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

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Behringer Truth B2030A Active Studio Monitors

Today I'm returning to Behringer once again, with the fantastic Truth B2030A active studio monitors.

They boast an ultra accurate frequency responce from 50hz all the way to 21kHz, they use dual amps with a large power reserve to power the woofer and tweeters independently, the woofer measures over 6 inch across and they are secured with a reinforced aluminium frame to reduce vibration.

The tweeters are ultra high resolution and have been ferrofluid-cooled. (This essentially is a part of the manufacturing process which makes them more durable and more resistant to heat)

On the back, the frequencies can be set for both the high end and the low end, which is a very nice touch for getting the optimal sound for whatever you are producing. There is also a room compensation switch which allows you to take out the lower frequencies, depending on what listening situation you are in.

These speakers are incredible, and I highly recommend that you check them out!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

M-Audio Studiophile AV30 Active Studio Monitors!

A while back when I started this blog, I reviewed the best-selling M-Audio Studiophile AV40 monitors to a great reception.

Today I bring you the budget but brilliant option, the AV-30s which may appeal to you if you're on a tighter budget, and trust me they are brilliant!
They have an active active, look great, feature 3 inch woofers and 3/4 inch silk dome tweeters which bring the high ends really well. Bass ports throughout the case give the low ends the ability to push a lot more air.

15 watts per channel means that for the $99.99 you pay for it, you get a huge output! The power switch is tucked away on the back of the left speaker, you get the choice of auxillary inputs or 1/4 inch jacks, there is a bass boost switch for a heavier low end which is a nice touch for the money you pay.

Take a look at these great speakers now!

Monday, 7 March 2011

Behringer B2030P Ultra Linear Passuive Reference Monitors

Sticking with my recurring theme of budget speakers for your home studio/gaming needs, I thought I may as well mention another good set of monitor speakers, the Behringer B2030P!

As the name suggests, these speakers have an ultra-linear frequency response ranging from 75hz to 21kHz. There's a solid woofer with a reinforced diaphram for solid bass and endurance. The magnetically shielded body is built out of die-cast aluminium and I think you'd agree, it'd look very nice sitting on any desk! The unit's main cabinet is built to keep vibration to a minimum, so you hear nothing but pure bass pumping out of the 6 3/4 inch woofers.

These passive speakers can handle up to 100 watts of input power. I have included a link on this post to a reference amplifier by Behringer, the A500. I would recommend you purchase it or at least check for similar stats so you know you're not going to blow your speakers and that they will sound incredible!

Be sure to take a look at the full description of these awesome speakers on Amazon!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Avantone MixCubes Passive Studio Monitor

Today, something a little more unusual and compact.
The Avantone Mixcubes Passive Monitors are a little different from what I've summarized on here before, I've tended to stick to active monitors with integrated amps, which these are not!

These passive monitors feature passive full range 8 ohm drivers and a cuboid 6 1/2 inch cabinet with a retro-cream finish along with an aluminium frame to give it extra rigidity.

These speaker cabinets were built to advance on the older 5C Sound CubesO, which were a hit world wide, with a more linear frequency responce.

The intention of these monitors is to enable producers to hear their mixes over a smaller speaker set-up. The recommended power rating is 50-200 watts of solid state power or 10-1000 watts of tube power. Avantone advise using a high quality sutdio-greade power amp.

If these smaller, compact numbers take your fancy, visit them on Amazon now!