Rental firm Stage Audio Services has acquired an L-Acoustics K2 system via SSE Sales, adding to its existing inventory of over 300 cabinets from the manufacturer.
Stage Audio Services has been a user of L-Acoustics systems for 20 years, and investing in the brand has been very beneficial for the company, according to owner Kevin Mobberley: “We were the first company in the country to buy L-Acoustics. We were very small back then and it was a good decision. It’s a product that people want, we were lucky to get on board early and we’ve done well from it. Now we have pretty much every cabinet they’ve ever made, plus 50 or 60 of their new LA8 amps.”
“We bought the K2 system because it’s a natural progression from V-DOSC and DV-DOSC, and we wanted to be at the forefront of the new technology. It’s a great ‘polite’ sounding system – by this I mean the sound has a very nice, hi fi-like quality to it and everyone loves the way it rigs and the way it transports; its light weight is a great bonus. We’ve had tours where we’ve had to go from large nightclubs straight to arenas; using K2 gives us a lot more flexibility in those situations.”
Delivery of the system was taken in February, and since then it has been put to plenty of use: “We’ve used K2 on the Slam Dunk, Download, We Are and Hard Rock Hell festivals, as well as on tour with Muse, Paulo Nutini and George Ezra,” Mobberley added. “We’re really happy with it. So much so that we are now in the process of moving all our stock on to the new K system, with X Series wedges.”
Pictured from left to right: SSE sales director Alex Penn, SAS owner Kevin Mobberley and L-Acoustics sales manager Stuart Down