Monitor Speakers

In this guide we’ll outline the basic principles of studio monitors, and take a closer look at their most common features.

Monitor Speakers
Monitor Speakers
  1. 1.
    Introduction
  2. 2.
    Cabinet Design & Concepts
  3. 3.
    Subwoofers
  4. 4.
    Set-up and Positioning
  5. 5.
    Monitoring Levels
  6. 6.
    Terminology
  7. 7.
    Nearfield & Midfield
  8. 8.
    Hot Deals
  9. 9.
    Conclusion

Welcome to our Monitor Speaker Online Advisor.

Studio monitor speakers are arguably the most crucial part of your entire studio setup - without a good monitoring system you can never be sure of exactly what you're recording to disk, or how your mixes will translate to other playback systems. Studio monitoring is probably also the product category where there the greatest differences in quality can be found from the poorest to the best, there being no single ideal design in the same way as with digital converters for instance. While a pair of hi-fi speakers might seem like a cheap alternative, these will have been designed to give a flattering rather than honest interpretation of the signal, and are also not great at withstanding a hi-hat being soloed at full volume!

In this guide we'll outline the basic principles of studio monitors, and take a closer look at their most common features and the differences between various designs.

Our Online Advisor extends to several pages - you can jump from section to section using the index below or the navigation at the bottom of each page.

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Best rated products

  1. Neumann KH 120 A

    Neu­mann KH 120 A

    In stock
    $666
    €547.90
  2. Yamaha HS 8 W

    Yamaha HS 8 W

    In stock within 2-3 weeks
    $274
    €225.41
  3. Yamaha HS 8

    Yamaha HS 8

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    $269
    €221.30
  4. Adam T5V

    Adam T5V

    In stock
    $159
    €130.80
  5. Adam A7X

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    $539
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  6. Yamaha HS 7 W

    Yamaha HS 7 W

    In stock
    $199
    €163.71
  7. Adam T7V

    Adam T7V

    In stock
    $189
    €155.49
  8. Yamaha HS 7

    Yamaha HS 7

    In stock
    $199
    €163.71
  9. KRK Rokit RP5 G4

    KRK Rokit RP5 G4

    Available at short notice (usually 2-5 days)
    $155
    €127.51
  10. Focal Alpha 65

    Focal Alpha 65

    In stock
    $266
    €218.83
  11. Genelec 8010 AP

    Genelec 8010 AP

    In stock
    $269
    €221.30
  12. Adam A3X

    Adam A3X

    In stock within 1-2 weeks
    $266
    €218.83
  13. Yamaha HS 5

    Yamaha HS 5

    In stock
    $155
    €127.51
  14. Presonus Eris E3.5

    Presonus Eris E3.5

    In stock
    $88
    €72.40
  15. Presonus Eris E5

    Presonus Eris E5

    Available at short notice (usually 2-5 days)
    $219
    €180.17

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Most popular products

  1. Yamaha HS 7

    Yamaha HS 7

    In stock
    $199
    €163.71
  2. KRK RP5 RoKit Classic

    KRK RP5 RoKit Classic

    In stock
    $139
    €114.35
  3. KRK S10G4

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  4. JBL Control 1Pro Pair

    JBL Con­trol 1Pro Pair

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  5. Yamaha HS 5

    Yamaha HS 5

    In stock
    $155
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  6. Yamaha HS 8

    Yamaha HS 8

    In stock
    $269
    €221.30
  7. Presonus Eris E3.5

    Presonus Eris E3.5

    In stock
    $88
    €72.40
  8. Millenium BS-500 Set

    Mil­lenium BS-500 Set

    In stock
    $49
    €40.31
  9. KRK Rokit RP7 G4

    KRK Rokit RP7 G4

    In stock
    $199
    €163.71
  10. Millenium Desktop Monitor Stand DM3

    Mil­lenium Desktop Mon­itor Stand DM3

    In stock
    $35
    €28.79
  11. Neumann KH 120 A

    Neu­mann KH 120 A

    In stock
    $666
    €547.90
  12. KRK 8S2

    KRK 8S2

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    €292.05
  13. Swissonic ASM5

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    $169
    €139.03
  14. Behringer B2031A Truth

    Behringer B2031A Truth

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    $289
    €237.75
  15. Yamaha HS 8 MP

    Yamaha HS 8 MP

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    $645
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