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.

    42 Reviews

    86.67% of the reviewers recommend this product


    build your own studio!

    • vilo,
    •  Amherst, OH 
    • 10/14/2016 12:02:52 PM

    Pros: sound is pristine! price is jaw dropping! pairs so well with the sub that i just had to get it also.

    Cons: none

    monoprice enables us all to build our own studios with QUALITY products at amazing prices. these speakers are perfect! take care of them. break them in. enjoy!!!!

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    One DOA, so review of the second one

    • Rdi,
    •  Santa Clara, CA 
    • 8/1/2016 9:32:42 PM

    Pros: + Clean and deep bass.
    + No port noise.
    + Good power reserve.

    Cons: - Tweeter is bad, with a +6dB resonance at 6 kHz, ruining the otherwise pretty good monitor.

    Currently monoprice wrongly shows the description of the monitor as being an in-wall 6" speaker. When I bought it, it said the speakers amplifiers are class D. That's not true - the speaker has class AB amplifiers.

    Except for a strong resonance peak in the tweeter, it is pretty good. This however, was a deal-breaker for me and sadly I am sending the pair back. Seems like an easy fix, which hopefully they will soon make.

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    Great Monitors

    • mfdavies,
    •  North Salt Lake City, UT 
    • 7/29/2016 3:43:04 PM

    Pros: These are very good speakers and a very good value. I am replacing some Peavy tri-amped monitors, which have been work great over the years. I like the sound better than some Event 20/20 speakers I have used as well.

    Cons: No pass through. I wish they had a pass through feature to go to a sub, but then again most monitors don't.

    I have not had them long enough to do the burn in, but the sound is very good.

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    Surprisingly good for mixing.

    • Dean K,
    •  Oakland, CA 
    • 7/25/2016 2:00:17 PM

    Pros: Insanely inexpensive
    Decent finish/build (on mine anyway)
    Good input options
    Very usable speakers for near-field to mid-field mixing speakers - wouldn't rely completely on them, rather have additional options.

    Cons: For the price? None.
    Obviously there is room for sonic improvement but in speakers this inexpensive - and these are the cheapest speakers I've ever purchased...

    I bought a pair of these monitors as an impulse buy, the sale price was too good to pass up. I guess I figured that even if they weren't usable for mixing, I could use them for some other use - an extra pair of speakers for the TV or a bedroom stereo perhaps. I have worked in professional studios for many years and have my own reasonably equipped studio at my house so I'm familiar with the concept of near and mid-field monitors and have used some of the best available. In my home studio I have NS-10, and Genelec 1031A's - plus a set of Event ASP's that I thought might be comparable to the Monoprice speakers (more than the other's I have at any rate). I had been having some issues with the ASP's and thought I'd replace them at some point anyway. Since I do the majority of my mixing on NS10 and check the mixes on the Genelecs, I thought the monoprice would be good for some more real-world checking of my mixes.

    One thing I should mention beyond the actual product quality, is that shipping was incredibly fast - one day! And everything arrived well-packaged and undamaged. I didn't notice any physical imperfections of the speakers. All good there!

    I did a quick A/B with my Events and was very pleased. The Events had more low end than the monoprice speakers, but just by a little. I'm talking way low, like 50 hertz. The midrange was always hyped on the Events and the Monoprice speakers were flatter. Similar hyped high end for both speakers, which I could attenuate a bit on the Monoprice. Plenty of volume and the sound held up pretty well when cranked. So, for now, I'm replacing the Events with the Monoprice and we'll see how they hold up. I will say that they're still breaking in, but already starting to sound better - a little more relaxed in the high end. I'm very impressed not only in the 'bang for your buck' factor, but just in general. Good sounding monitors. Usable for what I need them for: an extra set of fairly flat speakers to check my mixes on. So far the mixes are translating well, so I'm happy. Are they NS-10's? No, they have much more color and high and low range extension. Obviously they're not as hifi as the Genelecs, but they did hold their own against the Events (which cost a heck of a lot more $$$). I've used the smaller M-audio speakers (5") but not the larger 8" versions that people are comparing the Monoprice to, so I can't comment on that, but they are way flatter and more usable than the 5" M-audio versions which I can't really work on.

    Regarding the 'popping sound' that people have commented on, I too have that issue, but it's not a big enough pop in my opinion to cause any damage to the speakers - in fact my Events had a much bigger issue with the popping that the Monoprice. It would be a nice improvement if they were muted for two seconds before powering on, but I'm not concerned about it. So, yeah, I'm impressed at this point. I've had them for a few weeks, used them about every other day. It will be interesting to see how they fare over the next few months.

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    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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