M-Audio Intros BX Carbon Series Studio Monitors

m-audio-carbon-monitorAt the 2014 NAMM Show, M-Audio introduced the BX Carbon Series of Studio Monitors

The BX Carbon Series monitors offer flatter response than their predecessors.

“The tweeter’s waveguide has also been enhanced for superior imaging and has been tailored to the new, superior frequency response curve,” said JC Sutherland, M-Audio Product Manager. “That translates into a wider mix position, both the frequencies and the stereo information are translated reliably, which is of utmost importance given the many ways musicians use studio monitors.” Continue reading

Behringer Intros Nekkst Studio Monitor Line

beheringer-nekkst-K8-monitorsAt the 2014 NAMM Show, Behringer introduced a new studio monitor line, the Nekkst series.

The Nekkst line is designed by KRK founder Keith R. Klawitter, who has this to say about the monitors:

“I was very excited when BEHRINGER asked me to design their new reference monitors. They gave me complete freedom to use the finest materials and apply my lifetime of knowledge in monitor design. Now, after two years and countless hours of intense design and listening, I have achieved that goal. I am proud of the NEKKST Reference Monitors. My best work yet.”

Here are the details on the line: Continue reading

Genelec Intros 8010 Compact Monitors

genelec-8010-monitors2014 NAMM Show: Genelec have announced the newest member of the 8000 series monitors, the Genelec 8010.

Genelec 8010 is a compact monitor, designed for small studios, OB vans, and mobile work.

Features:

  • Excellent response and SPL (96dB) despite size of cabinet (195 x 121 x 116mm)
  • 8000-series standard room calibration controls
  • Aluminium chassis, protected drivers
  • Bi-Amplified w/efficient Class D power amplifiers
  • Intelligent Signal Sensing circuitry fitted, which can be bypassed if desired
  • Compatible with a wide variety of Genelec mounting accessories
  • Universal input voltage for traveling audio professionals
  • Balanced XLR input
  • Compatible with 7050 Subwoofer

Here’s their official intro video for the Genelec 8010: Continue reading

Bassmaxx Intros DiaMon Monitor

ac373d5afc674c2383a6324e22652340BASSMAXX 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.

DiaMon DJ112 Features: Continue reading

Neyrinck V-Mon Plug-in To Work With Pro Tools 11

Neyrinck-ProTools11-v-monAudio 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

KRK Intros Rokit RP10-3 Monitors

KRK Rokit monitors

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.

Pricing is and availability are TBA.

Details below.  Continue reading

Mackie MRmk2 Reference Monitors Introduced At The Winter NAMM show

Mackie MR5mk2 MonitorsAt 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