EAW is now shipping the MicroWedge15 Stage Monitor (MW15), the newest addition to its MicroWedge Series of products. The 15-inch MicroWedge15 joins the 12-inch MicroWedge12 (MW12, a number of which are also shipping).
The MicroWedge15 is the second model of the EAW MicroWedge Series to be released since an agreement was reached with MicroWedge developer Rat Sound Systems Inc. in late 2007, stipulating that EAW would serve as the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of MicroWedge products.
Designed to complement the performance capabilities of today’s most sophisticated live sound systems, the MW15 promises dramatically enhanced fidelity, power handling and reliability in comparison to earlier MicroWedge models, which are attained with an optimum blend of upgraded transducers and EAW’s hallmark crossover design techniques. Mechanical durability, enclosure fabrication, ergonomics and interconnection have been enhanced, along with a dramatic weight reduction. The MW15 is said to provide accurate audio reproduction with the ability to project at higher sound pressure levels, especially for larger venues or arenas.
The MW15 features a coaxial driver arrangement that pairs a 15-inch woofer with a 3-inch (diaphragm) HF compression driver on a horn, delivering full yet tightly controlled 90-degree horizontal dispersion. This design path ensures that all frequencies emanate from the exact same point, eliminating crossover region problems and time/phase irregularities, and optimizing coherency. The coaxial approach also contributes to a compact, low-profile footprint that stays out of sight-and camera lines, but attained without sacrificing fidelity and high output levels.
The MW15 is processor-enhanced (rather than processor-dependant) for true “plug and play” operation, eliminating the need to purchase additional processing. In addition, it offers switchable passive or active modes.
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