EAW today launched the SB1001 Large-Format Dual-18-Inch-Loaded Subwoofer (http://eaw.com/products/SB1001.html
). The successor to EAW's legendary SB1000, the new SB1001 is essentially an SB1002 Large Format Flyable Subwoofer without the rigging hardware. The SB1001 is perfectly suited for a wide range of non-flying applications (with rigging hardware available as an optional separate product if desired), including concert touring, arenas, houses of worship, auditoriums/theaters, stage/drum fill monitoring, large dance clubs or any other application requiring articulate, powerful low end. While the dimensions of the SB1001's vented enclosure and the fundamental acoustical philosophy remain true to the classic SB1000, the core components are significantly enhanced to include larger 4.5-inch (115-mm) voice coils, 20% higher BI and all neodymium magnet structures. The result is a lighter-weight reference standard that has greater impact, power handling and output capabilities than its celebrated predecessor. Jeffrey Cox, Vice President, Pro Audio Group, stated, "The SB1001 is a particularly strong, cost-effective solution for those who are not necessarily looking to fly their subwoofers. Rigging hardware is not included, which allows us to offer an outstanding price point unmatched by any other manufacturer. However, if rigging is desired, rigging assemblies are available as a separate product. The SB1001 adds the contemporary capability of high power and performance in the widely used and recognized EAW subwoofer format." The unique driver mounting of the SB1001 maximizes cone area and allows for the integration of an extremely low-turbulence port while minimizing front area, providing the acoustical performance and physical configuration well suited for creating large subwoofer arrays. Two 18-inch drivers employ large (4.5-inch) voice coils, as well as powerful neodymium magnet structures that also reduce weight. The operating frequency range of the SB1001 is 27 Hz to 161 Hz (± 3 dB). Maximum sound pressure levels are 129 dB (average) and 135 dB (peak). Dual Neutrik Speakon NL4 connectors are positioned on a rear-mounted section of the cabinet angled inward at approximately 45 degrees, allowing the SB1001 to position itself flush against walls in a groundstack configuration. Additionally, the SB1001 can be permanently suspended with sixteen 3/8" — 16 points and is fully prepped and ready to receive the user-installable quick release rigging kit accessory for touring applications. The rugged grille protecting the drivers matches that of the KF760 Series, while the cabinet is finished in a durable, wear-resistant textured black paint. To optimize LF response, the SB1001 subwoofer is designed for use with EAW's critically acclaimed UX8800 dual-mode digital processor featuring revolutionary EAW Focusing Technology. As always, optimized processor settings for EAW's UX8800 Digital Signal Processor are available for download. SB1001 Features:
- Direct radiating dual 18-inch design
- Optimally tuned with large, very low-turbulence port
- Unique woofer loading generates unbelievable impact
- Premium large coil 4.5-inch (115 mm) components with tremendous motor strength (+20%BI)
- Powerful neodymium magnet structures reduce system weight and increase output
- Can be ground stacked or permanently suspended with sixteen 3/8" – 16 points
- Quick release rigging accessory kit available for touring applications
- Dimensions: 21.0" H x 29.8" W x 42.0" D; weight: 152 lbs.
The EAW SB1001 Large-Format Dual-18-Inch-Loaded Subwoofer is shipping worldwide.