L-Acoustics: Expands New ARCS Family with Install-Specific Range

by Stage Directions

Broadening the successful launch of the new A Series of ultra-scalable, medium throw line source arrays earlier this year at Prolight+Sound, L-Acoustics announces the upcoming debut of install-specific versions of the full A Series. The new install range delivers the same renowned L-Acoustics concert performance as their touring versions, in a discrete, economical design, and accompanied by install-specific rigging accessories for ultimate flexibility. Here is a video overview of the new line:

“The newest member in the powerful family of L-Acoustics technology, A Series has already been warmly welcomed by our partners and especially by rental companies worldwide who are interested in the new A Series rental network charter,” explains L-Acoustics Product Manager Germain Simon. “Extending the range to include enclosures and rigging accessories conceived especially for the installation market makes perfect sense. The power and flexibility of the A Series will elevate the standard of integration possibilities.”

A Series offers adjustable coverage options, with the A15i Focus achieving an impressive throw of up to 45 meters, and maximum output of 144 dB. A15i and A10i feature Panflex, adapting to any audience geometry in an approachable, easy to use package that offers the same sonic signature and power of larger line source systems.

A custom range of install accessories provides the necessary tools for any installation need. A special yoke bracket allows for flying of up to two enclosures and features adjustable depth for increased mounting options. To further facilitate integration, A Series enclosures incorporate standard inserts for additional rigging accessories and include terminal connectors with an additional connector sealing plate to protect from dust and water, achieving a rugged IP55 rating. Its passive design allows for maximum amplifier density.

“The install-specific rigging options of A Series will grant unprecedented flexibility,” elaborates Simon. “The accessories, combined with Panflex for adjustable waveguide directivity, give integrators everything needed to design laser-precise sound coverage under any conditions.”

A special acoustically transparent fabric cover available in RAL colors provides a flat profile in situations where discretion is required. The cover is also compatible with projection-mapping, allowing A Series to become an integral part of any production décor.

“A Series responds to the needs of any size or type of installation project, from theaters to houses of worship, and live clubs to education facilities,” concludes Simon. “We expect A Series to be especially interesting for distributed system requirements in stadia and arena.”
Install versions of the new L-Acoustics A Series line

New A Series Family Product Specifications

A15i Focus

Type: Passive 2-way
Bandwidth (-10 dB): 41 Hz–20 kHz
Maximum SPL: 144 dB
Coverage angle (-6 dB): Enclosure 10°; L-Fins 70°/110° symmetrical or 90° asymmetrical
Transducers: LF 1 x 15” neodymium bass-reflex; HF 1 x 3” compression
Weight: 35 kg / 77 lbs

A15i Wide

Type: Passive 2-way
Bandwidth (-10 dB): 42 Hz–20 kHz
Maximum SPL: 141 dB
Coverage angle (-6 dB): Enclosure 30°; L-Fins 70°/110° symmetrical or 90° asymmetrical
Transducers: LF 1 x 15” neodymium bass-reflex; HF 1 x 3” compression
Weight: 33 kg / 72 lbs

A10i Focus

Type: Passive 2-way
Bandwidth (-10 dB): 65 Hz–20 kHz
Maximum SPL: 139 dB
Coverage angle (-6 dB): Enclosure 10°; L-Fins 70°/110° symmetrical or 90° asymmetrical
Transducers: LF 1 x 10” neodymium bass-reflex; HF 1 x 2.5” compression
Weight: 22 kg / 48.5 lbs

A10i Wide

Type: Passive 2-way
Bandwidth (-10 dB): 65 Hz–20 kHz
Maximum SPL: 137 dB
Coverage angle (-6 dB): Enclosure 30°; L-Fins 70°/110° symmetrical or 90° asymmetrical
Transducers: LF 1 x 10” neodymium bass-reflex; HF 1 x 2.5” compression
Weight: 20 kg / 44 lbs

KS21i

Type: Bass-reflex
Bandwidth (-10 dB): 30 Hz; 29 Hz ([KS21_60] preset)
Maximum SPL: 138 dB
Nominal directivity: standard or cardioid
Transducers: LF 1 x 21”
Weight: 49 kg / 108 lbs

Further information from L-Acoustics: www.l-acoustics.com

About L-Acoustics

Founded in 1984 near Paris, France, L-Acoustics is the market leader in professional sound reinforcement technologies. With over 400 team members worldwide and offices in Paris, London, Los Angeles, and New York, L-Acoustics is present in over 80 countries via our network of Certified Providers. Focused on solutions that elevate the audience experience, more than 20% of L-Acoustics’ talent is devoted to R&D in the areas of acoustics, applications, mechanics, electronics, signal processing, and software development.

Recognized for pioneering the line source array, L-Acoustics continues to shape the future of the professional audio industry with L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology, a multidimensional, object-based approach to designing, mixing, and processing sound that results in extremely natural and intelligible audio and a more vibrant, and authentic connection between artists and their fans.

L-Acoustics technologies can be heard in places like the Hollywood Bowl, the NFL Cardinals State Farm Stadium or the Philharmonie de Paris, as well as the world’s top-grossing festivals, and on tour with world-class artists such as Adele, Pearl Jam, Lorde, and Depeche Mode.