German firm broadens portable line array portfolio
German firm HK Audio has expanded its portable line array systems portfolio with the release of Elements Plus and Elements Install.
The Elements Plus range is comprised of two models – the E 835 and the E 210 Sub AS - while the Elements Install line is made up of the E 435 Install Kit: Mid/High Unit and the E 435 A Install Kit: Mid/High Unit with Amp Module.
The E 835 mid/high unit (£579 UK RRP) is designed to provide greater flexibility and power than its older sibling the E 435 when you want to set up bigger systems. With eight speakers, it can handle 300 watts at 8 ohms' impedance, and is ideal for those looking to minimise the number of mechanical connections in their rig. The E 835 and E 435 mid/high units’ design and tuning are identical, so combining them is simple.
E 210 Sub AS
The new E 210 Sub AS system subwoofer (£1699 UK RRP) comes with two 1,200-watt amps in its engine room. Power amp number one drives the two internal 10” woofers, with enough power left over to run an external passive type L Sub 1200. The second power amp delivers 900 watts at 2.6 ohms to drive up to three E 835s (or six E 435s).
E 435Install Kit: Mid/High Unit (£749 UK RRP)
HK has developed this new Elements Install gear to facilitate simple and inconspicuous installation. It is comprised of two modified E 435 mid/high units and includes mounting yokes. Up to six mid/high units (including the Wall-mount Kit) can be combined. You can adjust an Elements system on mounting yokes 180° horizontally and fix it in place via the two included hex-head screws.
E 435 A Install Kit: Mid/High Unit with Amp Module (£899 UK RRP)
The active Install Kit is essentially the E 435 IL bolstered by a powered EA 600 amp module, with mounting hardware in place of the top mid/high unit. This turns it into an active array that can power either three E 435s or a combination of one E 435 and one E 835.
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