EAW was recently chosen as the loudspeaker of choice for the Russia-based Zapashny Brothers Circus, the current incarnation of the beloved world-famous family act dating back to the 1800s. MS-Max Company, EAW’s Russian distributor, put together a sound system package featuring several EAW loudspeakers, and this configuration was selected over a number of packages featuring other manufacturers’ products, to provide the sound for the Brothers’ recent tour dates throughout Russia and to other countries.
The package assembled by MS-Max Company included 12 EAW JFL210 Compact Line Array Modules and four EAW JFL118 Subwoofers. Processing is handled by the EAW UX8800 Digital Signal Processor, and the system is powered by Crown MT-series amplifiers.
The circus, which features such spectacles as tigers, lions and other large animals, is performed “in the round,” with the audience surrounding the performers in a complete circle. The biggest issue with the sound system was that it evenly cover the 360-degree audience area with clear, uniform dispersion. When approaching the installation and implementation of the new system, MS-Max Specialists Serge Velichko and Ilya Samoletov placed the loudspeakers in four separate arrays in the circus ring’s center, under a dome. By all accounts – including audience members, project supervisors, technical personnel, performers and even tigers – the system has provided transparent, rich sound with the right coverage to project the show’s thrilling energy to every seat in the house.