The beginning of February saw K-array’s UK distributor, 2B Heard, host a seminar for some of the UK’s leading audio engineers on the benefits of K-array’s new KH8 Firenze system, presented by K-array’s Alessandro Tatini and Mario Di Cola, and AFMG Berlin’s FIRmaker / EASE Focus V3, presented by AFMG’s Stefan Feistel.
“K-array’s Firenze system is a revolutionary new line array concept that offers a unique solution for demanding tour applications, large scale productions and live events,” explained 2B Heard’s Dave Wooster. “The benefits are considerable, with the system delivering extremely high quality audio, along with the advantages of quick set up, light weight and a considerable reduction in size over traditional line arrays, which also help to reduce trucking costs and deliver a quick return on investment.”
AFMG’s FIRmaker sound optimisation tool delivers a sophisticated optimisation algorithm that is designed for computing optimal FIR coefficients tailored to a specific venue. This allows loudspeaker manufacturers to give their customers the option to tune DSP FIR filters to every possible venue within seconds.
“The combination of Firenze’s onboard Armonia DSP system loaded into each unit, providing eight channels of DSP and amplification for each Firenze panel, and the use of FIRmaker, gives the system the ability to accurately steer the loudspeaker’s sound beam,” said Dave. “We wanted to show that this, along with Auto Configuration of Firenze using Slim Array Technology, digital acoustic steer and a weather proof enclosure, makes Firenze a unique, cost sensitive solution.”