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Barefoot Sound MicroMain45 3-Way Active Studio Monitor - Pair

3-way active monitor condensing the MiniMain12 without sacrificing quality - features Multi-Emphasis Monitor Emulation (MEME) technology
MFR# MicroMain45 - Pair

Product Description

The Barefoot Sound MicroMain45 studio monitors deliver the same legendary sound of the renowned MiniMain12s in a compact, affordable package. Designed for engineers, producers and musicians working in smaller facilities and home studios, the MicroMain45’s captures the signature Barefoot sound with zero compromises.

FOUR STATE-OF-THE-ART DRIVERS

The MicroMain45 is an active 3-way near field monitor with four cutting-edge drivers. An 8-inch aluminum cone subwoofer delivers tight, punchy low-end all the way down to 40 Hz. Dual 2.5-inch midrange drivers provide a focused midrange, while a 1-inch tweeter extends up to 45 kHz for super-detailed sound. And with dual ring radiator technology, the MM45s offer an extremely wide sweet spot for consistent sound in any position.

HYPEX POWER AMPS

Barefoot has teamed up with Bruno Putzeys of Hypex to develop a powerful and completely transparent amplifier design for hyper-accurate sound. The MicroMain45 is equipped with three class-leading amplifiers, with 250 watts powering the subwoofers and dual 180W amps powering the midrange drivers and tweeter.

MEME TECHNOLOGY

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.

Features:

  • 3-way active monitor
  • Controls: Input level stepped attenuator, Multi-Emphasis Monitor Emulation voice select
  • Bass Response: -3 dB @ 40 Hz, Q = 0.707, Slope = 12 dB/octave
  • Cabinet: 14 liters total internal volume, Sealed woofer and midrange enclosures, Machined aluminum baffle plate, Long fiber wool acoustic damping throughout
  • Crossover Frequencies: 600/2500 Hz


Testimonials

“I need a monitor that is just very clean and precise and doesn’t add to the chaos I’m already creating. What surprised me about (the MicroMain45s) was most of the time, when I use monitors, it takes me a while to get used to them in the room they’re in, and the first time I put these guys in my office, it was like I was just already acclimatized to them. It was strange. It’s never happened to me before. It was like there was no, normally I’d have to listen to a ton of prerecorded albums and stuff that I know and get used to everything, and I didn’t have to do that with these. Yeah, I mean, I just really think they just give a real representation of what is being played and it just helps me create.”
- Alex Da Kid, GRAMMY-Nominated & Multi-Million Selling Record Producer


“The most important thing for me is that what I’m hearing is true, that I can trust what I’m hearing, and also a speaker that’s going to give me the positioning that I want, the detail that I want. I get into such finite detail of positioning and delays, and delays that go into reverbs. Maybe you don’t hear the delay, you just hear the reverb, and the reverb has reflections, but reflections have to cut off before the next part comes in, so my listening experience has to be absolutely precise.

I’ve been working with these Barefoots, the mm45s, now for about a month, and really love the definition in the high mid-range. The bottom end is great, it’s warm. I always love a lot of bottom end in my mixes, but the hardest thing on most speakers is to get that definition in the mid-range, because that’s where you hear a lot of the reflections in your reverbs and a lot of the delays.”
- Adam Moseley, Producer/Engineer/Mixer (U2, Beck, Lenny Kravitz)

Product Specifications

Condition New
Width 15.5 in
Depth 10.75 in
Height 11 in
Unit Weight 37.5 lb
Active or Passive Active
Monitor Application Near-Field, Mid-Field
Speaker Configuration Three-Way
driver_sizes Tweeter: 1" ring radiator / Midrange: 2.25" aluminum cone / Subwoofer: 8" aluminum cone
Number of Speakers Pair
Input Connectors AES/EBU XLR, Analog XLR
Amp Wattage Tweeter: 180 W Hypex / Midrange: 180 W Hypex / Subwoofer: 250 W Hypex
Impedance Input: 50 kOhms
Frequency Range 40 Hz - 45 kHz, ± 3 dB
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