• EAW launches NTX Series articulated line array

    Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) has announced its NTX Series line array and SBX Series subwoofer complement.

    EAW’s NTX201L is a powered articulated line array (unlike Anya and Anna's flat hang concept) with an on-board 1600W (peak) 2-channel amplifier and universal PFC power supply. With a frequency response of 55–18K Hz and a maximum peak SPL of 140dB (12 dB crest factor, hence 128 dB average) at 1m, nominal beamwidth is 90° horizontal and 12° vertical. As for transducers, supplied by B&C, it uses 2x10” speakers with 2.5" voice coil, and a 1x1.4" exit compression driver with 3" coil for the high frequencies. Transducer power handling is 1200W+400W, maximum amplifier AC consumption being 550W.

    EAW's OptiLogic technology provides automatic array self-detection via onboard infrared sensors and accelerometers, which helps with a quick optimization including air loss compensation. The NTX series features integrated Dante™ networking with loop-thru and analog redundancy capabilities.

    “We are excited to bring the NXT Series Line Array to market,” says TJ Smith, president of Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW). “The NXT’s advanced algorithms along with user input for trim height and start and end of coverage, enables our customers to get up and running fast.”

    EAW has also introduced the SBX Series subwoofers. The SBX Series active 18” subwoofers include the SBX218 (2x18", with reported transducer power handling a total 5000 watts, though maximum amp consumption is 1110W) and the SBX118 (1x18", 2500 watts). Both have a 25–120 Hz frequency range with a maximum nominal half-space Peak SPL at 1m of 141 dB (12 dB crest factor, hence 129 dB average) for the SBX218 and 135 dB (12 dB crest factor, hence 122 dB average) for the SBX118. Both models feature 18" neodymium woofers with four-inch voice coils. While the SBX Series Subwoofers are mechanically designed to complement the NTX210L Line Array, they can support other systems, such as the EAW Anna ADAPTive and RSX Series lines.

    “The SBX Series’ hefty grill with large openings protects the woofers, resists damage and is acoustically transparent,” adds Smith. “The ultra large port, inspired by aircraft design, eliminates port noise. EAW’s DynO™ technology, our dynamic optimization processing, gets every last dB of performance out of the system in the most challenging conditions.”

    Engineered for both touring and fixed installation, the SBX Series is equipped with a threaded pole mount and rugged handles. Integrated runners on the top and sides lock the subs together to resist movement due to vibration and provide a clean look. Support of ground stack operation of the NTX210L loudspeakers can be accomplished with two sets of flybar locating pins.

    The NXT and SBX series both work with EAW’s Resolution 2™ software. Resolution 2 provides system optimization from anywhere in the venue, plus room design and prediction in a single application. "NTX and SBX deliver an intelligent and flexible system to fit most budgets", says the company.

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