Sunday, 6 November 2011

M-Audio Studiophile BX8a Deluxe 130-watt Bi-amplified Studio Monitors

Today I'm taking a peek at another set of awesome looking speakers from an awesome brand, the M-Audio Studiophile BX8a Deluxe Studio Monitors.
Sporting an ultra-sleek outer shell, these monitors look really nice with any setup. Really nice and low profile. The body is standardly shielded to prevent any outside interference leaking into your valuable listening experience and a bass port runs through the speaker's bodywork. The speaker cones are solid and built from kevlar and provide booming low end. The 8 inch drivers feature rubber surrounds around the edge to ensure maximum dampening.
The tweeters in the BX8as are 1-1/4 inch in diameter, crafted from natural silk and believe me, deliver a solid, clear high end that commends the value of this stunning pair of speakers.
Beneath the hood of the BX8a is a crossed-over, bi-amplified setup. The advantage of bi-amplificiation is that the drivers are designated to each driver independently which ensures that the drivers are delivering only their optimal frequencies.
The volume and power controls are tucked away on the back of the units and you can connect your audio source via XLR or TRS.

I enjoyed these speakers very much, they definitely caught my eye, and they're on special on Amazon at the moment.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Creative Inspire T12 2.0 Multimedia Speaker System review

Today I'm taking a peek at yet another sleek set of speakers from the highly regarded audio brand Creative, the Inspire T12 2.0 Multimedia system. These gorgeous speakers are budget, look amazing on your desk and they don't sound half bad too! They are promoted as featuring BassFlex technology, which we believe to be the optimised body design which pumps out as much low end as possible without a subwoofer being necessary.

The speaker cones are an attractive silver and are high quality. They are small but they do create a nice rumble and are capable of putting out quite some volume when needed!

The T12 system features a convenient front access volume control which moves fluently and clicks off satisfyingly along with a headphone jack and a line in for usage with iPods, mp3 players and any other sound source you may need to connect on the fly. Very useful!

The T12s are light, low profile and portable, making it ideal for the gamer, musician or movie fan who wants maximum performance and minimum luggage with impressive results time after time.

I found these speakers for under $60 on Amazon, shipping worldwide. Extremely good value. I'm very impressed by the T12 system and you will be too!

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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Behringer HPS3000 Studio Headphones Review

Moving from speakers to headsets this month, I've been shopping around for decent budget headphones. Today I'm taking a closer look at the Behringer HPS3000 Studio Headphones. As any studiophile will tell you, your headphones are vital in both recording and playback applications.

When recording, you need to be sure that sound leakage is kept to a minimum to reduce feedback and to keep your recorded track isolated for compression and processing. On the other hand, you'll be needing an accurate stereo image while mixing with headphones, perhaps to get an idea of how your mix will sound in the listener's head.

The Behringer HPS3000 headphones are well-rounded enough for both of these purposes for a price that will not break the bank but will do the job time and time again. They include everything that you'll need for comfortable producing and listening.

The HPS3000 headphones feature very comfortable padded ear cups which fit like a glove for long hours in the studio getting everything right and feature a durable construction to make sure that they last for years. The cable is made from oxygen-free copper to reduce tangling and to increase durability. In the box is a 1/4 inch TRS adapter so these headphones will truly fit any audio application, from your MP3 Player to your mixing desk.

An ultra-wide frequency response makes sure that you'll get the most accurate representation of your mix; you'll notice the high-definition lows and the transparent highs on these headphones - these headphones truly are the masters in their price range. Consider these headphones for an accurate, durable and affordable solution for headphone monitoring.

The Behringer HPS3000 Studio Headphones are on sale for $21.14 at Amazon, a 52% saving from the list price of $43.99!

Check the Behringer HPS3000 Studio Headphones out on Amazon now!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Harman Kardon Soundsticks III multimedia speakers review

Today I'm taking a look at these extremely aesthetically pleasing Harman Kardon Soundsticks III. These unconventional speakers feature eight transducers per side, which fill any room with sound. The amplifier boasts 40 watts of power and the central unit contains a powerful sub-woofer.
Your games, movies and music will come to life and the fully adjustable speakers will pump a wall of sound in any direction.
These speakers are the pinnacle of modern design, after all, the preceeding Harman Kardon SoundSticks II and subwoofer is featured permanently at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
The whole system including subwoofer has a frequency range of 44hz-20khz, your audio source connects through a 3.5mm jack, making it possible to use the SoundSticks with virtually anything. Have a look.

Monday, 23 May 2011

KRK VXT-8 Studio Monitor Review

These sleek speakers from KRK feature an 8 inch woven kevlar woofer and a 1 inch silk dome ferrite tweete. They have a frequency responce ranging from 37Hz - 22kHz, which is a pretty epic range for speakers with a similar price tag! These speakers put out 90 watts of sound, a force to be reckoned with! They feature bass ports to allow air to travel through the body, they're compact, self-amplified and look awesome with the big yellow woofer speaker! Take a look at the full specs here.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Akai RPM3 active studio monitor review

Hi guys, yesterday I posted the Akai RPM8 monitors, today I bring you their little sisters, the Akai RPM3. And no, that isn't a mistake, that is their real price... $99.00

What can I say about these? They look incredible, plug in via USB, are magnetically shielded, are lightweight and highly portable - ideal for your desktop or small mobile recording rigs. They have volume pots on the pot too.

These speakers actually act as an audio interface with 1/4 inch jack or aux inputs. No special drivers are required, which is a huge bonus for those looking to plug in and go!

For your money you get a pair of speakers and a reliable audio interface. At this price, how can you go wrong?

The Akai RPM3 monitors are going on Amazon for only $99!

Monday, 21 March 2011

Akai RPM8 8 inch studio monitors

The Akai RPM8 is a stunning quality value set of studio monitors going for a knock down price at the moment on Amazon. The list price of $699 has been reduced to $400; you save 43%!
I'm just going to go over some features as usual so you know why I think this is so worth your while if you want some amazing value speakers that perform!
These speakers are two way, bi-amplifed nearfield studio monitors with 8 inch drivers, kevlar woofters, 80 watts RMS into the woofers and 40 watts into the high resolution tweeters. The frequency response ranches from 39khz to 20,000hz!
The controls are tucked away on the back of the units, leaving plenty of room for the dual bass ports, allowing for air to circulate more freely, giving a tight, focused bass sound.
Check em out! Akai RPM8 8" Active Studio Monitor