Otto becomes first sub in EAW Adaptive Performance Series
The first subwoofer to be introduced into EAW’s Adaptive Performance Series – headlined by the company’s flagship 3-way touring system Anya – has been unveiled in the shape of Otto, a double 18-inch, arrayable low-end module. The enclosure, which delivers acoustic energy through four spaced apertures at each of its corners, is reported as producing 131dB of output at 1m, continuous, with low-end response down to 22Hz (-10dB).
As with Anya itself, each Otto transducer is separately powered and processed, facilitating the creation of multiple directivity patterns from a single module. Also like the full-range system, multiple Otto subs can be combined in arrays for increased pattern control and output. Coverage and output characteristics can be altered in real-time without having to change the physical set-up, managed via EAW’s Resolution software.
To bring the sub to market, the company has created the Otto G24 package, which it is describing as ‘a building block for premier touring systems’. The package supports two single columns, each with 12 Otto modules, that can be suspended from a single flybar. The columns are joined by distribution racks flown adjacent to the flybar of each array as well as full network redundancy in the form of primary and secondary networks connected to each module.
Cabling for the distribution rack is provided in the form of four power looms to power the top six modules in an array, two loom extenders to drive the bottom six modules, and four short and long network looms for networking the array modules.
For extended array configurations, meanwhile, a G24 package can be subdivided into multiple columns per array with the addition of supplemental flybars and cabling. It can also be configured for ground-stack applications or loaded on the included wheeled dollies. Crucially, each module reportedly weighs just 97.5kg, with a width/depth of less than 32-inches.