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Barefoot Sound MiniMain12 4-Way Active Studio Monitor - Pair

Four-way active monitor with integral subs - optional handles not included
MFR# MiniMain12 - Pair

Product Description

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.

CLASS-LEADING DRIVERS

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.

CUTTING-EDGE ELECTRONICS

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.

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:

  • The best from the best: Barefoot Sound's ultimate reference monitor
  • Speaker emulation technology eliminates your need for secondary references
  • Seven meticulously designed drivers deliver a linear 20 Hz - 40 kHz
  • Four years of R&D behind the seamless DSP crossover technology

Testimonials

"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.

 

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Length21.9 in
Width14.4 in
Height26 in
Unit Weight120 lb
Active or PassiveActive
Monitor ApplicationNear-Field, Mid-Field, Far-Field
Speaker ConfigurationFour-Way
driver_sizesTweeter: 1" ring radiator / Midrange: 2.25" aluminum cone / Woofer: 7" aluminum cone / Subwoofer 12" aluminum cone
Number of SpeakersPair
Input ConnectorsAES/EBU XLR, Analog XLR
Amp WattageTweeter: 250 W Hypex / Midrange: 250 W Hypex / Woofer: 250 W Hypex / Subwoofer: 1200 W Hypex
ImpedanceInput: 50 kOhms
Frequency Range20 Hz - 50 kHz, ± 3 dB

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