EAW RadiusEAW has released the Radius family of loudspeakers for portable and permanent installation applications.

Radius brings EAW’s acoustical design and technologies – including EAW Focusing and DynO – to a new powered and processed platform that integrates Dante networking and iOS-based prediction, control and monitoring. The Radius Series is a includes point source, line source, stage monitor and subwoofers. It comprises 8-inch and 12-inch two-way point-source loudspeakers that are available in two horn patterns, a double 8-inch articulated line array, single 12-inch and 18-inch subwoofer models, and a 12-inch co-axial stage monitor will soon be added.

At the heart of the Radius family is the EAWmosaic iOS-based application. An integrated and intuitive platform, this provides wireless prediction, control and monitoring at any location in a venue.

Beyond the all-wood enclosures, EAW Roadcoat finish, minimalist aesthetic and Power Factor Corrected class-D amplification, all models in the Radius family features a large, highly-legible navigation screen that provides on-box access to all functions through the use of a simple turn-and-push encoder. Dual locking etherCon connectors provide daisychain Dante connectivity for single cable audio and communications. There is also an integrated WAP connection on every loudspeaker to provide flexible router placement options. XLR audio input and thru connections provide an analogue input option and automatic fail-over redundancy. Power is delivered via powerCon inlet and loop connections to simplify cable management.

The rear panel LCD and encoder on each enclosure also provide direct access to a wide variety of functions. In addition to crossover and delay, users can select from a number of pre-tuned voicings or perform an Output Check to verify transducer and amplifier functionality without the need for external equipment. Many model specific functions are also directly accessible from the back panel alone.

The 41lb RSX208L line array module uses two 8-inch woofers and two 1.4-inch voice coil compression drivers in a compact three-way package. The design uses both 8-inch woofers for low-frequency reinforcement and DSP controlled mid-range. The RSX208L and RSX12 include array self-detection via onboard infrared sensors and accelerometers that enable OptiLogic technology to pre-optimise the array and air loss compensation processing to reduce set-up and tuning time.

The full-range point source models are the 8-inch two-way RSX86 and 89 (60° x 45° and 90° x 60° respectively) and the 12-inch two-way RSX126 and 129, which feature the same directivity options as their smaller siblings. The horns can be rotated for horizontal installation while maintaining the preferred directivity. The 8-inch models weigh 33lb and the 12-inch models weigh 58lb. There are four user-selectable pushbutton voicings that are based upon feedback from touring and installation contacts – they allow for a variety of tonal starting points without a computer or external processor.

The subwoofer models in the Radius family are the 76lb single 12-inch RSX12 and the 94lb single 18-inch RSX18. The RSX18 offers pushbutton cardioid functionality in stacks of two or three via simple rear-panel controls – no complex calculations are needed to achieve low-frequency control. Both models offer significant sub-bass ground support and a high-passed output for all full-range products in the family, while the RSX12 specifically can also be flown with the companion RSX208L line array.

‘The value of Radius is far greater than the sum of its parts,’ says EAW President and GM, TJ Smith.Many manufacturers are producing highly-featured products but very few are producing products that are self-aware of their location in the system and use that information to optimise system wide performance in a given venue. No one is making systems like this at this price point.’

More: www.eaw.com

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