New line, an update to EAW®'s VR and FR Series, includes VFR Full-Range Loudspeakers, VFS Subwoofers and VSM Stage Monitors
Competitively priced, these new boxes are optimized for a wide range of applications and feature a clean, consistent design with an elegant style
InfoComm, Orlando, Florida, USA, June 15, 2011 – EAW® (Demo Room 204A), a world leader in audio system solutions for over 30 years, unveils its new VF Series family of passive products, consisting of five models of VFR Two-Way Full-Range Loudspeakers; two VFS Subwoofers; and three VSM Stage Monitors. The VF family of products represents a new approach to the needs of professional audio from EAW, combining a hybrid of portable and install features in one package. VF products were engineered with a robust design, including uncompromised sound quality for multiple applications with clean blended lines, rigging, and transformer options desired in an installation product. Extremely versatile, these new units offer outstanding sound quality and power for value, and the boxes feature a clean, consistent design with an elegant style. The VF Series is intended for both portable and install applications and environments, including auditoriums, theaters, nightclubs and DJ setups, bars, music performances, houses of worship, mobile churches, etc.
The VF Series can be considered an update to EAW's successful VR and FR Series with enhanced transducer technology and performance. The boxes' consistent construction opens up a number of configuration possibilities spanning the VFR and VFS Series, including clusters and arrays, matching speaker/subwoofer pairs or standalone units.
VFR Series Loudspeakers
The VFR Series consists of five two-way full-range loudspeaker models: VFR159 15-inch, VFR129 12-inch, VFR109 10-inch, VFR89 8-inch, and VFR69 6-inch two-way loudspeakers, all operating in passive mode. Traditional portable features such as handles, a pole cup and dual NL4 inputs have been blended into the body design of the loudspeaker, hiding them in plain sight. Portable usage is enhanced by the heavy-duty enclosure construction and foam-backed steel grilles. HF and LF transducers used in the VFR series were born from those used in EAW's legendary portable products. VFR loudspeakers also hide standard installation features such as large square rotatable horns, barrier strip inputs, the ability to add a transformer for constant voltage systems, integrated OmniMount mounting points and dedicated U-brackets and yokes for each product. The VFR159 and VFR129 ship with a 90-degree by 60-degree horn that can be easily field replaced with a 60-degree by 40-degree horn.
VFS Series Subwoofers
The companion subs to the VF family, the VFS Series has been designed to integrate seamlessly with the full range of VFR products in every way in an array or as a standalone sub. Two size selections – VFS220 Double 12-inch and VFS250 Double15-inch – can be matched to applications utilizing top quality transducers in direct radiating vented enclosures optimally tuned to match the rest of the VF product line. The VFS subs combine features desirable in both portable and permanently installed systems. The size and shape of the subs have been matched to the dimensions of VFR products, while maintaining a low profile for use in installations. VFS units offer pole mount cups for use as pole bases for portable systems while maintaining appropriate rigging options for permanent installations. Carrying handles have been blended into the lines of the subwoofer providing a clean look and unique way of handling the sub with surprising ease. When used with an optional Flybar, two full range VFR loudspeakers can be mounted, one to either side of a VFS sub using pre configured and optimized splay angles. An optional flybar provides single or double pick points for a total array package. An additional optional stinger provides selectable tilt to an array from a single pick point.
VSM Series Stage Monitors
The VSM Series consists of three models of two-way horn-loaded stage monitors – VSM159 15-inch; VSM129 12-inch; and VSM109 10-inch two-way stage monitors – and complements both VFR loudspeakers and VFS subs. The VSM Series maintains the unique look and hybrid portable/install application use as the rest of the VF family, extending its capabilities as a dual-purpose stage monitor and portable P.A. The units' low profile and compact size are ideal for situations where small physical size is needed, without sacrificing professional performance. Powerful 10, 12 or 15-inch low frequency transducers provide incredible LF presence packaged with smooth highs from large horns, giving VSM monitors the ability to provide power and clarity in a small package. The VSM Series provides impressive single form flexibility. Smooth HF response and tight pattern are provided by large square horns born from legendary installation products allowing for pattern rotation. Handles are seamlessly built into the construction of the loudspeaker enclosure, providing a clean look when installed and an easy carry when portable. Connector panels are located on either side of the monitor, making loop-through cabling easy and tidy. Each VSM unit includes a pole mount cup allowing for the loudspeaker to be used as a portable full range system while its compact shape maintains a low profile when used as a monitor.
Adam Howarth, EAW Product Manager, stated, “For any criteria you can think of – ease of setup, great sound, versatility in configuration and application, design and style – what you are going to get for your dollar with the VF Series far surpasses anything else offered at this level. This is a great series of products and I can't wait to see and hear them in use in all sorts of applications.”
EAW's VFR Loudspeakers, VFS Subwoofers and VSM Stage Monitors will soon be available in black or white finish.
For more information, please visit www.eaw.com.