Whitinsville, MA (April 2015) – Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) has announced the debut of Redline, a family of powered loudspeakers designed to deliver renowned EAW sound quality and touring reliability with a feature set specifically designed for rental & staging and installation customers. The new series is showcased in Festhalle at the Prolight+Sound show in Frankfurt
The Redline family consists of a two powered, two-way loudspeakers – the RL12 12-inch and RL15 15-inch – along with the RL18S 18-inch powered subwoofer.
Redline loudspeakers contain highly-customized precision transducers engineered to meet the demands of live sound. RL12 and RL15 offer perfectly consistent directivity via Beamwidth-Matched crossovers on 90 x 60 degree user-rotatable horns. Four-aperture ports provide massive bass support with no turbulence while maximizing transducer-cooling air flow for utmost reliability.
The self-powered loudspeakers feature 1,250 watts of fanless Class-D, Power Factor Corrected amplification. EAW FocusingTM sonic processing delivers the impulse response of a studio monitor with the impact demanded by live sound applications. DynOTM processing optimizes the power transfer from amplifiers to transducers to audience, maximizing headroom and sound quality at a high SPL. Three simple user-defined voicing options allow a variety of uses without need of a computer or external processor.
The RL18S subwoofer is cardioid-ready via simple rear-panel controls, allowing end-users to achieve high levels of low-frequency control without need for complex processing or calculations.
“EAW engineers focused on designing a product with a streamlined, robust feature set with no extraneous widgets that can break or get in the way of working professionals,” explains EAW President Jeff Rocha. “They utilized years of touring product experience – the KF, JF, SB and Adaptive Systems product families – to create a product our customers will find incredibly useful and that will be a solid performer, day in and day out.”
Each Redline enclosure is built from 15 mm hardwood with EAW RoadCoatTM treatment to ensure rugged durability. The enclosures also incorporate symmetrical monitor angles to form left-right wedge pairs and integral road glove-ready wood handles for portability. Strong, sculpted grills made of 18-gauge steel can take a beating show after show after show. A magnetic, Redline stripe (removable for aesthetically sensitive events) identify the Redline family.