Tascam have announced the release of the VL-S5 active studio monitor speaker. Featuring a high-strength Kevlar 5 ¼-inch low frequency bass unit and a 1-inch silk dome high frequency tweeter, the VL-S5 monitor offers ample power thanks to a bi-amped design. Each driver is driven by its own discrete amplifier, with 30 W available for the tweeter and 40 W for the bass unit. To remove unwanted phase distortion in the critical 1-2 kHz range, where vocals and guitars are most prevalent, the crossover has been set at 3.2 kHz with the intention of creating a seamless response.
The compact design of the VL-S5 (176 mm × 255 mm × 200 mm) is suitable for many environments, and the magnetically shielded design allows it to be placed near personal computers and video monitors without impairing performance.
With XLR and TRS balanced inputs available, users can connect the VL-S5 to a wide range of professional audio products and be assured that external noise will be eliminated.
The Tascam VL-S5 Active Monitors are available in the UK now and are an attractively priced option for mix playback, costing £110.00 each or £220.00 for a pair inc. VAT.