HK Audio has introduced a brand new series of active speakers – Linear 3 – and has also added two new active models to the Linear Sub family of subwoofers.
Linear 3 promises high quality sound for bands and DJs in various scenarios, and offers ‘beautifully balanced, high definition sound, impressive low-end, clear speech reproduction and advanced DSP technology, all packaged in a strong and confident design – and all made to premium standards in Germany,’ according to the manufacturer.
The first members of the Linear 3 line are the 12”/1” L3 112 FA, the 15”/1” L3 115 FA and the multipurpose 12”/1” L3 112 XA, which can function both as a top and as an onstage monitor.
The technology behind Linear 3 is designed to make it simple for performers to achieve great audio results every time, even if they have no sound engineer or thorough pro-audio knowledge themselves. Four EQ presets – Bass Boost, Flat (LF), Flat (HMF) and Contour, two of which are active at any one time – provide plenty of options for shaping the sound to fit the music style, venue and audience.
In addition, the Linear 3 mid/high units come equipped with 1,200W class D power amps, Intelligent Multiband Limiters ensure tonal integrity at every volume level and precision directivity means the sound will go straight to the audience, with few unwanted reflections occurring.
They are also ideal companions for the Linear Sub subwoofers, which include the new 15” L Sub 1500 A and the 18” L Sub 1800 A. The low-end punch the L Sub 1500 A and the L Sub 1800 A deliver is similarly suited to the Linear 5 series, and they can also be used to extend the HK Audio Elements ‘Base’ systems. The new subwoofers have all been given a stereo input, meaning they can be easily be configured in half stacks, full stacks, 2.1 setups, and in mono sub clusters.
Alexander Wollenberg, HK Audio’s product manager, said: “Linear 3 is the easiest way to impress your audience. Whether you’re a PA system expert or prefer to focus entirely on giving your best possible performance, Linear 3 gives you optimal results in seconds thanks to our groundbreaking technology, a bunch of logical yet innovative design features, and made-in-Germany quality. Plus, if you need an extra dose of thumping low-end power, the new Linear Sub basses are the perfect add-on. Linear 3 offers top performance you can trust in – every single time.”
The Linear 3 series and the new Linear Sub models are available now, with the exception of the L3 112 XA, which will be available in the autumn.