Barefoot Sound Footprint 01 - Pair

Compact, 3-way active nearfield monitor pair with MEME voice emulation
Barefoot Sound Footprint 01 - Pair
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Barefoot Sound’s new Footprint line of powered near-field monitors delivers the company’s uncompromising audio performance and build quality to engineers, producers, composers and musicians working in smaller spaces and with smaller budgets.

The new line launches with the Barefoot Footprint01, an active 3-way speaker that shares the same Thomas Barefoot signature designs — Dual-Force™ technology opposing subwoofers, dual ring radiator tweeter and Multi-Emphasis Monitor Emulation™ technology — as the MicroMain and MasterStack monitor lines. Footprint01 features dual opposing 8-inch paper cone subwoofers, a 4-inch aluminum cone midrange driver and a 1-inch dual ring radiating tweeter, components that all share a lineage with Barefoot’s other products.

The 2-way DSP crossover feeds dual Class D amplifier modules that drive the subwoofers with 500 W of power and deliver 150 W to the mid- and high-frequency drivers. There is a passive crossover network between the midrange driver and the tweeter. The midrange woofer is positioned above the tweeter in an unusual speaker geometry that creates the acoustic focus in the center of the cabinet.

Thomas Barefoot’s approach to reference monitor speaker design has always been to provide audio professionals with exemplary sound quality, wide dynamic range and bass extension at every stage of the audio production process, from re cording through mixing to mastering. But not every project begins or ends in a high-end studio that offers Barefoot MicroMain or MasterStack monitors. The new Footprint01 model is Barefoot Sound’s response to evolving modern workflows, making the company’s ultra-high performance technologies available to audio professionals working in home-based facilities, smaller writing, editing or post production rooms, or on the road. Now, composers, songwriters, musicians, beat- makers, post production specialists and others can benefit from the Barefoot sound, whatever their work environment.

Just like every other Barefoot monitor, Footprint01 allows you to preview your mix as it would sound through three alternate reference speakers through Barefoot’s revolutionary Multi-Emphasis Monitor Emulation™ technology. MEME™ uses sophisticated DSP modeling to mimic the frequency, phase, transient response, dynamic compression and distortion characteristics of a variety of classic near-field studio monitors. Many people still like to reference their work on old, familiar speakers to check how their mixes will translate or to focus on a specific aspect. But in smaller workspaces there may be no room for even a second set of reference speakers. Barefoot’s powerful MEME technology effectively helps overcome that challenge through its four-in-one solution.


  • 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)

Additional Information

Condition New
Length 13.6 in
Width 10.25 in
Height 14 in
Unit Weight 35 lb
Active or Passive Active
Monitor Application near
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
Impedance 50 kOhms
Frequency Range 36 Hz - 45 kHz (±3 db)

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.

By Justin G on March 6, 2019

Absolutely amazing!

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.

By Adrian F on February 8, 2019

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.

By Jason S on February 7, 2019

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.

By Eric F on February 7, 2019

Try to beat barefoot. You can’t. Best monitors ever. End.

By Eddie O on February 6, 2019

Great product. Amazing sound stage! Absolutely worth it.

By Bryan D on January 23, 2019

I absolutely love these monitors,. Ithe stereo imaging is good on these but I wish it was little better. They are still great!!

By Heshima S on January 22, 2019

Amazing sound , great reference, deep lows and crystal clear highs

By Andrea F on January 16, 2019

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.

By Michele P on January 16, 2019

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.

By Philip D on January 15, 2019

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.

By Jay O on January 6, 2019

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.

By John P on January 2, 2019

Best monitors ever

By Lucas R on November 28, 2018

Barefoot Footprint01 monitors are all that I expected. The perfect monitors for my control room.

By Affinteon O on November 27, 2018

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!

By Ryan Sweeney on September 12, 2018

Same great Barefoot sound for an affordable price. Not dealing with multiple monitor setups has made life easier as well. Incredible happy with these!

By Matt Sal on February 1, 2018

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!

By Jon W on May 2, 2017

I couldn't be happier with the speakers or VK's customer service. Thanks!!

By J. Douglas on May 1, 2017

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