The Toyota Center arena sound system integration reaches world class status with the deployment of an L-Acoustics K2 sound system installation. The sound system installation was performed by LD Systems in conjunction with design project consultant Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams and with support from the L-Acoustics applications team. This achievement was the first K2 system permanently installed in a major professional sports arena. K2 has proven to be the solution for myriad unique situations at installed-sound projects, and Toyota Center proved to be no exception. Thanks to K2’s ten degree inter-cabinet angling, combined power and throw, the design allowed the use of fewer boxes to achieve seamless precise coverage throughout the arena. This benefit also allowed the LD Systems design build team to use many of the existing rigging points that had been used to support the previous audio system allowing for visual openness in the arena.
The arena sound system consists of 72 K2 variable-curvature WST line-source enclosures divided into six clusters of 12 enclosures each. Due to exceptional flexibility and range, the new K2 speaker system is also potentially available to compliment visiting top concert artists and touring performances for many years to come.
The sound system is driven by 29 LA8 and two LA4 amplified controllers mounted into custom audio racks. 18 K1-SB flyable high-power subs are hung in arrays of three behind each cluster to extend and reinforce the low-end frequencies adding power and punch. Court sidelines and center court downfill coverage was obtained by aiming six ARCS WIDE constant-curvature WST line-source enclosures and four 12XTi high-performance coaxial speakers.