Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) announced that it will be showcasing LA Series two-way, self-powered portable loudspeakers designed for events often geared toward pole-mounted deployments at the upcoming 2024 NAMM Show (January 25-28) at the Anaheim Convention Center in demo room 17104.
The LA Series consists of four models, the 12-inch LA121 and LA123, and the 15-inch LA151 and LA153. Performance versions of both the LA123 and LA153 utilize a 3-inch voice coil compression driver that’s designed to provide higher output, crisper highs and clearer vocals. All four models weigh less than 50 pounds individually and the asymmetric pattern of the horn is intended to maintain high-frequency directivity where required to help eliminate unwanted reflections in the venue.
An XLR input and loop output are designed to simplify wiring by allowing multiple loudspeakers to daisy chain. The included mic/line switch allows the loudspeakers to be used in simple setups where only the amplification of a single microphone is required. A TRS input accomodates different external mixers and processors, eliminating the need for adapters. Performance versions of the LA Series utilize Neutrik PowerCon input and loop-through for more secure connection.
Enclosures are designed to eliminate resonance within and house onboard bi-amplified electronics, with the amplifier stated to deliver up to 1500 watts. Large asymmetric ports are intended to to maximize sensitivity, neutralize internal reflection and minimize chuffing. EAW’s Focusing and Beamwidth Matched Crossovers are designed to foster added clarity and accuracy, while DynO digital signal processing supplies more clear and dynamic sound.
The enclosures also include a monitor angle and monitor mode button that accommodate mains and monitor use in one product. Rubber feet prevent shifting when the loudspeakers are set on a flat surface, such as an RS subwoofer or stage lip.
“NAMM is a great crowd to showcase our range of solutions – from large arena applications to smaller venues, which is where the LA Series shines,” says TJ Smith, president of Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW). “Most active two-way loudspeakers on the market prioritize processing and mixer features, but these technologies are already owned by most live sound companies. The LA Series loudspeakers represent a shift in focus, as it is an investment maximized around transducers and simple deployment instead.”