Since this prototype KF740 Zero Degree Adapter was created in early March 2012, it has circled the globe twice.That’s how much KF740 owners want to get their hands on these beauties. For about $600 per module, KF740 owners can transform their rigs to be able to create larger arrays with flat-fronted modules at the top. That means bigger rigs for bigger gigs. Official, final products are now in stock.
Produced in the USA, the prototypes went immediately to Frankfurt, Germany for use in our 16-module array hung at Prolight + Sound. From there, they flew to Australia, where Production Audio Services used them at Christian festivals Easterfest and PlanetShakers.
From Australia, they flew to Dallas, TX, USA, where Tim and Chad “It’s a Tank” Cain from Gemini LSV used them at EdgeFest (shown), the massive alternative rock festival that’s the unofficial start of the summer music season.
Tired yet? From Dallas, the prototype adapters flew to Mumbai, India. For the Palm India show, EAW’s new…
EAW’s Shanghai demo day with distribution partner Sanecore attracted some 200 audio professionals from a wide range of application sectors to the Qing Qing Hotel in the SongJiang in southwest Shanghai. The full day of education and product demonstration comprised a series of modules each of which started, appropriately enough, with the basics of acoustical physics. Next, it showed how those principles affect loudspeaker design, and then demonstrated those loudspeakers with appropriate program material.
Below – Jerrold Stevens presenting EAW loudspeaker systems
“We’re trying to connect the dots between physics, core technology and implementation in a product,” said EAW president and general manager Jeff Rocha. “Sometimes people get worried that it’s going to be a whole day of physics, but once they see that it quickly gets into the real world, they get it and like it. These folks sure did.”
Below – Hands-on KF740 training with Joe Fustolo
Application Support Group Director Jerrold Stevens, who presented along with Rocha, has delivered educational seminars around the world, earning well-deserved praise for his innovative techniques. In Shanghai, placed simple loudspeakers…
Eastern Acoustic Works and Australian distribution partner Production Audio Services have created this top notch booth for the Integrate Expo 2011, taking place 30 August through 1 September.
Product in this photograph, from left to right:
The photo below shows an additional KF740 array hung outside the venue in Sydney. This system uses the new dual 21-in SB2001.
EAW Engineering Director Nathan Butler is attending the show and will be on hand to talk about the technologies behind these products. An accomplished photographer, Nathan took these photos.
Visit Halle 8 Stand C46 from April 6 – 9 2011 to experience EAW’s newest additions to the renowned JF and KF Series. These 2-way and 3-way loudspeakers have redefined the concept of application flexibility and are ideal for a wide range of applications including performing arts venues, houses of worship, ballrooms, theaters, theme parks and more.
Don’t miss the opportunity to check them out along with the other new EAW products featured at the show:
Ultra Compact. Precise Directivity. Maximum Flexibility. The QX Series is the optimal three-way solution for installed system applications that require precise directivity in a powerful compact form.
Passive and bi-amplified, all full-range models have square, symmetrical, dual-trapezoidal enclosures for unlimited array flexibility.
A centrally located MF/HF horn and a quartet of 12-inch LF transducers team to create a naturally sounding loudspeaker with excellent pattern control and low distortion.
High Output. Seamless Coverage. Tight Pattern Control. Optimized for the widest possible range of touring and installation applications, the KF740 line array system provides output capabilities similar to the much larger KF760 but in a more…
Eurohire Sound and Light, a long established turnkey supplier for Europe’s events and entertainments industries, recently expanded its EAW® inventory with the addition of 16 KF740 Three-Way Line Array Modules. The Basingstoke, Hampshire, England-based company is the latest professional sound and lighting company in the U.K. to add the KF740 modules to its extensive inventory of products, which also includes EAW KF760/KF761 Line Array Modules, KF850 Series Virtual Array™ Modules, KF853 Three-Way Virtual Array Modules, SB850z High-Output Subwoofers, BH853 Virtual Array LF Systems, SB250z Medium-Format Subwoofers, MicroWedge Series MW15 and MW12 Stage Monitors, and UX8800 Digital Signal Processors.
“When EAW’s UK Sales Manager Kevin McNally first mentioned they were coming out with the KF740 and gave us the rough dimensions of the box, being smaller and more manageable than some of our current inventory, I knew this would be something we would be interested in,” stated Eurohire Owner Mervin George. “We’ve had the KF760′s for some time, which are great for outside in the summer, long-range or arena-type shows, but we wanted to get into a new system…
LOUD Technologies Inc. (“LOUD”) today appointed Jeff Rocha, Vice President and General Manager, EAW and Anthony Taylor, Vice President and Managing Director, Martin Audio. In these newly expanded roles, Rocha and Taylor will assume P&L responsibility for their respective brand, as well as manage all engineering, product development, marketing, manufacturing and sales efforts. In addition, Rocha will lead the EAW design and manufacturing facility in Whitinsville, USA, while Taylor will lead the Martin Audio design and manufacturing facility in High Wycombe, UK.
“EAW and Martin Audio are strong brands with their own unique personalities and reputations for service and innovation,” said Mark Graham, LOUD CEO. “Both Jeff and Anthony are veterans of their brands and have already improved the speed and accuracy of brand-level decision making. This increased autonomy will allow us to unlock even more potential and ensure our customers are supported to the highest level possible. And when you combine that with recent new products that are starting to hit their strides, EAW and Martin Audio will deliver industry-leading growth in 2011 and beyond.”
EAW is currently attending ISE Europe in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Stand 1J101 has been busy with people stopping by to check out the latest JF and KF two-way and three-way loudspeakers. In addition to these products, we are showing the KF740 line array and the much-applauded SB2001 dual 21-inch subwoofer.
If you are at ISE, go ahead and swing by our stand and talk to the members of the EAW team. Sean Martin, Moray McMillin, Kevin McNally, Bernie Broderick and Kenton Forsythe are all there to answer your questions!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Peak Hire Ltd., based in Cheltenham in Gloucester, England, continues to expand its EAW® inventory with the addition of 18 KF740 Three-Way Line Array Modules. The announcement was made by Peak Hire Managing Director Karl Ashman and signifies the first U.K. order of the critically acclaimed sound reinforcement module. Formally established in 2007, Peak Hire is one of the U.K.’s leading sound and lighting contractors, providing sound, lighting, rigging, power, set and stage equipment, as well as skilled technical support for productions, concerts, theaters, conferences, outdoor events, etc., The addition of KF740 modules from EAW, a world leader in audio system technology, was part of a strategic plan for Peak Hire’s expansion and the company’s ongoing commitment to their market sectors and clients.
“We bought a KF730 system about four years ago after extensive evaluation, and it became our first line array,” stated Karl Ashman. “Moray McMillin, who was EAW’s U.K. Sales Manager at the time, and is now involved with EAW’s Application Support Group, sold us the system after some live demos, and it was great. But eventually, we reached a point with our 730 system where, although we were achieving very good results in the…
Barcelona, Spain-based production sound company FOCUS, S.A. provided a massive EAW® speaker system for the tens of thousands of people who recently turned out to witness Pope Benedict XVI consecrate the city’s renowned La Sagrada Familia church. FOCUS deployed the system, which included nearly 150 KF730 Compact Line Array Modules plus dozens of other EAW speakers. The system was powered by Lab.gruppen amplification with speaker management by EAW UX8800 and Lake LM 26 digital signal processors, in the main Plaza Gaudí and throughout the streets in the surrounding area.
The EAW speakers deployed at the Plaza Gaudí included 24 KF760 Long-Throw Line Array Modules, eight KF730 Compact Line Array Modules, eight KF650 Compact Array Loudspeakers and four KF750 High Output Array Loudspeakers, all under the control of four UX8800 Digital Signal Processors. For additional coverage, including delays, FOCUS provided 24 KF760, 24 KF750, 28 KF650 and 68 JFX260i Compact Full-Range Loudspeakers, all managed by a 21 UX8800 processors.
“The major challenge when we were appointed to supply an outdoor sound system at the Sagrada Familia for this event was that…
The BAM (Barcelona Acciò Musical) Festival, which runs concurrently with the Spanish city’s traditional La Mercè celebrations, attracted 120,000 music fans last year to a jam-packed schedule of free, mostly open-air concerts throughout the downtown area. This year’s 18th annual BAM Festival included a host of European and American rock, hip-hop and dance artists, such as Goldfrapp, OK Go, Anti-Pop Consortium, Belle & Sebastian and El Guincho, and featured substantial Lab.gruppen-powered EAW® P.A. systems on the MTV-BAM and Electro-BAM stages at the Parc del Fòrum.
For the MTV-BAM stage (larger of the two), production sound company FOCUS, S.A., a renowned sound company based in Barcelona, supplied an EAW speaker system comprising twelve KF760 Long-Throw Line Array Modules, four KF730 Compact Line Array Modules and eight SB730 Compact Line Array Subwoofers per side, all under the control of UX8800 Digital Signal Processors. Focus S.A., with over 20 years experience designing, producing, coordinating and directing unique ceremonies and events with clockwork precision, was able to design a comprehensive system that exceeded the demands of the venue. Due to the large…