L-ACOUSTICS KUDO is a new generation of line source array offering far more flexibility and
possibilities than any other line array to date. KUDO marks a significant evolution in L-ACOUSTICS Pioneer
ing Wavefront Sculpture Technology (WST) since WST can now be performed in both vertical and horizontal planes simultaneously. Two patented DOSC waveguides are incorporated in KUDO, allowing WST to be performed either
vertically or horizontally. In parallel, coverage pattern adjustment is available in the perpendicular
plane using patent-pending K-LOUVER technology. Mechanically-adjustable K-LOUVERs provide directivity control for the mid/high section (above 800 Hz) and allow KUDO to be reconfigured with four different coverage pattern settings.
KUDO combines the functions of a variable curvature vertical line source array (like V-DOSC) and a
constant curvature horizontal line source array (like ARCS). When used as a vertical line source
array, inter-enclosure angles are 0-10deg at 1deg reSolution
and the horizontal directivity can be configured as: 50deg (symmetric); 110deg (symmetric); 25deg x 55deg (asymmetric) or 55deg x 25deg (asymmetric). Within the same array, individual enclosures can also be configured with different horizontal directivity depending
on the shape, width and reverberation properties of the Venue
, making KUDO extremely flexible with respect to audience geometry matching When installed horizontally as a constant curvature line source array, 10deg inter-enclosure angles are
employed and the horizontal coverage is 10deg x N (where N is the number of enclosures). Vertical directivity can then be configured as: 50deg (symmetric); 110deg (symmetric); 25deg x 55deg (asymmetric - up) or 55deg x 25deg (asymmetric - down). Given the choice of 4 directivity settings and 2 orientation possibilities, KUDO provides the performance equivalent of 8 different loudspeakers. Having such unprecedented flexibility in a highpower, medium format system makes KUDO truly unique, and KUDO defines a new loudspeaker class in the same way as ARCS did in 1995 and dV-DOSC
TM in 1998 (not to mention the industry paradigm shift that resulted following the release of V-DOSC in 1993).
Founded by Dr Christian Heil in 1984, L-ACOUSTICS has revolutionized the Pro Audio industry with its legendary Line Source Systems.
For the past two decades, L-ACOUSTICS has developed a reputation for creating innovative solutions to the most demanding sound reinforcement requirements.
Commitment to the scientific method and product innovation have been our philosophies from the outset. But innovation doesn't stop with the product itself: with continued value enhancements, we offer you exceptional product durability.
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Line array speakers make up a loudspeaker system to create a sound source that produces an evenly distributed sound output. The driver of each line array element is close enough to the driver of the next element to create constructive interference. The resulting sound waves go farther than sound waves from traditional loudspeakers.
Line array systems date back to the early days of research in acoustics. Many old town halls and public venues still have old line source boxes which were found to project voice well though they are much smaller than horn-loaded speakers.
These days, line array speakers use different drivers for high-, mid- and low-frequency passbands that must be in line. Each enclosure must be set up closely to form columns composed of these drivers. To increase the frequency range and maximum sound pressure, the number of drivers per enclosure must be increased.
The orientation of line array speakers may vary. Vertical arrays are excellent for focusing sound at audiences without wasting output energy on ceilings or empty air above the audience because of its very narrow vertical output with a normally-wide horizontal pattern. On the other hand, horizontal line arrays have a very narrow horizontal output with a tall vertical pattern.
For hanging concert speakers which are usually part of a concert reinforcement system, enclosures are set up together using a specialized rigging hardware and they hang from a single point. These line array speakers are curved backward at the lower portion so that the sound will reach more audience.