EAW unveils powerful, low-profile QX series PA speakers
(Dave Molter | Posted 2011-02-07)
EAW®'s new QX Series loudspeakers are optimized for installed system applications that require precise directivity in a powerful low-profile form.
The QX Series provides size-efficient yet very high output point source clusters. The series is particularly geared toward medium-to-large-sized spaces, including sports arenas, but is also designed for a wide range of other venues requiring high power and consistent coverage in a compact housing, including houses of worship, outdoor stadiums, performing arts venues, theaters and clubs.
The QX Series features passive, wired-for-biamplification boxes that draw on the knowledge and engineering resources gained through the development of EAW’s AX Series, maintaining its reputation of “big horns in compact packages.”
All full-range models have squared, symmetrical, dual-trapezoidal enclosures to provide extensive array flexibility for assembling seamless, custom displays. A centrally located co-axial MF/HF horn and two pairs (four) of phase-aligned neodymium 12-inch low frequency transducers team to ensure that the entire frontal area contributes to horizontal and vertical pattern control capability. The result is an extremely natural sounding loudspeaker with excellent pattern control and low distortion.
The five new models include the QX596 (dispersion pattern: 90 degrees x 60 degrees), QX594 (90 degrees x 45 degrees), QX566 (60 degrees x 60 degrees), QX564 (60 degrees x 45 degrees) and QX544 (45 degrees x 45 degrees). All units measure 27.96" x 27.96" x 23.95" and weigh 130 lbs. A variety of installation applications and accessories provide added flexibility for the installer. As always, optimized processor settings for the UX8800 Digital Signal Processor will be available for download at www.eaw.com.
Jeff Rocha, EAW Senior Director of Engineering, stated, “Our new QX Series models offer high-end acoustical consultants and large design system contractors the ultimate in output and efficiency in a compact package. The aim is always to provide great-sounding solutions for a wide variety of applications, responding to direct input from leading contractors and system integrators in the field, and the QX Series delivers on that promise.”
Founded in 1978 and celebrating over 30 years of excellence, Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) is a global leader in producing high-performance professional audio equipment trusted by the most discerning professionals for every possible sound reinforcement application.
From a press release.