EAW showcases new solutions at NAMM 2024

NTX210L’s technology is designed to support outdoor live events, while Eastern Acoustic Works’ LA Series is ideal for portable events where two-way powered loudspeakers are required. Pictured: EAW NTX210L and LA Series 

Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) showcased the NTX210L powered 10” line array at NAMM 2024 (Demo Room 17104). This product was highlighted alongside LA Series – a two-way, self-powered loudspeaker featuring the brands signature performance in a portable and lightweight package.

NTX210L is a 2×10” articulated array with an integrated 1,600W two-channel amplifier and universal PFC power supply. The NTX210L operates in the 55hz to 18khz range and has a 90° horizontal and 12° vertical nominal beamwidth.

NTX’s patented OptiLogic technology provides automatic array self-detection via onboard infrared sensors and inclinometers and near instant optimisation including air loss compensation and more. The NTX series features integrated Dante networking (with loop-thru) including analogue redundancy capability, allowing the analog input to be set to automatically enable if the Dante signal is lost.

“The NTX’s advanced algorithms along with user input for trim height and start and end of coverage, enables our customers to get up and running fast,” remarked TJ Smith, President of EAW.

In addition to its large line array systems and subs at NAMM 2024 (Demo Room 17104), EAW also showcased LA Series, a two-way, self-powered loudspeaker featuring EAW’s signature performance in a portable and lightweight package. The LA Series supports events that are often geared towards pole mounted deployments, such as small to medium live shows.

Designed around high-quality transducers, the LA Series consists of four models, the 12” LA121 and LA123, and the 15” LA151 and LA153. Performance versions LA123 and LA153 utilise a 3” voice coil compression driver providing higher output, crisper highs and clearer vocals. All four models weigh less than 50 pounds individually and the asymmetric pattern of the horn maintains high frequency directivity where required, eliminating unwanted reflections in the venue.

“NAMM is a great crowd to showcase our range of solutions – from large arena applications to smaller venues, which is where the LA Series shines,” added Smith. “Most active two-way loudspeakers on the market prioritise processing and mixer features, but these technologies are already owned by most live sound companies. The LA Series loudspeakers represent a shift in focus, as it is an investment maximised around transducers and simple deployment instead.”

Setup is streamlined for the LA Series, the XLR in and loop output simplifies wiring by allowing multiple loudspeakers to daisy chain. It is also designed with a mic/line switch, allowing the loudspeaker to be used in simple setups where only the amplification of a single microphone is required. Its TRS input provides flexibility with different external mixers and processors, eliminating the need for adapters. Performance versions of the LA Series utilise Neutrik PowerCon in and loop through for secure connection to the mains’ source.

The lightweight and durable enclosure has been designed to eliminate any resonance within and houses on-board bi-amplified electronics (1500W). It utilises large asymmetric ports designed to maximise sensitivity, neutralise internal reflection, and minimise chuffing. These produce exceptional bass response from a full range cabinet. EAW’s Focusing and Beamwidth Matched Crossovers provide clarity and accuracy, while DynO digital signal processing also allows LA Series to provide clear and dynamic sound.

These products also include a monitor angle and monitor mode button that accommodate mains and monitor use in one product, in turn making the LA Series even more flexible. Rubber feet prevent shifting when the loudspeakers are set on a flat surface, such as an RS subwoofer or stage lip.