We’ve just sent out a press release on a top-level installation by Acoustic Dimensions and Ford A/V at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. SWBTS is a highly-regarded training institution, and they’ve recently built a new chapel that includes a high-powered audio/video component to give students real world experience in contemporary service. While natural speech reproduction came foremost as always in house of worship work, the QX-based design is more than substantial enough for modern, faith-based music.
Thanks to Casey Sherred at Acoustic Dimensions and Jon Pidgeon at Ford A/V for their help with this press release.
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We all know that acoustical consultants don’t often lavish praise on manufacturers, but our work to build and deliver over 600 loudspeakers for an NFL stadium project - many of them custom-engineered – on an extremely tight timeline inspired the following from Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon, Williams (WJHW) consultant Mark Graham:
“When we say EAW delivered, we mean that literally. We (WJHW) didn’t even come on board until last October, when the design process began, so the window for manufacturing, customization and delivery was even tighter.”
The EAW factory in Whitinsville produced almost all of the loudspeakers in the month of May, setting a new, all-time high for total number of WP weatherproof enclosures produced in a month.
The photo shows one of the custom-engineered systems, the TT212 dual 12-in steering LF system mounted just behind a partially visible QX Series system at far left. The TT212, which uses a variant of the MK2300 Series enclosure, creates an end-fired array to project LF energy into the listening area and away from the wall.
Since the spring, hip hop artist Mac Miller has been wowwing audiences with a KF740 line array system provided by Showtime Sound. We recently caught up with the production house to pull together a press release. Showtime President Scott Tydings says:
“The system was perfect right out of the box. We knew what would work well for Mac’s tour, and the EAW equipment was the perfect choice for it. The bottom end was exceptionally good. It just sounded great, no matter what size or type venue we were working in, from 1,500 people to 6,500. It was such a flexible PA that sounded great in any configuration, which is exactly what you want when you have an artist who is on his way up and the venues will be varied from night to night.”
In addition to the KF740 main arrays, the full system includes KF750/KF755 outfills, SB1000z subwoofers and JF80 stage lip fills. It’s all powered by Lab.gruppen PLM Series amps with onboard…
Eastern Acoustic Works® is thrilled to announce that world-renowned FOH mix engineer Martin Frey has endorsed EAW® Red Certified KF740 arrays for main PA loudspeakers.
From the press release:
“Martin Frey is known for working with artists with an extraordinary commitment to delivering top-quality live sound in large-scale venues,” EAW President Jeff Rocha said. “That he chooses to specify EAW Red Certified KF740 systems shows that proper use of the complete EAW tool kit ensures that KF740 owners can deliver consistent performance that is second to none.”
“The KF740 is one of the best line array loudspeakers I’ve ever used,” Frey said, “but that’s not enough to get me to endorse a product. Between Resolution software, the Powercubes with on-board DSP amps, the Greybox DSP approach and the Powertools tool kit, choosing a Red Certified PA vendor becomes a zero-risk decision. If you follow the step-by-step process to design, implement and optimize the system, you’re virtually guaranteed a good result.”
“For me, the learning never ends,” Frey continued. “Acoustical science is a complex field, and sound reinforcement technology continues to advance. Nobody can claim to be fully trained. EAW Red Certification…
When we left Las Vegas after InfoComm 2012, we left 8 pairs of the new KF740 Zero Degree Adapters with our friends at H. A. S. Productions. They’re getting used pretty much constantly, but this photo really caught our eye.
This is a 3 Doors Down show held July 4, 2012 at the Fremont Street Experience, which is kind of like a street, except it’s covered with a giant roof and there aren’t any cars. It is, in fact, Fremont Street or what used to be Fremont Street, but it’s, well…maybe you better go to Las Vegas and check it out for yourself.
This array flies 16x KF740 modules per side, with the top 4 modules ‘flat-fronted’ to generate on-axis projection. At around 106 lbs per module, that’s just over 1.5 tons of main loudspeakers to cover 15,000 listeners. Not too shabby from a cost:benefit angle, is it?
Now that Winter Music Conference 2012 is over, we can talk about the fabulous events at the prestigious Delano Hotel that we were able to help support. The Delano’s Beach Club pool parties are the stuff of legend in Miami, and now Avalon by EAW is legend, too.
Avalon by EAW is a collaboration between EAW and John Lyons, world-renowned club designer and owner. Through John Lyons, we connected with the Delano Hotel, where John Lyons Systems is rehabbing the installed sound system comprising some 30-odd sets of a UB82 over an SB250 — WP weatherproof versions, of course.
The upper photo (courtesy of the Delano) shows _half_ of the main dance floor system. We send a total of four CLUB.two mains – these two in Polar white and Machine grey plus two more in Piano black and Siren red – as well as two CLUB.three’s to use as DJ monitors. Each main had a pair of SB2001′s for subs for a total of eight. The lower photo (courtesy of Soul of…
You might already have seen this on Pro Sound Web or the other trade websites, but we want to say it here…just because we can. STEVE DAVIS IS BACK!!!
From the news release:
Having worked as an EAW employee then a contract vendor, Davis is now in his 25th year as EAW’s primary service resource. As a result of the new appointment, he will soon relocate to a new dedicated space in EAW’s manufacturing complex. With communications streamlined and with service connected directly to the rest of EAW’s resources, customer service issues will be resolved more quickly, efficiently and
effectively, having a major impact for EAW customers.
(Jeff) Rocha states, “Steve Davis is one of the most trusted resources – indeed, one of the most trusted names – in all of pro audio. When customers send a loudspeaker to Steve for service or repair, they do so with complete faith in his ability to solve their problems. He is truly world-class, and it’s great to have him back on the team. With Steve again on board, we are one step closer to reaching our goal of being a fully…
EAW dealers and distributors in Asia have recently completed a tremendous number of exciting projects. Here are some highlights from around the region. We don’t have complete information yet, but look for these stories in trade publications in the months to come.
In the wake of the tragic stampede and riot at the ill-fated Metallica concert that was to open the inaugural Formula 1 race weekend in India, Lady Gaga’s post-race concert came off without a hitch. A KF Series line array system powered the stage, although we have yet to determine exactly the mix of KF740 vs KF760 system used.
Even though she is nearly 80, Asha Bhosle commands a massive audience in India. The grande dame of “playback singers“, Asha has a long list of non-Bollywood hits as well. She is the “Asha” from Cornershop’s 1997 smash hit A Brimful of Asha. She performed in through a KF740 system to an audience of approximately 200,000.
From November 11 – 13, the Great Indian Octoberfest Rock Festival will bring an estimated 10 million fans to Bangalore for a non-stop weekend of fun and music. Of the two main stages, one is powered by an EAW KF740 array and…
Longtime EAW® user bolsters inventory with
an additional 20 KF740 Three-Way Line Array Modules
Dallas-based production company Gemini Sound has expanded its inventory of EAW loudspeaker systems and processing with the purchase of 20 additional KF740 three-way line array modules.
The new acquisition brings the total number of KF740 modules to 36 at the company, which provides regional production sound services for touring music artists as well as corporate clients.
According to Gemini Sound owner and president, Tim Cain, the company first committed to EAW loudspeakers in the mid-1990s and has since increased its inventory significantly.
In addition to the KF740s, the company also owns KF760 and KF761 line array modules, KF650z compact array loudspeakers, SB250z medium-format and SB1000z large-format subwoofers, KF300z medium-format array loudspeakers, SB412 drum fill subwoofers and others. “We’ve got quite a bit of the EAW equipment here – a couple of hundred pieces,” Cain says.
Cain first heard the KF740s in action at a product launch event organized by EAW at San Diego’s Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in December 2009.
At the time, he noted the system’s even coverage all the way to the very…