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|EAW adds MicroSub to its MicroWedge series of stage monitors at InfoComm 2009 in Orlando, Florida. The single-15" enclosure is a high-quality, high-volume, versatile stage and small venue subwoofer, designed to address the environment of onstage low frequency demands – sonic territory that often goes ignored by stage monitor setups.
The MicroSub can be configured and interlocked in different combinations – by itself, with other MicroSubs or with other MicroWedge units. Small pads and recesses are located on its sides, top and bottom. The loudspeaker is mounted at a 45-degree angle and that the cabinet height is exactly half of the cabinet width when the MicroSub is laid flat. Due to its small profile, it can serve as a side fill monitor, particularly in a club setting: the 13" height allows the MicroSub to be used as a building block to achieve the optimum height for the top cabinets.
The MicroSub is particularly ideal for drummers. The box projects at a 45-degree angle, and it can stand on its side. When placed on stage directly next to the drum riser, the MicroSub points directly at the drummer rather than the drums.
For optimal performance, it is tuned at 35Hz, operating in the range from 27Hz to 150Hz. It features external DSP with one-way filter. Axial SPL sensitivity is 92dB (LF – whole space) or 98dB (half space) at 27-150 Hz. Nominal input impedance is 8 Ohms LF, with minimum input impedance of 7.6 Ohms at 165Hz. The unit’s high pass filter is a 12db/octave Butterworth filter at 28Hz. Able to produce high sound pressure levels, the MicroSub has a calculated SPL axial output limit of 122dB average/128dB peak (LF – whole space) or 128dB average/134dB peak (half space).
The MicroSub will be available in standard black, matching the other EAW MicroWedge units. The Baltic birch cabinets are protected with EAW’s proprietary RoadCoat finish, highly resistant to dings and scratches, and the rugged steel grille keeps its distinctive shape, even when stood upon. Additionally, all transducer components are highly liquid tolerant.
The EAW MicroWedge Series MicroSub stage subwoofer will be available August 2009.
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