Kiva II

Kiva II

  • 138 dB of peak SPL (+ 6 dB SPL vs. Kiva)
  • Compact footprint, low weight
  • High amplifier density (16 ohms)
  • Smooth 100° horizontal polar response (K grill)
  • 15° inter-element vertical flexibility
  • Multiple rigging accessories
  • Sturdy cabinet
  • RAL CLASSIC, IP55 rating

Variable Curvature Line Source


DOSC

With the proprietary DOSC waveguide, the L-Acoustics V-DOSC system was the first line array to operate coherently across the whole audible frequency range. Since 1993, this major technological innovation is at the heart of every L-Acoustics line source element, with specifically tailored DOSC waveguides for constant curvature arrays (ARCS systems) or variable curvature arrays (K systems).

Laminar Venting

All current L-Acoustics loudspeaker enclosures with low-range capacities feature laminar vents which provide high SPL while eliminating turbulence noise. This technology was implemented for the first time in 2007 in the SB28 subwoofer, and has been included in K1, K1-SB, K2, SB15m, SB18(i/m), and the X Series.

L-Fins

Introduced in 2008 with the KI system, the L-Fin waveguide marked the transition from the "V" transducer layout of legacy V-DOSC and dV-DOSC systems to the "K" transducer layout. L-Fins significantly improve the precision and smoothness of the directivity pattern in the horizontal plane. In addition to K1, L-Fins are featured in Kara and ARCS WiFo.

 KIVA II

POWER IS BEAUTIFUL

Kiva II is a new ultra-compact modular line source, adding 6dB of max SPL versus its predecessor, maximized amplifier density with 16 ohm impedance, and a new sturdy cabinet.

Despite its ultra-compact format, the Kiva II features L-Acoustics’ Wavefront Sculpture Technology™ (WST), giving it a long throw capability and delivering even SPL from the front row to the back of the audience. Its coplanar transducer arrangement and new K front grill generate a symmetric horizontal coverage of 100 degrees without secondary lobes over the entire frequency range.

Weighing only 31 pounds (14 kg), the product’s elegant lines and flush-fitted rigging allow it to melt into any architecture, making it a natural fit for installations in Performing Arts Centers and special events demanding minimum visual obtrusion, and particularly in L-ISA™ multi-channel configuration installations.

“Our new Kiva II keeps the elegance of its predecessor, but that’s where the comparison ends. Delivering an extra 6dB, the new model offers an impressive peak SPL of 138dB. With only a ‘1.5dB’ price increase, Kiva II is now the SPL-to-size ratio benchmark in its format category.

Beside the whopping SPL, we also bring reinforced weather resistance, a rigging visual safety check, and new rigging accessories to expand the range of applications.”

Cédric Montrezor,
Director of application, Installation at L-Acoustics

2019-05-23T16:17:47+00:00