To meet the design goals for the intended applications, EAW engineers developed a new, high performance, 3-inch voice coil, 1.4-in exit compression driver, loading it with a selection of six different HF horns with coverage patterns ranging from 60° x 45° to 120° x 60°. The horns are as large as the enclosure size allows to maintain consistent directivity throughout the HF passband. A 3-inch voice coil, 15-inch LF driver was used to complement the sonic character and output of the HF driver. All MK5300i models are carefully voiced to sound similar, permitting diverse horn patterns to be mixed throughout an installation while maintaining the same sonic quality. The result is clean, high-fidelity output at significantly higher levels than would be expected from loudspeakers of this size and price.
Users can select between single-amp and bi-amp (external processor) operating modes. In either operating mode, EAW’s beamwidth-matching crossover/ filter design delivers even power response throughout the crossover region, eliminating the discontinuities that plague other two-way loudspeakers.
The MK5300i Series systems are the larger companions to the MK2300i Series systems. Enclosures for both series are the same height, facilitating installation where more than one horn pattern and/or type of loudspeaker capability is needed. In addition, SBK Series subwoofers also share this height, creating attractive arrays that use EAW’s preconfigured accessory flybar.