HK AUDIO SET FOR A BIG PRESENCE AT PROLIGHT + SOUND AND MUSIKMESSE 2018
HK Audio will present a comprehensive range of new products in Hall 3.1 at Prolight + Sound 2018.
An exciting LUCAS NANO experience will also be presented in Hall 4.1, which is part of both Prolight + Sound and Musikmesse.
In addition, HK Audio will be co-organizer of the complementary program of events in Hall 4.1, as well as Technology Sponsor of the ‘Business Academy’ lecture area in Hall 11.1.
The news marks the return of Music & Sales P.E. GmbH – HK Audio’s parent company – to the Frankfurt event, after not being present in 2017.
Nicolas Petit, HK Audio’s Chief Marketing Officer, said: “We will have numerous new pro audio products with us at Prolight + Sound 2018 – the most we’ve had for ten years. The fair is the ideal setting for a product launch because we can reach not only professional users there but also our worldwide sales partners and international trade journalists. The new concept for Hall 4.1 also represents an exciting approach and gives us the opportunity to interest musicians, entertainers and DJs using our new LUCAS NANO portable stereo PAs.”
Michael Biwer, Group Show Director of the ‘Entertainment, Media & Creative Industries’ Business Unit of Messe Frankfurt, said: “HK Audio has stood for top quality sound ‘Made in Germany’ for over 30 years – for both PA professionals and musicians. We are delighted that Music & Sales will return to Frankfurt in 2018 and to reach out individually to its target groups by making presentations in several different halls. Moreover, the company is the perfect Technology Partner for the stage in Hall 11.1 and we are looking forward to a variety of interesting events there.”
Specific details of the HK Audio events at Prolight + Sound and Musikmesse will be announced in the run up to the shows.
THE NEW GENERATION OF THE LUCAS NANO FAMILY
HK Audio has introduced the new generation of its bestselling LUCAS NANO family of portable, high-performance stereo PA systems: new for November 2017 are the LUCAS NANO 302, LUCAS NANO 305 FX and LUCAS NANO 605 FX, joining the already available 608i and 602 models.
The award-winning LUCAS NANO family – which is the only genuine active stereo PA series that can be carried in one hand – is now made up of five individual models across two power classes. A range of different features and options means there is a NANO to suit any need or application.
All adhere to the classic LUCAS NANO format: incredible audio performance in an ultra-compactand exceedingly lightweight package. Each LUCAS NANO model includes an active subwoofer that delivers huge amounts of low end. The subwoofer powers the two fist-sized satellites which, when not in use, are stored within the subwoofer itself.
The LUCAS NANO family is exceptionally easy to scale up or down – two units can be used together as a powerful Twin Stereo System – and all set up in seconds flat.
The flagship LUCAS NANO 608i features 8 channels, controlled via an onboard digital mixer or using a free App for iPad which features additional EQ and compressor functions. With enough inputs to plug in a whole band in, and other features like Bluetooth audio streaming, the 608i is the portable PA for any environment – and it can be mixed wirelessly from anywhere in the venue.
The all-new LUCAS NANO 605 FX is a superb all-rounder, ideally suited for anyone from musicians and bands to DJs and public speakers. Featuring five inputs, built-in reverb effects and Bluetooth audio streaming, LUCAS NANO 605FX is ready for any audio occasion.
For musicians, DJs and entertainers who want to use their own external mixer, DJ controller or playback device, the LUCAS NANO 602 is perfect – its simple interface and single stereo input make it incredibly simple and quick to get ready for show time. Its simplicity also makes it the ideal second unit in a Twin Stereo System.
Finally, the all-new LUCAS NANO 305 FX and 302are slightly smaller in size, power and weight than their 605FX and 602 counterparts, but include the same input options and features. Supremely practical to transport and set up in a huge variety of locations, the 305FX and 302 are set to become top choices for audio fans who are seeking a better sounding lifestyle.
Rüdiger Forse, HK Audio’s Senior Product Manager, said: “The second generation of the LUCAS NANO family will make anyone’s world sound bigger and better! We’ve built in highly requested features, such as reverb, to some models, and our groundbreaking technologies like the Multicell Transformer on the 608i, 605FX and 602 systems make sure your performance will sound incredible, wherever and however you use them. “Plus, whether you’re a musician, public speaker, fitness instructor or a home entertainment fan, LUCAS NANO’s ease of handling and the various setup options mean there’s a solution for you… and up to 200 friends!”
The classic LUCAS NANO 600 and 300 models will now be phased out, and replaced by the 605 FX and 305 FX models. However, the classic models will combine perfectly with the new models, for example in a Twin Stereo System.
The LUCAS NANO 608i, 602 and 302 are available now, while the 305 FX and 605 FX will be available in late November 2017.
HK AUDIO INTRODUCES THE ULTIMATE PA FOR MOBILE DJS: LUCAS 2K
HK Audio has unveiled LUCAS 2K, a new compact PA optimized for mobile DJs.
The active 2.1 stereo LUCAS 2K is set to become the new companion of choice for on-the-go events like weddings, galas, and parties. There are two models available: LUCAS 2K15features a 15” wooden bass reflex subwoofer, while LUCAS 2K18 comes with an 18” sub to offer even more low-end. Both systems are completed by a pair of 8”/1” satellites.
Designed, engineered and built in Germany, LUCAS 2K features premium-quality components, a newly developed 2,000-watt power amplifier and advanced DSP technology. All this allows DJs to strike the perfect balance between soothing background music, crisp and articulate speech reinforcement, and huge, dancefloor-filling beats with ease.
LUCAS 2K’s painstakingly-tuned filters ensure it works equally well with all kinds of signal sources, and the systems can easily be scaled up when even more bass is required using the LINEAR SUB 1500 A (LUCAS 2K15) and LINEAR SUB 1800 A (LUCAS 2K18) subwoofers.
Practical features like HK Audio’s ingenious MultiGrip recessed handles and M20 speaker pole mounts make handling LUCAS 2K extremely simple and convenient – the 53 kg LUCAS 2K15 system can even be transported and set up by just one person – while MonoTilt technology allows the DJ to precisely angle the satellites towards the audience. A range of practical accessories like Speaker Stand Add-ons, Roller Bags and Speaker Stand Stretch Covers mean LUCAS 2K is ready for any occasion.
Rüdiger Forse, HK Audio’s Senior Product Manager, said: “Back in 1998, a new PA category was born when HK Audio invented the original Lightweight Ultra Compact Active System – in short, LUCAS. In Europe, LUCAS quickly became the top choice for entertainers, and over the years it has become a synonym for powered 2.1 systems.”
“Now, in 2017, LUCAS 2K brings about an improvement to all aspects of the LUCAS experience: easy transport, plug and play setup, a whole new stunning look, and the most electrifying stereo sound performance we have ever designed for a LUCAS. It is the compact PA mobile DJs all over the world have been asking for. Simply the easiest way to get the party started… and keep it going in style! Add in the made in Germany quality and you’ve got the PA that will soon be the heartbeat of the 21st century mobile DJ everywhere.”
EASE FOCUS 3 DATA UPDATE
We are happy to announce an update of the EASE Focus 3 simulation data for the majority of the HK Audio product range.
(Not included are the LUCAS, LUCAS NANO, PREMIUM PR:O and PULSAR families.)
The modernized EASE and EASE Focus 3 data sets are available to download now from the download section of the HK Audio website. Simply select the product series you need the data for and the document type "EASE Files": www.hkaudio.com/downloads.php