EAW Announces New UXA4416 DSP Amplifier With Supporting Resolution Software Update

Four-channel class D amplifier joined by 40-bit floating point DSP pairs with all of the company's passive loudspeakers; Resolution 2.11 update offers upgraded GUI and Array Assistant, and more.
The new UXA4416 four-channel amplifier from EAW.

Eastern Acoustic Works has announced the launch of the UXA4416, a new four-channel class D amplifier joined by a companion update to its Resolution software that pair with all of the company’s passive loudspeakers.

“Through the creation of our own line of amplifiers, we are unifying all EAW system packages,” says TJ Smith, president of EAW. “Our ongoing strategy makes cross rental more predictable and reliable by deploying products that are optimized by EAW engineering.”

Operating at 96 kHz, the amp improves system interoperability and offers reduced latency compared to previous UX and UXA products. The 4 x 4000-watt Class D amplification is joined by 40-bit floating point DSP.

UXA4416 presets unify the performance of all supported EAW loudspeakers and arrayed systems with four processed channels of amplification, complete with a dedicated Greybox preset library. A front panel addressable 4.3-inch display offers a touch screen or tactile encoder access to the EAW library and editing. The presets utilize EAW’s Beamwidth Matched Crossover, Focusing and DynO technologies.

The UXA4416 offers both analog and digital audio inputs, with configurable General-Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) and Dante connections available for digital network input options.

The Resolution 2.11 update is a companion release that provides support for UXA4416. It also contains improvements to the software’s GUI and Array Assistant, a more efficient RSX/NTX firmware upgrade procedure and updated KF210 voicing. An updated version of AC6 firmware is also available.