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“That was then. This is EAW.” Jeffrey Cox was definitely not understating the matter when he introduced the professional sound world to EAW’s latest landmark innovation at the recent ET Live in Las Vegas: the application of revolutionary Gunness Focusing technology to KF Series line arrays. Hundreds flocked to the EAW stage for the twice-daily demonstrations, and they weren’t disappointed. (In fact, there was a substantial number of return visitors who probably couldn’t quite believe what they heard the first time around.)
“I think that the improvements claimed by the…
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Professional system integrators Sonic Art, LLC just commissioned a dynamic new sound reinforcement system – headed by EAW MQH Series full-range loudspeakers – for the worship sanctuary of First Evangelical Covenant Church in Rockford, Illinois.
Sonic Art, based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and headed by Jeff Lange, specializes in developing audio, video and lighting systems for houses of worship. Lange, supported by company general manager Brian Christ, served as a trainer for church operators and tech staffs before expanding his scope to also offer system design/build services.
EAW Online Forums are a great resource for specific information about “everything EAW” as well as a valuable place to get tips, guidance and “how to” advice.
A user recently logged in to ask advice on reconing a pair of used EAW FR153 loudspeakers he’s considering for purchase. Joe Fustolo of the EAW Application Support Group (ASG) replied with salient points regarding reconing, and he also cleared up an additional question regarding properly powering these loudspeakers. Click here to go directly to this forum thread.
Lincoln University’s brand new multipurpose venue, the £6 million Engine Shed (so called because that’s precisely what it was) opened to great acclaim in September with an inaugural performance from huge UK Indie band Embrace. In addition to housing the Student Union bar and offices, the Engine Shed is also the newest and biggest student venue in the East Midlands.
A venue of this calibre clearly demanded a high quality professional audio system, and so technical systems specialists Stage Electrics were called in to supply and install a complete entertainment system…
If you have the opportunity, be sure not to miss ET Live in Las Vegas later this week (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), where EAW will be presenting the debut of Gunness Focusing applied to a KF760/KF730 line array concert sound reinforcement rig. Held in conjunction with the 2006 LDI Show, ET Live is an outdoor event that presents a great way to see (and hear) live demos in a real-world performance stage environment, and you’ll be able to hear the dramatic difference that application of Gunness Focusing can have with…continue reading »
Iron Maiden is out on the “A Matter Of Life Or Death” concert tour and EAW is there as well, in the form of a house sound system headlined by KF760 and KF761 line arrays joined by SB1000 subwoofers and KF750 loudspeakers. SM200 wedges also grace the Iron Maiden stage.
ML Executives of the U.K. is the sound company for the tour, and for the ongoing U.S. leg, they’ve provided the house control and monitoring system while Brantley Sound of Nashville is supplying the house sound system…
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EAW just finished up a very successful AES Convention 2006 in San Francisco, debuting some cool new products as well as catching up with long-time and recent friends. Above we see monolithic signage (it wasn’t hard to find us!), along with a CSA display, Bernie Broderick with David Patridge of Audio Atelier, a logo for new Smaart v6, a TEC Award-nominated NT Series loudspeaker in the booth, the marquee for nightclub Ruby Skye (site of an exclusive system tech tour) and Graeme Stevenson of Production…
New EAW Smaart Version 6 (v6) sound system measurement and analysis software features a comprehensive re-write of its underlying architecture that dramatically enhances multi-tasking, in addition to a new streamlined interface for simpler operation and for the first time ever, full compatibility with Macintosh OS X in addition to Windows XP.
Specifically, Smaart v6 is a Universal application designed to take full advantage of the performance increases delivered by the new Intel-based Macs. Further, it is now built from a unified cross-platform source base with near-complete parity between both Mac OS X and…
New dates for the EAW “Brains, Boxes & Beyond” (B3) Technical Tour have just been announced. Each seminar session runs for a full day and offers diverse audio coursework in a live lab setting. Two subjects covered in-depth include point-source theory and line-array theory, as well as various mechanical, acoustic and operational topics. Attendees utilize full-scale EAW systems to evaluate and further refine the points being presented.
Just released upcoming 2006 dates for B3 sessions:
Oct. 30 – Chicago
Oct. 31 – Milwaukee
Nov. 3 – Minneapolis
Nov. 13 – Long Island City
Nov. 14 – Mount Vernon, NY
Nov. 16 -…
The new 1,600-seat Fine Arts Auditorium at East Kentwood High School in Michigan ranks with any performance space in the U.S. in terms of acoustics and sound quality, featuring a system headed by EAW KF730 compact line arrays in left-center-right configuration, accompanied by SB730P flown subwoofers.
The system was specified by Acoustics By Design, a noted acoustical and system consulting firm based in nearby Grand Rapids, Michigan, with Tim Hamilton taking the point on the project – a complete renovation of an original facility that opened in 1969.