Whitinsville, MA (March 12, 2010)—EAW has debuted the SB1001 Large-Format Dual-18-Inch-Loaded Subwoofer, a successor to the company’s SB1000.
In essence, the new SB1001 is a SB1002 Large Format Flyable Subwoofer without the rigging hardware. The SB1001 is aimed for a range of non-flying applications (with rigging hardware available as an optional separate product if desired), including concert touring, arenas, houses of worship, auditoriums/theaters, stage/drum fill monitoring, large dance clubs or other applications. While similar to the SB1000, the core components include larger 4.5-inch (115-mm) voice coils, 20% higher BI and all neodymium magnet structures.
Jeffrey Cox, Vice President, Pro Audio Group, stated, “The SB1001 is a particularly strong, cost-effective solution for those who are not necessarily looking to fly their subwoofers. Rigging hardware is not included, which allows us to offer an outstanding price point unmatched by any other manufacturer. However, if rigging is desired, rigging assemblies are available as a separate product. The SB1001 adds the contemporary capability of high power and performance in the widely used and recognized EAW subwoofer format.”
The driver mounting of the SB1001 aims to maximize cone area and allow for the integration of a low-turbulence port while minimizing front area. Two 18-inch drivers employ large (4.5-inch) voice coils, as well as neodymium magnet structures that also reduce weight. The operating frequency range of the SB1001 is 27 Hz to 161 Hz (± 3 dB). Maximum sound pressure levels are 129 dB (average) and 135 dB (peak).
Dual Neutrik Speakon NL4 connectors are positioned on a rear-mounted section of the cabinet angled inward at approximately 45 degrees, allowing the SB1001 to position itself flush against walls in a groundstack configuration. Additionally, the SB1001 can be permanently suspended with sixteen 3/8" – 16 points and is fully prepped and ready to receive the user-installable quick release rigging kit accessory for touring applications. The grille protecting the drivers matches that of the KF760 Series, while the cabinet is finished in a wear-resistant textured black paint.