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Eastern Acoustic Works Introduces Avalon by EAW Dance Club Loudspeakers

EAW announced the launch of the first two products in the all-new Avalon by EAW line of dance club loudspeaker systems. The line was co-designed by legendary dance club designer/owner John Lyons, whose Avalon Hollywood club is a favorite performance venue for world-class DJs. Lyons worked with EAW in the late 1990s to produce the original line of Avalon loudspeakers.

EAW president, Jeff Rocha, said: "Once again, John Lyons has helped EAW go to places we never thought we could go. Not only do the loudspeakers reach a new level of performance, power, and clarity, but we've developed fit and finish techniques that put us on a par with luxury automobile manufacturers."

Avalon by EAW represents a departure from all previous dance club loudspeaker systems, according to the company, putting cutting-edge acoustical technology in a package that appeals to the design-conscious dance club market. The industrial design turns the loudspeaker inside-out, mounting the exposed mid/high horn in front of the grille. And the concave grille -- sculpted in clean, straight lines -- expresses the bilateral symmetry that unifies the design.

The products released include the CLUB.two and CLUB.three. Each is a three-way system using a horn-loaded, ultra-efficient, coaxial mid/high compression driver. The CLUB.two includes four 12" LF cone transducers mounted in a vertically and horizontally symmetrical pattern and axially aligned with the mid/high section. The CLUB.three uses a single, powerful 15" LF cone mounted in a triaxial configuration behind the mid/high section.

In both cases, the symmetry allows for the application of slight mid/high delay to produce an apparent unified origin, as if output across the entire frequency range were originating from a single point. EAW has used a similar technique in a single plane across their product range for many years, and Avalon by EAW takes the technique to a new level of output and performance, the company says.

"This absolutely sets a new standard for club sound," John Lyons said. "Beyond the power we've gotten from the new generation of components, the symmetry gives these systems an unprecedented level of clarity. The sonic imaging is simply amazing."

In addition to a radical design and state-of-the-art acoustical technology, Avalon by EAW also sets a new benchmark for fit and finish in the pro audio space. The products are available in a range of color and finish options. "There is no such thing as a 'standard' Avalon by EAW," Rocha said.

The eye-catching finish options caught the eye of many attendees at ISE in Amsterdam in February 2012, where Avalon by EAW received a special preview. "It might have been the most photographed display at the whole trade show," Rocha said.

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(27 March 2012)

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