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

    09/10/11

    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
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    ADAM A3X Review - The Tiny ADAM

    01/29/11

    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
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    Focal CMS 40 Review - Focal Point

    12/12/10

    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
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    Tannoy Reveal 601a Mini-Review - Tannoy Reveals Itself

    11/21/10

    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
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    Adam A8X Review - The Return of the Ribbon

    09/13/10

    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
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    ADAM S3X-H Review - ADAM X-Rated

    05/26/10

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

    12/27/08

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

    08/07/08

    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.