Whitinsville, MA (July 14, 2011)–EAW has introduced the MicroWedge8 (MW8) and MicroWedge10 (MW10) to its line-up of stage monitors.
The MW8 and MW10 are aimed for applications such as mid-to-high-volume rock/alternative performers, houses of worship, theaters, edge of stage fills, corporate shows/events and presenters..
The MW8 is the smallest in the MW line of products, featuring an 8-inch woofer, and the MW10 features a 10-inch woofer. Both units’ coaxial designs pair the respective woofers with a 3-in (diaphragm) coaxially-mounted HF compression driver, providing reportedly 90-degree horizontal dispersion.
Dave Rat, owner of Rat Sound, and co-developer of the MicroWedge Series with EAW, states, “The design philosophy of the MicroWedge Series is to be able to exceed the competition in loudness with feedback stability, clarity and maximum volume. The MicroWedge12 can match or beat just about any other 15-inch-based wedges on the market in feedback stability and even low-frequency output, and the MicroWedge15 pushes things up another whole level. The concept behind the MW10 is to go head-to-head with most 12-inch-based boxes, and the MW8 to challenge 10-inch-based monitors. The MicroWedge project is all about perfecting a compact, attractive, turnkey wedge system that sounds great and reaches high gain before feedback levels with minimal effort.”
Jeff Rocha, EAW Senior Director of Engineering, added, “Our new MicroWedge8 and 10 are a direct result of feedback from our key end users in the market. We wanted to create smaller versions of our MW12 and MW15 with the same voicing and relative power, without sacrificing any of the performance features that make those larger boxes so successful.”
A key application of the new MW8/MW10 is for front-of-house or monitor engineers who want a monitoring option at the console. The MW8 and MW10’s small footprint allow them to be mounted on top of or next to a live or monitor sound desk.
The Baltic birch cabinets are protected with EAW’s proprietary RoadCoat finish, which is said to be resistant to dings and scratches, and the steel grille keeps its shape, even when stood upon by performers. All transducer components are also liquid tolerant.
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