EAW’s newest line array, Radius, has landed in Adelaide and is in the hands of proud owners Australian Audio & Lighting Technology (AALT). With a full-sized concert system of RSX208L array elements supplemented by RSX218 dual 18” subwoofers, AALT are ready to deliver the advantages of Radius’s intuitive set-up, rigging, optimisation, and control to their roster of theatre, corporate, and government clients.
With two array modules in the Radius range, AALT have opted for the more compact RSX208L self-powered three-way, producing a peak SPL of 128 dB averaged across its tri-amped LF, LF/MF, and HF drivers. Six elements can be ground-stacked safely, each weighing a comfortable 18.4 kilograms, which is impressively light for a powered array.
“We wanted a small line array that one person can set-up by themselves, if need be,” explains Peter Azstalos, owner of AALT. “We tend to work many smaller jobs, with our gear and people moving around a lot. We need an intuitive system that any of our staff can use, that looks the part for corporate gigs, and travels well. Radius ticks all of those boxes. Apart from sounding fantastic, it’s the little things that make it great to work with, like the fact the flying frame sits in the included road case with four RSX208Ls; you don’t have to remember to pack anything extra, it’s all just there.”
Radius features technology that was developed for EAW’s top-of-the-line Adaptive PAs, including OptiLogic, a system that enables the array elements to automatically detect the configuration they’re being used in and load DSP settings accordingly. All Radius products are part of the EAW Mosaic software environment, providing design, prediction, optimisation, and control from a single GUI. Signal infrastructure includes both Dante and analogue connectivity, which can be set as Dante with analogue fail-over for ultimate peace-of-mind.
“It’s clear how much thought and consideration has gone into the design of all of the loudspeaker products under the EAW brand,” observes Peter. “The innovation filters down through the range, and that’s why Radius stacked up for us as the best value for money. It shows when you take delivery of such an intelligent product, have a crew set it up for the first time, and have it running beautifully with almost no effort.”
EAW products are distributed in Australia and New Zealand by PAVT, industry leaders in customer service and support. “I drove the truck over to Melbourne to pick up the Radius rig at PAVT’s HQ and was given a full day of training on the system,” reports Peter. “I’ve dealt with a lot of manufacturers and distributors over the years, and PAVT’s after-sales service has always been exceptional. I’ve found that if you have any technical issues, PAVT will drop everything and help get your problem solved.”