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NAMM 18 – The new T-Series speakers from ADAM Audio

With the surprise discontinuation of the ever popular Adam entry level “F-Series” late in 2017, we’ve heard the questions regarding what’s next a number of times now. Well, NAMM this year gives us the answer and simply put, it’s cheaper and better!

Pre-launch discussion has seen talk of these arriving at an even more accessible price point than their predecessors, whilst still offering the same legendary ribbon tweeter design in the form of the implemented U-ART solution. On top of that, its advised that also included is a newly designed polypropylene symmetrical-excursion woofer that extends bass to lower frequencies with less distortion than normally found in products around the price point.

Multiple technical innovations designed for ADAM’s flagship S Series and iconic AX Series have been included in this new lower-priced monitor range, including ADAM’s High-Frequency Propagation System (HPSTM) designed to offer a consistent horizontal and vertical dispersion across the frequency spectrum and promised DSP innovations for the crossover system.

Adam t7 front

Offering a 5″ woofer on the T5 model, along with a 7″ woofer on the T7  edition and offering a low-end extension of 45Hz and 39Hz, as well as the frequency response reaching up to 25kHz on both models, the specs on the page make them look like a solid upgrade when considered against the older F series specs.

Adam T7 Rear

Couple this with their almost stealth fighter black finish and angles to match on the front panel, they certainly also look the part with their classic Adam design features.

All that said, if they can hit the price points that they are seeking to meet, then we may see an unexpected shake-up at the low end of the speaker market this year, and these should certainly be the listening short list for anyone considering their first set of studio speakers.

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MunroSonic Crack Open the Egg100 Studio Monitors

MunroSonic Egg100

The MunroSonic Egg100 setup is the smaller version of acclaimed Egg150 monitor system, based around the same curved, infinite baffle design concept of its bigger brother, housed in a smaller shell with a four inch driver.

This new system has been designed for greatest accuracy in near-field conditions, taking into account the fact that it will be used on consoles or flat surfaces. The frequency response is continuously adjustable to allow for the bass loading that can add up to 6dB to the sound level. The bass port is angled and placed as low as possible to take advantage of this effect without phase error.

Near-field monitors should, by definition, remain unaffected by room size and acoustic conditions but this is rarely the case. Typically, small, rectangular cabinets and a horizontal focus plane create diffraction and reflections that interfere with both frequency and phase, both of which adversely affect stereo imaging and mix accuracy. The Egg100 has a variable tilt base that allows perfect adjustment of the upward angle of the listening axis, so avoiding interfering reflections from the mixing console or desk surface.

This has enabled Munro Sonic to make a supremely efficient speaker system – the phase coherent bass energy results in up to 6dB low frequency headroom – which means they pack a lot of punch for such small speakers.

Munro Sonic The Egg100 Key Features:

· Unique monocoque shell construction (rigid and resonant neutral)

· Near zero diffraction interference (smooth frequency response)

· No internal standing waves (greatly reduced smearing)

· Perfect bass port integration (superb transient response)

· Free standing control unit and integrated amplification with 3m matched speaker cables

· Volume Level control and LED headroom indicator

· Class-A headphone amplifier

· Custom-designed speaker holder for adjustable vertical alignment (allows for perfect sweet spot in both vertical and horizontal planes)

· Precision trim pots for bass (LF) and High Frequency (HF) calibration

The Munro Sonic The Egg100 Homepage

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Presonus Announce the Sceptre Series Monitors

PreSonus announces the Sceptre CoActual™ series studio reference monitors. Featuring an advanced coaxial design that works integrally with a 32-bit, 96 kHz, dual-core processor using Fulcrum Acoustic’s TQ™ Temporal Equalization technology, Spectre CoActual monitors deliver clarity and coherence that has previously only been available in ultra-high-end systems. Yet they are an affordable investment for project-studio owners—a first for DSP-controlled, TQ-based systems.

The series includes two models. The Sceptre S8 CoActual Studio Monitor features combines an 8-inch low/mid-frequency driver and a 1.73-inch (44 mm), horn-loaded, high-frequency transducer into a single coaxial unit with aligned voice coils. The Sceptre S6 CoActual Studio Monitor’s coaxial speaker integrates a 6.5-inch low/mid-frequency driver and a 1.34-inch (34 mm), horn-loaded, high-frequency transducer. Both models have acoustic ports.

“Speaker designers have long been aware that coaxial designs offer the advantages of a single point source for a consistent acoustic center and a symmetrical dispersion pattern,” notes PreSonus Executive VP of Product Development John Bastianelli, “ but until time-based DSP became affordable, designing coaxial systems without a variety of acoustic anomalies has been extremely expensive.”

Through intensive collaboration with Fulcrum Acoustics’ Dave Gunness, PreSonus software designers were able to incorporate Fulcrum’s Temporal EQ algorithms employing multiple, fully addressable Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters. Gunness was also responsible for final tuning and voicing of both Spectre-series monitors.

According to Bastianelli, “This high-tech approach requires massive amounts of DSP and subtle, sophisticated transducer design, which is why such systems have, in the past, been limited to very high-end systems with external processors. Clearly, PreSonus Sceptre CoActual studio monitors represent a huge price-performance breakthrough.”

Presonus Sceptre monitors

Sceptre monitors include controls that enable full integration into any studio environment. A four-position Acoustic Space switch controls a second-order shelving filter center at 100 Hz, with four attenuation settings (no attenuation, -1.5 dB, -3 dB, and -6 dB) so that you can account for the bass response relative to room dimensions and speaker placement. A High Pass switch sets the second-order slope, 12 dB/octave filter’s low-frequency cutoff to linear, 60 Hz, 80 Hz, or 100 Hz. A High-Frequency Driver Adjust switch adjusts the tweeter’s overall level to linear (0 dB), +1 dB, -1.5 dB, or -4 dB. The Sensitivity control ranges from +4 dBu to -10 dBV.

The systems are biamplified: Each transducer is powered by a 90W RMS, Class D power amp with an internal heat sink. All Sceptre-series monitors have a balanced XLR and ¼-inch TRS line-level inputs with A-taper level control.

Presonus @ Scan

 

Presonus Announces Its New Eris Series Studio Monitors

PreSonus today unveiled its new Eris™-series studio reference monitors. These ultra-affordable, 2-way, bi-amped monitor speakers are designed to deliver accurate response with a tight bass and very clear upper end. They can also be user-adjusted to the acoustic space, allowing you to create a more accurate listening environment or to simulate different common listening environments – a feature not typically provided by studio monitors in this price point.

The Eris E8 features an 8-inch, Kevlar low-frequency transducer, driven by a 75 watt, Class D power amplifier; and a 1-inch (25 mm), silk-dome, high-frequency tweeter with a 65W, Class D amplifier. It can deliver up to 105 dB SPL, peak. Frequency response is rated at 45 Hz to 22 kHz.

The compact Eris E5 sports a 5.25-inch, Kevlar low-frequency driver, mated with a 45W, Class D amplifier; and a 0.79-inch (20 mm), silk-dome tweeter powered by a 35W, Class D amplifier. It can crank out a clean 102 dB SPL, peak. Frequency response is rated at 64 Hz to 22 kHz.

Both Eris models have individual balanced XLR and ¼” TRS input connections in addition to unbalanced RCA inputs. Both offer RF shielding, current-output limiting, over-temperature protection, and subsonic protection.

Presonus Eris

Users also can make several types of custom adjustments. A four-position Acoustic Space switch controls a second-order shelving filter, centered at 100 Hz, that provides three attenuation points (no attenuation, -2 dB, and -4 dB), allowing you to control the bass response relative to the wall proximity of your speakers. A High Pass switch sets the low-frequency cutoff (second-order slope, -12 dB/octave) to be flat, 80 Hz, or 100 Hz. You also get continuously adjustable High Frequency and Midrange controls from -6 dB to +6 dB.

Presonus @ Scan

Pioneer Offer Cashback on the Ergo and S-DJ05

More summer offers as Pioneer extend their £80 cashback offer to cover the Ergo digital Dj controller and their S-DJ05 speaker range.

Pioneer ErgoPioneer Ergo

Pioneers Ergo Dj controller offers pro level features at prices that will appeal to every pocket. This feature packed two channel Serato controller is now even better value with the £80 cash back offer.

 

Pioneer Ergo @ Scan

 

 

 

Pioneer S-DJ05Pioneer S-Dj 05

A perfect match for the Ergo these active speakers with 5″ driver, offer 300w a pair of full rich sound. They also have a handy desktop volume control to keep the sound right at your finger tips.

 

Pioneer S-DJ05 @ Scan

 

Both of these items have the £80 cashback offer running for the month of July only. Please see the special Pioneer offer page for more info on how to claim.

Tom's Guide to Acoustics (Without Breaking The Bank)

An introductory guide to getting the best out of your studio environment, when recording and mixing down your tracks. The guide covers speaker placement and the basics of using acoustic treatment to defuse the sonic reflections in the room and make the task of critical listening whilst mixing far easier.