Whitinsville, MA (June 22, 2016)—Radius, a new line of point source, line source, stage monitor and subwoofer loudspeakers, was announced by Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) today.
Intended for portable and permanent installation, the Radius line incorporates technologies like EAW Focusing and DynO; the accompanying EAWmosaic iOS-based application tackles prediction, control and monitoring for Radius boxes.
The complete range consists of 8-in and 12-in 2-way point source loudspeakers that are available in 2 horn patterns, a double 8-in articulated line array, single 12-in and 18-in subwoofer models; a 12-in co-axial stage monitor will be officially announced soon.
The loudspeakers themselves feature all-wood enclosures, EAW Roadcoat finish, Power Factor Corrected Class D amplification and a rear-panel LCD screen and encoder to provide on-box access to all Radius functions. Dual locking etherCON connectors provide daisy-chain Dante connectivity for single cable audio and communications. There is also an integrated WAP connection on every Radius loudspeaker to provide router placement options. XLR audio input and thru connections provide an analog input option and automatic fail-over redundancy. And power is delivered via powerCON inlet and loop connections.
The rear-panel LCD screen and encoder on each enclosure also provide direct access to functions such as crossover and delay, as well as pre-tuned voicings. Users can 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 41-pound RSX208L line array module incorporates 2x 8-in woofers and 2x 1.4-in voice coil compression drivers into a compact 3-way package. The design uses the power of both 8-in woofers to deliver low frequency reinforcement while integrating tailored DSP to provide mid-range. The RSX208L and RSX12 include array self-detection via on-board infrared sensors and accelerometers that enable new OptiLogic technology to pre-optimize the array and air loss compensation processing to reduce setup and tuning time.
The full-range point source models are the 8-in 2-way RSX86 and RSX89 (60 x 45 and 90 x 60 respectively) and the 12-in 2-way RSX126 and 129 which feature the same directivity options as their smaller siblings. The horns can be rotated to facilitate horizontal installation while maintaining the preferred directivity. The 8-in models weigh 33 pounds and the 12-in models weigh 58 pounds. There are four user-selectable push button voicings that allow for a variety of tonal starting points without a computer or external processor.
The subwoofer models are the 76 pound single 12-in RSX12 and the 94 pound single 18-in RSX18. The RSX18 offers push-button cardioid functionality in stacks of two or three via rear-panel controls. The RSX12 specifically can also be flown with the companion RSX208L line array.