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    FBT StageMaxx 12MA

    Active Monitor

    Don't be fooled by its diminutive dimensions: this powered monitor from Italian company FBT punches way above its weight.

    Reviews May 2014
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    Genelec M040

    Active Monitors

    Genelec's eco-friendly approach to monitor design continues, with the launch of the new flagship M Series speakers.

    Reviews May 2014
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    Spotlight: Secondary Monitors

    The Square Route

    Full-range monitoring is all well and good, but many engineers swear by the use of a secondary 'grot box' monitor system. Here's a roundup of some of the contenders.

    Reviews May 2014
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    Drawmer MC2.1

    Monitor Controller

    Very few monitor controllers deliver all the functions our Technical Editor deems essential. This one does — and at an attractive price, too.

    Reviews Apr 2014
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    Littlepapercones Single-driver

    Mix-Reference Monitors

    Do these hand‑made, single‑driver speakers sound as good as they look?

    Reviews Apr 2014
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    Samson Resolv SE8

    Active Monitors

    There's no shortage of active monitors in this price range. Do Samson's latest Resolv series speakers have what it takes to stand out?

    Reviews Apr 2014
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    PMC TwoTwo 8

    Active Monitors

    The eagerly anticipated flagship in PMC's new TwoTwo range is finally here. Has the wait been worthwhile?

    Reviews Mar 2014
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    IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R430

    Speaker Isolator

    All the stands in this range are intended to decouple a speaker from the desk or studio furniture on which it sits. Where this model differs is in its size — 17 inches wide by nine inches deep, making it suitable for speakers with a larger footprint.

    Reviews Mar 2014
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    Eve Audio SC204 & TS107

    Active Monitors & Subwoofer

    The 2.1 monitor approach may have its pitfalls, but there are also some very real benefits to be had, especially in small studios.

    Reviews Mar 2014
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    Fluid Audio F4

    Active Monitors

    These compact and affordable monitors, from young US company Fluid Audio, turn in a surprisingly good performance.

    Reviews Mar 2014
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    JBL LSR305 & LSR308

    Active Monitors

    JBL’s new LSR3 series brings technology from the company’s premium monitor range within reach of the home studio.

    Reviews Feb 2014
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    Closed-back Headphones

    Spotlight

    Looking for a set of headphones that offer good isolation? Here’s our selection of models from some of the leading brands, with links to the SOS review where available.

    Reviews Feb 2014
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    IK Multimedia iLoud

    Portable Speaker System

    IK Multimedia iLoud Portable Speaker System • OneTrack V4 Backing Track Player app.

    Reviews Jan 2014
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    Audient ID22

    Audio Interface & Monitor Controller

    Audient have brought their respected ASP-series preamps to the masses in the form of a new USB audio interface.

    Reviews Jan 2014
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    Equator Audio D8

    Active Monitors

    Equator prove that real quality needn't cost a fortune, with their new active, coaxial D8s.

    Reviews Jan 2014
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    Focal Spirit Professional

    Closed-back Headphones

    Focal have made a strong impression in the studio monitor market. Can they do the same in the competitive world of headphones?

    Reviews Jan 2014
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    Unity Audio Avalanche

    Active Subwoofer

    First the Rock, then the Boulder, now the Avalanche: Unity's monitor range expands, with the launch of this powerful new sub.

    Reviews Jan 2014
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    Yamaha HS7 & HS8S

    Active Monitors & Subwoofer

    Yamaha's latest monitors may look like the classic NS10s, but looks can be deceiving...

    Reviews Dec 2013
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    AKG K612 & K712

    Open-backed Headphones

    AKG's form for making quality cans for mixing is well known. How do these new models compare with their previous flagship design?

    Reviews Nov 2013
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    PSI Audio A25M

    Three-way Active Monitors

    Swiss company PSI combine traditional and modern design practices to deliver a monitor that is both powerful and extremely revealing.

    Reviews Nov 2013
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    Neumann KH310A

    Active Monitors

    What do you get when you cross Klein + Hummel's pedigree in speaker design with Neumann's decades of industry experience? A very good monitor indeed...

    Reviews Oct 2013

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