a kit to upgrade existing Kara with Panflex.

“Kara has been a perpetual best-seller for a reason,” says L-Acoustics Executive Director of Application Design Florent Bernard. “Its lightweight, diminutive form factor and strong, consistent SPL make it the perfect tool for a plethora of events or permanent installs. When we introduced Panflex to the industry, our clients told us this was the only thing missing from Kara. We listened, and the new Kara II brings our medium-format line array into a new era of added directivity and improved polar stability.”

Kara II is a powerhouse enclosure, meeting the needs of any audience geometry and morphing to fit any design, offering consistent coverage and SPL distribution with laser focus. As with all L-Acoustics K Series line arrays, Kara benefits from decades of research and development into quick and safe rigging, making it the reference in the market for rapid and optimized deployment.

Kara II Specifications
Type: Two-way active WST enclosure 
Bandwidth (-10 dB): 55 Hz – 20 kHz ([KARA II_70]) 
Maximum SPL: 142 dB ([KARA II_70]) 
Coverage angle: 70° / 110° symmetric or 90° asymmetric (35°/55°) 
Weight: 26 kg / 57 lb 

Kara II for rental ships in March 2020, and can be seen at NAMM in L-Acoustics meeting room 17209. Kara II for install will ship later in 2020.

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Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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