KRK Systems Releases ExposÃ© E8B Near Field Monitors
KRK Systems has announced the ExposÃ© E8B studio monitor. KRKâ€™s ExposÃ© series E8B monitor utilizes state-of-the-art components including a beryllium/aluminum tweeter (AlbeMet) that provides smooth, lightning fast transient response or the implementation of dual discrete class A/AB amplifiers to achieve incredible detail or the striking curved cabinet which reduces diffraction.
The E8B features a tweeter made of AlBeMet, a composite material comprised of beryllium and aluminum. The advantage of using beryllium over the more conventional titanium tweeter is that beryllium is stiffer, resulting in frequency response extension, thus increasing the overall bandwidth of the monitor.
The woofer inside the E8B consists of two layers of Kevlar with a layer of Rohacell in between. The layer of Rohacell provides additional stiffness for the woofer and also functions as a dampener to eliminate unwanted resonances. The E8B copper pole cap and the aluminum shorting ring reduce motor induced distortions to an amazingly low level. The wooferâ€™s multi-layered construction also reduces distortion for improved reproduction accuracy.
KRKâ€™s ExposÃ© E8B utilizes two discrete, Class A / AB power amplifiers, 120w for the tweeter and 140w for the woofer. This is a bi-amplified systemâ€”one amplifier each for HF and LFâ€”with symmetrical heat sinks built into the sides for cool running, reliable operation.
All of these superior components are housed in an enclosure that is every bit as functional as it is beautiful. The cabinetâ€™s rigidity is an integral part of a speakerâ€™s performance characteristic; the E8B cabinet is designed with thick, non-parallel, internal walls which reduce the chances of standing waves inside the cabinet. The base of the monitor is made from a non-slip, sound absorbing rubberized material that eliminates vibrations transferring to the surface the monitor is resting on, ensuring the E8B will not move on its pedestal. Further, the E8B is video shielded to guarantee maximum protection against magnetic interference with video monitors.
The new KRK Systems ExposÃ© E8B monitors are available now with a retail price of $5,995 (pair). More information on the KRK ExposÃ© E8B monitors.