Issue 26



29 July 2014


EAW has debuted the first subwoofer in its Adaptive Performance Series headlined by the Anya three-way full-range loudspeaker system. Loaded with two 18-inch woofers – with acoustic energy exiting from four spaced apertures in the corners of the enclosure – each Otto module provides plenty of LF energy with an output of 131dB and response that extends down to 22Hz.

Like the Anya full-range modules, each Otto transducer is separately powered and processed, allowing multiple directivity patterns to be created from a single module. And like Anya, Otto modules can readily be combined in arrays to provide increased pattern control and output.

The result is tremendous sub bass energy delivered where users want it – and not where they don’t. With system coverage and output characteristics that can be easily changed in real time without moving or changing the set-up, Otto subwoofers can be adapted to any sized venue.

EAW says the technology behind Otto is unmatched: the modules are engineered to generate any three-dimensional wavefront surface and determine the processing needed to achieve optimum coverage and tonal balance for the specific application. EAW Resolution software generates DSP parameters to simultaneously adapt the complex 3D wavefront surface and optimise frequency response to perfectly match venue requirements in minutes.

The Otto G24 package is available as a building block for premier touring systems that demand flexibility, versatility and excellent low-end output. The G24 supports two single columns, each with 12 Otto modules that can be suspended from a single flybar. The columns are joined by distribution racks flown adjacent to the flybar of each array as well as full network redundancy in the form of primary and secondary networks connected to each module.

Cabling for the distro rack is provided in the form of four power looms to power the top six modules in an array, two loom extenders to drive the bottom six modules in an array, and four short and long network looms for networking the array modules.

For extended array configurations, a G24 package can be subdivided into multiple columns per array with the addition of supplemental flybars and cabling. It can also be configured for groundstack use or loaded on the included wheeled dollies.

Source: media release


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