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TECH AWARDS: BEST STUDIO MONITORS

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Funktion-One SB210A

TBA
Hype
Plug and play, self powered, two extra amplifier channels
Gripe
Something of a jack of all trades but possibly a master of none?
Summary
Funktion-One's first plug and play speaker system designed for home use, studio use and small parties is a bass bin with two additional amplifier channels to drive additional speakers.
7.8/10

 

MunroSonic EGG100

£1299
Hype
Active speakers with a unique and cool design and great sound
Gripe
These are high end speakers with a high end price
Summary
A beautifully designed and built speaker system that provides crystal clear sound reproduction along with a tight bass response and fantastic stereo imaging.
9/10

 

Adam A7X

£780
Hype
Great sound quality with excellent transparency
Gripe
The ribbon tweeter is something of a marmite affair
Summary
A great pair of studio monitors that give amazing sound quality, stereo imaging and transparency given the very reasonable price tag.
8.4/10

 

Numark N-Wave 580

£99
Hype
Reasonably priced, decent volume levels
Gripe
Not really suited for use as studio monitors.
Summary
Budget priced monitors that pack a decent punch when it comes to volume levels that will suit DJs and home listening more than use as professional studio monitors.
7.6/10

 

Pioneer RM07

£539
Hype
Good build quality, co-axial speaker design for improved accuracy in sound reproduction.
Gripe
Not exactly cheap speakers considering there are only two speaker drivers.
Summary
Pioneer take their speaker-in-speaker technology to the next level with these moderately priced studio monitors.
8/10

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