A d&b Soundscape SL-Series Guide: How to Create Sound Experiences at Live Events

Elevating audio with the d&b soundscape sl-series lineup of loudspeakers, subwoofers, and amplifiers



Every word, note, and sound must be clear and articulate to create an event that stands out in the minds of audiences. Sound quality is the essential dividing line of what makes concerts, conferences, festivals, seminars, and other live events successful.

Stages that feature a sound system by d&b Soundscape deliver phenomenal coverage, consistently producing stellar shows. While the company offers several lineups, the SL-Series sound system routinely receives incredible recognition from audio-visual (AV) companies for its ability to function supremely at high sound pressure levels (SPLs) while retaining stability and clarity.

The SL-Series has earned its reputation as the best because of its low-frequency extensions, headroom capabilities, broadband outputs, and cardioid dispersion patterns. The sound system also provides superb workflow. With its ArrayCalc simulation and R1 Remote control software, the system provides coverage throughout venues, allowing technicians to redirect power to exactly where it needs to go for ultimate sound immersive experiences.


The SL-Series is the Benchmark for Live Event Sound Experiences



With a legacy over four decades, d&b Soundscape has continuously pushed the boundaries of what’s possible in live event sound experiences. In 2018, the company launched its flagship SL-Series lineup, and its innovation has reigned supreme, setting the standard for sound excellence.

Today, audio-visual companies who harness the power of the d&b SL-Series lineup, featuring the KSL8 and KSL12 loudspeakers, the SL Subwoofer, and the D80 Amplifier, create immersive, unforgettable experiences that transfix audiences.


The KSL8 Loudspeaker



The KSL8 is a medium to large format 3-way line array loudspeaker with exceptional versatility. With two 10-inch neodymium forward-facing low-frequency (LF) drivers and two side-firing 8-inch neodymium LF drivers, it delivers an 80-degree constant directivity dispersion pattern and an impressive max sound pressure of 145 decibels (dB). This loudspeaker is acoustically matched to its counterparts in the SL-Series, making it an ideal choice for applications ranging from mobile setups to permanent installations.


The KSL12 Loudspeaker



The KSL12, another member of the SL-Series, is a 3-way line array loudspeaker with a wider dispersion of 120 degrees. It features two 10-inch neodymium forward-facing LF drivers, two side-firing 8-inch neodymium LF drivers, and two 1.4-inch exit, 3-inch voice coil high-frequency (HF) compression drivers. This loudspeaker offers exceptional power and precision, making it suitable for various audio-visual applications, including concerts, conferences, festivals, seminars, and more.


The SL Subwoofer



Delivering heart-pounding bass, the SL Subwoofer takes center stage. This large format flyable cardioid subwoofer features three 21-inch drivers and boasts a cardioid dispersion pattern, reducing unwanted energy behind the system for highly accurate low-frequency reproduction. With a maximum SPL of 144 dB, the SL Subwoofer adds depth and richness to any live event.


The D80 Amplifier



The D80 Amplifier is critical to powering the SL-Series lineup. This high-power four-channel amplifier delivers an impressive 4000 watts into 4 ohms per channel, providing the muscle needed to drive the exceptional SL-Series loudspeakers. With advanced features such as signal delay capabilities and two 16-band equalizers, the D80 amplifier offers unparalleled versatility and control. It ensures that every sound element of a live event experience is finely tuned to perfection.


Call Corporate Lighting & Audio, the d&b SL-Series Experts



Corporate Lighting & Audio has incorporated the d&b SL-Series lineup into its audio-visual repertoire, opening up a world of possibilities for creating immersive live events. For more information, contact us at (corplighting.com/contact).