8-inch Powered Studio Monitor Speakers (pair)
    Product # 605800
    8-inch Powered Studio Monitor Speakers (pair)
    Product # 605800
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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" 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 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.

    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 45 Hz ~ 22 kHz
    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

    Support Files:

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

    4.5 / 5.0
    43 Reviews
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    1 Star
    wayyyyy better than JBL LSR305
    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!!?

    PROS: Everything. High and Low details.

    CONS: Nothing.
    July 14, 2016
    Good sound for the money
    I've been using a T-amp and some Focal 705s monitors. The Focals didn't reach low enough or have an accurate mid range ... so I decided to give these a shot. They sound amazing for the money. I can mix on these!

    I'm using them with an SM-Pro monitor switcher ... and I need to have each monitor turned WAY down in order to get them to a listenable volume. I'm scared to see how loud these things can get!


    June 2, 2014
    Excellent Speakers for the Price
    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.

    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..
    April 27, 2016
    I upgraded from an old Klipsch 2.1 system and also purchased the monoprice powered 10" subwoofer with cables from monopice of course while running it all through a Tascam 2x2, all i can say is WOW. The 5" probably would have been enough for my setup but on the other hand, more WATTS!
    February 7, 2015
    Fantastic for big rooms. Sound great when turned up loud
    I combined these with a ChromeCast Audio to build a simple, affordable, lossless hifi for the living room (see my wiring tips below). I can't imagine putting together a system of this caliber for less than $1000 if not more. The sound quality is very goodChromecast audio supports lossless and high-bitrate streaming. The only downside is that they are bigto be expected for 8in speakerswhich means they sound best when cranked up.

    If you're in a smaller (15x15) room I'd wait for the 5in model so you don't have to crank it up so much.

    Wiring Tips

    If you're not familiar with studio wiring (TS/TRS/XLR), don't worry, it's actually very simple. The easiest way to wire these into your iphone/ipod is like this:

    * (1) 601040 1/8" TRS male to two 1/4" TS male cable - 3 feet

    * (2) 5497 10ft Premier Series 1/4-inch (TS) Male to Male 16AWG Audio Cable (Gold Plated)

    * (2) 7231 6.35mm (1/4 Inch) Mono Jack to 6.35mm (1/4 Inch) Mono Jack Adaptor - Gold Plated

    The 601040 is a Y adapter that splits the stereo channels (from your ipod/computer/phone) into separate mono channelsone per speaker. Just play a test file to make sure you have left and right plugged in correctly. The other parts are just extension cables and couplers allowing you to place the speakers wherever you like.

    PROS: * fantastic bass

    * clear treble

    * great value

    * great build quality

    CONS: * i wish they had grills

    * popping noise when shut off
    November 30, 2015
    Worth The Money???
    Similar looking to M-Audios! They sound really good by them selves and even better when used with a pair of KRK Rockit 6's!!! I have been around M-Audio BX8's for a few years and these monoprice speakers sound very similar! Thats a good thing!! BUT, unlike the BX8's, monoprice's 8's have a frequency adjustment knob on the back THATS AN ADDED PLUS!!! Helps in tuning the sound in your studio work space!! If you have a real padded room turn the HF Level to +1db!!! They have a good low frequency response and a good high frequency response. They came in perfect condition and right on time! Simply put, I am amazed at the quality with the price! Lets see how long they last! Yes they get loud as hell! But never turn your monitors up real loud for to long if you want them to last keep that gain knob on half ) unless you got it like that! I own a pair of monitor ones over 15 years old!!!

    PROS: - Sound very similar to M-Audios BX8's! Thats a good thing!

    - They cost half as much as the BX8's

    - Has a HF Level adjustment Knob unlike the BX8's!!

    - They look pretty nice and they feel very durable!!!

    - Everything I have bought from mono price is amazingly affordable and awesome quality so I didn't hesitate to buy these speakers when I noticed they had them available!

    CONS: Dont really have any cons to share : /
    I bought the 8" Powered Studio Monitors
    I've only had these boys set up for 3 days and I'm not a professional producer. That being said, they sound great, they are incredibly loud with complete clarity. I'm feeding them from my DAW via the Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6. I am presently using them without a sub. For listening to my regular musixc collection, I like a touch more thump. I can get that with equalization, no problem there. That's not a complaint, just an observation. These monitors are very bright. Presently, I have no acoustic treatment in my room, so I have the high frequency tweeker set to -2dB and they are still very bright. Equalization also takes good care of that for general purpose listening.

    As far as using them for production, I think they sound great so far. My previous monitors are Alesis M1Active with 5" woofers. Very nice and I'm just mentioning them as comparison. I think these monitors sound better, definitely better on the low end and again, the high end is so crisp and bright. That really may just be because they are louder....I'm no professional, like I said.

    For a hobby studio in the home at $302 out the door? No brainer!

    If they fail me in the next 6 months or a year, I'll be back to revise, but right now, my opinion is high !

    PROS: Appearance: Black and understated, Just like I like.

    Loud! Just like I like.

    Level Selector for High frequencies: +1dB, neutral, -1dB, -2dB

    CONS: none noted yet
    November 19, 2015
    These are GREAT speakers.

    Packaged well - double boxed.

    They look good, with a cool blue "On" LED on the front.

    And they sound very good.

    The highs are clean and crisp with no harshness.

    Voices - male and female are very well presented, with just a hint of low-mid warmth (+- 250hz)

    And the bass in these babies is very impressive.

    The bass is not boomy or overpowering of the mids or highs, but is strong all the way down below 100 hz.

    But, as all speakers do, it has its limits.

    On my favorite bass test song (Michael McDonald's "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen") where we are presented with a low D below open E on the bass, that 36hz note is weak.

    But, hey, you can't have everything.

    All in all, there are great speakers at a great price.

    I am using them in my personal home studio.

    PROS: Great price.

    Very good performance.

    Good appearance.

    CONS: Last half octave of bass is weak. ( 40hz)
    January 29, 2014
    Under promise over deliver
    I currently use a number of monitors for work (M-AUDIO BX8a's, KRK Rockits, KRK VHT, Alesis Monitor One, Blue Sky, Tannoy, Genelec, Adams) all these monitors have their strengths and weaknesses. I could not afford to pay up the cash for Adams so I shopped around for some monitors that I can use with my rig at home.

    Came across these bad boys when I was buying some ethernet cables for my RedNet system. I figured I would take the gamble for the price. So far they seem to be working better than expected. The low end is definitely present but not over powering. The mids are clear and not over focused. The highs where a bit harsh at first but that seemed to remedy itself when I broke them in for about an hour or so. Also it can be my room that might need some more treatment.

    For the price they make great monitors for tracking and mixing and playback. I have yet to master with these bad boys but I suspect that they will do good.

    PROS: Great price for the size and quality. You would not expect the quality for the price.

    CONS: LED light burns by eyes!!!!! Not really a con just thought I would leave this here.
    September 22, 2014
    Big awesome sound
    Great sound! I use them mostly for listening to music and they sound great. Easily fill my dining room and kitchen with lots of power to spare.
    June 15, 2015
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    Do these monitors require power? Can then be used with a custom amp and not plugged into outlet?
    A shopper on Dec 5, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes. These only work when powered.
    No. These are intended to be used with a line source and not an external amplifier. I believe they have another version similar to these that aren't powered.

    Maybe something like 14366 is what you are looking for.
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