Leading events/touring supplier and long-time EAWÂ® customer adds 16 KF740 Three-Way Line Array Modules to its extensive EAW inventory
Whitinsville, MA, USA, February 10, 2011 â€“ Eurohire Sound and Light, a long established turnkey supplier for Europeâ€™s events and entertainments industries, recently expanded its EAWÂ® inventory with the addition of 16 KF740 Three-Way Line Array Modules. The Basingstoke, Hampshire, England-based company is the latest professional sound and lighting company in the U.K. to add the KF740 modules to its extensive inventory of products, which also includes EAW KF760/KF761 Line Array Modules, KF850 Series Virtual Arrayâ„¢ Modules, KF853 Three-Way Virtual Array Modules, SB850z High-Output Subwoofers, BH853 Virtual Array LF Systems, SB250z Medium-Format Subwoofers, MicroWedge Series MW15 and MW12 Stage Monitors, and UX8800 Digital Signal Processors.
â€œWhen EAWâ€™s UK Sales Manager Kevin McNally first mentioned they were coming out with the KF740 and gave us
the rough dimensions of the box, being smaller and more manageable than some of our current inventory, I knew this would be something we would be interested in,â€? stated Eurohire Owner Mervin George. â€œWeâ€™ve had the KF760â€™s for some time, which are great for outside in the summer, long-range or arena-type shows, but we wanted to get into a new system opening up the possibility of an additional client base â€” and I thought the 740 could be that box.â€?
After finally hearing a KF740 system at the Anvil Theatre in Basingstoke, both Mervin George and Eurohireâ€™s Operations Manager Jools Warren were significantly impressed. â€œWhen we heard the 740 system, I was really taken aback, really surprised,â€? stated George. â€œOne of the benefits I see is that although itâ€™s only a three-way box, the low-end on the 740 is particularly strong, going down to 50Hz according to EAW, yet when I heard it, it sounded even lower to me. That is a real benefit, because some shows, some acts, where youâ€™ve got sight line problems and you only want a little bit of sub, you can just put the 740 system up and away you go.â€?
â€œOutside of the clean sound, Iâ€™m amazed at the amount of sub-bass when you just run the box three-way. The amount of bottom-end out of the boxes is phenomenal,â€? commented Warren. â€œWe already have the 740 system booked starting next month for the European tour of Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. And the great thing is he will be doing venues that range between 800- to 3200-seat capacity, mainly theaters indoors. With the 740â€™s, we can fly them in certain venues, and if they need to be used in a ground-stack configuration, we know that regardless of the venue, weâ€™re covered.â€?
Eurohire initially purchased 16 KF740â€™s, but George feels expansion is inevitable. â€œWeâ€™re starting off with 16 boxes, but weâ€™re hoping to get up to 24, which is where we want to be. The clarity of the 740 is excellent, absolutely excellent, and Iâ€™m really, really pleased. I think as we play with the 740â€™s more, weâ€™re going to be even more surprised and pleased.â€?
Established over 25 years ago, Eurohire has in recent years provided equipment and services for such varied events as rock and pop concerts by UB40, Status Quo, Katherine Jenkins, Steve Winwood, Dionne Warwick, The Kooks and classical showcase by the likes of the Royal Philharmonic and NSO, along with a number of festivals, musicals and corporate events.
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