5-inch Powered Studio Monitor Speakers (pair)
    Product # 605500
    5-inch Powered Studio Monitor Speakers (pair)
    Product # 605500
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    5-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 5-inch Powered Studio Monitor Speakers from Monoprice!

    These speakers are professional quality studio monitors, designed to produce 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" silk dome design with magnetic shielding for a flat frequency response and accurate musical reproduction. The woofer is a 5" DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber 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 70 watts of music power. A 30 watt amplifier is used to drive the tweeter, while a 40 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.

    A four-position selector switch on the back of each speaker allows you to adjust the high-frequency bias, with either a -2dB, -1dB, Flat, or +1dB shelving of frequencies above 2000 Hz. The purpose of this circuitry is to adjust the high-frequency response to the characteristics of the room being used. In a "bright" musical environment, an attenuation of the high frequencies is needed to produce a flat frequency response, while a more sound absorbent environment may require a boost of the high-frequencies to achieve a flat overall response.

    Speaker Type 2-way Near-Field Studio Reference Monitor Speakers
    LF Amplifier 40 watts continuous
    HF Amplifier 30 watts continuous
    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 5" Kevlar® cone with high-temperature voice coil and magnetic shielding
    Tweeters 1" silk dome with magnetic shielding
    Frequency Response 56 Hz ~ 22 kHz
    Crossover Frequency 3000Hz
    S/N Ratio > 100dB (typical, A-weighted)
    HF Level Switchable, -2dB, -1dB, Flat, or +1dB boost to frequencies above 2000 Hz
    Power Requirements 100 ~ 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Cable IEC 60320 C13 to NEMA 5-15
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 10.0" x 6.9" x 7.8" (254 x 176 x 198 mm) each
    Weight 9.7 lbs (4.4 Kg) each

    Included in the Package:

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

    Support Files:

    DuPont™ and Kevlar® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

    4.7 / 5.0
    56 Reviews
    5 Stars
    4 Stars
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    1 Star
    Incredible Sound for Incredible Price!
    I am not an audio professional by any means, nor am I involved with audio production in any way. I bought these to replace my Logitech z506 PC speaker setup because I heard people mentioning how much better studio monitors are at reproducing sound accurately. As a FLAC collector I wanted something to hear the subtle qualities of my collection better and the price on these was unbeatable. For a cost not much higher than some PC speakers you can get these true bi-amplified 2-way studio quality monitors. I'm really glad I jumped on this deal, as these speakers sound amazing. I spent a week straight of free time after work just listening to my collection and being amazed at the things I hadn't heard before. Unfortunately, after this week of testing I did long for some deep bass, something these speakers definitely lack even compared to the tiny subwoofer of the z506 setup. Since Monoprice served me well with these I ended up ordering a Monoprice 12" subwoofer (product 9723) and just got it hooked up yesterday. This combination absolutely rocks. The sub hits hard, especially in my small computer room, and the studio monitors provide the same clarity and balanced sound I'm used to from them. Unlike other speakers I've used, the deep bass does not interfere with the clarity of the mids and highs on this setup. For connectivity I originally used a Hosa brand 3.5mm to L/R 1/4" TS cable (10') I bought on Amazon, though after installing the subwoofer I switched to Monoprice cables. I'm using the 6' 3.5mm TRS to L/R RCA premium cable (product 5598) to connect my HiFiMeDIY Sabre USB DAC to the subwoofer's L/R low level RCA inputs, then the Monoprice 10' premium stereo RCA cable (product 5347) to go from the sub's low level outputs to Monoprice metal RCA to 1/4" TS adapters (product 7176) which connect to the monitor speakers. I tuned the subwoofer's gain and crossover to blend nicely with the monitors and now I'm really happy with this $300 PC setup. Cranked up to even half of halfway (the three speakers' gain settings are below 50% and my USB DAC volume is under 50%) it still fills the room with incredible sound. This might very well be the best PC speaker setup you can get for the price.

    PROS: * Solid build quality

    * Professional design

    * Built in amplifiers

    * Excellent sound and clarity from upper-bass all the way to beyond the limits of human hearing

    * Individually powered

    CONS: * Don't have deep bass response
    November 23, 2014
    Nice Speakers
    These little guys are LOUD and sound great. I am using them on my computer with an M-Audio Fast Track Pro, so connection using 1/4" TRS cables was straightforward and a fairly clean setup.

    One potential downside is that the have blue a LED on the front. Normally blue LEDs bother my eyes, although these are not too bad. It would be nicer if they used white LEDs.

    Did I mention they are LOUD?

    PROS: Seems like a great value for the money. Solid construction. Good sound. Look great on my desk.

    CONS: The fit and finish on one of the speakers is a little off. Nothing major, there is apparently something under the laminate skin because it has a bump and the rear panel does not sit quite flush. I took a star off for it because 10=perfect.
    June 26, 2013
    After 1 year, very satisfied
    Fantastic monitors! I have used them almost daily for about a year now, and they have exceeded expectations. My small qualms are that the LEDs are a little too bright and that the wrap/casing has minor imperfections or ripples in it. I ended up covering the LEDs with black electrical tape. I would definitely recommend these!

    PROS: Sound, Price

    CONS: Appearance
    August 21, 2014
    2nd review
    After further listening, my opinion is that these speakers have pronounced resonation at a particular frequency. I suspect this is normal for ported speakers, whilst I am used to sealed speakers, I find this resonance to be somewhat annoying, like a ringing wooden bell.. Other than that, as I previously posted, these speakers are a great value and they certainly ROCK!

    PROS: See previous review. Same rating based on that.
    June 27, 2013
    They came in yesterday. My first impressions were that they feel very legitimately made. The weight and feel are similar to other monitors I've used in other places, like Wharfdales.

    I set them up in my house, and did a test run, and they are truly flat. What does this mean? There are no frequencies boosted in the speakers themselves. They reproduce however the tracks were mixed. I've heard other monitors that cost more (KRK Rokits) that are supposedly flat, but clearly have low end being cut. I'll run a pink noise test to truly confirm.

    The price simply can't be beat. If you go on any other musicians gear website, the cheapest monitor you can find with close to the same specs are: 1) M-Audio BX5 $299 - it doesn't have the HPF knob, and most reviews say they sound terrible.. 2) KRK Rokit 5 $149.50 each! - Remember I mentioned, that these really aren't flat. There are some low freqs that have been cut.

    These Monoprice monitors are $165.78 for a pair are seriously have more features and better audio quality than many of ones out there that are twice the price!

    Big thumbs up to Monoprice and I would highly recommend these to anyone looking for a some 5inch studio monitors!

    PROS: 1) Price!
    2) Sound Quality
    3) Build and Features

    CONS: None!
    April 9, 2013
    Very Happy

    PROS: Fast, fast ship to Canada, and no Duty! Love the speakers, great service

    CONS: None
    July 12, 2013
    right on
    I bought them for use as basic audio from my laptop while listening to online speach. After using them, I now use them to jam with. These little guys play loud and strong enough to keep up with my home studio bass and guitar rigs.. Being small enough to be placed on your desk, they are a great addition to any home studio or practice environment.

    PROS: fast set up
    great sound for the money

    CONS: for the price....none
    only reason they are not 10 is because I have heard 1000+ monitors.
    April 7, 2013
    I AM NOT AN AUDIOPHILE however I am a former percussionist, a former sound technician, a home theater enthusiast, and a lover of truly _great_ music from every genre. Over the years I've been fortunate to have been exposed to a lot of excellent gear and live musicians in a variety of professional, semi-professional and home contexts. In the past couple of years I've bought two "highly rated" consumer-grade computer speakers, paying $100 and $150 (I won't mention brands, but you've heard of them). Both sets were okay, but honestly in both cases I felt let down with the very first track I ran through them. Adequate volume, but just no punch or presence. Finally I decided to take a risk and spend a few more bucks for these Monoprice monitors (approx $200 with the two 15' XLR-to-RCA cables). As soon as I played a track, I knew I'd found what I'd been looking for! In fact right now I am listening to some U2, with the monitor volume at 50%, and source volume at 50%, and they are beautifully filling my 16' x 12' office. I don't mean they are merely loud (though I'm just waiting for my wife to ask me to turn it down!) ... what I mean is that I can finally hear the separation of every instrument, harmony breath, string and brush stroke. I can't stop listening! Amazing. Finally.

    PROS: Powerful with incredible sound separation

    CONS: Separate power switches on rear can be awkward to access

    (but a dedicated power bar solves this easily)
    August 21, 2015
    18 months with no issues
    Bought these studio monitors back in Nov. 2013, no regrets buying them.

    PROS: I like the sound quality

    CONS: No cons so far.
    April 7, 2015
    The dedicated amps really make a difference. Good bass and crisp clear treble. These are really worth the money. Forget about all those computer speakers that are made for your computer these are better. I have them plugged into a small laptop and I play music videos from You Tube and the performance is fantastic. Better that those $400 Bose any day. You can just set the volume at the speakers and then adjust it from the source. These are definitely one of the best audio purchases I have ever made.

    PROS: Excellent sound. Great Power. Great Lows and Highs.

    CONS: Only one con. Does not have RCA plug.
    September 26, 2015
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