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EAW Introduces DSP Matrix Mixer, MicroWedge Series MicroSub

EAW in Whitinsville, Mass., introduces the DX1208 DSP Matrix Mixer, designed for a range of commercial and install applications. The DX1208 is a 12-input, 8-output single-rackspace DSP matrix mixer. Eight inputs are mic/line capable, with selectable 48-volt phantom power provided when the user selects mic level. Four additional inputs on unbalanced RCA connectors allow the users to “stack” inputs, increasing the number of audio sources that can be connected. An additional four digital inputs are available on S/PDIF with sample rate conversion to 48 kHz. All 12 inputs are included in the audio matrix and can be assigned DSP functions prior to distributing signal at line level.

EAW DX1208 DSP Matrix Mixer

The DX1208 can also receive up to six logic inputs and send up to three logic outputs, combined on a single 18-pin connector and programmable via the included EAW DX Navigator software. The DX1208 has serial RS-232 remote capabilities via a DB9 connector on the rear panel, for control by AMX/Crestron and other third party integrated control systems. Two RJ-45 connections are provided as well, for linking multiple (up to eight) DX Link-enabled products together in a ring network topology.

A remote control port (RJ-25 connector) is included on the rear panel, facilitating the linking of two different types of remotes, all mounted on wall panels. Up to 10 remotes can be attached to the DX1208, and each is individually addressable.

The DX1208 is supplied with EAW DX Navigator software that allows access to all of the system’s settings and configurations. The expected range of user-adjustable processing such as EQ filters, gates, compressors/limiters, priority assignment, delay, gain and crossovers are included. In addition, up to 24 programmable presets are available per DX1208; the programming interface is flexible, with connection via the USB port on the front panel or the Ethernet jack or DB9 connector on the rear panel. The DX1208 employs a universal power supply, 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz.

EAW MicroWedge Series MicroSub

EAW also unveils the new MicroSub stage subwoofer, the latest offering in EAW’s MicroWedge Series of stage monitor products. The single 15-inch enclosure is a high-quality, high-volume, versatile stage and small venue subwoofer, designed to address the unique environment of onstage low frequency demands.

The MicroSub can be configured and interlocked 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 the cabinet height is exactly half of the cabinet width when the MicroSub is laid flat (features that facilitate a variety of arrangement options). Due to its small profile, it works as a sidefill monitor, particularly in a club setting: the 13-inch height allows you to use the MicroSub as a building block to achieve the optimum height for the top cabinets. EAW says that it can fit in the monitor wedge line downstage or as an addition to many different types of stage monitor setups, under-stage and front-of-house.

The MicroSub projects at a 45-degree angle, and can stand on its side. When placed onstage directly next to a drum riser, the MicroSub points directly at the drummer rather than the drums.

The MicroSub is tuned at 35 Hz, operating in the range from 27-150 Hz. It features external DSP with one-way filter. Axial SPL Sensitivity is 92 dB (LF-whole space) or 98 dB (half space) at 27-150 Hz. Nominal input impedance is 8 ohms LF, with minimum input impedance of 7.6 ohms at 165 Hz. The unit’s highpass filter is a 12dB/octave Butterworth filter at 28 Hz. 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).

EAW states that the MicroWedge Series MicroSub stage subwoofer will be available August 2009.

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