SD1.1-A tweeter Motor de Agudos

SD1.1-A tweeter Specifications top
Nominal impedance: 5Ω
Resonant Frequency: 1200Hz
Rated Power: 15W
Maximum power: 30W
Sensitivity (2.83v/1m): 91dB
Weight: 1.0kg
Voice coil diameter: 25mm
DC Resistance: 4.6Ω
Voice Coil Wire: Copper Clad Aluminum high temperature
Voice coil frame: Aluminum heat
Magnetic circuit type: shielded magnetic magnetic
Magnet material: ferrite High performance
Recommended Crossover:> 2000Hz

SD1.1-A for the Swans acclaimed SD1.1 new. Swans Home Theater Series is one unit. Germany’stop natural fiber using original spherical diaphragm vibration components, designed by the American engineers Swans, Swans in maintaining the original resonant frequency band energy SD1.1 suppression technology based on the substantial increase in the capacity of extended power tweeter unit high bandwidth, linear sound pressure to increase unit output range, which greatly improved the unit distortion in the high-power input, when the sound pressure output up to 96dB, total harmonic distortion at 2.5kHz above all less than 1%. Finite element simulation of high-strength die-cast aluminum panels, the appearance is very beautiful, low-distortion symmetrical magnetic circuit design, quality clean, round, maintaining the original flavor of the D series.

Especially for one-third of the treble frequency system.
Recommended crossover frequency> 2kHz crossover with 12dB ~ 24dB/oct.

Design: Swans Speaker systems, Inc. (USA)
Designer: Frank Hale


Q1R top Tweeter Specifications
Nominal impedance: 6Ω
Resonant Frequency: 1000Hz
Rated Power: 15W
Maximum power: 30W
Sensitivity (2.83v/1m): 89dB
Weight: 0.8kg
Voice coil diameter: 28mm
DC Resistance: 5.3Ω
Voice Coil Wire: Copper Clad Aluminum high temperature
Voice coil frame: Aluminum heat
Magnetic circuit type: shielded magnetic magnetic
Magnet material: ferrite High performance
Recommended Crossover:> 2500Hz

Treble is a system of soul, her tone, transient, texture, dynamic compression, distortion, among other factors often play a decisive role.
Based on the above factors, the course has introduced a reference-level unit – Q1, I believe her sweet and mellow tone, texture transcend worldliness and attain holiness, unmatched transient in the minds of many people left an indelible memory.

Technology continues to progress, the increasing pursuit of this classic prompted us to optimize the performance of all aspects of the speaker, in 2003 launched a Q1R!
– That classic is still the 28mm soft dome German sound film, the difference is the proportion of material formulations and surface improvement of the damping layer, mellow sound more natural, transient, texture, resolution is to reach another level of state .
– Finite element simulation and optimization symmetrical shielded magnetic magnetic, power surge and more uniform; with the distortion of the magnetic structure of the low harmonic distortion can be effectively reduced; magnetic design that is compatible with a wider scope.
– For lower distortion and better prevent dynamic compression, using a modified cavity design, the use of two cavities, middle catheter connected, in two different cavity using different materials, different shapes of acoustic impedance material.
-Ferrosound magnetic fluid cooling, together with the CCAW coil, reducing the moving mass, increase power to bear, transient better.

Recambio Altavoz Dynaudio D8.8

Nominal Impedance: 8Ω
Resonant Frequency: 32Hz
Rated Power: 150W
Maximum Power: 300W
Sensitivity (2.83v/1m): 86dB
Weight: 3.5kg
Voice coil diameter: 100mm
DC Resistance: 6.5Ω
Voice coil winding width: 23.5mm
Voice Coil Wire: Copper Clad Aluminum high temperature
Voice coil skeleton: high temperature Kapton
Magnetic type: the magnetic magnetic
Magnetic materials: high-performance NdFeB
Coefficient (BL value): 12.9N / A
Magnetic gap height: 7.0mm
Maximum linear displacement: 8.3mm
Cis: 457.8uM / N
Mechanical Q-value: 4.36 –
Power-Q: 0.44 –
Total Q-value: 0.40 –
Moving mass: 53.1g
Equivalent capacity: 37.8L
Enclosure type: lead-phase
Recommended Enclosure Net Volume: 30L
Guide tube relative to the frequency tuning: 35Hz
Box in a free market-3db frequency: 35Hz

SLS Loudspeakers

SLS Loudspeakers

June 2005—The PS8R from SLS Loudspeakers ( is a bi-amplified near-field using the company’s new Evenstar Sigma-Delta digital amplifier technology. The driver complement includes an 8-inch woofer with an integral phase plug for the LF and the company’s PRD500 5-inch ribbon driver for the HF. The ribbon tweeter has 120-degree horizontal and 30-degree vertical dispersion, allowing for a wide sweet spot. A user-selectable limiting circuit can protect the woofer from over-excursion. The LF amplifier has 180W of power; the HF amp provides 40W. Response is rated at 44 to 20k Hz (±2 dB). Retail is $1,495 each.

November 2004—Offering enhanced sonic performance for in-wall and in-ceiling installs, both new models include a PRD Planar Ribbon HF driver and a polycomposite woofer with Santoprene surround, which provide the extended frequency range necessary for the accurate playback of high definition music. In addition, the system offers uniform coverage over the entire frequency range with an extra-wide “sweet spot” for maximum full-range coverage.

November 2004—Building on the award-winning S8R line of studio monitors, the new PS8R powered studio monitor uses a unique amplifier topology that lowers distortion, increases bandwidth, and improves noise performance over traditional amplifier techniques while maintaining high efficiency. Additionally, each amplifier has been customized and matched to power the S8R drivers with appropriate headroom, damping, and uniform response.

July 2004—SLS Loudspeakers offers the SLS HT400 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System ($3,000), a package centered on the lauded PRD NEO3 planar ribbon driver, which is known for super-smooth, upper-end clarity. The complete surround system includes four passive HT6.5S two-way speakers, a passive HT6.5C dedicated center-channel speaker and the 150W HT6.5W powered subwoofer. All full-range speakers included in the package are video-shielded, bi-wireable and feature gold-plated terminals, custom grilles and high-polish ebony piano lacquer finishes. The 8-ohm HT6.5S speakers feature a 42 to 25k Hz frequency range, a 6.5-inch woofer, a PRD NEO3 ribbon tweeter and handle 100W RMS (200W max). The 4-ohm HT6.5C has dual 6.5-inch woofers, a PRD NEO3, a frequency range of 48 to 25k Hz and handles 150W RMS (300W max). SLS’ HT6.5W subwoofer has a 6.5-inch, high-excursion woofer with rubber surround, a response of 25 to 150 Hz with a 50 to 150Hz variable low-pass crossover and an internal amp with a power handling of 150W RMS.

November 2002—At last month’s AES show, SLS Loudspeakers unveiled a 5-channel surround system based on its new S1065 speakers, which features dual 10-inch woofers, a 6.5-inch cone midrange and the PRD500 ribbon tweeter. The MF and HF drivers are mounted on a rotatable panel, which allows the speakers to be used horizontally or vertically, with the woofers oriented above, below or on either side of the mid/high section. The 26x36x12.5-inch (WxHxD) cabinet weighs 136 pounds and is capable of 121 dB continuous SPLs (127dB peaks!). Response is rated as 35 to 30k Hz (±2.5 dB); retail is $3,000 each.

SLS S1066
November 2002—A new offering from SLS is the S1066, a high-SPL monitor with dual 12-inch woofers, twin 6.5-inch mids and the large PRD1000 tweeter. The planar ribbon drivers in both systems feature neodymium push-pull magnet structures, a high-temperature Kapton diaphragm and response out to 40 kHz.

December 2001—SLS Loudspeakers’ SLS 6.1 System ($8,000 in custom oak finish, $6,850 in black) is a digital-ready surround studio monitoring solution that incorporates the company’s S8R monitors and a pair of matched PSS12 powered subwoofers. The S8R is a two-way monitor that is used for all channel configurations (5.1 and up), and features a 5-inch ribbon tweeter and an 8-inch woofer in a 19×10.5×11.25-inch (HxWxD) enclosure. Frequency response is 44 to 20k Hz (±2.5 dB) and maximum SPL is 110 dB. The PSS12 subwoofer includes a 12-inch woofer, offers a 28 to 150Hz frequency response and features a variable crossover (50 to 100 Hz). The SLS 6.1 System features the company’s new PRD500 ribbon driver; SLS’ line-source technology reportedly provides higher transient response, extended dynamic range and sonic accuracy.




Diseñado para el Home estudio y el escritorio.
Magnéticamante blindado.Tecnologia A.R.T. en el monitor más pequeño de ADAM hasta la fecha. Disponible en tres acabados. Negro mate, Negro lacado.
• TIPO: Altavoz 2 vias Bass Reflex
• POTENCIA: 2 x 25 W (rms)
• SPL MÁXIMO: ≥107 dB 1 W a 1 m
• DIM: 172 X 285 X 200 mm
• PESO: 5Kg

Visioneering Design

Visioneering Design

October 2002—The LMH Series high-power, three-way, tri-amplified loudspeaker systems—designed and TMH-qualified by Tomlinson Holman—are intended for use in pro screening rooms, dubbing theaters, film and digital cinema theaters, and high-end home theaters. Manufactured by Visioneering Design, the Holman custom-designed crossover divides the main screen channels into low, mid and high-frequency outputs for feeding the tri-amped LCR speaker cabinets. TMH-integrated bass management is featured in the crossover design. Price: $18,000 for three channels, including crossover.



October 2005—The three-way active reflex–designed S10 is the newest and largest fullrange monitor in Quested’s ( S Series; other models include the S6, S7, S8 and SB10. Drive units are a 10-inch cone bass, 3-inch soft-dome mid and 11/8-inch HF soft-dome. The three integrated Class-A/B amplifiers, designed by Terry Clarke and manufactured by Quested’s sister company, MC2 Audio, are capable of providing a total of 690 watts RMS. Price: $2,000.

October 2005—Quested’s SB10 subwoofer complements all the fullrange models in its S Series, with a 10-inch long-throw driver fitted in a tuned cabinet. The SB10 breaks with tradition in that the matched 215W RMS amplifier and 2-channel variable filter section of the SB10 controller are housed in a separate single-rackspace unit. Two advantages to this approach: The electronics do not suffer from intense LF vibrations and adjustments can be made accurately from the listening position. Price: $2,000.

June 2005—Quested’s S6/S7/S8 Series reference monitors are all two-way active systems. Priced at $695 each, the S6 (pictured) has a 5-inch LF driver and a 1-inch soft-dome tweeter. The $995 (each) S7’s driver complement is a 6.5-inch woofer paired with a 1.25-inch soft-dome HF driver; priced at $1,495, the top-end S8 uses an 8-inch LF driver and 1-inch soft-dome tweeter. The S7 and S8 incorporate a ported enclosure design. User-selectable EQ settings are a common characteristic of the line. The S6 is driven by a 65W LF amp, with 45W driving HF. The S7’s amplifiers are rated at 120W and 7W, while the S8’s are rated at 220W and 150W. Response (±2 dB) is given as 75 to 22k Hz (S6); 65 to 22k Hz (S7) and 50 to 20k Hz (S8).

December 2004—Just when you didn’t think you could afford Roger Quested speakers—his HM415 system is $70k!—the company debuts its compact H108 near-fields at just $895 each and will unveil the S6, a new compact studio monitor retailing at $695.

November 2004—Quested will unveil the S6, a new compact studio monitor retailing at $695.

October 2002—The $695 F5 is a compact, self-powered, active near-field with a 5-inch bass driver and 1/4-inch soft-dome tweeter powered by 80W RMS amps. Features: infinite baffle design with front-mount volume, HF and bass boost/cut controls. The F19 sub-bass speaker has a 10-inch bass driver and 180W RMS Class-D amps. The F19 for stereo applications ($1,495) and F19.1 feature bass management, variable lowpass filter settings, phase adjustment, separate LFE gain, and sub output/direct input to allow for multiple cabinets. Caters to surround applications.

December 2001—High-end 5.1 systems from Quested Monitoring Systems—$54,000 to $113,000, depending on configuration—employs the company’s Q412 cabinets for front left and right channels, the Q212 for the center and either the Q212 or Q412 for rear channels. The Q412 is Quested’s largest three-way monitor and is designed for soffit-mounting in large control rooms. The Q412 uses the same custom 12-inch radial-chassis bass drivers as the Q212, and its mid driver and tweeter are each soft-dome units (3-inch and 34mm, respectively). Both the Q412 and Q212 are supplied with analog crossovers or optional digital crossovers that offer 80 user presets, and four of the company’s AP800 amps deliver more than 2,000W RMS to each cabinet in the Q412 (1,400W RMS in the Q212). Quested’s QSB118 subwoofer can be used for bass extension and/or the bass effects channel, and comes with a separate electronics package that also includes the AP800 power amp delivering 450W RMS into 8 ohms. The subwoofer’s main cabinet contains one 18-inch driver with a 4-inch, four-layer voice coil, triple rear suspension allowing for peak-to-peak movements up to 20 mm and a vented magnet for enhanced voice coil cooling.

June 2000—The Quested VS3208 is a three-way monitor that houses two 8-inch bass drivers, a 3-inch soft-dome midrange driver and a 11/8-inch tweeter. The VS3208 is only 19 inches wide, which makes it possible to place the speaker above 19-inch rackmounted equipment. The built-in amplifier provides in excess of 400W RMS; a three-position EQ switch on each of the LF, MF and HF bands; and an input sensitivity switch with an 18dB range. MSRP: $3,700 each.TO READ THE REVIEW, CLICK HERE.

March 1999—Quested debuts a new surround package targeted at music and film soundtrack production. The system includes five Quested VS2205 self-powered near-field speakers and a VS1112 self-powered subwoofer. The VS2205 uses two 5-inch woofers and a 28mm soft-dome tweeter in a lightweight, low-profile enclosure. Quested recently upped the amplifier power output for the VS2205 to 100W for bass and 75W for high frequency; monitors now deliver 108 dB maximum average SPL. The Quested VS1112 subwoofer offers left, center, right-summing and discrete effects channel inputs. The VS1112 has a built-in 400W amplifier for 103dB max output down to 15 Hz. The new Quested 5.1 monitoring system has a list price of $11,000.

M&K Professional

M&K Professional

October 2006—Designed for state-of-the-art recording/mixing studios, the MPS-1611P is a self-powered bi-amplified precision near-field monitor suitable for a wide range of demanding and critical audio applications, including near-field music composition, recording and mixing, sound design, broadcast monitoring, voice-over booths and quality control.

October 2006—The standard-setting compact sub, with a footprint of less than 1.5 square feet. M&K’s exclusive Backfire Push-Pull design radiates the sound out of the back of the cabinet for pressure loading to the room. Features two newly designed 8-inch SuperFast long-throw magnetically shielded drivers and 150W continuous Class-A/B and all-discrete analog linear,. It comes in a studio black lacquer cabinet. Dimensions: 15x18x10.75 inches (HxWxD). Weight: 46 pounds.

October 2005—Finally, a small powered speaker good enough to be an M&K. With 100W on the bottom and 50W on the top, the MPS-1611P is timbre-matched to the renowned MPS-2510PK, and comes in a smaller and less-expensive package. The new speaker may be used in a traditional satellite/subwoofer configuration or, by removing the port plug, as a stand-alone “full-range” speaker. Price: $1,199. TO READ THE REVIEW, CLICK HERE

September 2005—The MPS-1611P from M&K Professional is a more compact, less-expensive monitor based on its popular MPS-2510P. The bi-amplified 6.5-inch, two-way, near- to mid-field MPS-1611P is suitable for stereo or multichannel applications, has internal mag shielding and can be used stand-alone or with any of M&K’s powered subwoofers. The driver complement is a 6.5-inch polyproplyene woofer with a 1-inch fabric-dome transmission line tweeter with an aluminum faceplate. A tapered cabinet port has a removable plug for converting the system to a sealed box or a ported design for adapting the monitor to different room and/or subwoofer configurations. Inputs are XLR/TRS balanced and unbalanced RCA; all are buffered, allowing simultaneous connections of pro (console, DAW, etc.) and consumer (DVD, surround decoder, etc.) gear without switching or repatching.

June 2005—Priced at $999 each, M&K Professional’s MPS-1611P is a bi-amplified (110W LF; 50W HF), two-way design with a port on the enclosure’s rear panel. A removable port plug configures the MPS-1611P for either stand-alone (ported) or as a sealed cabinet for satellite/subwoofer applications. For use without a subwoofer, remove the plug, throw a mode switch into “full-range” and the system delivers down to about 45 Hz (±3 dB). The driver complement includes a 6.25-inch polypropylene woofer and 1-inch soft-dome, ferrofluid-cooled tweeter. Upper-end response is rated at 22 kHz (±2 dB).

December 2003—This mag-shielded speaker is intended for use in a video monitor environment. It sports two 4-inch LF drivers and a single 1-inch HF driver, and can be used with M&K’s CR-480 subwoofer. Power handling is rated at 200 watts, and the frequency response is 80 to 20k Hz.

November 2002—The MPS-1625P from M&K Professional is a tri-amplified, self-powered Tripole Surround loudspeaker. The driver complement includes a polypropylene 6.5-inch woofer; a 1-inch, soft-dome, Ferrofluid transmission-line tweeter; and two 3.25-inch mid-tweeter drivers on each side baffle (the dipole drivers). Separate amps deliver 150W to the woofer, 100W to the tweeter and 100W to the side-dipole drivers. A remote relay switch lets users compare the sound produced by the direct-radiating speakers, the dipole configuration or the Tripole configuration. Suggested retail price is $2,499 each.

November 2002—The M&K MPS-422 “wrap-around” multichannel monitor delivers close-field monitoring for seven channels in a single chassis, designed to fit around a standard 19-inch broadcast video monitor. Each channel has a 1-inch soft-dome tweeter with one or two 3.5-inch woofers. The left/center/right channels have two woofers; the four surround channels have a single woofer. All channels use M&K’s Phase-Focused crossover technology. Used with M&K’s LFE-5 bass-management controller, an external amplifier and an M&K Professional powered subwoofer, the combination becomes a complete multichannel monitoring station with features that include a multichannel volume control, channel mutes, level trim pots and M&K’s technically correct bass management. Retail: $2,199.

M&K Professional MPS-RK2

November 2002—M&K’s MPS-RK2 and MPS-RK3 rackmountable monitors are designed for machine rooms, transfer rooms and other pro environments in which high-quality monitoring is essential but space is at a premium. The RK2 provides two channels of monitoring on a single chassis, and the RK3 provides three channels (for left, center and right) in the same unit. Each channel has a single 1-inch, soft-dome tweeter with a 4-inch woofer, fed by an M&K Professional Phase-Focused crossover. An acoustically transparent mesh-metal grille protects the speakers. Retail for the RK2 is $649; the RK3 is $849.

December 2001—M&K Professional’s top-of-the-line multichannel monitoring solution comprises five of the company’s MPS-2510P monitors ($1,999 each), an MPS-5410 subwoofer ($2,999) and an LFE-4 Bass-Management System ($800). M&K’s system is designed for music, mastering, broadcast and film sound post-production in medium-sized control rooms (3,500 cubic feet or a monitoring distance of six to eight feet). Based on M&K’s acclaimed MPS-2510 speaker, the new bi-amplified MPS-2510P is THX pm3-compliant and features dual 150W amps with user-adjustable gain control. The MPS-5410 powered sub has dual 12-inch drivers, each with a long-throw, high-power voice coil, and incorporates M&K’s new 400W Active Balanced Push-Pull Dual-Drive Amp. The company’s LFE-4 Bass-Management System accepts inputs for all five surround and LFE channels, and provides an 80Hz highpass filter for the five main channels.

June 2000—The Miller & Kreisel MPS-2510/P is a powered monitor using the same 5.25-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter drivers as the passive MPS-2510, with an active phase-focused crossover. User-selectable vertical directivity allows for optimization in various monitoring environments. The Narrow position has controlled directivity for focused sound. The Wide position covers a deeper seating area for listeners at a producer’s desk behind the mixer. The MPS-2510’s LF and HF transducers are each powered by 150W onboard amplification. Five of these monitors, along with an M&K Pro subwoofer, combine to create a 5.1 music monitoring system, providing the reference level playback required by Dolby and THX. MSRP: $1,699 each.

March 1999—Miller & Kreisel offers a turnkey surround solution comprising the MPS-150 MAIN monitors, MPS-150 SUR surround monitors, MPS-350 SUB subwoofer and LFE-4 bass-management controller (system price: $6,950). The MPS-150 MAIN holds down the left-front, right-front and center duties. This compact full-range speaker is available in several physical configurations and offers switch-selectable directivity and stacking options. A proprietary phase-focused crossover ensures precise sound imaging. The MPS-150 SUR surround speaker offers direct, dipole and tripole output options, allowing it to achieve the diffused-yet-accurate sound required for realistic surround effects. These cabinets offer a front-radiating 5-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter, complemented by full-range 3.25-inch cone mid/tweeters mounted in the left and right baffles. In combination with the LFE-4 bass-management controller, the MPS-350 SUB subwoofer delivers flat bass response to below 20 Hz, with an option for rising bass below 20 Hz. The MPS-350 SUB uses a 350W amp driving a pair of long-throw 12-inch drivers in a push/pull relationship.



June 2005—Distributed by Synthax (, the EMES Violett HR Active ($2,999/pair) is a two-way system with a 1.1-inch silk-dome tweeter and 8-inch carbon-paper woofer, each driven by 100W amps. Response is 48 to 20k Hz (±2 dB). The monitor employs dual 100W amplifiers. EMES’ $699/pair Kobalt is a two-way, bi-amplified near-field monitor using a 1-inch ferrofluid textile dome tweeter and a 5.5-inch polypropylene LF driver, driven by dual 70W amps for a rated response of 64 to 20k Hz (±3 dB).

February 2005—This blue, two-way bi-amped monitor boasts Emes’ ($649) new BI-Port and ISO-Rails technologies: The 25mm tweeter is integrated in the center of the BI-Port (bass-reflex system), allowing for efficient air cooling and enhanced high-frequency dispersion over long distances. In addition, the cabinet is isolated on silicon ISO-Rails, so there is no coupling to the surface underneath or slipping of the speaker during use. Both drivers are powered by matching 70W amplifiers. Input is via XLR or ¼-inch TRS connectors; a 16-position DIP switch adjusts the monitor listening level from -40 to +10 dB.

July 2004—Largely known for its two-way/2-channel OWL Monitoring Series that uses patented “Embracing Sound Experience System” technology, EMES has also chosen to embrace multichannel customers by offering two surround packages. Its Pink tv 5.1 system ($4,999) includes five Pink near-fields and one Amber subwoofer, while the Violett HR 5.1 kit ($8,999) includes five Violett near-fields and one Amber HR subwoofer. The small, lightweight Pink tv active monitor features two identical 80W amplifiers, matched drivers and adjustable parameters such as DIP switches for sensitivity, bass and high-frequency control. The Pink tv has a 5.5-inch woofer, 1-inch neodymium tweeter and offers a frequency response of 58 to 19k Hz, ±2.5 dB. The Violett HR active monitor comprises a 7-inch carbon-composite woofer, a 1-inch Neodyme tweeter and dual 100W amplifiers. Completing the EMES multichannel packages, the Amber active subwoofer features a 10-inch, dual-coil, long-excursion driver, dual 140W amplifiers, a 80/150Hz highpass filter and DIP switches for level and phase control. The Amber sub offers 38 to 2k Hz frequency response. Similar to the Amber, the Amber HR subwoofer offers a slightly larger cabinet size; as a result, it has a 6Hz lower system frequency response.

December 2003—EMES Cyan HR. This three-way system has four 8-inch LF drivers, two 5-inch midrange drivers and a 1.25-inch HF driver. A multichannel connector enables tri-amplification, and the published response is 36 to 20k Hz. The passive subwoofer features two 15-inch LF drivers, each in their own isolated cavity, enabling true independent stereo operation. Power handling is rated at 200 watts continuously, 400 watts at peak and the published frequency response for the bass-reflex system is 38 to 1k Hz.

December 2003—EMES offers several active near-fields, including the Black TV HR Active, a two-way coaxial system with a 7.5-inch LF driver and 1-inch HF driver. EMES’ Blue TV HR Active features two 8-inch LF drivers and a 1.25-inch HF driver. Its Violett HR Active sports a single 8-inch LF driver and 1.25-inch HF driver. All three of the EMES monitors use a 120W amp for lows and 100W amps for the highs.

December 2003—EMES offers the Orange HR monitor, with two 8-inch LF drivers, two 4-inch mid drivers, a single 1.25-inch HF driver and a stated response of 38 to 20k Hz. Multiterminal connectors enable multiband amplification, and the power rating is 240 watts continuous, 400 watts at peak. EMES’ other offering is the Mini OWL. This unorthodox system enables reproduction of stereo audio from a single passive enclosure with two 5.25-inch LF drivers and two 25mm HF drivers.

December 2003—EMES’ Pink TV Active features a 5-inch LF driver and a 1-inch HF driver. Each has its own 70W amplifier. It’s shielded for use near video monitors, and the manufacturer claims a healthy 58 to 20k Hz response.

October 2002—Based on the Swedish Embracing Sound Experience patent, EMES launches its second ESE-System monitor package. The Mini-OWL is a magnetically shielded, compact (13×11.5×8 inches) active monitor. All amp stages (2-channel/two-way) deliver 80W continuous power each—total 320W. A linear frequency response from 60 to 20,000 Hz (±1.5 dB) is guaranteed, due to EMES pre-selection of all driver components! Recommended listening distance: 3.5 to 10 feet. MSRP: $1,550.

KRK Systems

KRK Systems

July 2008—KRK’s (
Rokit G2 speakers are the second generation of the company’s Rokit speakers, and replace the current 5, 6 and 8-inch Rokit models. The Rokit G2 speaker incorporates several technologies from the company’s flagship VXT and E8B lines, including radically radiused edges along the front of the cabinet. The Rokit G2’s curved front baffle was engineered to minimize diffraction of high frequencies for a larger sweet spot. The baffle also houses a molded front-facing bass port that minimizes low-frequency phase distortion and the unwanted frequency emphasis that is common in rear-ported designs. Rokit G2 models have MAP prices of $149, $199 and $249 for the 5, 6 and 8-inch versions, respectively.

June 2007—The new VXT Series monitors from KRK feature proprietary drivers; a curved faceplate; low-resonance, ABS structural foam cabinet designs; extended low end; and slotted ports to reduce port turbulence. All are two-way designs with a 1-inch silk-dome tweeter. Weighing in at 28 pounds, the VXT8 ($799) has an 8-inch Kevlar woofer and 180-watt amp; the VXT6 (25 pounds, $599) features a 6-inch Kevlar woofer and 120W amp, while the VXT4 (11 pounds, $399) has a 4-inch Kevlar woofer and 90W amp. Standard are integrated Omni Mount supports for wall mounting, XLR/TRS combo inputs, shielded cabinets, and high- and low-frequency adjust switches on the VXT6 and VXT8.


June 2005—Priced from $299 to $599 each, KRK’s Rokit Powered Series comprises the RP-5, RP-6, RP-8 and RP-10S. The RP-5, 6 and 8 are active two-way designs, while the RP-10S is a powered subwoofer. Driver
complements include 5, 6 and 8-inch glass-aramid composite woofers and 1-inch neodymium soft-dome ferrofluid tweeters. Power is supplied by 75, 100 and 140W bi-amped systems. The RP-10S uses a 225W powered 10-inch high-excursion woofer. The V Series 2 monitors include the $1,399 V12S powered sub and the V4 ($499 each), V6 ($699 each) and V8 ($999 each, pictured) — all active two-way designs. Driver complements include 4/6/8-inch Kevlar woofers and 1-inch soft-dome tweeters. Power is supplied by 90/120/180W bi-amped systems. The V12S uses a 12-inch high-excursion Kevlar woofer mated to a 250W amplifier. TO READ THE REVIEW, CLICK HERE

October 2003—KRK introduces the next generation of its award-winning V Series line of professional studio monitoring products. In addition to all of the existing features, the new V Series II monitors feature a
defeatable limiter circuit, clip/limit LED indicators, auto-on/off circuit and a new waveguide design that improves off-axis response. Also improved are sensitivity and SPL due to better driver/amplifier integration.

October 2003—KRK’s low-cost ST6/ST8 are unpowered, compact near-fields, with 6.5- or 8-inch DLDA aluminum woofers, 1-inch silk-dome tweeters and mag shielding as standard. The ST6 has a 62-20k Hz (±2dB) response and 100-watt handling; the ST8’s response is 52-20k Hz (±2dB) and handles 120 watts.

October 2002—The M118 active three-way studio monitor can easily handle the workload of
most other dual 15-inch cabinets and still not lose the bottom end. Perfect for post-production, CD mastering and more, the monitor is mounted in wall or freestanding. Power amplifiers are not included. Drivers: Woofer: 18-inch, high-strength, paper-impregnated cone; Midrange: 7-inch Kevlar cone; Carbon-ring diaphragm tweeter (loaded by a symmetrical horn). Frequency response: 19 to 20k Hz, ± 2 dB. Amp requirements: LF 1,000 watts @ 8 ohms; MF 450 watts @ 8 ohms; HF 250 watts @ 8 ohms.

October 2002—The E12DSP is a complete and refined active three-way system, featuring low distortion, incredible imaging and increased power handling. From its digital crossover to the Kevlar cones and titanium dome, the KRK signature sound is truly apparent. Drivers: Woofer: 12-inch, high-strength paper-impregnated cone; Mid: 5-inch Kevlar cone; Tweeter: 1-inch titanium-inverted dome. Response: 29-22k Hz, ± 2dB. Amplification: HF 120 watts @ 8 ohms; MF 200 watts @ 8 ohms; LF 400 watts @ 8 ohms.

December 2001—Now distributed by Stanton Magnetics, KRK Monitors offers a range of speaker/subwoofer combinations. One such system includes five V88 monitors ($799 each) and one S12 subwoofer ($999). The bi-amped, video-shielded V88 houses a 160W amp for the low end and a separate 60W amp for the tweeter. Each speaker uses a 11/4-inch polymer tweeter dome, an 8-inch woven Kevlar bass driver and offers gain and HF/LF controls. The S12 sub sports both vertical and horizontal internal braces, a 12-inch woven Kevlar woofer and 160W amplification. KRK has also just released a surround package, the company’s 5.1 Orbit Surround Pack ($1,749). TO READ THE REVIEW, CLICK HERE.

June 2000—KRK’s Exposé E8Di monitors use an IEEE-1394 FireWire interface with DSP-based crossover and equalization software to eliminate phase errors and improve the monitor’s overall accuracy and dynamic range. The first such monitors to incorporate FireWire technology, the E8 includes a 1-inch inverted-dome Kevlar high-frequency driver and an 8-inch Kevlar woofer. The bi-amplified monitor provides 120W to the HF driver and 160W to the LF driver. Maximum SPL is rated at 114 dB for music and 123dB peak. MSRP: TBD.

March 1999—KRK introduces three new 5.1 monitor configurations based around the company’s Expose E7, E8 and V8 speakers. All three systems offer precision-matched speakers (to within 0.1 dB), active electronics, video shielding and the self-powered KRK Rokbottom subwoofer. KRK’s E7 and E8 reference monitors are two-way designs with dual 140W fully discrete amplifiers, high-frequency attenuation controls and 1-inch dome tweeters. The E7 uses a 7-inch Kevlar woofer, while the E8 uses an 8-inch Kevlar woofer. The V8 is an active two-way design with an 8-inch Kevlar woofer, soft-dome tweeter, 130W low-frequency and 70W high-frequency amplifiers, and high-frequency trim control. List prices of the E7, E8 and V8 surround systems are $7,930, $9,280 and $4,370, respectively.