Photo: Frost Chicago's KARA/SB18 system in the Field Museum's Great Hall
Purchased through Clearwing Productions of Milwaukee, Frost Chicago's new sound system inventory includes 36 KARA enclosures, 12 SB18 subs, eight coaxial 8XT and eight 115XT HiQ systems, and four LA-RAK touring racks each loaded with four LA8 amplified controllers, plus an additional spare LA8.
"We are the exclusive vendor for production at the Field Museum as a special events venue," says Frost Chicago Account Executive Jonathan Bancroft, who has been with the company for seven years. "Its Great Hall is a very large environment that can host anything from a 150-person dinner to 1,500 people. When making the decision to expand our audio offerings, we knew we needed something that could accommodate the wide spectrum of events there, so we immediately locked on to KARA for its size, power, fidelity and, obviously, the L-ACOUSTICS name, which has such a great reputation. We use the system there all the time now and have always had superb results with it."
In addition to the Field Museum, Frost Chicago often stages events at Union Station's Great Hall and other impressive historical sites throughout the city. "In these acoustically challenging venues, KARA has really been a home run for us," Bancroft adds. "The ability to precisely target our audiences in SOUNDVISION and keep audio off of the walls and other reflective surfaces has been the hallmark of what has made it truly successful for us. We're very happy with KARA and proud to be the first Chicago-based company to carry the product."
In the coming weeks and months, the company plans to deploy its KARA enclosures for an audience of 1,500 at the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, which will be held at the UIC Forum, as well as at the University of Chicago's 511th Convocation later this spring.
L-ACOUSTICS is a leading innovator and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, amplifiers and signal processing devices for touring and installed sound markets. Known around the globe for pioneering and championing the modern line array loudspeaker concept with V-DOSC, the company has received numerous accolades for its K1, KUDO, KARA, KIVA, ARCS, XT coaxial loudspeaker systems and SB line of subwoofer enclosures, all powered and processed with the LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers in fulfillment of a "total system approach." L-ACOUSTICS products for the US market are distributed by L-ACOUSTICS US of Oxnard, California.
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