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  1. Neumann KH 120 A - Single

    MFR#: 506299 Best Seller
    Active near-field monitor
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    $699.95
  2. Neumann KH 805 Active Subwoofer

    MFR#: 506770 Best Seller
    10" active studio subwoofer
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    $1,499.95
  3. Neumann FKH 120 Flight Case for Neumann KH 120 - Pair

    MFR#: 503939
    Sturdy flight case for storing or transporting a pair of Neumann KH 120 studio monitors
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  4. Neumann FKH 310 Flight Case for KH 310 - Single

    MFR#: 505637
    Sturdy flight case for storing or transporting a single Neumann KH 310 studio monitor
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  5. Neumann BKH 310 Soft Bag for KH 310

    MFR#: 505579
    Soft bag for storing or transporting a single Neumann KH 310 studio monitor
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  6. Neumann KH 310 R - Single

    MFR#: 505576
    Active, tri-amplified three-way midfield studio monitor - Right Position
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    $2,249.95
  7. Neumann KH 870 Active Studio Subwoofer

    MFR#: 503947
    Active subwoofer with 7.1 High Definition Bass Management, 2 x 10" drivers
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  8. Neumann Pro M 1012 Monitor Management

    MFR#: 501439
    A completely configurable pre-amp, monitor management system featuring 10 ins and 12 outs, with a 24dB crossover providing the highest quality analog sound
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  9. Neumann KH 310 L - Single

    MFR#: 505575
    Active, tri-amplified three-way midfield studio monitor - Left Position
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  10. Neumann KH 810 Active Studio Subwoofer

    MFR#: 503951
    Active subwoofer with 7.1 High Definition Bass Management, 10" driver
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Nothing is more important in a recording studio than a proper set of Studio Monitors. Studio monitors come in a variety of configurations with many different options. Active, or powered studio monitors have built in amplifiers, where everything from the power amp to crossover is included inside the speaker, and ready to rock direct from the manufacturer. Passive (unpowered) studio monitors use an external power amp, giving you the option to customize the setup of your monitoring rig.

Studio Monitors come in all shapes and sizes. Large studio monitors such as the Barefoot MicroMain26, Focal Twin6, and ATC SCM45a offer multiple drivers for low and mid frequencies. The size of the woofer determines the range and clarity of bass and lower midrange frequencies. These are very impressive sounding, always a client pleaser, and best suited to be the “mains” in your studio. Smaller Studio Monitors such as Yamaha NS10s or Auratones will usually include a much smaller low-frequency driver, or none at all, and focus more on the mid and high frequencies. Some studio monitors even include onboard DSP for acoustic management.

It is advisable to have a variety of studio monitors. Smaller studio monitors are ideal for getting the consumers perspective, they tend to imitate the sound we are used to hearing in our car, boombox, or computer monitors. Larger Studio Monitors are best for getting a feel for the low end, and airy top of a mix. This is best for translating to a larger hi-fi sound system like festival PA, or club environment.

Adding a subwoofer to any set of studio monitors can help dial in the low-frequencies. The Genelec 7050b, Adam Audio Sub10, or Neumann KH105 are great for any genre of music. With smaller studio monitors that don’t include a low-frequency driver, the sub frequencies can be overlooked, they can really muddy up a mix, and can be overbearing when listening on a larger system. You can add a switch to your system that turns the subwoofer on and off, giving your smaller studio monitors the ability to compete with their larger counterparts.

Be sure to use multiple sets of studio monitors to check mixes, and practice A/B between consumer speakers and professional reference monitors. Pair your studio monitors with a monitor management system such as the Dangerous Music Monitor ST, or the Mackie Big Knob, to make switching between sets of speakers or bypassing subwoofers easy.