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KIVA

The KIVA Line Source element has an operating frequency bandwidth from 80Hz to 20kHz and this response can be lowered down to 50Hz with the addition of the KILO low frequency extension cabinet.

KIVA features two 6.5" drivers in a bass-reflex tuned enclosure and a 1.5" diaphragm compression driver coupled to a DOSC® waveguide for HF reproduction. The passive crossover network uses 2nd order filters with builtin phase compensation.

The V-shaped coplanar transducer configuration generates a symmetric horizontal coverage of 100° without secondary lobes over the entire frequency range. The combination of coplanar symmetry and DOSC® waveguide in the HF region allows the system to fulfil the 5 WST® criteria, thereby allowing the wavefront of a KIVA line source to be curved up to a maximum of 15º for each element without breaking the inter-element acoustic coupling.

The captive 3-point rigging system is fully integrated into the KIVA cabinet allowing up to 20 elements (or 12 KIVA and 4 KILO) to be flown in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.

The KIVA cabinet is made of a unique composite material with remarkable mechanical and acoustic properties (very similar to Baltic birch plywood) and with the added benefit of a high immunity to moisture.

 
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