Honiton Devon, U.K. (November 19, 2009)-Quested has introduced its V3110 monitoring system. The three-way design of the V3110 has become the company’s highest-rated self-powered monitoring system, with more than twice the amplifier power of the VS3208 it supersedes.
The “Ultra Cool” 700W Class D amplifier delivers LF dynamics and the use of a custom long-throw, 10-inch drive unit gives a modest cabinet footprint but with a low-end response to 30 Hz. The V3110 comes with independent EQ/Trim for the HF, Mid and LF, so it can be set up for a variety of rooms and positions, vital for surround mixing, and optimized 24 dB crossover slopes for greater drive unit efficiency.
Owner Roger Quested says, “I am always asked how to get big-system performance in smaller and mid-size facilities, many with several tracking and mixing rooms where they want consistency across their mixes. So I started to look at using a 10-inch driver instead of the two 8-inch units we have in the 3208s. It sounded great, but needed more dynamics. Once we found that in our new 700w module, I knew we had a winner.”
He adds, “We exclusively use a floating drive stage Class A/B approach for clarity and low listening fatigue. I am very pleased at how it works with the Class D LF combination. It is unique. There does not seem to be anything on the market that can deliver this performance for the money, even larger 12-inch designs, which are often underpowered. It is great to be able to move our proven soft-dome HF and midrange units into new territory by combining them with a fresh technology that is so clear and powerful.”
The first V3110s have already been tested in the field, including new studios in Israel and Luxembourg, which have purchased them outright.