Mackie has introduced the MRmk3 line of powered studio monitors – an update to its popular MR series.
The updated monitor line not only fully replaces the previous generation of monitors with the MR5mk3 and MR8mk3, but expands the range with the 6.5? MR6mk3 full-range monitor and MR10Smk3 studio subwoofer. Continue reading →
BASSMAXX has announced the availability of their “very compact and very loud” DiaMon DJ112 self-powered monitor.
The new model gives performance venues greater flexibility for speaker placement “without compromising on sound.” It also provides mobile DJs big system volume with a shorter, easier gig set-up.
The DiaMon DJ112 is a high-output, self-powered, bi-amped, co-axial monitor that features a neodymium magnet 700W 12″ woofer; a 3″ voice coil, 1.4″ exit compression driver; and a 1500W amplifier with an integrated digital signal processor.
Audio software company Neyrinck has announced that they will deliver two compatible 64-bit AAX (Avid Audio eXtension) DSP and AAX Native plug-ins in time for the Avid Pro Tools 11 release, including SoundCode LtRt Tools and monitoring plug-in V-Mon.
SoundCode LtRt Tools is a suite of Pro Tools plug-ins designed for post-production studios TV mixers, video game mixers and broadcasters that monitor or deliver stereo down-mixed and LtRt encoded audio.
Of probably greater interest to Synthtopia readers, V-Mon is an AAX DSP 64 surround monitoring plug-in system for Pro Tools HDX and HD Accel systems. It can handle multiple inputs and speaker feeds up to 7.1 and is compatible with the TAC Systems VMC-101 remote controller. Continue reading →
Musikmesse 2011: KRK Systems has introduced the Rokit RP10-3, a mid-field three-way monitor system and the latest in their popular Rokit line.
The Rokit RP10-3 is designed to deliver “true bass response” down to 35Hz. The Rokit RP10-3 also offers a rotatable tweeter/midrange speaker mount plate, for more accurate acoustic alignment.
I haven’t had a chance to demo the RP10-3′s yet, but the Rokit line has been popular with home studio owners, because of their great performance for their price range. I’ll be interested to see how the RP10-3′s fit into their line-up.
At the 2011 NAMM Show, Mackie introduced a redesign of its line of powered studio monitors ? the MRmk2 Mackie Reference Monitors.
Mackie MRmk2 studio monitors feature new transducers, designed to match their respective amplification. Both models employ a 1? neodymium magnet-driven soft dome tweeter ,featuring ferro-fluid cooling to help protect against power compression during wide dynamic playback.
The 5.25? (MR5mk2) and 8? (MR8mk2) hyperbolic-curved cone woofers are designed to reduce severe cone resonances and minimize distortion.
The Class A/B amplifier section features XLR, TRS and RCA connectivity, along with user-adjustable acoustic controls for basic room correction. The cabinet is rear-ported, reducing distortion, and features a Waveguide and molded baffle, offering balance to the HF / LF content while increasing both the stereo imaging and depth of field.
The Mackie MRmk2 Series Powered Studio Monitors will be available worldwide February, 2011.
The MR5mk2 will have a U.S. MSRP of $199.99 and MR8mk2 will have a U.S. MSRP of $329.99. V
2011 Winter NAMM Show: Fostex is shipping its new PM0.4n studio monitors, which feature a new exterior design, high efficiency bi-amp design, and rainbow-brite colors.
Aromatic polyamide LF driver and UFLC (ply Urethane Film Laminated Cloth) HF driver for maximum sound performance
High efficiency bi-amplifier drive with 18W each for LF and HF drivers.
Glossy front baffle with gently tapered top
PM0.4n is wall-mount ready with four implanted nuts on the bottom of the enclosure cabinet. The pitch between the nuts (47mm x 62mm) is suitable for popular wall mount brackets, great for surround sound implementations.