Leading events/touring supplier and long-time EAW® customer adds 16 KF740 Three-Way Line Array Modules to its extensive EAW inventory
Whitinsville, MA, USA, February 10, 2011 – Eurohire Sound and Light, a long established turnkey supplier for Europe's events and entertainments industries, recently expanded its EAW® 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.
“When EAW'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,” stated Eurohire Owner Mervin George. “We've had the KF760'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 — and I thought the 740 could be that box.”
After finally hearing a KF740 system at the Anvil Theatre in Basingstoke, both Mervin George and Eurohire's Operations Manager Jools Warren were significantly impressed. “When we heard the 740 system, I was really taken aback, really surprised,” stated George. “One of the benefits I see is that although it'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 you'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.”
“Outside of the clean sound, I'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,” commented Warren. “We 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 740'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, we're covered.”
Eurohire initially purchased 16 KF740's, but George feels expansion is inevitable. “We're starting off with 16 boxes, but we're hoping to get up to 24, which is where we want to be. The clarity of the 740 is excellent, absolutely excellent, and I'm really, really pleased. I think as we play with the 740's more, we're going to be even more surprised and pleased.”
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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