Prolight + Sound 2015 “Kling & Freitag breaks new ground”

From April 15 to 18, Kling & Freitag is showing three new product lines at Prolight + Sound 2015 in Frankfurt (Main) – VIDA; system power amps, PASSIO SUB.

The name VIDA stands for “Versatile Intelligent Digital Array”. The “VIDA L” model is a scalable, controllable and full-range-compatible line array system. Up to eight of these 1-metre modules can be connected to the integrated mechanics. Three different speaker paths are used in the VIDA L, which is equipped with 48 DSP channels and 48 class D power amps. Here, the 6 x 6.5” driver, 12 x 3.5” driver and 32 individually controlled 1” dome tweeters are arranged coaxially on a Waveguide in a slim aluminium body.

The very high number of high-frequency drivers and their short mounting distance enable controlled and uniform coverage, even in the upper frequency band. This gives VIDA L a completely new quality in beam steering. The VIDA L module, which is equally suitable for mobile use and permanent installation, is protected by an opaque front grille. Optionally, the 3-way module can be extended with a cardioid module (VIDA C), which significantly improves performance in the low-frequency range and in rear attenuation. The signal feed can be analogue or digital via AES 3 and Dante, with the option of redundant cabling.

Kling & Freitag is about to present a whole new set of system power amps based on the new PLM+ and D series from the Swedish manufacturer Lab.gruppen. The K&F D80:4, K&F D120:4 and K&F D200:4 are mainly suitable for the installation field, while the K&F PLM 12k44 and K&F PLM20k44 are specifically designed for live performances and touring. These five models cover different performance classes and come with a variety of innovations. RPM (rational power management) provides the flexibility to assign different power to each of the four output channels – this removes the need for a bridge operation later on. Other features include PFC (power factor correction), universal power adapters and various inputs – Dante (primary and secondary), AES and analogue.

Based on the newly developed Lake core modules and exclusive K&F module pre-sets, the high-performance power amps that are fitted with red front panels will be able to operate all standard K&F systems in future. The new K&F system power amps for the Rental and Install areas will be available from early May 2015.

The PASSIO series from Kling & Freitag is rounded off by the compact subwoofer models, PASSIO SUB 12 and PASSIO SUB 15. Two aspects which characterise the new systems are a passive crossover and high degree of efficiency. In addition to the combination with PASSIO (2 x 5/ 1), both models can also be operated at a reasonable cost with Gravis 8 / 12 and SONA 5 / 6 / 8 via the Lab.gruppen IPD-2400 system power amp. The corresponding K&F pre-sets are available for download on and also on the official Lab.Gruppen website.

Further details are available at the Kling & Freitag stand in Hall 8, Stand F 40.

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