L-Acoustics Kara is a "Given" for Axiom Audio, Inc.
The term "axiom" is defined as "a statement that everyone believes is true." And according to CEO Ben Bruce at Tulsa-based Axiom Audio, Inc., which became an L-Acoustics rental network partner with its recent purchase of a Kara system, it's a "given" that his company's engineers and clients feel that L-Acoustics is "superior in so many ways."
Founded by Bruce in 1999, Axiom Audio is a professional live event production services company supplying AVL and staging equipment solutions. Although the majority of its clients' events take place in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas, the company accommodates corporate meetings and events, galas, festivals, concerts, tours, and more throughout the entire United States.
Purchased through L-Acoustics' certified distributor, Skylark AV, the new system comprises two dozen Kara enclosures, eight KS28 and eight SB18 subs, and two LA-RAK II touring racks, each loaded with three LA12X amplified controllers.
"Following an unsatisfactory demo with another brand, we started looking seriously at L-Acoustics and scheduled a demo, which went beyond perfectly," Bruce recalls. "We were so impressed with L-Acoustics' quality, the clean look, the overall knowledge of the reps and the versatility that Kara offered. Some of our audio engineers had mixed on L-Acoustics systems on various tours over the years, while others had only experienced this demo, but everyone had the same response: 'Wow! I can't believe the quality of sound coming from that little box -- it's so clear!' So it was pretty much a 'no-brainer' for us to invest in them."
Axiom initially purchased Kara with corporate clients in mind, the CEO notes. "This system can get really loud, but it's also quite compact, giving stages a nice clean look for those 'black tie' events," he says, adding: "We also had major rock festivals in mind, too. We needed a system that really could do both well, and we got exactly what we needed."
Since taking delivery of the system this past summer, Axiom has used its Kara rig on a highly diverse roster of productions -- from benefit concerts and church conventions to regional tours and festivals -- all in an extremely wide range of venues. "Some of the venues have had weight restrictions, but with Kara being so light, we're able to hang a greater number of boxes than ever before and bring the sound reinforcement experience in these spaces to a whole new level," he says.
Axiom Audio's engineers point out that they've received glowing comments from many of their clients since taking delivery of the new L-Acoustics system, including "the clarity of that box is unprecedented," which was said by a production manager, as well as "the fidelity through the stereo field is amazing," voiced by a venue manager.
"L-Acoustics is just superior in so many ways," sums Bruce. "The training they provide is so well done and thorough, and their level of customer service is unmatched in this industry. Joining the rental network gives us the assurance of knowing exactly what we are getting every time, and in our professional opinion, L-Acoustics has the best speaker right out of the box."