M-AUDIO M3-6 ACTIVE STUDIO MONITORS
With so many manufacturers pushing to create small and lighter studio monitors for the bedroom environment, it’s nice to see M-Audio bucking the trend and delivering a new range of monitor speakers that are all about the sound and not the versatility of the cabinet. So, with the new M3-6 studio monitors you don’t get a compact housing, you don’t get lightweight cabinets and you don’t get ‘go anywhere’ portability. But you don’t get speakers that sound like that either. They are a solid build and a solid sound and should be heard to be understood.
JET CITY JETSTREAM ISO CAB
If you’ve ever needed to mic up a guitar amp in a noisy environment, or if you’ve used an amp that really needed to be cranked to achieve its optimal tone and your bandmates for some bizarre reason value their continued ability to hear, perhaps an isolated speaker cabinet is for you. The idea is simple: a speaker inside a box that’s more or less soundproof, with a microphone inside. Plug your amp into the speaker, plug the mic into a mixing desk and you’re off and rocking.
TX SERIES POWERED SPEAKERS
Alto Professional continues to deliver new products that go further in design and sound with every generation. Although a relatively young company in the audio market, they have certainly been able to expand their product range, refine it and improve on the products each and every year. It’s from this constant development process that we see the creation of the TX Series of powered PA speakers. Much to my neighbour’s dismay, I had the great joy in bringing home three separate models from the TX range, and right in time for a summer barbeque too. I always knew there were perks to this job.
PROEL WD10A ACTIVE STAGE MONITOR
I have always been a fan of Proel audio products. They don’t necessarily have the flashy marketing campaigns of some other big brands, nor do they always offer the biggest list of options with their products. No, this is a company that simply delivers quality products and proven results in a quiet and unimposing manner. So, you know that when you get your hands on a Proel product, it is going to be fit for the purpose and not just for the flash.
SAMSON AURO X12D POWERED SPEAKER
It’s been a while since I have been able to play with a new powered speaker from Samson, and I am generally impressed with what they have to offer. When it comes to value brands that offer a large range of audio solutions to meet specific budgets, Samson seems to be getting it right time and time again. So, the Auro X12D active speakers got unboxed this month, with the opportunity to annoy my neighbours an all too comforting idea. But, I wasn’t just looking for volume, if I was going to get them complaining about noise levels, I believe it should be with a decent sounding speaker and an easy setup and pack-down process for myself. Characteristics that tick all the right boxes.