EAW’s SB1002 subwoofer.Whitinsville, MA (June 2, 2008)–EAW has debuted its SB1002, a large-format, dual-18-inch-loaded subwoofer that can be ground-stacked or flown via an integral rigging system. It is targeted for a range of high-output live and installed sound applications.
Following in the footsteps of the company’s SB1000z subwoofer, the SB1002 offers a direct radiating design, with driver mounting that reportedly maximizes cone area and minimizes frontal area.
The two 18-inch drivers–designed specifically for the SB1002–offer large (4.5-inch) voice coils as well as neodymium magnet structures that also reduce weight. The operating range of the SB1002 is 27 Hz-161 Hz (+/-3 dB), while maximum sound pressure levels are 129 dB (average) and 135 dB (peak).
The SB1002 rigging system, similar to that of EAW’s KF760 Series line arrays, features a two-point approach that accommodates flown arrays of up to 12 SB1002 units. A handle on the rear upper corner of the SB1002 enclosure is said to provide added guidance and “push-pull” ability in the flying process.
Dual Neutrik Speakon NL4 connectors are positioned on a rear-mounted section of the cabinet that is angled inward at approximately 45 degrees, allowing the SB1002 to be positioned flush against walls in ground-stack applications. The grille protecting the drivers matches that of the KF760 Series, while the cabinet finish is a durable, scratch-resistant Chemline coating.
An optional caster pallet for easy transport of two SB1002 units at once is available, as is an SB1002 fly bar.
Eastern Acoustic Works