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  1. Barefoot Sound Footprint 01 - Pair

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    MFR#: FOOTPRINT01
    Compact, 3-way active nearfield monitor pair with MEME voice emulation
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    $3,745.00

    $3,370.50 (You Save 10%, ends 08/20)

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  2. Barefoot Sound MicroMain26 - Pair

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    MFR#: MM26-PR
    4-way active monitor with MEME Technology based on the renowned MM27 Gen2 platform, with the addition of Barefoot’s incredibly transparent and detailed 2.5” aluminum cone mid-range
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    $12,995.00

    $11,695.50 (You Save 10%, ends 08/20)

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  3. Barefoot Sound MicroMain27 Gen2 - Pair

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    MFR#: MM27GEN2
    Active 3.5-way near-field, main and mastering monitor pair with dual 10" integrated subs and selectable DSP voicing presets
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    $10,995.00

    $9,895.50 (You Save 10%, ends 08/20)

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  4. Barefoot MM45 MicroMain45 - Pair

    MFR#: MicroMain45 - Pair
    3-way active monitor condensing the MiniMain12 without sacrificing quality - features Multi-Emphasis Monitor Emulation (MEME) technology
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    $6,245.00

    $5,620.50 (You Save 10%, ends 08/20)

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  5. Barefoot Sound MicroSub45 - Pair

    MFR#: MicroSub45
    Dual 500 watt 8" subwoofers featuring Barefoot Sound’s innovative Dual-Force technology
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    $3,495.00
    or $146/month for 24 months*
  6. Barefoot Sound MiniMain12 - Pair

    MFR#: MiniMain12 - Pair
    Four-way active monitor with integral subs - optional handles not included
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    $22,995.00

    $20,695.50 (You Save 10%, ends 08/20)

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  7. Barefoot Sound MicroMain27 Gen2 - Pair (Demo Deal)

    MFR#: MM27GEN2
    Active 3.5-way near-field, main and mastering monitor pair with dual 10" integrated subs and selectable DSP voicing presets
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    $10,995.00

    $9,895.50 (You Save 10%)

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  8. Barefoot Sound MiniMain12 - Pair, With Handles

    MFR#: MiniMain12 With Handles - Pair
    Four-way active monitor with integral subs - includes eight optional handles
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    $25,545.00

    $22,990.50 (You Save 10%, ends 08/20)

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  9. Barefoot Sound MiniMain12 Stands - Pair

    MFR#: MM12
    Sound Anchor ADMID adjustable 46" high speaker stands for Barefoot MiniMain12s
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    $1,025.00
    or $43/month for 24 months*
  10. Barefoot Sound MasterStack12 - Pair

    MFR#: MS12
    4.5-way active modular tower monitor with MEME Technology - optional handles not included
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    $49,745.00

    $44,770.50 (You Save 10%, ends 08/20)

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  11. Barefoot Sound MasterStack12 - Pair with Handles

    MFR#: MS12 w/ Handles
    4.5-way active modular tower monitor with MEME Technology - includes optional handles
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    $54,745.00

    $49,270.50 (You Save 10%, ends 08/20)

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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.

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