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The Barefoot Sound MiniMain12 is based on Thomas Barefoot’s original design from 2004. This no-compromises reference monitor uses seven state-of-the-art drivers to deliver an extremely wide dynamic range and ultra-fast transient response. And with Barefoot’s innovative MEME technology, you can emulate the sound of three classic studio monitors.
The MiniMain12 is equipped with two 12-inch aluminum cone subwoofers, arranged in Barefoot’s patented force-cancelling design that eliminates vibrations before they even begin for distortion-free low-end all the way down to 20 Hz. Along with the subwoofers, two 7-inch woofers and two 2.5-inch midrange drivers operate as perfect pistons for an incredibly detailed sound. A 1-inch dual-ring radiator tweeter delivers crystal-clear highs all the way up to 40 kHz while providing an extremely wide sweet spot for improved accuracy.
Barefoot has teamed up with Bruno Putzeys of Hypex to develop a powerful and completely transparent amplifier design for hyper-accurate sound. The MiniMain12 offers class-leading performance with almost 2,000 total watts of power. The subwoofers are driven by a massive 1200 W amp for rich, powerful low-end with zero distortion. The woofers, midrange drivers and tweeter are each powered by their own 250W amps for even, balanced sound. Paired with Barefoot’s innovative DSP crossover, high-end converters and cutting-edge filtering techniques, the MiniMain12 produces world-class sound.
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.
"I find that the Barefoots are the truest for me. You hear the detail and the true definition of every sound. With Barefoot, it's smooth top-in, perfectly clean. I like to listen to music loud, but these Barefoots don't hurt. It's loud but it's not overpowering. Everything is tuned so perfectly."
"I love them—they're my best friends. How you hear music, and how you make music and listen to music is the most important part of this whole experience. For me, there is no other way now. You should have an experience with the sound and know that each part of song is being expressed correctly. The right speaker is what gives you that. That's what Barefoot is."
Rodney Jerkins, Producer for full article, click here.
|Unit Weight||120 lb|
|Active or Passive||Active|
|Monitor Application||Far-Field, Mid-Field, Near-Field|
|Driver Sizes||Tweeter: 1" ring radiator / Midrange: 2.25" aluminum cone / Woofer: 7" aluminum cone / Subwoofer 12" aluminum cone|
|Number of Speakers||Pair|
|Input Connectors||AES/EBU XLR, Analog XLR|
|Amp Wattage||Tweeter: 250 W Hypex / Midrange: 250 W Hypex / Woofer: 250 W Hypex / Subwoofer: 1200 W Hypex|
|Impedance||Input: 50 kOhms|
|Frequency Range||20 Hz - 50 kHz, ± 3 dB|
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