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" 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 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.

    Support Files:

    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 56Hz to 22KHz
    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, 50/60Hz
    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

    51 Reviews

    91.57% of the reviewers recommend this product


    A Lot of Bang Per Buck

    • Anonymous,
    •  Saint Petersburg, FL 
    • 5/3/2016 2:59:19 PM

    Pros: Very good quality at a remarkable price.

    Cons: If they can pass the test of time, NONE.

    I've been using a pair of Tannoy PBM 6.5 monitors for many years. I bought them new so, yeah, that long. Recently the power amp driving the Tannoys went belly up and I saw that these were on sale. Since a replacement power amp would have cost me more than a pair of these powered monitors and they were getting great reviews, I thought I would give them a shot.

    I have only had them for a little more than a week now but have them setup for K-20 projects.

    I set the volumes on the back of the monitors to just under half and then boosted the control room out of my mixer outputting a -20 dBFS pink noise signal from my DAW until I got 83 dB for the left channel on my SPL meter at the center of my equilateral triangle. I then did the right channel and made a slight change to the volume on the back of that monitor until it too read 83 dB. I then worked out the compensation of room EQ using REW and a reference mic and rechecked the K-20 settings.

    After doing all this and listening to my mixes that were done with the Tannoys I must say that I am quite pleased with these monitors. They are different but in a good way IMO but a bit less on the low end (but just a bit). It would be hard for me to put into words the difference between these and the Tannoys - only to say that I am glad I gave these a try.

    We'll see how new mixes sound on real world sound systems when I get that far but everything seems to point to them working out just fine.

    Whether they have the longevity of the Tannoys remain to be seem but they (at least outwardly) appear to be a well built quality product and if they last a quarter as long they are well worth the money.

    In about a year, if they have proven thier stuff, I just might get a pair of the Monoprice 8" monitors and A-B them on mixes.

    BTW, I am only a long time home recording enthusiast producing my own music as well as for a few friends and not a professional so, YMMV.

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    • Dave Harter,
    •  Indianapolis, IN 
    • 4/1/2016 6:01:08 AM

    Pros: Input control on the back of the speakers.

    THESE OF BEEN A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO MY SYSTEM. I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL BUT I AM A MUSIC ENTHUSIAST THE DEMANDS OF ACCURATE REPRODUCTION. My system feeds the speakers from a Behringer Xenyx Control 1, along with two other sets of reference monitors also made by Behringer. The Mono price monitors perform in a way that allows me to match them with my system. As far as I'm concerned that is quite a compliment.

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    • Tim Aiken,
    •  Evanston, IL 
    • 3/25/2016 3:27:53 PM

    Pros: Clarity Price

    Cons: Bass clarity but not bad

    I have owned dozens of speakers, and consider myself an audiophile (always searching for that last bit of detail). I run these from a dedicated DAC and preamp of high quality from my computer. I normally run large Mirage towers from a huge amp but space does no allow for this setup at the moment. These sound superb- great clarity with (most important to me) almost no glare or etch to the treble. Bass is reasonable for the size with bas clarity not the finest but at the price point, more than satisfying. I also owned some Emotiva Pro monitors with the ribbon tweeter- those are excellent as well but are more than double the price and maybe only 15% better.

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    Best $165 Spent!

    • David Drollinger,
    •  Logan, UT 
    • 2/29/2016 9:21:21 PM

    Pros: - Perfect Sound
    - Easy Hookup
    - Nice, Solid Build
    - Super Cheap!

    Cons: - Absolutely NONE!

    I am an aspiring producer, and I decided to invest into some Studio Monitors and Monitor Reference Headphones. I had bought some terrible $80 AKG M220s and decided the Monoprice Hi-Fi DJ Style Heaphones were better than them, so I will be returning them, anyway, I purchased these because they were very cost effective, and I wanted to experience the studio sound for myself.

    I purchased them a few days ago, and they arrived rather quick, so I went home and started setting them up, but I have no experience setting up studio equipment such as this, so I had some difficulties, and found out I cannot line these out from my mixer, so I used my audio interface, and I could not believe what I was hearing.

    These speakers have the PERFECT amount of bass and you can hear everything as if the instruments were right in front of you. I was blown away, and would recommend these to any aspiring music producer.

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    My Short Review

    • Jay Bird,
    •  Grafton, IL 
    • 10/19/2015 12:57:39 PM

    Pros: Great Audio Reproduction.
    These Look Great.
    Very Durable Back Plate & Jacks.
    Nice Heavy Build So These Will Not Vibrate Off A Surface.

    Cons: You Will Come To Find You've Been Listening To Modified Versions Of Music All Your Life.
    You Will Desire Unmodified Music & Start Noticing How Every One Else Is Happy With Awful Audio Reproduction.
    I Honestly Can't Find Any Cons With These Studio Monitors, They Will Bring A New Awareness Of Audio Quality.
    Some May Not Like The Bright Blue LED's, I Like Them Because I Know When These Studio Monitors Are On.

    What Can I Say Other Than These Studio Monitors Exceeded My Expectations. There Is Absolutely No Indication That These Are Powered On Besides The Blue LED's, They Are That Clean. Remember To Break Them In, All That Took In My Case Is Leaving Them On Over Night With No Audio Running Into Them. Peace!

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