EAW will debut, for the first time in the U.S., their newly introduced Element Series of all-weather loudspeakers, as well as the JFXi Series that incorporate the Orbital Magnet Array (advanced magnet structure geometry). Both the JFXi (pictured) and LM Series speakers will be on display at the AES Convention at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco from October 28-31, 2004. EAW is located in booth #230.
Winning IEC 60529 and MilSpec 810 ratings, the JFXi and LM Series speakers feature acoustically inert yet waterproof enclosure material: high-impact polypropylene with 40 percent calcium carbonate. Shaped into enclosures with few or no parallel surfaces, this new material makes the Element Series sonically indistinguishable from EAW’s laminated Baltic birch enclosures.
The LM60 includes a soft-dome tweeter on a Waveguide Plate™ and a 6.5-inch woofer. The LM80 pairs a Waveguide Plate-loaded compression driver with dual 6.5-inch woofers. A perforated steel grill backed with open cell 60ppi foam protects the drivers. An optional 10,000 pores to the inch stainless steel water barrier is also available. A further option is a waterproof input panel: the standard recessed phenolic panel with barrier strip inputs is covered by an 1/8-inch aluminum plate with waterproof gland-seal nuts for the input cables, secured to the enclosure by stainless steel screws and a waterproof gasket.
The newest members of EAW’s popular JFX Series, the new JFXi Series includes six new models: JFX100i, JFX200i, JFX260i, JFX290i, JFX560i and JFX590i. All six models incorporate new woofers that benefit from an advanced magnet structure geometry—the Orbital Magnet Array™. Instead of a solid disc, EAW’s new Orbital Magnet Array distributes small magnets around the voice coil and pole. This innovative design provides enhanced airflow through the magnet structure itself, which increases thermal capacity and reduces power compression. The scalloped outer profile generates greater flux density for more efficient transfer of electrical power into cone movement and higher sensitivity.
The Orbital Magnet Array also produces a more consistent magnetic field that converts audio signals into cone movements with greater accuracy, reducing distortion and increasing transient impact. The outstanding performance of these purpose-designed drivers has allowed EAW engineers to implement minimum-phase passive crossover/filter networks without compromising overall system accuracy.
The 10-inch and 15-inch JFXi woofer cones are filled with Fiberglas to enhance their rigidity and are coated to protect them against water and humidity. The 15-inch woofer has a 4-inch copper clad aluminum (CCA) coil with full-length, inside/outside winding increases power handling and maximizes linear travel for extended LF output. The 10-inch woofer uses a low-inductance 3-inch copper voice coil.
Other technologies that have made the JFX Series a global leader in its category have also been included in the new models. Horns are designed using EAW’s proprietary software as a part of the modeling and optimization process. The compression drivers use highly damped titanium diaphragms and neodymium magnets for transparent high frequencies. The new JFXi models maintain the exceptional versatility of their predecessors, with unique multi-angle enclosures that work equally well on stands, walls, floors and ceilings, and a complete range of hardware options.
For more information, please go to the company’s Website at www.eaw.com.