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  1. Avantone CLA-10 Passive Studio Monitors - Pair

    MFR#: CLA10
    Studio monitors designed with Chris Lord Alge based off the NS10M
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    $699.00
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  2. Avantone AV10MHF

    MFR#: AV10MHF
    Yamaha NS10 high-frequency driver clone replacement
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    $119.00
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  3. Avantone Active MixCubes - Black, Pair

    MFR#: AB
    Shielded full-range mini reference monitors inspired by the legacy of the 5C Sound Cubes used in virtually all-major studios for the last 25 years
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    $479.00
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  4. Avantone Active MixCubes - Cream, Pair

    MFR#: MixCubes
    Shielded full-range mini reference monitors inspired by the legacy of the 5C Sound Cubes used in virtually all-major studios for the last 25 years
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    $479.00
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  5. Avantone AV10MLF

    MFR#: AV10MLF
    Yamaha NS10 low frequency driver clone replacement
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    $149.00
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  6. Avantone Passive MixCubes - Cream, Pair

    MFR#: P
    Shielded full-range passive studio mini-reference monitors
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    $299.00
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  7. Avantone Passive MixCubes - Black, Pair

    MFR#: PB
    Passive, shielded, full-range. mini‐reference monitor pair
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    $299.00
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  8. Avantone Passive Mixcube - Single Cream

    MFR#: PM
    Passive, mini-reference monitor (single) cream
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    $159.00
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  9. Avantone Pro CLA-200 Studio Reference Amplifier

    MFR#: CLA200
    Class A/B dynamic, high-output, high-resolution, full-range power amp system built the old school way
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    $799.00
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  10. Avantone MixCube Active 10th Anniversary Red- Pair

    Active recording/mixdown monitor in special 10th-anniversary red - pair
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    $499.00
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  11. Avantone MixCube Active 10th Anniversary Red - Single

    MFR#: AREDMONO
    Active recording/mixdown monitor in special 10th-anniversary red - single
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    $259.00
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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.