8-inch Powered Studio Monitor Speakers (pair)
    Product # 605800
    8-inch Powered Studio Monitor Speakers (pair)
    Product # 605800
    $199.99 $254.84
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    8-inch Powered Studio Monitor Speakers (pair)

    Every studio, be it a professional recording studio or just a home studio, needs a good set of monitor speakers, with a flat frequency response so you can hear exactly what the recording will sound like. If this describes your own needs, then you should get a pair of these 8-inch Powered Studio Monitor Speakers from Monoprice!

    These speakers are professional quality studio monitors for a flat frequency response for studio recording, mixing, and mastering duties. Each speaker is separately powered, is bi-amped with two dedicated amplifiers, and uses both balanced XLR and balanced/unbalanced TRS/TS audio input paths.

    The tweeter is a 1.25" silk dome design with magnetic shielding, which is designed for a flat frequency response and accurate musical reproduction. The woofer is a 8" Kevlar cone with magnetic shielding, rubber surround, and a high-temperature voice coil, for long hours of high volume work.

    Each monitor enclosure includes two separate power amplifiers totaling 120 watts (RMS). A 40 watt amplifier is used to drive the tweeter, while a 80 watt amp drives the woofer. This use of dual amplifiers ensures that each driver has the power it needs without compromising the output of the other driver, ensuring that the audio output remains crisp, clean, loud, and distortion free at all times.

    Support Files:

    Speaker Type 2-way Near-Field Studio Reference Monitor Speakers
    LF Amplifier 80 watts (RMS)
    HF Amplifier 40 watts (RMS)
    Input Connections 1 XLR connector for balanced connections and 1 TRS connector
    for balanced and unbalanced TRS and TS connections
    Input Impedance 10K ohms unbalanced, 20K ohms balanced
    Sensitivity 90dBA output SPL at 1 meter with 85mV pink noise input
    Woofers 8" Kevlar cone with high-temperature voice coil and magnetic shielding
    Tweeters 1.25" silk dome with magnetic shielding
    Frequency Response 45Hz to 22KHz
    Crossover Frequency 2200Hz
    S/N Ratio > 100dB (typical, A-weighted)
    Power Requirements 100-120 VAC, 60Hz or 200-240 VAC, 50Hz
    Power Cable IEC 60320 C13 to NEMA 5-15
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 15.0" x 10.1" x 11.0" (38.1 x 25.4 x 27.9 cm)each
    Weight 26.4 lbs (12.0 Kg) each

    Included in the Package:

    • 2x 8-inch powered studio monitor speakers
    • 2x AC power cord (IEC 60320 C13 to NEMA 5-15)
    • 1x User's manual

    38 Reviews

    87.37% of the reviewers recommend this product


    wayyyyy better than JBL LSR305

    • Bemywindow,
    •  ,  
    • 7/14/2016 8:18:49 PM

    Pros: Everything. High and Low details.

    Cons: Nothing.

    DUDE!!!! i got them finally. I also have JBL 305 with Monoprice sub. Now i have Monoprice 8 inch and the sub LOL. I haven't even broken them in yet and guess what? i'm looking to sell my JBL LSR 305 already. You might say i'm comparing 8 inch to 5 inch. But it's not just the size. The top tweeter is so much higher quality on the Monoprice that I can hear every single little high frequency that's layered off 5 hat loops....... WOW.... what a steal.?

    super wide dispersion on the JBL's basically means nothing if you can't hear the details that you could only hear when you use a high quality headphone.... MONOPRICE WINS!!?

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    An absurdly amazing value...

    • Adam Burrow,
    •  Jefferson, OH 
    • 5/14/2016 8:20:27 PM

    Pros: - neutral sound... perfect for mixing.
    - crystal clear sound throughout the spectrum
    - plenty of control and headroom
    - additional features come in very handy dialing them in to your room
    - no popping when turning on or off no quality problems whatsoever

    Cons: - none so far

    I've had a home studio for a couple years now, and have long wanted to have top-notch monitors. The problem? They're expensive.... like... REALLY expensive. I was hoping these Monoprice speakers were everything I had been hearing about. Were they? Abso-freaking-lutely. Incredibly well-balanced and neutral. Everything was crystal clear in my mix. I had been using some PreSonus Eris E5's, and really wanted to upgrade to some 8-inch speakers, and the Monoprice pair does not disappoint. Very balanced throughout the range. No quality issues to speak negatively of either. Just a really solid speaker pair.

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    Excellent Speakers for the Price

    • Jack-of-all-trades,
    •  Houston, TX 
    • 4/27/2016 9:07:42 AM

    Pros: Sound fantastic. They have a nicely defined bottom end even at higher volumes. Very smooth sound- not bright or brash. Connectors offer good flexibility. Very quiet sound floor.

    Cons: pop when they are turned off. They get very hot at high volumes but didn't shut off on me after 4 hours of driving them at full volume..

    I bought these for my digital piano over 2 years ago They create a warm clear loud piano tone- exactly what I wanted for lack of a grand piano. I have to add that I was asked to DJ my block party last weekend. Rather than rent some speakers I decided I would give these a try. I cranked them up to almost full volume and played dance music for over 4 hours streaming from my cell phone! They filled the entire block with music and sounded terrific. The bottom end was unbelievably defined for the amount of volume they were driving. A musician on my block commented on how good they sounded. I stood literally 300 ft away and they sounded clear, punchy, and smooth. No joke, I haven't used these as studio monitors but MAN they sound really good.

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    Wow... and I mean "WOW!"

    • Dave,
    •  Hemet, CA 
    • 3/16/2016 10:26:34 AM

    Pros: Smooth response character, warm lows, silky highs (not brittle) a seamless crossover healthy mids (not over-blown or anemic) Price (unbelievable).

    Cons: The 1kHz to 3kHz range may be be dipped out by just a few db. But, when I'm EQing, I haven't had a problem with the overall mix quality.

    I just can't say enough good about this set of monitors: Clean, responsive, warm, smooth, and flat. Until I plugged these monitors into my system, I preached the mantra, "There's no such thing as a good set of monitors that are also cheap.." I came from the school of, "Expect to spend $1000+ for good monitors." To date, I have been using a set of JBL LSR28P's: I know: they're a little on the old side, but still darn good monitors! When I saw the Monoprice advertisement that came in my email, I thought, "If anything, for less that $250, I can have another reference-choice when listening to mixes and mastered projects. But my JBL's will still be my go-to mix and master monitors." So, I ordered the pair. A couple days later, I was sitting in my control room in a state of drop-jawed awe: Right out-of-the-box, they were/are amazing! Over the course of a few days, I switched back and forth from my beloved JBL's and the new Monoprice monitors... and had to come to the realization that ego would have to take a back-seat to reality: The Monoprice monitors are now my main choice when mixing/mastering... and my JBL's will be second reference. Weird... really weird. Are there better monitors out there? Absolutely. But, they'll probably set you back about two-and-a-half grand EACH (or more... a lot more) instead of $250 for a pair. But, please take into consideration: These are near-field monitors. They have a flat, unbiased response and an accurate operating range of about 6 feet from the ear (equal-lateral triangle positioning) If you're looking for something for your home-theater system, you will probably be disappointed as these are not built for that type of application..

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    The Best Review Is Below.... Ive had them over 1 year.

    • Tommy Trenton Jr. (GMB Productions),
    •  polk city, FL 
    • 2/17/2016 9:29:15 AM

    Pros: Clarity, connections, knobs are all good quality. I compare these to the M-Audio bx8's. These monoprice speakers are like the BX-'8s less experienced brother. The price is amazing for the quality these perform at!

    Cons: A little cosmetic issues around the 8 inch speaker. Other then that I have no cons to list. They should come with monitor isolation pads as an option.

    I bought these 1 year ago (2-17-2015). It is now 2-17-2016... They sound decent by them selves. They sound even better paired with some KRK 6" Rokits... Any ways. I read in other reviews that around the speaker the shrink rap is pushed out from over torquing the speakers into the box. Same thing with mine. At first I cared but really I don't care for the price these cost me.

    Ok, I keep each speakers Gain at 0. Through my interface I can turn these up all the way as long as the bass in what I am playing isant super bassy. These mud/muffle out when there is to much bass. Not a bad thing! I had M-Audio BX8s that I could blast the hell out of no problem but they cost twice as much! But again I can not complain for the price I got these for! All around decent bass just don't turn them up all the way if your expecting clarity in the low end. Again the bass is good and well worth the money...

    The high end is pretty dang good! I can turn these all the way up and trust the high end to stay clear and be loud as heck! Some people say they lack a tad in the mid lvls. I agree. They do lack a bit in the mid lvls. But if you pair them with the KRK Rokit 6's it sounds great. They both make up for each other missing things! I would say pair these monoprice 8's with mono price 5's but I dont know what they 5's sound like, so I cant say that. All studios should have several different size monitors to reference through!

    Ok now moving on to the TRS & XLR connections on the back of these 8s. The connections are nice and tight. Of course I am using the awesome monoprice cables... The knobs on the back are nice and tight as well! They dont feel cheap at all.

    These speakers do not feel hot after using them for a long period of time. Naturally they do get warm but nothing to worry about. Its normal. I have never smelled electricity from over using these speakers or turning them up to loud. I have used these almost every single day I have had them. Literally I have put these through the test of abuse lol as well as easy listening and they perform great. I use them for simply listening to music as well as mastering vocals. I always get compliments on the quality my clients receive. I use these speakers through a Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP. People should not sleep on these speakers they are worth the money. I will say this. Like any studio monitors, if you want to make these sound their best you should not set these directly on any surface. Lift these speakers a good one inch or more off the surface using monitor isolation pads. I made my own. But google monitor isolation pads and you'll see what I'm talking about. Makes a big difference!

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