Porter & Davies launches new live monitoring platforms
The silent tactile monitoring system specialist has re-engineered and expanded the KT Platform range, offering more power and size options
Porter & Davies has announced the launch of the new KT Platform, a new technology that helps musicians and performers feel the power of the music being created without deafening volume. The transfer of the full signal through bone conduction is felt and heard internally through the tactile monitor and helps them lock into the groove.
The company specialises in silent tactile monitoring systems and have completely re-engineered the KT Platform to improve its frequency response as well as making it lighter, more robust, and easier to handle. They have also expanded the KT Platform range to include a choice of power and size options, suitable for singers, guitarists, bass players, stand-up percussionists, keyboard players and DJs. The KT Platform is a two-unit system consisting of the ‘Platform’ and the ‘Engine’.
The Platform is a ‘podium’ with a tactile sound transducer which the user stands on when performing. The original KT Platform, featuring a 150w transducer, has been redesigned to feel more responsive and have a greater active area. It is now joined by two new versions. The TT6 Equipped KT Platform uses the TT6 1,000w super-transducer and, like the TT6 Equipped Throne, it can be driven by a stage amp from the monitor desk. The third version, the KT Concert Platform also features the TT6 transducer and is twice the size of the other KT Platforms.
The Engine contains all the electronics – amp, preamp, inputs and outputs, protection circuitry and volume and tone controls – and comes in three styles: The BC2, rackmountable BC2rm and the Gigster. All have identical power, performance and the same controls; Input Gain, Master Volume and Low Contour. The BC2 and BC2rm have a voltage switch for international flexibility compared to the Gigster’s set voltage, and the BC2 has an inbuilt flight case.
The various KT Platform models are priced at £589 to £829. For a more information, go to: porteranddavies.co.uk