Sterling Audio Releases MX Series Of Active Studio Monitors

Sterling Audio has entered the arena of active studio monitors with the release of their new MX Series. The new powered studio reference monitors feature Sterling’s proprietary dual-axis WaveGuidanceVH technology, which claims to “deliver high efficiency and ultra-low distortion, even when mixing audio with challenging content.” The series includes three models: the MX8, which contains an 8-inch low-frequency driver and 1-inch silk-dome tweeter; the MX5, with a 5-inch woofer and 1-inch silk-dome tweeter; and the MX3, with a 3-inch woofer and 1/4-inch tweeter.
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The MX Series’ low-frequency drivers employ a proprietary, multi-fiber cone design with damping, which reduces sonic artifacts and unnatural resonances. A custom, four-layer voice coil delivers greater motor force for low-frequency performance. The silk-dome tweeter, powered by a neodymium magnet, provides smooth and natural high-frequency response. Each MX Series monitor sports a rear-panel acoustic port, which reduces low-frequency turbulence and distortion.

Sterling’s dual-axis WaveGuidanceVH technology gives MX monitors a very wide sweet spot, with wide and high dispersion. This provides a clear, articulate, and centered sound, even when listening off-axis both horizontally and vertically.

Specifications:

» Amplifier
— Power Output: Tweeter 45W@ 0.5%THD-5KHz
— Woofer 80W@ 0.7%THD-1KHz
— Sensitivity: 650mV@1KHz to rated power
— Signal Noise Ratio with A-Weight: 85dB
— Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.2%@ 1W-1KHz
— Crossover Frequency: 2.0KHz
» Control
— Power Switch: Rocker
— Level: Rotary VR
— Input: XLR (balanced)
— RCA X 1 (unbalanced)
— 1/4″ TRS (balanced)
— Setting: High Filter: –2dB, 0, +2dB@ 10Khz
— Low Filter: –3dB, 0, +3dB@ 75Hz
» Enclosure
— Dimension: W 10.32″ x H 15.55″ X D 12.20″
— Weight: 34.17 lbs.
— Material: MDF box with plastic front
— Acoustic Mode: Vented box
— Tweeter: 1″ / 8 ohm
— Tweeter Magnetic Type: Neodymium
— Woofer: 8″ / 4ohm
— Woofer Magnetic Type: Ferrite
» Power
— Line Voltage: 115VAC/60Hz +/- 10%
— Fuse: T3.15A/250V
— Line Cord Receptacle: IEC320 C14
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All three models feature variable highpass (+2, 0, or -2 dB) and lowpass (-3, 0, or +3 dB) filters that enable you to custom tune your MX monitors to suit your listening preferences and recording environment. The MX8 and MX5 provide balanced XLR, balanced ¼-inch TRS, and unbalanced RCA inputs; the MX3 offers unbalanced RCA inputs. MX Series monitors include Class A/B power amps: MX8 125W power; MX5 80 watts; and MX3 20W and protective internal circuitry.

Sterling’s MX8 Studio Monitors cost $249.99; the MX5’s are $149.99 and the compact MX3’s are $99.99 for a pair.
 
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Author: FutureMusic

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