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When it comes to your studio recordings, you want honesty. In fact, considering how important your art is, you should demand it! That’s why we designed the new B1031A Reference Monitors to speak nothing but the TRUTH. Oh, they still sound great hooked up to your stereo or your video surround system, but they were really built with the studio in mind — where every note you play or sing is “under the microscope”.
Our monitors have been so wildly successful that we’ve sold thousands upon thousands of them to some of the most critical ears on the planet — ears that demand the neutral sound of a true reference monitor. Ask any recording engineer and they will tell you that listening to a recording on just a single set of monitors doesn’t always paint an accurate picture of the mix. Since people listen to music at home, in their cars, on mp3 players, etc., it is critical your final mix be heard on as many sizes and types of speakers as possible. That’s the reason we created these smaller B1031A monitors, plus they make ideal rear channel speakers for surround sound applications.
For the past three years our Research and Development team has been on a mission to create the “perfect” studio monitor. Our acoustic engineers tried a variety of transducers and enclosure designs, along with existing and emerging technologies. When all the dust settled, they chose to deploy an ultra-high resolution 1" dome tweeter and a long-throw 8" Kevlar-coned woofer in the B1031A.
We’re glad you asked. Kevlar has an incredible strength-to-weight ratio — that’s one reason it’s used in bulletproof vests. Kevlar gives our LF transducer the strength to handle the extremely high energy levels required for distortion-free, chest-pounding bass. And since they have such low mass, Kevlar speaker cones also respond much more quickly than those made of paper, important for not only maintaining bass content integrity, but critical for midrange accuracy and definition. Our Kevlar transducers reproduce even the subtlest nuance of the low-frequency realm without muddying the midrange.
It takes quite a bit more than just a “bulletproof” woofer and a high-tech tweeter stuck inside a fancy box to make a studio monitor of this class. It also takes power — and lots of it! But even more importantly, that power has to be matched to the individual high- and low-frequency transducers. While some of our competitors are content to stick whatever speakers they have on the shelf into haphazardly designed boxes and then strap on a one-size fits-all amplifier package, we build every single component from the ground up.
We pack 150-Watts of bi-amped technology (including a time- and phase-corrected active crossover) into every B1031A, ensuring that you have the enormous power reserves you’ll need to drive them really hard.
Ultra-linear studio monitor with true active design
Precision Class A/B amplifiers with active protection circuits: 100 W for LF / 50 W for HF
Ultra-high resolution 1" silk dome tweeter for ultimate sound reproduction
Long-throw 8" woofer with deformation-resistant Kevlar cone for ultimate bass response
Ultimate dispersion characteristics and extremely large "sweet spot" owing to advanced wave guide technology
High-precision crossover network with 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters
Adjustable to a wide range of acoustic conditions
Separately controlled limiter for low and high frequency overload protection
Magnetic shielding allows placement near computer monitors
"Planet Earth" power supply for maximum flexibility (100 - 240 V~), noise-free audio, superior transient response plus low power consumption for energy saving
Servo-balanced inputs with XLR, 1/4" and unbalanced RCA connectors
High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
3 Year Warranty