Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) has announced the debut of RADIUS, an intelligent
and sophisticated family of loudspeakers for both portable and permanent
installation applications. RADIUS brings EAW’s signature acoustical design prowess
and technologies like EAW Focusing and DynO to a new powered and processed
platform that integrates Dante networking and iOS-based prediction, control and
monitoring along with a number of useful and unique features that streamline setup
and maximize results in minimal time.
The EAW RADIUS Series is a comprehensive family that includes point source, line
source, stage monitor and subwoofer loudspeakers. The complete range consists of
8-in and 12-in 2-way point source loudspeakers that are available in two horn
patterns, a double 8-in articulated line array, single 12-in and 18-in subwoofer
models – and will soon add a 12-in co-axial stage monitor.
At the heart of the entire RADIUS family lies the EAWmosaic iOS-based application.
This completely integrated and intuitive platform provides for prediction, control
and monitoring at any location in the venue wirelessly. With the power of EAW
RADIUS and EAWmosaic, delivering spectacular audio results has never been easier
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 precision
engineered design uses the power of both 8-in woofers to deliver low frequency
reinforcement while integrating tailored DSP to provide clean mid-range while
maintaining both the wide coverage pattern and inherent acoustical symmetry. 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 dramatically reduce setup and tuning time.
The full-range point source models are the 8-in 2-way RSX86 and 89 (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 are based upon feedback from key touring and
installation contacts – they allow for a variety of tonal starting points without a
computer or external processor.
The subwoofer models in the RADIUS family 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 simple rear-panel controls – no complex
calculations are needed to achieve great low-frequency control. Both subwoofer
models offer significant sub-bass ground support and a high passed output for all
full-range products in the family, while the RSX12 specifically can also be flown
with the companion RSX208L line array to form a truly integrated system.
For more information go to www.eaw.com.