Studio Monitors

by Robert Rives ·Posted 04/27/2022
At some point, every producer/engineer wonders the same thing: is it possible to get an accurate mix on headphones? And if so, what is the magic pair of headphones that makes this possible? Neumann’s new open-back headphone offering, the NDH-30, is designed specifically to be the affirmative answer to this question, providing creators with a finely calibrated studio speaker system housed in the form of a pair of headphones that can
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 02/25/2020
If you're a discerning mixing engineer on a budget, consider the PreSonus Eris E7 XT Active Studio Monitors, a pair of nearfield monitors designed to sound good in any location. Tune each monitor to your specific environment with a bevy of convenient acoustical features, and drive the sound loud and clear. The monitors offer an exceedingly wide sweet spot, and when it comes to connections, you won't need to scrounge around for adapters—this monitor
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 12/03/2019
If you are in the market for a pair of compact, desktop studio monitors, check out the JBL104-BT. Available in Black or White, the 104-BT utilizes a custom 60W Class-D amplifier to power the 4.5" coaxial drivers. All the electronics are housed in one monitor, which connects and powers the included satellite. The low-frequency port complements
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 10/27/2021
Studio monitors come in all shapes and sizes. From quad 15" behemoths to the tiniest 3" pico-size, there are many factors that come into play when selecting monitors. Price is the obvious choice, but perhaps you have space constraints or fussy neighbors. Or maybe you are looking for a nice pair of “B” monitors to complement your mains. In this article, we’ll be looking at some pint-size powerhouse micro-monitors for a variety of applications. With so many compact monitors (5" and above) on the market, I decided to showcase only the true “micro
by Staff Writer ·Posted 07/16/2019
We at B&H are pleased to be the bearers of good news for those in need of lightweight travel headphones that hold their own during critical and casual listening. The new K361 and K371 headphones from AKG deliver the goods, whether you split your days between working at the office and producing content at home, or spend the bulk of your time bouncing from studio to studio.
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 07/16/2019
With so many speakers on the market, it’s always intriguing to see a new company doing something fresh with their monitors. Founded by a team of professionals from the world of pro audio, Kali Audio is an American company that designs and engineers its products in Southern California, and plans to name each product line after a different locale in the great Golden State. Though you may not be familiar with the name Kali Audio, its staff has been integral to the production of highly successful loudspeaker products throughout the last 30 years.
by Jennifer Hahn ·Posted 05/31/2019
Step up your monitoring in the studio or on set with the new Atomos line of NEON series 4K HDR cinema monitor/recorders, in your choice of 17, 24, 31, or 55" sizes. The NEON monitor/recorders support up to DCI 4K input and feature 10-bit DCI-P3 color, 1000:1 contrast ratio, and they record up to 4K60 or up to 1080p240 video. The NEON recorder/monitors support professional display settings and features such as anamorphic de-squeeze, calibration, 3D LUTs
by Greg Johnson ·Posted 01/25/2018
A year after the launch of the monitors Shape 40, 50, and 65, Focal reinforces its core-range monitoring with the arrival of the flagship model of the line: Shape Twin. In addition, Focal affirms its position as an innovative manufacturer with the arrival of its first open-back circumaural headphones—the Listen
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 01/26/2018
ADAM Audio, the company famous for its ribbon tweeters, has announced a new line of monitors at NAMM 2018. These T-Series speakers are nearfield monitors offering U-ART Accelerated Ribbon Tweeters, fashioned from a high-tech polyamide film capable of providing a pristine high-frequency response right up to 25 kHz. Adam Professional Audio T5V T-Series Active Nearfield Monitor Unlike dome tweeters, the
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 12/17/2019
The holiday season is approaching rapidly—again—which means you should stop procrastinating and start buying those last-minute audio gifts before it’s too late. Yes, I know that Winter NAMM is just around the corner, and the temptation to wait for all those new audio goodies is strong, but there are plenty of products out there right now that would make great gifts, either for you or your loved ones. Let’s take a look! Cancel Them Out Listening to everyone else’s problems while you travel is annoying, particularly during the holiday season,
by BH Online Videos ·Posted 10/19/2017
In the following video, Rob Rives discusses how you can improve your studio mixing with Mackie’s latest line of monitors and controllers. This video explores the Mackie MR524, with its rear-panel controls for adapting the speakers to different room configurations, as well as adding the MRS10 subwoofer to extend bass
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 09/12/2017
PSI Audio is a Swiss company that has been manufacturing high-quality studio monitors for decades. They hand-build and assemble each speaker in house, which ensures the highest standard of quality control over each component and assembly step. All the wood working and welding are done by hand, which guarantees consistent quality and long-term reliability. Available in black or
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 06/30/2017
Adams Professional Audio is arguably the foremost popularizer of the ribbon tweeter in stereo monitoring. A design that utilizes folded ribbon tweeters instead of the dome tweeters found in many comparable active speakers, Adams has secured a reputation for achieving a pristine and clarion tone in its monitors, due, in no small part, to the tweeters. If you're in the market for nearfield, midfield, or main speakers, Adams offers a variety of configurations that will suit your needs. Take the
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted 06/08/2017
Genelec has been producing professional studio monitors since 1978, and has always been at the fore-front of technology and ground-breaking innovations. The latest 8030C builds upon the success of earlier 8030 models, delivering 4 dB higher output with less energy consumption. This active 2-way studio monitor provides accurate reproductions of source material in a compact design, well suited for a wide variety of near-field applications
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 06/19/2017
When I first started mixing, I had an interface and a pair of monitors, but something didn’t sound right. The audio wasn’t as loud, full, and rounded as I knew it could be. I did some research, and it seemed my connections were mismatched: My interface sported unbalanced outputs, while the monitors boasted balanced inputs. Herein lay the problem, right? Right—but also wrong. As it was explained to me by the pro-audio dealer, the primary problem turned out to be a matter of signal level (-10 dBV versus +4 dBu). Balanced versus Unbalanced