MicroWedge additions lead raft of EAW launches
EAW has added the MW8 and MW10 to the MicroWedge series of stage monitors. The two new models join the existing compact MW12 and MW15 models.
Incorporating 8-inch and 10-inch woofers respectively, the coaxial design of both monitors pairs the respective woofers with a 3-inch diaphragm, coaxially-mounted HF compression driver, providing 90-degree horizontal dispersion.
According to EAW, the design properties of the MicroWedge Series make the models particularly suitable for applications requiring extremely high vocal and instrument volumes in monitors, allowing coherent multi-wedge / multi-mix configurations. A key application for the new MW8 and MW10 is front-of-house or monitor engineers requiring a monitoring option at the console. Both enclosures boast a small enough footprint for mounting on top of or next to a live or monitor sound desk, offering an accurate reference to what the performers are hearing on stage without the need for a massive wedge.
Both of the models are housed in Baltic birch cabinets which are protected with EAW’s proprietary RoadCoat finish and a steel grille.
The US manufacturer has also launched new SBK subwoofers to complement its MKSeries of full-range loudspeakers in construction, size and sound, though the SBK models can also be used as standalone subs in tandem with products from any other manufacturer.
The line comprises three models – the SBK150 (single 15-inch), SBK180 (single 18-inch) and SBK250 (dual 15-inch), all of which operate in passive mode. The direct-radiating subwoofers come with multiple 10mm mounting points for installation in standalone applications. When used with the optional fly-bar, however, MK2300 and MK5300 loudspeakers can be mounted one to either side of an SBK using pre-configured and optimised splay angles. The optional fly-bar provides single or double pick points with pull back for a total array package.
Finally, the QX series has been designed for installed applications requiring precise directivity in a powerful but low-profile form. The passive cabinets comprise squared, symmetrical, dual-trapezoidal enclosures providing extensive array flexibility. A centrally located coaxial MF/HF horn and two pairs of phase-aligned neodymium 12-inch LF transducers ensure that the entire frontal area contributes to horizontal and vertical pattern control capability.
The five new models include the QX596 (dispersion pattern: 90-degrees x 60-degrees), the QX594 (90-degrees x 45-degrees), the QX566 (60-degrees x 60-degrees), the QX564 (60-degrees x 45-degrees) and the QX544 (45-degrees x 45-degrees). All units measure 700mm x 700mm x 600mm and weigh 59kg.