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L-Acoustics launches new Reference Subwoofer and Amplified Controller

L-Acoustics announced the launch of the KS28, a new reference subwoofer, adding 3dB of SPL (versus the SB28) and exclusively driven by the new LA12X amplified controller, at the opening of the Prolight + Sound conference.

The KS28 brings sub performance to a new standard, offering extended bandwidth down to 25Hz, outstanding low frequency resolution, exceptional SPL and tight impact. Weighing only 79kg (174 pounds) and epitomising the ease of use that is the hallmark of an L-Acoustics enclosure, the sub is rapid and cost-effective to deploy, with all rigging integrated into the box. Like its predecessor, the KS28 is suitable for performances from classical or contemporary music through to EDM or green field music festivals.

L-Acoustics also launched the LA12X, a new amplified controller with 12,000 watts of power, thanks to its smart DSP-controlled Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) with Power Factor Correction. Boasting up to 3,300 watts per channel with record hold times, the LA12X is capable of operating from 100 to 240 volts, while offering the highest tolerance to unstable mains. Universal SMPS ensures the LA12X can be taken around the globe, while boosted DSP resources with AVB means the amp is future-ready. The most powerful amplified controller to date, the four-in-by-four-out architecture of the LA12X will make it a strong and economical choice for both rental and install projects.

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The LA12X, a new amplified controller with 12,000 watts of power, and the LA-RAK II, an updated touring rack


The LA12X launch was accompanied by that of the LA-RAK II, an updated touring rack, offering worldwide compatibility in one sole model.

Florent Bernard, Director of Applications, Touring at L-Acoustics, said:

The duo of KS28 and LA12X will set a new benchmark by offering more power and better low-end resolution than any similar sized solution out there. We’ve tested the products over the last three months in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The feedback from this pilot program is universally positive, with sound engineers telling us they’ve heard details in their mix that they’d never heard before. We are confident that the KS28 and LA12X will offer amazing new possibilities to rental providers and integrators.

The new products are available for order immediately and will begin shipping in May.


Main image: L-Acoustics KS28, a new reference subwoofer


About L-Acoustics

Founded in 1984 near Paris, France, L-Acoustics is a leading manufacturer of turnkey solutions for the professional sound industry. With 320 team members, 20% of whom are dedicated to R&D, L-Acoustics is present in over 75 countries either through subsidiaries or via a network of certified distributors or providers.

Recognised throughout the industry for pioneering the modern line array, L-Acoustics offers a total system approach for both the touring and fixed installation markets, and a product line responding to the needs of venues from the most intimate club to the grandest arena. The company’s sound systems can be heard in places like the Hollywood Bowl, the NBA Houston Rockets Toyota Center and the Philharmonie de Paris. L-Acoustics solutions have been used at seven of the world’s ten top-grossing festivals*, the London and Sochi Olympics, and on the Foo Fighters Sonic Highways World Tour, among others.


* According to the Pollstar 2015 Worldwide Festival grosses


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