HK goes lightweight
HK goes lightweight
HK Audio is highlighting the low weight of its new generation of Lucas Nano stereo PA systems, describing the family as ‘the only genuine active stereo PA series that can be carried in one hand’. The five-member series contains five models across two power classes, the 16.3kg 600 series and the 10.3kg 300 series.
The new generation of Luca Nano sees the 605 FX and 305 FX replace the 600 and 300 systems, while the 302 is an entirely new addition. These three systems join the existing 608i and 602 models to complete the range.
Starting with the 600 series, the various systems all comprise ‘fist-sized’ satellites that can be stored within the 35cm x 49cm x 47cm subwoofer when not in use. These each offer a maximum SPL of 130dB, 1,500W of peak power and a frequency response of 43Hz to 20kHz. In terms of the new member of this series, the 605 FX features five channels controlled via an onboard digital mixer or an iPad app, which also features additional EQ and compressor functions. It also offers Bluetooth audio streaming and built-in reverbs.
Meanwhile, the lower powered 300 series again sees ‘fist-sized’ satellites that can be stored in a 30cm x 39cm x 42cm sub when not in use. They offer a maximum SPL of 120dB, 750W of peak power and a frequency response of 44Hz to 20kHz. More specifically, the 305 FX features five channels, built-in reverbs and Bluetooth audio streaming, while the simpler 302 offers a single stereo input.
The family uses custom-made Celestion speakers and the manufacturer states that they can be used in 2.1 systems or mono setups.
Staying with Lucas, but changing categories, the manufacturer is targeting mobile DJs with its Lucas 2K active 2.1 stereo PA. The 2K series comprises two options: 2K15 features a 15-inch wooden bass reflex subwoofer and 2K18 comes with an 18-inch sub. Both systems are completed with a pair of 8-inch speaker/1-inch horn satellites.
Each member of the series features a 2,000W power amplifier with DSP. The satellites for both systems have a peak SPL of 127dB and a frequency range of 118Hz to 18kHz. 2K15’s 15-inch sub offers a peak SPL of 129dB and a frequency range of 44Hz to 130Hz, while the larger 2K18 sub has a peak SPL of 128dB and a frequency range of 39Hz to 130Hz.