Barefoot Sound Footprint01 3-Way Active Studio Monitor - Pair
The Barefoot Sound Footprint01 powered near field monitor is the latest design from Barefoot Sound. Ideal for engineers, producers and musicians in smaller studios, the Footprint01 utilizes the same advanced technology as the MicroMain and MasterStack series monitors to deliver Barefoot’s signature sound in a compact, affordable package.
The Footprint01 is an active 3-way reference monitor equipped with four class-leading drivers for an extended frequency range from 36 Hz - 45 kHz. Two 8-inch paper cone subwoofers utilize Barefoot’s patented Dual-Force technology to eliminate cabinet vibrations and reduce unwanted distortion. A 4-inch aluminum cone driver delivers a focused, detailed midrange, while the 1-inch dual ring radiating tweeter offers silky-smooth highs with an extremely wide sweet spot.
PERFECTLY BALANCED CROSSOVERS
The Footprint01 features a state-of-the-art DSP crossover, which feeds two Class D amplifiers and a passive crossover network between the midrange driver and tweeter for clean, balanced sound. And with 500 W of power to the subs and an additional 150 W for the midrange driver and tweeter, the Footprint01 packs a powerful punch in a compact frame.
All Barefoot Sound studio monitors are equipped with Multi-Emphasis Monitor Emulation, or MEME technology, which uses sophisticated DSP processing to emulate the sound of a wide range of classic studio monitors. Quickly reference your tracks on three additional monitor profiles and ensure your mixes will translate to any environment.
“Old School” mode emulates the sound of the iconic Yamaha NS10M monitors with an edgy, midrange-forward sound. The “Cube” setting is modeled after the legendary Auratone Sound Cube, giving your mixes a boxy, lo-fi sound. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the “Hi-Fi” setting emulates the sound of consumer hi-fi systems with a sweet high-end and warm midrange. And of course, the “flat” setting delivers the signature Barefoot sound that engineers, producers and musicians around the world have grown to know and love.
- Description: 3-way active monitor with MEME voice emulation
- Controls: Input level stepped attenuator, MEME voice select
- Audio Input: Balanced XLR, 50 kOhm Impedance
- Sensitivity: 90 dB @ 1 meter with -15 dBV input signal (level control set to 0 dB)
- Frequency Response: 36 Hz – 45 kHz (±3 dB), 45 Hz – 40 kHz (± 1dB)
- Bass Response: -3 dB @ 36 Hz, Q = 0.707, Slope = 18 dB/octave
- Cabinet: 18 liters total internal volume, sealed woofer and midrange enclosures, machined aluminum baffle plate, long fiber wool acoustic damping throughout
- Crossover Frequencies: 250 / 3600 Hz (Passive crossover between Midrange and Tweeter)
- Tweeter: 1″ ring radiator, low distortion motor, rear waveguide chamber
- Midrange: 4.0″ aluminum cone, aluminum phase plug, low distortion motor, ±3.5 mm linear excursion
- Woofers: 8″ paper cone, ±9.5 mm linear excursion
- High Frequency Amplifier: 150W
- Low Frequency Amplifier: 500 W
- AC Mains Power Input: 85 VAC to 265 VAC
- Power Consumption: Idle: 2 W, Maximum: 765 W
- Weight: Speaker: 35 lb each (16 kg)
- Shipping: 44.5 lb each (20.2 kg)
- Dimensions H x W x D: Cabinet: 14 x 9.5 x 13.0 in (356 x 241 x 330 mm)
- Overall: 14 x 10.25 x 13.6 in (356 x 260 x 345 mm)
|Unit Weight||35 lb|
|Active or Passive||Active|
|driver_sizes||Tweeter: 1: ring radiator / Midrange: 4" aluminum cone / Woofers: 8" paper cone|
|Number of Speakers||Pair|
|Input Connectors||Analog XLR|
|Amp Wattage||HF: 150 W / LF: 500 W|
|Frequency Range||36 Hz - 45 kHz (±3 db)|
They are fantastic! So much clarity and sweetness in the highs and lows thump!
I love them.
I waited a long time to get these monitors and it was ABSOLUTELY worth it!!! For me, there was no real adjustment period necessary. I just put them up and started using them. They replaced my Adam A8Xs, and I wasn’t sure how much better the Footprints would be. While the madams were always great monitors, the theee way Barefoots are in a class by themselves. Excellent!!!
Before purchase I had read a lot of good things about these monitors but I wasn't sure if they were worth the price tag for me. Maybe there's a different pair of monitors for much cheaper that I would rate 5 stars? Maybe I didn't need to spend the extra cash.
After using the Barefoots for a while I can confidently say that I which I purchased them sooner. Not only is the reference amazing in the highs and mids but it's true that you get amazing reference even at low volumes. I can mix on these a lot longer than my previous monitors with less ear fatigue.
The only downside for me is the sub response. If you make any kind of music involving sub bass you will notice that you hear the sub bass clearly but do not feel it. For this reason you might want to consider adding a sub.
Lastly, shoutout to Gerry from Vintage King for helping me out with the sale. He's extremely friendly and knowledgeable.Will be back here soon.
Wow wow wow again
These are bestsellers for a reason. Fantastic sounding monitors. Clean, clear, and smooth.
Get yourself a pair of these....
Incredible clarity. I no longer have to use a separate sub for low end.
I love my speakers.
Awesome and accurate sound!!!
These monitors are outstanding. For those moving from sub $800 monitors, you're adding four 8" subs that provide a new window into the low end information in your mixes. The midrange and treble separation is also on another level. All of a sudden you'll hear reverb tails and other elements in mixes that were there but obscured by lesser technology's ability to bring them out. The clarity is stunning and the stereo separation is noticeably more vibrant. The tweeter positioning in the middle of the speakers allows for a more direct ear level listening trajectory. These sound amazing at low volume and when you crank them up they'll rattle a mid-size room. They have plenty of power. As I told my mates, it feels like I have a new pair of prescription glasses for my ears. Chris Karn (LA location) helped me improve my setup yet again. The sales and service folks at Vintage King is always top notch.
I’ve only had them for a couple weeks, but love ‘em.
One of the best sounding near field monitors I have ever heard that are in this size and price range that I just had to have them. The first thing I noticed upon pulling up a mix I was working on was the stereo spectrum and 3D like dimension, unbelievable. Balancing a mix is so much easier, I had to make some adjustments to that mix. Second was the frequency range and detail. The low-end goes so far down but doesn’t sound loose and sloppy mids and hi-mids are so defined that I could really hear what I was lacking before and had to do some fixing and the high end is so smooth I can work for such long periods with out ear fatigue. Third is how well the translate what you hear is what you get, the first car test I was blown away. The final few things I noticed is the amount of changes from my clients, they have dropped tremendously. I think the biggest change I heard was from my Mastering engineer. After sending him a mix I usually get a phone call with him telling be to fix this or that but this time the first thing he said was “ did you get new monitors” and
“I have no changes for you to do” Man was I stoked!! So with all I just said these are by far the best thing I have purchased for my studio, don’t take my word for it get a pair for yourself right here at VK, you won’t be disappointed.
These speakers are so dimensional and articulate. I didn’t know what I was missing...
Incredible monitors. The bass is so tight and clean, and they don't distort at all at higher volumes.
These footprints are truly amazing as said by my sales rep. My mixing and production frequency is up by many notches.
Weirdly I have them up against my front treated wall (in front of a concrete wall which is the material my studio is buillt in) and the bass response has me "blown away" pardon the pun. I now get a better separation between my mids and lows and my highs. I think this is due the the 3-way which I've never had before. I do use the meme and I think it is help me, especially in mono ,determine harsh mids and if a snare or percussive element is too loud. The cube selection works great for this and I love the option of several reference points in addition to what I already have.
I just have a -9db dip at 125hz (deepest point) between 90hz and 150hz. This I saw after using reference 4. This is a room issue though.
Research has shown me that a subwoofer may address this. So therefore I am considering this to add to them in the future. But for now down to only music making!
Amazing Monitors!!! felt the huge upgrade for my studio!
Excellent pair of speakers I can hear every detail in all the frequencies.
These are miles beyond any speakers I had previously owned. They are so incredibly crisp and clear, you really hear every last detail in re to the sound’s character and location in the spacial environment.
Love the speaker emulations going from Cube, ns10, flat, and high fidelity, to really identify your mix is right for all applications! Good stuff!
I went from Mackie Hr824's to these. I was considering going Adam Audio or Focal but I learned that though they are better they're still in the same realm as the Mackies and Yamaha HS8's... I was recommended these by a trusted friend that owns a studio and I couldn't be happier..
One thing though.. now I have more work to do in each mix because I can actually hear the problems!
Also the low end is huge and it gets to be a bit much for my ears. I have to turn the MEME dial to "Old School" at times to last longer in the chair.
Speaking of the MEME, it's great but I'm not unhooking my mixcubes. And I needed to get an extension wire so it was long enough to hide.
There you go, longest review I ever wrote.. Thanks Navon and Jodi! God bless!
Is there a reason not to buy these. I got them set up in my room treated the walls correctly spaced them and got to work. You can hear everything. The meme technology is great. I’m selling off my mix cubes and my smaller monitors.
Fantastic!!!! Detailed. Balanced. Accurate. Thanks for all the help and info with my purchase Gerald.
I produce dance electronic music and wanted to to upgrade my set up. I had a pair of Adam A7X + Adam sub8 [A very good setup] But not in the class of Barefoot. After doing the research it was clear I had 2 options, Focal twin6Be or Barefoot FP01 and I chose the footprint 01 because I don't need a sub with them, it's Built-in. I caught a great deal before Christmas $3200 for the pair and it was the best money I've ever spent in my studio. The accuracy in all ranges is phenomenal and the depth of the bass was exactly what I was looking for. MeMe tech...... I like it. The NS10 setting is close, hifi is useful so you don't have to go to your car and cube is better than most on the market except Auratone which I already had. But the biggest benefit was not having to get other costly monitors for mixing and reference which gave me the space to place them in the optimal position. Dual sub 3-way monitors that memic NS10, Auratone, and commercial speakers sounds like a pipe dream but Barefoot pull it off. Thomas Barefoot Is like the Tony Stark of the studio monitor industry.
These are a revelation. Been torn between the Footprints, Focal Trio 6be, and Adam S3V for a while and eventually ended up pulling the trigger on these. Their low end transient detail, midrange definition, and uncanny ability to let you hear every little detail of your mixes with supreme precision is something I still catch myself smiling about every time I work on them. These speakers aren't only insane for their size, they're insane, period. My goal was to get a pair of speakers I could stick with for the next decade or so and I have no doubts that these won't be going anywhere anytime soon.
Exceptional detail throughout the entire frequency range, non-fatiguing top-end, super deep low-end without sounding overpowering, no cabinet vibrations whatsoever. What's not to love?
Im blown away but these speakers.
Im so glad I went with the footprints.
These speakers are the TRUTH!!!!!! I love them so much.
best speakers I've ever owned. Great flat response for decision making while mixing.
Such clarity in these monitors. Love the MEME technology. Helps immensely with my mix downs and gets them clear as day
Tried these out at NAMM this year and immediately fell in love. High-end and low-end clarity are very impressive for the physical dimensions of these speakers, but as to be expected for the price point and brand name.
Perfect for a personal set up or even a small project studio. having done a lot of work on the large Barefoots I can say that these pack the same quality and punch that you expect, but in a smaller package.
as for the MEME tech, The emulations are spot on, when I flip to the "OldSchool" setting I am hearing exactly what I would be expecting from a set of NS-10s. and the same goes for the "cube" Setting. It Eliminates the need for large expensive monitor controllers and volume matching each pair of monitors. I will say though that there is no compromise for having 3 full sets of speakers when it comes to looking like a "professional" to a client sitting next to you listening to your mixes.
The only downside I see is that they don't have EQ knobs on the back to tune them to your room if that is something that you look for in speakers, but in my head it doesn't make sense to change the EQ of a speaker unless there is something drastically wrong with them. and in this case there is not.
Amazing monitors, big sound, Meme Technology is awesome, love these monitors!
These are crazy. I listened to just about everything under $20k and these were my favorite. Great low end, super clear mid, no ports, I feel like I get the mid focus of NS10s, but with plenty of low end, and more high end detail.
Incredible detail. Real Barefoot sound - a modern classic!
These sound great. The extended low end is extremely helpful and I’m hearing a mid range and extended high frequency range I’ve never heard before on nearfiled minitors. My only issue is that the back plates of the speaker pair that I got rattles like a snare to 650hz for some reason. I’m hoping to get it fixed because it is bothersome listening off axis I don’t believe they designed them to have that issue. It is definitely frustrating.
I had the bm5as. They sounded great but translated terribly. I had the hs-8 and they translated a little better but once I got the barefoots everything got better. When I would open mixes I did on the hs8s I would immediately hear tons of problems in the mid-range. The barefoot's opened up my mixes and made them sound bigger and wider. The Yamaha were in a sense making things sound more mono. They tend to make me mix things to make vocals and the top end more silky sounding. You really don't need a sub with them.
Bought the Footprint 01s to sit with my longtime JBL LSR4326Ps+Sub and NS-10M Studio's.....it took only 2 days of using these and now my old 2 sets of speakers haven't been turned on since then. The low end sounds more solid and clear than my room tuned JBL 12" subwoofer, there is more detail in the mid range and highs, almost akin to the revealing qualities of the NS-10 but with insane clarity and no 1-2kbump. Speaking of NS-10, the NS-10 mode is way more helpful than I had imagined. I find I start my mixes in that mode, then check bass/polish it off in the Flat response mode. Worth every penny. As stated by other reviewers: you don't hear the speaker, you just hear the music.
Barefoot has done something amazing with this speaker.
I was on the fence with these as I could not hear them in a test room before purchase. I’m coming from the Adam S Series and I have to say the Footprints are in a league of their own. I don’t mean to hype these up as everyone is different and ultimately how you hear sound and perceive sound while working is up to you.
Personally, these speakers have brought something special to my listening environment. I’ve never experienced a listening experience where I could close my eyes and just hear the music, and not the speakers. I hope that makes sense. These speakers just disappear when you’re using them. All you hear is the music and it’s a beautiful feeling. Hats off to Thomas Barefoot and his team. You guys got me for life. Will be looking into mm27s one day ; )
Amazing! I can hear every frequency detail, depth and dynamics of the mix with accuracy that translates. 100% sold sorry Vintage King but I will not be returning these☝️😎
Great sound. Glad I got them!
I’m hearing things I’ve never heard! The low end is extremely tight and extended, while the top is detailed, smooth and again... extended! Love them!
These are fantastic
I'm very happy with my Barefoot Sound Footprint speakers. It was a great upgrade. It was time for me to move up to a 3 way monitor and these fit the bill. The sound is clear, accurate and even. The upper mids are articulate. I can hear and find things I didn't know were there. The depth and stereo field seemed almost magical at first. A slight EQ move can now pull an instrument to the front of the ensemble. This is my first experience owning real pro level monitors and I am a believer. I record a mix of classical chamber music, acoustic singer songwriter stuff and experimental improv/electro acoustic sound art. Along with a steady stream of remote pedalsteel overdubs. (I'm a pedalsteel player primarily) In any case it was well worth the investment and the advice I got from Vintage King was honest and informative.
I have been using the Focal Twin6 Be monitors for about the last 6 years and have been mostly happy but always wished they had more low end (never managed to justify getting the matching sub). I have heard/read the hype around the Barefoot brand and well sorry but it is true. These are really great speakers and were totally worth making the switch. So fun to sit back and rediscover mixes/songs I've listened to many times over the years and find new sonic territory.
Previous Monitors owned/used:
Genelec 8030+7260ASAM, KRK rokit 8/Vr8, B&W 805(+DSP), Fostex PM641+SUB
Room size: 18ft x 16ft x 9.5ft, partially treated w/ full heigh bass traps & about 25% broadband absorption panels.
I make electronic music. For under 2K/ea, these are the most sonic accuracy and excitement I've had, per dollar, from a speaker.
I'm sure their MicroMain45's are nice, but holy F*ck...these monitors... once tamed, sound as close to full mains as I (dare say) need. They go LOW. They let me hear all my accidental synthesizer low-end build up, they let me hear when my kicks get a bit too ridiculously big, and they let me hear very quickly when creative basic analog & digital EQ changes dip into the phase distortion range. I have a Genelec 7260A that goes flat to 19Hz at my listening levels, but it's currently for sale on craigslist, and I haven't even considered adding it in to extend the low response. 35hz, if you're creating modern music to play back to modern audiences, is really low enough, for everyone but the mastering engineer.
The accuracy and time-aligned detail that these monitors reveal is, without a doubt, worth the sticker price. There is either lukewarm or nil response about the MEME system, but I'm going on record by saying it's becoming an increasingly useful tool for me. All I will say about their actual performance is that, TL:DR: they are so accurate that you can do many things with them, beyond *flat* accurate monitoring for your DAW. They are so accurate that they allow me to, for the first time in my studio time, be creative with the monitoring process of my music-making. Let me explain, by getting in to the useful, but the not-so-magic, MEME system:
The NS-10 setting gives you enough "honk" pronunciation in the speaker's output that the distracting bass and treble detail fade to the background, letting you set volume levels between the elements that compete in the delicate 1-4Khz range. This is the place that virtually all consumer playback systems exhibit (at minimum) a lack of response or (generally, and at worst) extreme dips and spikes. This applies even more in current day to the sea of consumer playback devices: Phones, phone earbuds, cars, Bluetooth speakers, etc... volume level mixing is VERY critical here, ever-more-so than the heyday of NS10 mixing...
The CUBE setting, to be honest, seems a bit lazy, turning the side woofers off (below 250hz), and activating a low-pass filter to curb frequencies above 12K. It does helps me approximate a "small" speaker's frequency limitations, but in a crude way. I feel like they should have sampled a dozen or two Amazon Alexa and small sub-$100 bluetooth speakers to get a more modern frequency response. Flat response 12K is way too high for most of what actually sells in the current era of crap consumer speakers. This is a small nitpick. This setting is great if you studio is also you bedroom, and you live in a manner prohibiting 24hour vibrating walls. Jokes aside, I have a bedroom studio in an expensive city, with roommates, so falling asleep to music frequently requires the CUBE setting so that I don't accidentally vibrate my roommates awake with significant amounts of bass.
The HIFI setting, at first, seems pointless. It slightly (just a couple dB) scoops out the midrange, & boosts the treble, by about a decibel. The bass response is smeared a tad, to mimic a bass-ported speaker. This setting is growing on me as well- ported designs in the consumer realm are the rule rather than the exception, so this setting helps you understand your bass and your kicks to a smart degree, giving you a realistically-timed *THUD* on anything low and fast, which will help you sort out the low-end density of a mix, and keep it clean and clear enough to get your *GROOVE* across to the most people possible.
Absolute game changer!
I had been wanting to upgrade to the footprints for a few years now and I can confirm that the decision was definitely worth it. Within a few weeks a could tell a huge difference in my production and mixes then on previous monitoring systems. These speakers have a really clear frequency spectrum and are just fun to work on!
The Barefoot Footprints not only deliver the precision needed to hear every single nuance, they’re also great speakers to enjoy music on and deliver a wide sound stage that make listeners outside of the hotspot get in on all the musical excitement as well. Must say that, like any speaker, break-in is needed to get to the full sonic experience. And last but not least the speaker curve selector is genius - for all practical purposes you can clear all the speaker clutter from your desk.
Quite &simply it’s hard find a monitor with proper mid range and this product gives you it while also giving you great low end. These are a great value too, you get the cube, old school, flat, and hi fi modes via dsp controller. I stick on flat and sometimes old school. The only other monitors I’ve heard compare to these are exactly 2x the price. If you’re a foh engineer these are by far the best “living room pre production” speakers you can get. The low end is great!!!! Buy em now do it!
When I made the first scratch on my new monitors and took it to the car, I was almost crying. I couldn’t believe that was my sound! I felt like those people in the videos that got their hearing device for the first time. I felt like I was deaf my entire life before these monitors.
I can hear so many details in popular songs that I coudn’t hear before! The depth they provide is amazing. I can hear the exact position of each element in the song.
These monitors are amazing for making dance music. I can finally hear the bass, the sub, the kick very well.
One of the factors that made me buy Barefoot Foorprint was that I read in reviews they can be used in a room without perfect treatment. And that is true. My room cannot be treated well, but I read my monitors very well.
Another factor that motivated me based on reviews was that if your mix sounds good on these monitors, it will be readable on other devices. And for sure, if you hear all the elements of your track on Barefoot, they will be audible on other devices.
I’m happy with my purchase.
Years and Years with other amazing studio monitors. These Barefoots beat them all. I'm hearing things I've never heard. I own two pairs of these now... just stunning....
Love these monitors 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
I love these monitors!
One of those "I should have done this a few years ago" upgrades. With years of experience on the MM27, I knew Barefoot made an incredible product - these definitely stack up to their big brethren, though I sit a little closer and the sweet spot isn't quite as large. Worth it to spend the time properly aligning them - the speakers, monitors, outboard gear, even the quirks of my room all vanish and a gorgeous stereo field reveals itself. My mixes translate better, are finished faster, and allow me to make more exciting on-the-fly decisions.
The low end is incredible
These are incredible monitors! We have a pair of the mm27’s in our main room, and the Footprints are the perfect choice for smaller “b” rooms. The selector is really handy and I really can’t recommend these speakers enough!
Simply the most important purchase I’ve made for my studio. Detailed and accurate. After a while I don’t even notice the speakers are there..these monitors just send me what I need to hear and that’s it. Also in love with the meme technology.
As soon as I started referencing old sessions and mixes, I started to realize how off I was. These Barefoots make you battle to get it right, and the final product translates across car systems to iPhone speakers.
Love every aspect of the BAREFOOT SOUND 👍🏽
Buy them. Just do it. You’ll thank me later.
My mixes have greatly improved since I've had these. Being able to switch between different reference monitor emulations has been an incredible tool. The low end is super tight. You can just trust them!
It’s been more than a month and I am still blown away by the level of detail in the mids, the sense of space and depth of the footprint 01. I’m still getting use to them but the more mixes I do using these monitors, the more I am realizing there is so much less second guessing. The way it sounds at the studio is the way it sounds on what use to be my go to places to check mixes, ie car, system at home, Bose speaker, etc. The mixes translate very well. However, the time I’m saving seems to be being spent on listening to favorite albums for hours and hearing things in those mixes i never heard before! I am so happy with this purchase. Definitely an investment but well worth the money.
You get lots of information with these speakers. For the it’s a nice package, but it’s not everything. If you can buy an even better pair, like there mm27’s just get them. This monitor is like an expensive warm up. I don’t regret this purchase at all. The emulation of other speakers is cool but I don’t jump to it a ton.
Amazing detail and precision! After a couple of months with them, they can be slightly fatiguing at medium to loud volumes. However, I have never heard a near field monitor have more three demensionnatlity, accuracy in translation of mixes, and low end extension than these speakers. Just wish I bought them sooner.
Compared to my previous monitors, everything sounds so effortless and revealing. They're quite neutral even prior to calibration in my largely treated room with Sonarworks except for the fact I'm going to need some additional bass traps! Highly recommended in their price range, and one of the best before the pricing starts to go into the stratosphere.
Such Nice tight bottom they have and vey revealing
The depth and clarity of these speakers just blow me away.You can hear every frequency with out it being harsh or muddy.One of the best investments to date for my studio.The power these things have is incredible,makes playing guitar easy while listening to the mix or backing tracks.I will recommend these to all my friends.
Hopefully this helps anyone that was like me going crazy looking for reviews on these. In the past 7 years I’ve been on my “tonequest” starting off with some Yamaha hs7 then I moved on to Neumann kh120 and finally these barefoots. Along with sonar works I believe these monitors will stay for a very long time. Everything translates well and there isn’t any second guessing. Bass is tight. Highs aren’t shrill. Mids are just right. When I listen to some references it lets me know exactly what’s going on and what I need to adjust. To me time is everything, I’ve done the reference on 7 speakers, an iPhone, a trip to the car, home theater references thing and I’ve always said to myself there had to be a better way. Honestly these have replaced all of my monitors. Try them out if you can in the store and see for yourself if you can. I had to go to LA to try them out myself (coming from ny) and I’m glad I did. In my studio I do everything. In the morning I could be working on a contemporary Christian song with a full band and at night I’ll be doing trap music. I needed speakers that will work with everything, not just do a thing. I love tracking guitars and drums through these!! Thank you so much Chris karn. He was super patient and everything was awesome along the process!
I’ve been doing this recording thing for a pretty long time. (Will be 20 years this fall. Ugh. Getting old) I played some well known material through these, and I found myself staring off into space, mouth agape, for a pretty long time. I could hear everything. There was so much depth and separation. I anticipated these being a marginal upgrade, but they really blew me away.
More than 20 years in the mixing with different pairs of monitors. These have changed the way I reference. More accuracy, clarity and real transfer. Pleasant and forgiving in tough environments like home studios. Rich full bass with detailed highs. Truly a pleasure to work with these masterpieces.
The Barefoot Footprint 01 monitors are excellent. I had a pair of Focal SM9’s previously and at half the price, I’m not missing anything. In fact, I think the Footprint 01’s are more revealing especially when it comes to hearing distortion. I’m very happy with this purchase. I wish these existed 5 years ago. I do NOT recommend the Sound Anchors stands for these monitors. Total garbage. Seriously disappointed with the SA stands. I will never buy sound anchors again based on these.
These are the best. I have no words capable of explaining to you how many years of speakers I’ve gone through until I found the perfect balance of everything. No words. These are the ones.
Try to beat barefoot. You can’t. Best monitors ever. End.
Great product. Amazing sound stage! Absolutely worth it.
I absolutely love these monitors,. Ithe stereo imaging is good on these but I wish it was little better. They are still great!!
Amazing sound , great reference, deep lows and crystal clear highs
Couldn’t be happier with these monitors, the image and depth of these speakers are just what I needed for my home studio, I’ve had other monitors I loved and I was skeptical about the barefoot since Ithey don’t have the room control, my studio has an assimetrical shape so I had to spend a lot of money for the acoustic, after treating my room my old monitors still had some unbalances between lows and highs. I thought I was not able to fix the room and not able to mix or master unless I would change studio.
The engineer at Vintage king referred me those speakers as the flattest on their budget, I gave it a shot and today I’m super satisfied with the purchase. They sound amazing in my room, the low end is incredible and the amount of details allow me to do way better mixes and mastering.
These monitors are quite amazing. I’ve run frequency tests from 20-20khz and you can hear it all! I hooked up my turntable and played a ton of music through them, mostly older stuff like Supertramp, Stealey Dan, Yes, The Beatles, Carol King, etc. Incredible imaging, super great tight bottom end, transparent highs that aren’t too harsh, and the mids sound really beautiful. Balanced. The MEME feature is pretty amazing. The boxes are constructed of some sort of plastic composite material that does not vibrate, like...AT ALL!! So all of the sound is coming from the speakers themselves with little or no transfer of vibration or noise through the boxes or monitor stands into the floor. Every musician, client, friend, and relative of mine that has heard these things are absolutely blown away by how unbelievable they sound. When I was looking to buy it was between these and the Adam Audio S2V’s. After listening to them side by side at the Vintage King Nashville location the choice was obvious. These blew everything in the same price range out of the water, including the Focal, Adam, Genelec, and Neumann monitors in the same price range. I would rate these a 10 out of 10 all day.
WOW WOW WOW! Just the right 3 way Monitor for the right price!
The mid range details, open top and low end power makes it all the monitor I was looking for.
The MEME helps give the ear a rest for long sessions allowing more time with mixing and production. I appreciate how loud they can go without red lights bleeding, they pound.
Thanks to Scott for guiding me to the right monitors and the team for great customer service.
These FootPrints 01 have helped take my mixes and production to the next level!
Worth the investment.
Absolutely in love with these monitors. My only regret is not purchasing them sooner. I can finally hear the true mix of a record and have it translate properly across a variety of systems. The highs and mids are crisp and revealing and the sub is clear, powerful, and defined. I can't recommend these enough.
Best monitors ever
Barefoot Footprint01 monitors are all that I expected. The perfect monitors for my control room.
I have been through a ton of different monitor setups in my mixing career and I can say without a doubt that these are the best pair of monitors I have ever owned. The accuracy in the midrange is impeccable, the bass response is tight, and the speaker modeling is spot on. I own a pair of NS10s and avantone mix cubes and I am amazed at how well the MEME technology models these speakers. I would highly recommend these! Thanks VK!
Same great Barefoot sound for an affordable price. Not dealing with multiple monitor setups has made life easier as well. Incredible happy with these!
I've been dreaming about a pair of Barefoot speakers for years but just couldn't afford them. The Footprint produces that sound at a price I was able to figure out. So happy I did!
I couldn't be happier with the speakers or VK's customer service. Thanks!!
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