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MonitorBookshelf Series

Because we make such superb speakers at a very reasonable price, we have often been asked to design a monitor for a particular purpose and have set up this range so everyone can have access to some of these models. As usual our speakers always compare favourably with other brands 2 - 3 times the cost. Monitors need to be accurate. You need to have confidence that the mastering adjustments you make are in response to a very accurate representation of the recorded audio. As a result we often use ribbon tweeters (except for the superb budget M612PS), and higher level cross-over components, for superb flat, ultra fast response and the ability to produce every micro detail. These are all passive speakers.

All speakers include grilles. All grilles are removable but any speaker can be made without grilles if you request.

Monitor M612SRTL
6" + ribbon medium size

Description and Specifications

Price: $995 /pr
Finish: Natural semi-gloss finished American oak veneer. Or, the American oak can first be stained light oak, European oak, walnut, dark walnut, jarrah, rose mahogany, Baltic, or black. Also, semi-gloss black or white without veneer and other premium veneers which cost extra. See "veneers colours and finishes" page.
Cabinet: 400h x 200w x 315d 15 litre transmission line bass loading
Power Handling: 80/120 wrms/program
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms (or 4 ohms on request)
Frequency Response: 45 -- 40,000 Hertz +/-2dB
Sensitivity: 90 dB 1w/1m
Drivers: Papyrus reinforced cone 170 mm die-cast basket woofer (145 mm diameter piston size) with strong magnetic gauss; matched pair of ribbon tweeters with response extending beyond 50,000 Hertz for use with high sampling rate digital masters
Description:  Monitors with this high performance and quality usually cost much more; extra fine micro detail from the ribbon tweeter is excellent for monitoring. 

Monitor M5522SR
double 5" + ribbon large size

Description and Specifications

Price: $1250 /pr
Finish: Natural semi-gloss finished American oak veneer. Or, the American oak can first be stained light oak, European oak, walnut, dark walnut, jarrah, rose mahogany, Baltic, or black. Also, semi-gloss black or white without veneer and other premium veneers which cost extra. See "veneers colours and finishes" page.
Cabinet: 600h x 200w x 315d 23 litre bass reflex
Power Handling: 120 wrms
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms (or 4 ohm version on request)
Frequency Response: 46 -- 40,000 Hertz +/-2dB (with output beyond 50,000 Hertz)
Sensitivity: 91 dB 2.83 volts/1m
Drivers: 2 x Papyrus reinforced cone 150 mm die-cast basket woofer with enhanced gauss; ribbon tweeters crossing over at 2500Hz with response extending beyond 50,000 Hertz for use with high sampling rate digital masters
Description: This MTM monitor has amazing focus. The superb micro detail of ribbon drivers give superb clarity, and the ability to hear every detail through the whole audio spectrum. The papyrus bass/lower midrange driver has a very smooth, clean and non resonant response.Tweeter can be rotated for use as a horizontal speaker.

Monitor M823PSR
3-way 8", 5",  ribbon, large size

Description and Specifications

Price: $1395 /pr
Finish: Natural semi-gloss finished American oak veneer. Or, the American oak can first be stained light oak, European oak, walnut, dark walnut, jarrah, rose mahogany, Baltic, or black. Also, semi-gloss black or white without veneer and other premium veneers which cost extra. See "veneers colours and finishes" page.
Cabinet: 500h x 240w x 315d 24 litre short transmission line
Power Handling: 140 wrms
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Frequency Response: 44 -- 40,000 Hertz +/-2dB (with output right up to 40,000 Hertz)
Sensitivity: 91.5 dB 1w/1m
Drivers: 8 inch long throw quality nomex reinforced cone driver; SB Acoustics 5 inch midrange; ribbon tweeter crossing over at 2500Hz with response extending beyond 40,000 Hertz for use with high sampling rate digital masters
Description: This is a unique and super detailed 3-way monitor using premium brand drivers. The superb micro detail of the ribbon driver lets you hear exactly what is going on. The nomex fibre cone bass and midrange, have a very complimentary, clean, level, non resonant response when controlled by our highly tuned crossover. This 3-way monitor is establishing its own class as a large and uncompromising, full range, reliable and powerful 3-way audio transducer for studio or home at an irresistible price.

Monitor M612PRTL
6" + dome tweeter medium size

Description and Specifications

Price: $895 /pr
Finish: Natural semi-gloss finished American oak veneer. Or, the American oak can first be stained light oak, European oak, walnut, dark walnut, jarrah, rose mahogany, Baltic, or black. Also, semi-gloss black or white without veneer and other premium veneers which cost extra. See "veneers colours and finishes" page.
Cabinet: 400h x 200w x 315d 15 litre transmission line
Power Handling: 100 wrms / 150 watts program
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Frequency Response: 40 -- 40,000 Hertz +/-2dB
Sensitivity: 90 dB 1w/1m
Drivers: 6.5 inch long throw quality bass/mid driver; smooth efficient ribbon tweeter
Description: This is a really cost effective very high performing bookshelf speaker with a small transmission line that has the ability to punch way above its weight. Good design means high dynamic range and the ability to do everything you want at a price that will please your budget. Compares with very expensive monitors.

Monitor M502SR
high end 5" + ribbon small size

Description and Specifications

Price: $795 /pr
Finish: Natural semi-gloss finished American oak veneer. Or, the American oak can first be stained light oak, European oak, walnut, dark walnut, jarrah, rose mahogany, Baltic, or black. Also, semi-gloss black or white without veneer and other premium veneers which cost extra. See "veneers colours and finishes" page.
Cabinet: 300h x 200w x 215d bass reflex 7 litres
Power Handling: 60/120 wrms/wmax
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms (or 4 ohms on request)
Frequency Response: 58 -- 40,000 Hertz +/-2dB
Sensitivity: 89.5dB 1w/1m
Drivers: SB Acoustics 150mm high end bass/midrange and smooth, detailed ribbon tweeter
Description: ultra smooth and fast response; this is a beautiful sounding little speaker that packs a lot of punch along with its "being there" clarity. Ideal speaker as small high end studio monitor. Seamless series crossover for faithful reproduction and sound-stage you can trust. Gives the impression of being a much larger speaker, and has all the subtlety, smoothness and detail you would expect from a monitor, to allow you to hear everything in your recordings.

Monitor m502
(left) Oak Stain (right two) Showing option for front bass reflex port. Blackwood veneer and white.