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Linear 5 range expanded with new long-throw satellite and subwoofer

HK Audio has unveiled the latest additions to its class-leading Linear 5 loudspeaker range, the L5 LTS A long-throw satellite and the L SUB 4000 A subwoofer.

An enticing alternative to conventional compact line arrays in terms of both price and audio performance, the L5 LTS A is an exceptionally efficient, easy-to-handle sound reinforcement tool for professional hire companies, and is sure to impress when installed in clubs.

The L5 LTS A pairs the concept of an integrated line array with the physical format of a classic compact point source, and the enclosure can be flown or deployed in ground stacks. Although a single satellite achieves the long-throw performance of a conventional compact array, the L5 LTS A’s special audio characteristics also let you set up acoustically correct head stacks and horizontal clusters, and the two configurations may even be combined in a head-stack cluster.

The heart of the L5 LTS A is the Multicell Transformer developed by HK Audio. Its unique design offers three key benefits: extremely high SPL, minimal distortion in the audible range up to 20 kHz, and a + 5°/-30 ° curved wavefront similar to that of a full multi-component array.

The L SUB 4000 A provides the perfect low-end support for the L5 LTS A. A versatile bass bin that can serve as a sub-low add-on to the L SUB 2000 A, it can be paired with all Linear 5 fullrange and satellite speakers and delivers a dynamic, deep-ranging response and high maximum SPL. In addition, the L SUB 4000 A’s preamp is stereo, so a single unit can be deployed as a central sub-low bin for a stereo system.

Alexander Wollenberg, HK Audio Product Manager, said: “Linear 5 has established itself on the global market as a true leader in the 1” class thanks to its extreme SPL and versatile performance capabilities. We’re hugely proud of the new L5 LTS A and L SUB 4000 A, which set new standards in terms of price versus performance – they represent a genuine step forward for HK Audio and will provide our users all over the world with outstanding sound reinforcement for a vast variety of uses.”

The L5 LTS A and L SUB 4000 A are being exclusively previewed at Prolight + Sound 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany, until April 18. For more information, visit the HK Audio website or the HK Audio booth at the show, where it is located at Hall 8.0 E60.

You can find the data sheet with the preliminary technical data here: