Desktop Studio Monitors

Mar 1, 2012 9:00 AM, By the Mix Editors



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BlueSky eXo2

BlueSky eXo2
BlueSky is all about the full-range system and the eXo2 fills the bill with twin 3-inch satellites with 1-inch soft-dome tweeters and a separate 8-inch sub. Total system power weighs in at 160 W (35W x 2, 90W) and there is also a desktop remote and connection hub for easy plug and play. IO is on XLR or TRS plus RCA and 1/8-inch inputs for -10dB operation. The headphone jack mutes the monitoring system and switches the double-duty gain knob for headworn volume control.

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Fostex 6301

Fostex 6301
These rugged desktop monitors from Fostex feature a single full range driver and come in either analog (B or BX) or digital models. The 6301 range features features phone jack (B), balanced analog (BX) or AES/EBU inputs with an additional ¼-inch analog unbalanced in. Power is via a 10W amp and all models can be vertically or horizontally mounted off the desk via the optional 9610 bracket.

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Samson A5

Samson A5
The A5 is an active, two-way, front-ported monitor with a 5-inch woven carbon fiber woofer and a 1.25-inch silk dome tweeter. Power is via a 50W amp for the woofer and a 20W for the HF driver. Other features include a four-position high frequency lift control, ¼-inch balanced or unbalanced RCA inputs and MDF construction.

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