EAW showcases Anya to Asia-Pacific partners
SINGAPORE: Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) recently hosted a congregation of Asia-Pacific sound reinforcement professionals to launch its Anya system to the region. Approximately 200 EAW distributors, FOH engineers, pro audio consultants and rental house representatives from China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia congregated in Singapore to experience Anya first hand.
The two-day event featured in-depth Anya training, a demonstration, and a tour of EAW installations. The first day kicked off with welcoming remarks by the company’s president Jeff Rocha, followed by an in-depth demonstration of Anya’s capabilities – covering mechanics, DSP, amplification, rigging and more – by technical training manager, Bernie Broderick. The group then toured the Bay horticultural park ‘s 1 sq-Km gardens, which include weatherproof EAW speakers for ambient sounds and music.
Day two began with a demonstration at Cathay Cineplex Jem’s Digital Xtreme hall's state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos system, which also features 46 channels of EAW sound. The group continued on to the Singapore Sports Hub, which will soon feature a complete EAW audio solution when it opens this spring. The event culminated at Star Performing Arts Centre, one of the largest indoor auditoriums in Asia, where EAW demoed a 16-enclosure Anya system with SB2001 subwoofers, beginning with pre-recorded music and moving into a live band with Martin Frey, FOH engineer for Alan Parsons Experience, running the board.
Davwinder Sheena, Asia-Pacific’s managing director for EAW, noted that everyone left the two-day launch event with a clear understanding of Anya technology. ‘People were keen on experiencing the Anya system for themselves because of what they'd already heard about it,’ he said. ‘It went so well, that partners who already have Anya systems are now planning to do similar events locally in their own countries.’