Eurohire Sound & Light has purchased a large EAW Adaptive system, featuring Anna three-way full-range array modules and Otto subwoofer cabinets, marking a strategic partnership for EAW in landing the system in the UK.
Since the early 1980s, Eurohire has supplied professional audio and lighting equipment for the events and entertainment industry in the UK. The company later added staging and backline and began providing complete turnkey packages. From its early years, Eurohire has relied on EAW loudspeakers, such as the KF850, KF853, and KF760, and has now extended its EAW portfolio on a larger scale.
"We looked at the various brands and systems on offer, as we wanted to be sure we purchased a new system that was future-proof, as well as meeting the current needs of our fast growing business," recalled Eurohire owner, Mervin George. "Eurohire has enjoyed great sound and reliability from EAW for many years, but we had a very exacting list of requirements to meet. Only EAW Adaptive delivered everything that we were after and more."
EAW Adaptive systems is able to assess and match the three-dimensional performance requirements of any venue. These integrated systems utilise a high-resolution array of acoustical devices in conjunction with EAW Resolution software.
Anna array modules deliver Adaptive Performance in a high-output, mid-sized enclosure, and its horizontal symmetry ensures coherent summation through the crossover regions that result from physically offset acoustic sources. This provides consistent high-frequency dispersion and broadband pattern control in the horizontal plane.
Utilising two Offset Aperture-loaded, high-powered 18-inch woofers, paired with independent onboard amplification, processing, and networking, Otto subwoofers extend Adaptive Performance to the lowest octaves of the audible spectrum. Otto balances low-frequency coverage with cancellation to suit the user's requirements – omni, cardioid, hypercardioid, etc. – from a single module.
"Anna and Otto give us amazing sound with excellent coverage and control, delivered using EAW Resolution 2 software," reported George. "The system has many other efficiencies that make it a great investment. Compact size, flat hanging cabinets, fast rigging, ground stacking, and real-time coverage changes; Adaptive has it all. The biggest surprise was to find that a system of four cabinets per side could give us coverage equivalent to seven or eight cabs per side in our old array."
"Eurohire is a very well-established business with a talented young team driving its growth," noted EAW EMEA sales director, Ken Dewar. "George is taking the company to the next level by adding Adaptive, and it was a very exacting process to demonstrate to them we could deliver fully on the promise of the new technology. It's a strategic partnership for EAW, as we now have a large Adaptive system, with a great team supporting it, in the greater London area. This builds on our successes in 2018, with large Adaptive systems in Stockholm, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Oslo, and Belgrade."