K-array USA Explains the Benefits of Line Array in Home Theaters

With decades of experience in the pro audio market, including sound reinforcement for some of music’s top artists, the Italian company K-array is bringing its engineering expertise into consumer audio.

For more than three decades, K-array, an Italian audio manufacturer based in Tuscany has been developing audio solutions for discerning customers. 

Using its background in the professional sound market, which often uses line-array technologies for applications that include live music, K-array has migrated into the home market and developed a number of products that can be setup as line-array solutions in residential settings.  

Underscoring the science of sound, as well as the desire for humans to have audio systems in their homes, Rusty Waite, president of K-array USA explains that when applicable, line source technologies disperse sound further and more precisely than the point source technologies that are traditionally used in home audio. 

Waite emphasizes that a variety of factors, including the size and shape of the room will help determine when the use of line source technologies align with the performance goals of the homeowner. 

Regardless of what technology is used however, Waite notes that K-array offers both point source and line-source products. More importantly he continues, the company has developed a reputation for providing discreet speaker systems that complement booth indoor and outdoor spaces.

“Coming from Italy, it’s very important that design is key, but then we also come from a pro audio background, so providing really top quality is paramount … it has the same importance to us as design you know we have some more flexibility when we are using line sources because our speakers can be smaller,” he comments. 

Using the combination of proven science and the influences of its Italian heritage as design inspiration, Waite stresses that K-array is providing professional integrators with a full selection of loudspeakers and subwoofers that can be used to reproduce home theater audio that includes immersive audio without compromising dynamics and sound quality.  

To learn more about K-array, including its product line and line-array technologies, check out Waite’s conversation with CE Pro magazine on home theater and line-array technologies. 

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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