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Hughie’s Adds to EAW Inventory

Hughie’s Event Production Services in Cleveland, OH recently updated its live sound inventory with the addition of EAW Anna and Otto loudspeakers.

Hughie's used its new EAW ADAPTive system for St. Edward High School's graduation ceremony.
Hughie’s used its new EAW ADAPTive system for St. Edward High School’s graduation ceremony.

Cleveland, OH (September 23, 2020)—Providing audio for live events since the early 1950s, Hughie’s Event Production Services in Cleveland, OH has had a lot of audio systems over the years, but has always kept up with the times. Looking for a new system that would aid its gigs, ranging from smaller ballroom events to large-scale graduations, church functions and political gatherings, the audio provider recently purchased a new solution based around EAW’s ADAPTive line.

Project manager Jim O’Connor noted, “When we heard about EAW’s ADAPTive line, we were very intrigued. It was clearly a system that we had to take a better look at [and] the scalability really blew us away.”

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Hughie’s purchased 24 Anna 3-way full-range array modules, 12 Otto subwoofers and 40 RS123 2-way self-powered loudspeakers. “I often use the Ottos as end fire arrays, which is a non-traditional way to stack the subs,” adds O’Connor. “Instead of them being in a horizontal line, you set them up in a vertical line pointing towards the audience. This allows you to direct all the energy from the subwoofers directly at the audience instead of a typical omni-directional subwoofer set-up.  The EAW’s don’t skip a beat, regardless of how they are set up. It’s this adaptability that makes them best-in-class”

Despite the pandemic, Hughie’s continues to support events in the region, including an influx in outdoor events. The company recently deployed an EAW system for The FEST, an annual outdoor Catholic event with a live mass, music and a range of activities; it has worked with the event for years and while onsite attendance was significantly reduced in 2020, the smaller-scale onsite event was complemented with a live stream. The EAW system was also deployed at a range of outdoor commencements including St. Ignatius and St. Edward High Schools.

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