PK Sound demonstrated the new T8 robotic line source system and previewed the first two offerings in the Tx Series of intelligent, multi-purpose point-source modules at InfoComm 2024 with North American distribution partner ACT Entertainment.

All configured and controlled via PK .dynamics software, the Tx Series complements PK Sound’s Trinity range of robotic line source systems – including the multiple-award-winning T8 – to offer a complete solution for a myriad of mobile and installed applications.

"There are plenty of great loudspeakers out there, but PK systems enable users to overcome the unique acoustic challenges of virtually any environment. From arenas and stadiums to theatres to houses of worship and beyond, users can mechanically configure and optimize system coverage remotely and in real-time and essentially remove the room from the performance,” shares James Oliver, Chief Strategy Officer with PK Sound. “Along with our robotic line array solutions, the Milan-ready Tx Series point-source modules introduce a complete system offering with an unprecedented degree of control and optimization via PK .dynamics software.”

Recently named “Best New Live Event Speakers” in the rAVe [PUBS] Best of InfoComm 2024 Awards, T8 is the compact member of the industry’s first robotically controlled line source family. Featuring PK Sound’s patented multi-axis robotics, T8’s stunning output – with peak SPLs reaching 143.5 dB – is precisely controlled down to 400 Hz in both the vertical and horizontal planes, offering system operators maximum flexibility in making coverage adjustments after the array is flown.

“The robotic arrays from PK Sound are a game changer in that they can change both vertical and horizontal coverage on-the-fly to mechanically adapt to difficult acoustical conditions or changes in coverage areas. No other speaker array can do this,” commented Bob Patrick, Principal at IPR Services, following the multi-axis robotics demonstration.

“I’ve been covering the pro audio industry for almost 40 years and PK Sound’s demo at InfoComm ‘24 was one of the best I’ve ever seen," comments Jim Norris of Entertainment Marketer and Pro Audio Spotlight. "The system sounded great, but equally important - the delivery was very professional, the choice of music was excellent, and the visual presentation was very impressive."

The incoming Tx26 features controlled 100° conical directivity with a frequency response of 55 Hz-18 kHz and peak SPLs reaching 133 dB. Its pair of vented 6” Tetracoil transducers with custom phase plugs manage low-frequency response while a 1” HT polymer diaphragm compression driver handles high frequencies.

The larger Tx14 offers controlled 50° x 70° directivity with a frequency response spanning 50 Hz-18 Hz and max SPLs of 138.5 dB, all driven from a premium 14” coaxial transducer with a 3” neodymium diaphragm compression driver. As a floor monitor, the Tx14 has a natural inclination of 35°, which is easily extended to 55° via the onboard uptilt stands.

PK Sound’s two-channel VE15 1,400 W Class D amplifier maximizes headroom for each Tx module while maintaining crystal clear audio and exceptional output. Onboard DSP and AVB network end points are routed through the world’s first implementation of Neutrik’s DR Series of IP65-rated connectors for maximum stability and seamless operation via PK .dynamics.

Both Tx26 and Tx14 are easily mounted or flown with a variety of rigging accessories via onboard M10 rigging points, making them suitable for both portable and installed applications.

Tx26 and Tx14 will be available for select performance installation applications through Q3 and Q4 2024, with a formal release set for early 2025. v1.5 of PK .dynamics with full Tx Series support and EASE GLL files for PK Sound’s complete product line will be available to integrators in Q3 2024. 

PHOTO: PK Sound's incoming Tx14 (left) & Tx26 (right) intelligent multipurpose point-source modules.