Los Angeles, CA (October 3, 2016)—This year's AES Convention saw the introduction of several new studio monitor speakers, including new models from Dynaudio, KRK Systems and Ocean Way Audio.
KRK Systems' V Series 4 near-field studio monitors, designed for a broad range of applications, are available in four-, six- and eight-inch models. Features include custom-designed Kevlar and woven Kevlar woofer, optimized front-ported bass reflex enclosure design, bi-amped Class-D amplification and acoustic and desk-loading condition correction low frequency EQs. V-Series 4 includes 49 user-selectable equalizer settings to ensure proper setup for room acoustics and placement anomalies as well as taste and individual preference.
At the show, Ocean Way Audio unveiled its new HiRes3.5 or HR3.5 studio reference monitor, which is based on the company's previously released HR4. Available in a free-standing or soffit-mounted version, the HR3.5 delivers a frequency response of 20 Hz to 22 kHz with an SPL rating of 120 dB and features 3,400 W of tri-amped power.
The HR3.5 houses an integrated two-way dual-horn system with a one-inch HF and eight-inch MF drivers, mechanically time-aligned with twin 12-inch sub-bass drivers per channel. Central to its performance is a geometrically complex, stone-cast dual/hybrid waveguide system offering wide 100 x 40 degree horizontal and vertical dispersion.
Dynaudio unveiled its M5P Evidence passive floor standing mastering monitor, a passive floor-standing studio monitor. The far-field design is the first to feature Dynaudio Directivity Control (DDC), vertical, symmetrical drive unit array and crossover topology, reportedly reducing the energy radiated to a room's floor and ceiling by approximately 75 percent. Each MP5 houses two woofers above and two below the two tweeters and two mid-range drivers, with each drive unit complementing its counterpart's frequency response and phase relationship.
Ocean Way Audio