K8 and Kw181 combo setup

K, KW, and KLA Series loudspeakers

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Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:49 pm

  • Hi Folks,
    I have 2 k8s and a kw181. I'm completely fine with rigging and connection, but I'm curious as to how to set the gains/ooutputs accordingly. I get that the K8s should have the same gain, but is there an optimum level suited to the KW181?
    Many thanks
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Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:31 pm

  • It will vary from one situation or setup to another. Adjust the gain to where it balances well with the tops. The knobs are easy to adjust.

    Some people prefer to do this with instrumentation, such as pink noise, a reference mic, and a real-time analyzer. Some prefer to do it by ear. Choose whatever pleases you and your clients.
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Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:59 pm

  • Thanks Bob,
    I have been doing this but wasn't sure if there was another preferred method.
    Is the control on the back of these a gain input control or just a straight forward output volume control?
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Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:23 am

  • Think of it as a very simplified two-input mixer.
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