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  • KRK Rokit Powered 10-3 Review

    KRK Rokit Powered 10-3 Review - Surfing on a Rokit


    KRK —the brand with the yellow cones— took everyone by surprise at Musimesse 2011 when they announced the coming of a new three-way monitor with a 10" woofer for about $500. The weight-to-price ratio is unbeatable for a monitor speaker, but what about the specs?

  • sE Electronics Munro Egg 150 Review

    sE Electronics Munro Egg 150 Review - Fresh Eggs for Breakfast


    sE Electronics is a Chinese-British company that was founded over 10 years ago to compete in the microphone market. Now sE Electronics has decided to enter the studio monitor market. In order to break into this market segment, the manufacturer went all the way and asked Andy Munro, a famous designer, to give an original look to its brand-new produ…

  • Mackie MR8 mk2 Review

    Mackie MR8 mk2 Review - Wanna Dance MR.?...


    Three years ago, we reviewed the Mackie MR8 — the affordable version of the famous HR824 — and we were quite taken by them... The launch of an mk2 version is the perfect opportunity for us to see and hear what has changed...

  • ADAM A3X Review

    ADAM A3X Review - The Tiny ADAM


    An ADAM speaker for under $300? Yes, what used to be a dream is now reality thanks to the small A3X equipped with a 4.5" woofer and the German manufacturer's famous ribbon tweeter. Does it have everything a big speaker has?

  • Focal CMS 40 Review

    Focal CMS 40 Review - Focal Point


    These monitor speakers ought to be of interest to mobile home studio owners or people who have a very small room to play or mix music. Following the Focal CMS 65 and CMS 50, the CMS 40 is even smaller but not less appealing...

  • Tannoy Reveal 601a Mini-Review

    Tannoy Reveal 601a Mini-Review - Tannoy Reveals Itself


    At the start of the 2010 season, Tannoy, the famous studio monitor manufacturer, updated the Reveal series — its entry level product range. We had the opportunity to review the Reveal 601a, a powered loudspeaker monitor with a 6.5" driver...

  • Adam A8X Review

    Adam A8X Review - The Return of the Ribbon


    It has become a yearly tradition for the German manufacturer ADAM AUDIO to launch a brand new product for the Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt (Germany). Trade shows are meant for that, aren't they? This year was no exception for the trendy loudspeaker manufacturer. The proof is the new active studio monitor speaker A8X that complements the alre…

  • ADAM S3X-H Review

    ADAM S3X-H Review - ADAM X-Rated


    First launched in 2009 at Musikmesse, the ADAM S3X-H is the successor of the jewel in the crown of its previous product range. But is it really an innovation or just an upgrade from the German manufacturer? R&D is back...

  • M-Audio BX8a Deluxe: The Test

    M-Audio BX8a Deluxe: The Test - Deluxe with a plain price


    After having updated its entire range of audio interfaces, M-Audio now looks to update its monitors, especially in the wake of their excellent high-level EXS66 monitors. These updates have had great results on the small Studiophile AV40, so let’s see what’s happened to the BX8a, for which a Deluxe version was recently released.

  • Mackie MR8 Monitors: The Test

    Mackie MR8 Monitors: The Test - Mackie HRs on a Budget?


    Mackie has a long history with monitors. The original HR824 monitors, now in MKII version, are best sellers and standard fare in many studios, large or small.