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.

    56 Reviews

    92.32% of the reviewers recommend this product


    WOW! Just... Wow!

    • Septemfluous,
    •  Norman, OK 
    • 9/29/2016 4:33:10 PM

    Pros: Small, lightweight, loud, deep bass, great sound

    Cons: The only thing I could nit-pick to complain about... I wish the volume knobs had detents to make sure you have them both at the same volume. Not a problem in my studio as I have an M-Patch 2 Passive volume/monitor switch. So, I just turned them both all the way up and use the M-Patch to attenuate volume

    Okay, I bought these things as a B-Mix monitor. My main monitors are a pair of Dynaudio BM-15A's. So, I know what spectacular monitors sound like.

    Caveat: I just bought these monitors so they haven't even broken in yet.

    That being said.... These things put out a pretty impressive amount of low end. They are punchy as all get out. The imaging is really clean. These things get pretty loud too. I have to say, I expected a pair of $150 pieces of junk. I can do 80-90% of my mixing with these things. The midrange is a little scooped, but I totally expect it to open up as the speakers break in. I have the tweeters not attenuated and they are not harsh at all.

    My main song to check a pair of speakers is "Cousin Dupree" by Steely Dan. These speakers gave an impression of surprisingly deep bass without the bass seeming artificial. These things are a pair of small, near-field monitors, but they are very usable.

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    Amazing Value

    • Anonymous,
    •  Atherton, CA 
    • 9/28/2016 2:41:25 PM

    The other reviews communicate the quality of these monitor speakers. Probably one of the best no-brainer-just-buy-them values at Monoprice.

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    Nice compliment to 10" sub woofer, well built

    • cyrral,
    •  Plymouth, MI 
    • 7/20/2016 8:47:16 AM

    Pros: Great matchup with the Monoprice 10" subwoofer.
    Well built.

    I replaced my old (10 years) M-Audio BX8A pair with these monitors, along with the Monoprice 10" subwoofer. Was definitely worth the investment. At half the price of the new M-Audio 'Carbon' version of this model, I can invest in other audio tools, most likely through Monoprice. :-)

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    These monitors have more than proved their worth!

    • Parker M.,
    •  Indianapolis, IN 
    • 7/4/2016 11:51:09 AM

    Pros: Sound quality, build quality, price.

    Cons: None

    I recently purchased these monitors and paired them with the 10" studio subwoofer, and could not be more pleased. At first I didn't think it would be possible for this setup to rival monitors double or triple their price, but they more than do the job. Sound quality and frequency response is great, and I believe their no-frills aesthetic works great. Overall, buying these speakers have won me over and I am now a firm believer in the Monoprice brand.

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    Outstanding Sound Quality and Value

    • Vince of the Midwest,
    •  Perrysburg, OH 
    • 5/28/2016 7:01:09 PM

    Pros: Pros: Great value, excellent clarity, excellent workmanship and build quality (so far). I'm using TRS cabling from the main outs on the mixerno hum whatsoever.

    I have these set up as part of a personal studio. For mixing, I am using an Alesis 8 channel stereo mixer with usb, and feeding these powered studio monitors. I picked them up on sale, along with a $20 off coupon. So the value is even more outstanding. Nice sound, small footprint, excellent clarity and volume. I also use the setup for transcribing tunesI have an iPod patched in to the mix, and the sound is very good (even for compressed audio). Very Impressed!

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