Monday, 28 February 2011

M-Audio Studiophile BX5a Deluxe 70-watt Bi-amplified Studio Reference Monitors

Another great product by M-Audio in the Studiophile series is the Studiophile BX5a Deluxe edition active monitor set. It has the value you'd expect from M-Audio's home recording range and the clarity, features and power you'd expect from something a little more up-market.

The BX5a Deluxe edition updates the older BX5a monitors with several enhancements. The design has been overhauled with an attractive new case design, the circuitry has been bought up to date which includes a new low-frequency transducer for well-defined bass and a new custom amp has been added to integrate the high and low frequencies better.

The drivers are constructed from Kevlar, which as I have posted before, is a fantastic material for this application with it's thermal and mechanical resilience.

The BX5a Deluxe is also bi-amped, which is a nice touch to power the high end and low end independantly which reproduces all frequencies across the spectrum a lot more accurately.

As standard, bass ports, magnetical sheilding, XLR and TRS inputs and cool blue indicator lights on the front of the units.

Definitely worth a look! Click here for more information!

See the Behringer BX5a Deluxe Monitors at my other blog!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Check out my other Studio Monitor Reviews blog!

Hey guys, I've set up a bigger directory of Studio Monitors at

I did this because wordpress allows the creation of pages, so it may be a little easier to get indexed for direct google searches.

I'll still be updating here, so stay with me bloggers!

Alesis M1 Active 320 USB Studio Monitors!

I'm a big fan of big sounding speakers with a small price, so today I bring you the fantastic sounding Alesis M1 Active 320 USB Studio Monitors!
  • USB 1.1 audio interface for 16-Bit / 44.1-48 kHz direct computer recording and playback
  • 2- 1/4" phone jacks inputs, stereo 1/8" TRS mini-jack input, stereo RCA line inputs
  • Front mounted on/off volume control and 1/8" stereo -TRS mini headphone out jack
  • Magnetically shielded for placement near TV and computer monitors
  • Full range 2-way bass reflex design for superb sound quality including a Bass Boost switch to emphasize low frequencies
These speakers connect by USB, which can be used to record and play back audio via it's own independant audio interface. A nice feature for producers starting out from scratch, or simply for use recording demos, etc.

For more on this product, please click the image which is a link to where you can buy it now on!

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Behringer MS40 Active Studio Monitors

Hey guys, hows your weekends going?
Today I thought I'd bring in another bestseller on many music technology sites, the stunning Behringer MS40s. As standard they are magnetically shielded, compact and look ultra sleek next to your set-up. Even better? Check out the price from Amazon! That's for the full set. Not a bad deal at all in my books!

They are compact and super affordable, here are the main specifications.
  • 2 way active studio monitors suitable for home or pro studios, recording and monitoring
  • Built in 2x20 watt amplifiers with plenty of headroom
  • Powerful woofers and ultra high resolution tweeters for an accurate response
  • High resolution 24 bit D/A converters
  • Optical and Coaxial inputs for direct connection to many types of audio equipment
  • Two stereo inputs can be used simultaneously with independent volume controls
This is one of the best prices I have found across the internet, so check out their entry on now!

Friday, 25 February 2011

Technical Pro MRS-6 6 inch Studio Monitors

While not particuly flat reference monitors, these brilliant Technical Pro MRS6 studio monitors still look gorgeous on your desk and sound fantastic! Even better when you take a look at the price to your left!
The Technical Pro MRS6 are perfect for your home studio on a budget and  feature a 6 inch woofer and a 3 inch tweeter. They put out 40 watts of power (one amplifier), meaning these are plenty loud enough for a small or medium sized room.
A standard RCA input is on the back, allowing you to hook these speakers up to almost any sound system!
They are pretty much the same size as a standard set of monitors which is cool too!
For more on these awesome speakers, check their page out with my link to!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

KRK Rokit RP5 G2 5 inch studio monitors!

A good friend of the blog, (! sense !) asked for my summary of the KRK RP5 G2 Rokit studio monitors (or something similar but here we go)
These KRK speakers feature an 8" inch glass aramid composite subwoofer and a 1" neodyum soft dome tweeter with ferro fluid. Solid design features that contribute to the nice build, which features rubberised footing on the bottom of the enclosure to reduce low-frequency coupling.

How do they sound? Loud. 140w per side in fact! There's no sane reason to bring these to full volume indoors, but the juice is there if you really need to. For such small units, this is an incredible punch for your price!

The KRK RP5 G2 Rokit has a low end frequency cut-off of about 52Hz. The higher end is extremely detailed, helped no end buy the quality of the tweeter which is not seen often in more budget speakers like this.
The controls are located on the back of the unit which features a generous amount of inputs: RCA unbalancced, Balanced 1/4 inch jack and XLR.
You get a high frequency adjustment pot for minor tweaks to the responce and a volume pot measured in dB.
Overall, an extremely good value speaker for your money. They are going down in price, so take a look at them now on

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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

behringer ms16 active monitors

These Behringer MS16 monitors may be the audiophile/musician on a budget's best bet!
They feature high power ampifiers that drive the 4" woofers and high resolution tweeters.
Two stereo line inputs are provided to connect other products such as iPods or mp3 players and the best thing is they are available to be used simultaneously.
They are magnetically shielded as you have come to expect from a trusted brand such as Behringer and they put out 8 watts per side which will fill smaller rooms easily!
There is a seperately adjustable 4" mic input which is a very cool feature for these speakers.
For the low end of the spectrum, these are the best value monitors you'll get for your money, and many users will tell you about how well they fit into their setup.
Take a look at these ones now on (follow my link)

Monday, 21 February 2011

YAMAHA HS50M Active Studio Monitor

Hi guys, sorry for the downtime. Busy with University and filling in for my friend's old band in preparation for a tour in March, but that's another story.

Today I'd like to show you a studio classic, the widely respected
Yamaha HS50M active studio monitor.

This two way monitor is priced individually and puts out 70 watts of power on a single side. Definitely a powerful number to say the least. Individual amps are used for both the woofer and the tweeter. The volume pot is tucked away on the back of the unit, along with XLR and TRS inputs for standard connections.

The speaker casing is attractive, with a distinctive 5" woofer and a 3/4" tweeter encased in a bass reflex system to make the low end that much punchier.

On the back end of the speaker, hardened audiophiles are bound to be impressed with the EQ switches available. There are switches to scoop or boost the mid-range by 2dB for your engineering preference, a room control switch which can reduce unwanted resonances in your studio by cutting out the lower and mainly unused frequencies, a high trim, which obviously reduces the higher frequencies and a low cut to adjust the lower end of the spectrum to your liking.

You really have to hear these speakers to believe them, and they are available for a very reasonable price on Click the picture to see more. Cheers!

PS. Here is a link with a price for two units.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Tannoy Reveal 501A Active Studio Monitor

Hi guys, sorry for the lack of posts in the last couple days!
Today I've been looking at the lovely Tannoy Reveal 501A monitors.
These things flaunt a frequency responce of 64hz-30khz.
The power amp puts out 60w so that's 30w a side! Quite a loud pair of speakers for your money! As a bonus, you get a trim switch which helps you adjust the monitors to your environment or listening preferences.
The volume control is also neatly tucked away at the back alongside the Balanced XLR and unbalanced jack connectors.
These are quite chunky, at a height of 30cm, but this is necessary to get the maximum amount of resonance as some of you audiophiles may know!
Check them out on now!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

ADAM Audio A7

Today, I got something in a little pricier than my previous review subjects, the stunning ADAM Audio A7 Powered monitors.
Although pricier than my previous reviews, the clarity is something else on these things.
They feature a carbon fibre woofer and a solid structure.
You have a choice of an unbalanced phono or balanced XLR input, as well as some fixed EQ controls in the back, so you can fiddle with the overall sound a little which is a nice choice.
These monitors offer a 46hz to 35khz frequency response which is ambitious, but you can feel the lows in your belly, which is always nice!
Each side features an independant 50 watt amplifier which allows for these speakers to push a whole lot of air with an impressive level of clarity.
Have a look at these babies on right now! (Price is individual)

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Behringer Truth B1031A

Today I'm taking a closer look at one of Behringer's best-sellers: the Truth B1031A. These speakers are one of the most talked about products in the recording industry, and it's not hard to tell why. As the name suggests, these speakers are designed to tell you the truth - and as a serious audiophile and home producer myself, I can confirm that Behringer has outdone themselves on this occasion.

The Truth B1031A speakers feature high resolution single dome tweeters and Kevlar-coned woofers, which produce a well-rounded flat frequency response which is essential for getting an accurate representation of the track you're working on.

Taking a look at the sleek exterior, the bright yellow kevlar woofer stands out and looks plain cool, Behringer mention themselves that the Truth B1031A features an extremely large "sweet spot" - or the optimal point of listening so you can hear every valuable nuance of your mix.

 These speakers are active and are powered by precision class A/B amplifiers which are solid and pack a punch. A/B amplifiers basically mean that the woofer and tweeter are powered seperately, 50w for the low end and 25w for the high.

All in all, I found this speaker to be incredible value, especially when it's available online for so cheap, for example, it's available for just $142.99 on Amazon, pretty good considering you're saving $157, that's more than 50%.

Take a look at the B1030a on

Monday, 7 February 2011

Yamaha MSP3

The Yamaha MSP3 is an elegant set of monitors I managed to get my hands on last week.
It is a compact set-up, featuring a 10cm woofer and 2.2cm tweeter. These beauties are active so no external amplification is required, making the MSP3s ideal for home studio enthusiasts or producers on a budget. The compact size allows portability, and the logical inputs on the back (XLR, phone jack, RCA) make the user experience more friendly.
Although small, the MSP3 puts out 20 watts of power, reasonable for medium sized monitoring areas or studios.
Ceiling and wall mounts are also available (sold seperately), showing that these monitors are serious with a big sound and a hard, accurate punch.

For the studio enthusiast in a small area, the MSP3 is a valuable addition on a budget. Take a look at them on now. They are retailing for an incredible $164.99!