L-Acoustics KARA Modular WST® Line Source Black

Loudspeaker KARA Modular Line Active 2-way Powered; 2 x 8" LF; 1 x 3" HF; 26kg; Black (LAC-KARA)


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The KARA modular line source element has an operating frequency bandwidth from 55 Hz to 20 kHz. This response can be lowered down to 32 Hz with the addition of the SB18 low frequency extension.

KARA features a 2-way, bi-amplified design and is equipped with 2 x 8” neodymium LF speakers in a bass-reflex tuned enclosure. The HF section features a 3” neodymium diaphragm driver coupled to a DOSC® waveguide.

The K-shaped coplanar transducer configuration generates a symmetric horizontal coverage of 110° without secondary lobes over the entire frequency range. The combination of coplanar symmetry and DOSC® waveguide allows the system to fulfil the 5 WST® criteria. Any KARA line source can be curved up to a maximum of 10° for each element without breaking the inter-element acoustic coupling.

The KARA enclosure is made of first grade Baltic birch plywood to ensure maximum acoustical and mechanical integrity. The 4 point rigging system allows suspending up to 24 KARA in a single array. The KARA system is driven by the dedicated LA8 amplified controller which ensures active system linearization, intelligent transducer protection, and optimization for 3 operating modes:

  • The “FULL RANGE” mode for standalone Line Source arrays or distributed applications
  • The “HIGH-PASS” mode for fills or for KARA as a K1 downfill
  • The “LOW EXTENSION” mode for KARA/SB18 configurations
The performance of KARA depends upon the choice of electronic preset and physical system configuration.

Smooth and Flexible

The Kara modular line source delivers ultimate flexibility to any sound design, with its optional low frequency extension. This active, two-way compact enclosure boasts exceptional throw as well as smooth and wide horizontal directivity.

Deployed alone, Kara is ideal for enhanced speech and vocal programs. With the SB18 subwoofer, Kara delivers a full range performance, capable of reproducing high impact low frequency for the most energetic music concerts.

An install version with streamlined rigging and a custom color palette allows Kara to adapt to any install which calls for architectural discretion.

  • Compact and lightweight design, compliant with rigging and sightline constraints
  • Extended LF resources for contour requirements from flat to medium
  • Clarity, intelligibility and precision for vocal, speech and lead instruments
  • 110° horizontal directivity for distributed applications, fills and central clusters
  • LA-RAK (LA8) advanced system drive and protection
  • State-of-the-art rigging system for high accuracy and quick set-up
  • White and architectural RAL color available (Karai)
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