- Modular touring rack designed for all
- Hosts 3xLA8 for maximum drive flexibility and power
- Analog Signal, Network and Power distribution panels
- Engineered 9U frame allows flying and rigging
- Compatible with legacy cabling standards
- Universal platform to ease L-ACOUSTICS Rental Network cross rental
- AES/EBU Standard on LA8 and LA-RAK (May 2011)
The LA-RAK is the central element of the L-ACOUSTICS® system architecture built upon the LA8 amplified controller. It offers an advanced drive rack solution for all L-ACOUSTICS® systems covering signal and power distribution in a comprehensive plug-and-play touring package.
The LA-RAK module comprises:
The LA-RAK working principle is entirely modular and the user can physically assemble and interconnect multiple modules to fit numerous applications. The LA-RAK configuration based on a multiple of 3 LA8 yields the maximum flexibility and power resources for any L-ACOUSTICS® system from compact coaxial enclosures up to KUDO® and K1 stadium line sources.
Following the successful introduction of the LA-AES3 card and LA-PANEL AES3 in 2010, the K standard is evolving and the LA-PANEL AES3 is now a standard patch panel for LA-RAK intended to transfer the 3 back panels of the LA-AES3 cards installed in the LA8s to the LARAK front side thus facilitating digital audio wiring.
The LA-PANEL AES3 comprises 3 pairs of XLR sockets (IN and LINK) ended by AES/EBU cables. Also are provided 2 extra XLR AES/EBU Link cables.
|“We used a double-stacked LA-RAK per side, which was the other beauty of this tour. There were so many backline techs, and some of the theaters were so small that having the LA-RAK on each side of the stage do four subs a side, the KUDO, and everything else was extremely convenient. Everything stores in the rack, and the compact footprint was absolutely crucial in some of these venues”.|
|John Moine de Russy
Ingénieur en diffusion sonore/Opérateur console
|"I particularly appreciate the ergonomy of the LA-RAK and how easy it can be implemented on tours or events".|
Imola Audio Scene
|"With the increase of our L-ACOUSTICS KUDO / LA-RAK inventory, we are excited to be part of the “K” Standard of the L-ACOUSTICS Rental Network. This platform brings added flexibility to us and increases synergy between us and other K Rental Network Agents. 2009 has been a good year already and we are looking forward to an even more success in 2010 thanks to this investment”|
George Strait’s FOH Engineer
|“I love the packaging of LA-RAK. We can stack them any way we want and they patch up perfectly every time with no ground issues, buzzes or hums. They’re very solid and sonically pleasing".|
Head of Audio
Visual Horizon Communications
“The switch from legacy RK12 racks equipped with LA48a amplifiers to LA8-equipped LA-RAK units has been a resounding success. When we first took delivery, we staged an A/B listening test between our LA48a and new LA8, and the difference was incredible--especially when we deployed the new amps with our KUDO rig. Even using the LA8's stock presets without any tweaking, it was as if we had just bought a whole new speaker system. Of course, we liked the loudspeaker before, but with LA-RAK, KUDO really shines!"