Tapco S8

Tapco S8

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S8, Active Monitor from Tapco.

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Tapco S8 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Tapco
  • Model: S8
  • Category: Active Monitors
  • Added in our database on: 02/10/2005

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Tapco S8 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 25 reviews )
 16 reviews64 %
 7 reviews28 %
 2 reviews8 %
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theaudioandvideoguy's review"dont play too loud"

Tapco S8
The Tapco S8 are a set of monitors that are great for home use. Especially if you room where you will have them in is pretty small. I have used these off and on for about 5 years now in a room that is 10 by 10 and they continue to work great and cause no problems at all. You must keep these at a middle volumn and not turn the up too much. They seem to get a real sloppy sound when you turn them up high. So if you don’t blast your music and you have a small room where the sound doesn’t travel too far you will love the sound of them. Most importantly is the price of them, they are very affordable and as I stated they will last you a long time.


I have used them in a larger room in the basement a few years ago and the sound just wasn’t good enough when they are being played loud in larger spaces. The sound was really muddy like and didn’t work for me so I kept it in a small room to eliminate that muddyness. I have tried tons of different monitors and not saying these sound better than most of them. But as far as price and value you wont get much more in todays music world.


Overall, I am glad I made the purchase and got these years ago. I still use them with my laptop and small audio interface today and will continue to use them as long as the hold up for me. These are some of the only Tapco monitors that I have used, I have maybe used 1 or 2 other types from Tapco. Tapco makes pretty good monitors but nothing that will blow your socks off. If you are on a small budget these will work for your set up.

honesty's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tapco S8
Features poustoufflantes at first. Very well finished, just tap the eye look. Ventilation very well designed to accomplish.

Too bad there before the LED on and clip. All rglages are behind, and the wind and the Power button. Complte connectivity.


Curve fairly neutral but hot trend, stro picture perfect. Its soft (silk tweeter, not titanium) Detailed dynamics. No ear fatigue, easy qualiser, powerful.

If you only mix of charley, forget, choose a more aggressive tweeter.

Lightweight breath and a certain sensitivity to radiolectriques parasites. Positioning can be difficult because of the rear wind.


In this price range is the ones I have chosen it a year ago and if i was in the same scenario I would resume the same. I cost nearly all models available on the French market. But I stress, here as elsewhere, it is also a matter of taste and competition really good products.

If you take in more than the Fostex. Take fewer by Samson.

Each speaker possde his personality and should connatre upon the mix. It is therefore necessary to have several pairs to arbitrate without crying after (Tapco / Yamaha / Fostex / KRK / Dynaudio / Genelec has no shortage of good things).

Especially for those who want to make personal coutes and ultimately their "stro" daily, you will jump for joy (happy neighbors).
Dam Ridley10/22/2010

Dam Ridley's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tapco S8
Use monotoring for dj mix


Its excellent


I recommend them to everyone
Docteur Frog05/01/2004

Docteur Frog's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tapco S8
Lenceinte TAPCO S-8 is active dveloppe MACKIE by far the best studio monitor amplifier in its class. Dune depth, Linari gnrosit sound and dune lgance Exceeds lentendement, she has it all, everything.
Lide Jtais trs excited to see the back MACKIE people of his surname, since once sappel MACKIE TAPCO, and find that new products taient commercialiss to reposition themselves in a market whose prices are falling continuously and o lon assists lmergence new products and new brands continuously.
By focusing on the dynamics and a decent speaker linares Pro (with a budget of 1000 euros Exceeds pair) with the MACKIE TAPCO S-8 opens the brche the march of monitoring environment range with this pair of active speakers whose budget runs - 600 euros a pair!


Jai then test at the same time with the same sound source new TAPCO S-8 else with speakers such as Studio M-AUDIO BX8, ALESIS M-1 MKII active EVENT TR-8, THROUGH 2031 BEHRINGER, YAMAHA MSP-5A and SAMSON Resolv-80A. Remember that all these products are around an cot between 450 and 650 euros a pair. Let us compare what is comparable.

The TAPCO S-8 Mackie lintgralit mystifies the COMPTITE. Both in performance on the dynamic and effective linares gives this product segment. It possde as BX8 M-AUDIO paramtrages of the switches (high-cut filter / Coupe Netherlands) and a bandwidth that is rare in this CATEGORY. Needless denvisager Lachat dun Sub, the bass are and they are well compared with the HR-624, S-8 did absolutely nothing to envy of half the price. Nest is not in the SPECIFICATIONS of HR-824, but the 624 that did behave.

The float of the Boomer S-8 is impressive, as with jou rgime up with Watts, S-8 is lenceinte that evolves best on large power ratings. In addition, to any DViT indsirable saturation, a tmoin light (red LED) indicates when the Peak is above normal lenceinte opportunities. Quon not have no right to the Exceeds, but always in the red and it breaks.


In fact, curiously, this test really made my RALIS how Behringer Through 2031 are dead, which does not mean linear because the linear professional monitoring are not really fun to work but Thru 2031 nont no expression. As for the MSP-5A, I think Yamaha should reconsidrer price, although they are good small speakers, they have become a little Chréa (given Larrive TAPCO S-5 399 euros the pair while Yamaha offers its MSP5A around 550 euros). The EVENT is on the shelf, the speakers are amazing SAMSON, who believed Leut. 50A of the 80A, they all have a particular feature and asking INTERESTED be costs and use. Monitoring the Alesis are still missing today from the performance against BX8 or S8, but given what both moon-references become less amplified Chres the march I am the M1 MKII Active Fidler. Now the couple is tandem: BX-8 and M-AUDIO TAPCO S-8.
Jai today a preferences for the S-8 that is more oriented Rock / Techno / Dance / Pop indy while the BX-8, more conventional sapparentera also if you want this type but music is a bit more sparkling for the Classic / Pop / variation on my mind. A friend would say: All dpend plan on where you are situated over ten lide you do ;-)

So the stage might be:

Reminder: TAPCO has released a MODEL: S-5
Is that of happiness ;-)
Dr. Frog

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