Huntington Beach, California-based Pacific Coast Entertainment (PCE) has added 16
Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) Redline loudspeakers to their production inventory.
PCE is a full service production company providing rental, sales, audio, lighting,
video and installation services throughout the country.
The PCE team had been looking for a powered loudspeaker solution that could serve
as both a monitor and a 2-way stand-mounted system. The company serves the
corporate AV market which oftentimes requires high audio quality that is also
simple to use and operate.
“We listened to a lot of products but could not find anything we were really happy
with,’ explains Ryan Steidinger, CEO of PCE. “When EAW’s Jonas Domkus suggested
we give Redline a listen we figured it couldn’t hurt. We were immediately
impressed. They have that renowned EAW sound, the quality is terrific and they are
both rugged and reliable. Exactly what we were looking for.’
The Redline family consists of two powered, two-way loudspeakers – the RL12 12-
inch and RL15 15-inch – along with the RL18S 18-inch powered subwoofer. The
systems contain highly-customized precision transducers engineered to meet the
demands of live sound. RL12 and RL15 offer perfectly consistent directivity via
Beamwidth-Matched crossovers on 90 x 60-degree user-rotatable horns. Four-
aperture ports provide massive bass support minimizing turbulence while
maximizing transducer-cooling air flow for utmost reliability. The RL18S subwoofer
is cardioid-ready via simple rear-panel controls, allowing end-users to achieve high
levels of low-frequency control without need for complex processing or calculations.
The self-powered loudspeakers feature 1,250 watts of fanless Class-D, Power Factor
Corrected amplification. EAW Focusing sonic processing delivers the impulse
response of a studio monitor with the impact demanded by live sound applications.
DynO processing optimizes the power transfer from amplifiers to transducers to
audience, maximizing headroom and sound quality at a high SPL. Three simple
user-defined voicing options allow a variety of uses without need of a computer or
Since taking possession of the loudspeakers PCE has been using them for a full
complement of shows, as corporate main PA systems, monitors for music events,
and for VIP parties and school shows. Recently, they were sent out for former Vice
President Dick Cheney’s book signing at the Nixon Library.
“These loudspeakers sound great right out of the box,’ Steidinger adds. “We rent
them out and use them on our own jobs. They are simple to send out and result in
minimal questions from customers because they are so straight forward.’
Steidinger continues, “You have to be agile as a rental company – customers always
want it to cost less, take up less space, be easier to use – the list goes on. Redline
fills a void for us. The series lets us provide the features the customers want at a
price they can afford. We are very pleased to have them and suspect they will last
us a good long time.’