Welcome To EAW.
To personally experience the natural reproduction of audio is a gift. There is a transcendent connection between artist and audience that cannot readily be described. Any sound reinforcement system that is used during a live performance must strive to connect each and every member of the audience to the art as if the system itself is not even there. A loudspeaker system is not the art. It is the canvas.
This is the fundamental principle upon which EAW was founded in 1978 and it still drives all aspects of our engineering philosophy to this very day. Every generation of EAW loudspeaker systems has taken yet another step toward this ultimate goal of transparency. This design objective is more specifically defined as linear frequency and phase response, an ideal impulse response, optimal consistency within the intended coverage area, extremely low distortion and the seamless ability for products to work together in unison. We develop ground-breaking technologies that push our products ever closer to these ideals while always remaining unmistakably EAW.
We are not artists. Our role is one of preservation. We must protect the art of others and ensure that all observers personally experience the gift.
Every facet of system design focuses on delivering acoustical precision that is targeted at the exacting demands of a specific application. The conceptual goal is to ensure that from the simplest system to the most extensive array of devices, all EAW systems perform as a unified whole with a common origin.
Like studio monitors, EAW systems are designed to provide the most neutral, transparent experience possible. But unlike studio monitors, EAW systems are designed to do this for events or facilities of any shape or size. EAW has always and will continue to exclusively develop integrated products and applied technologies that redefine the industry envelope.
EAW’s extensive line of loudspeaker systems sits at the center of the tool kit.
With well over 100 basic models in more than a dozen series, audio pros in permanent installation and mobile production can optimize each sound system design to match the needs of its individual application. Loudspeaker systems might include onboard digital processors and amplifiers, but almost always benefit from external processors that deliver EAW Focusing settings, our proprietary approach to eliminating anomalies in a loudspeaker’s time domain.
Finally, EAW develops software products that let users design arrays and model the results as well as programs that control DSP in EAW signal processors and onboard NT processors.
EAW Core Technologies
From the very beginning, EAW has delivered breakthrough technologies that unite artist and audience by solving the challenges that audio professionals face every day. EAW has always and will continue to exclusively develop integrated products and applied technologies that redefine the industry envelope.
ADAPTIVE PERFORMANCE Adaptive Performance integrates nearly every aspect of a loudspeaker – mechanical, electrical and acoustical design – to one end: ideal three-dimensional coverage of every venue, every time.
SYMMETRY OF SOURCES Symmetrical arrangement of acoustic sources along a common axis for utmost consistency throughout the coverage pattern.
CONCENTRIC SUMMATION ARRAY (CSA) A method of seamlessly integrating MF and HF components within a single horn. With CSA, multiple subsystems sum coherently, without interruption to either HF or MF wavefronts.
PHASE ALIGNED LF Tuned spacing of LF components to extend pattern control without the need for enormous horns.
BEAM STEERING The ability to shape and aim an array’s output through DSP alone, without any physical changes to the loudspeaker.
FOCUSING Use of advanced digital signal processing to perfect impulse response of a loudspeaker in the time domain. Eliminating horn “honk” and splashiness, the loudspeaker sounds more like a studio monitor than a “PA” speaker.
BEAMWIDTH MATCHED CROSSOVERS Introduced over a decade ago for our MK series loudspeakers, EAW Engineers use carefully-designed HF horns and crossovers to eliminate polar irregularities through the crossover point.
Application Support Group
Since the late 90’s, the EAW Application Support Group (ASG) has been the primary “TouchPoint” for EAW users around the world. ASG creates many of the support materials in our library and is there to help audio professionals in all markets identify and apply the ideal EAW system solution to their specific application. ASG is a diverse group of resources having direct background and expertise in the touring, production and system integration markets who are always available to offer technical expertise around the globe.
Application support can range from simple product selection and appropriate product usage to assisting with the development of a more comprehensive system solution. And if none of our standard products optimally meets the needs of your application, ASG can even help develop a custom solution just for you.
Need a product drawing? EASE data file? Specification sheet? The EAW Documentation Library is the place to find it. ASG constantly updates the content of the library to ensure that you can always get what you need when you need it. ASG has also created an extensive library of education and training materials that can be found on our website and YouTube channel. You will find application guides, technical articles, white papers and videos that cover a wide range of topics. ASG recognizes the importance of training and professional development by offering materials that cover core system design topics and basic physics. You will also find a range of materials that specifically cover EAW Products, Software and Certification Programs.
The People. The History.
2016 marks the 38th year of business for EAW. EAW operations are based in a historic mill complex in Whitinsville, MA that signifies the birth of the industrial revolution in America and once was the home of one of the largest manufacturers of textile machines in the world. All EAW products are designed by the US based engineering team and today, the majority of products are manufactured in the historic factory on the banks of the Mumford River.
From the very beginning, EAW has delivered breakthrough technologies that unite artist and audience by solving the challenges that audio professionals face every day. The technology story has followed a clear path that began with the optimization of core acoustic components and has logically led to the optimization and integration of more and more aspects of the signal chain.