At three venues across the UK, SSE will be showing for the first time L-Acoustics’ KIVA II, along with the new L-Acoustics X series, all running through Avid’s flagship console, the S6L.

For the launch of KIVA II, the new compact line array from L-Acoustics, the SSE sales team is going on tour. It has selected three very different venues across the country where installers will have the opportunity to hear the brand new KIVA II system for the first time. To further increase the appeal of the days SSE has invited Avid along to demonstrate its flagship S6L digital console and L-Acoustics will also demonstrate its X-Series Co-Axial range.

Where And When:

Friday, October 28: Fly By Nite Rehearsal Complex Redditch B98 8YP

Monday, October 31: Theatre Royal Wakefield WF1 2TE

Tuesday, November 8: University of Westminster, Harrow Campus HA1 3UW

These free events will include the opportunity to see and hear the KIVA II and X-Series from L-Acoustics and get hands on with the AVID S6L.


L-Acoustics KIVA II

KIVA II, a new ultra-compact modular line source adding 6dB of max SPL versus its predecessor, maximised amplifier density with 16-ohm impedance and a new rugged enclosure material.

L-Acoustics will demonstrate the KIVA II including an A-B comparison test with its predecessor the original KIVA.

Avid S6L

The S6L is a fully modular, scalable live sound mixing system that provides functionality for a range of live sound mixing applications, including front-of-house, monitor, broadcast, theatre, and more. With the latest VENUE 5.3 software, support is provided for the new MADI-192 option card; users can double their channel count for recording, playback and Virtual Soundcheck.

Avid Live Specialists will demonstrate the S6L including the latest enhancements brought about by the 5.3 software and the MADI-192 card.

L-Acoustics X Series

The X Series is the coaxial point source range of loudspeakers from L-Acoustics, aimed at installations and stage monitoring applications.

L-Acoustics will be demonstrating the full range of X-Series cabinets including the X15 Hi-Q, the X12 and X8.

The Venues

Fly By Nite Rehearsal Studios

The largest purpose built studio in Europe, Fly by Nite Rehearsal Studios is a state-of-the-art arena sized rehearsal venue located in Redditch, south of Birmingham. SSE works closely with the trucking arm of Fly by Nite.

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Located in the town of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, Theatre Royal Wakefield was built in 1894 (originally named Wakefield Theatre Royal & Opera House) and is the smallest theatre designed by architect Frank Matcham. The theatre seats 499 people and is a typical size for the new KIVAII making it an ideal environment to test out the compact array system.

Area 51, Westminster University Harrow Campus

Located within Westminster University’s Harrow Campus, Area 51 is part of the Music Arts and Design department and is used for several courses including BMUS Commercial Music Performance, BA Commercial Music and MA Audio Production. SSE Audio installed a complete audio lighting and AV package in Area 51 in 2014.

SSE sales director Alex Penn notes: “We’re really looking forward to taking the new KIVA II out on this promotional tour. It’s a first for us at SSE and we’ve chosen some really great venues to host these events. It’s also the first opportunity for us to see how KIVA II performs – the A-B comparison test between the old KIVA system and the new KIVA II should be particularly interesting.”

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