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.

    4.4 / 5.0
    46 Reviews
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    1 Star
    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
    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
    8-inch Powered Studio Monitor
    I took a chance and ordered these to use in my home studio and I have to say I am pleasantly surprised with the sound of these things. For $250/pair they are awesome! Even listening to my favorite CDs sounds amazing, it's like I'm hearing them for the first time again. Unfortunately though, ordering these from Canada is quite a bit more expensive, however, they're still almost $200 cheaper than a pair of M-Audios or KRK Rockets.

    PROS: Price


    CONS: Shipping & Duty fees to Canada
    December 16, 2013
    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 : /
    BEST VALUE on earth
    ive been searching for high quality studio monitors for the past four months. like every day I look online, and relook at the same links. thru the search, ive picked up a pair of eris E8s and a pair of Rockit6s. they are great. but these monitors from monoprice are absolutely the best deal. best value. they stand toe to toe with my Presonus' and Rockits. again, with that being said, ive owned mine for about 2-3 weeks and hope they last a few years or more. monoprice shipped them double boxed and were safely delivered. trust. ill say it again, trust. you can trust these guys.

    PROS: solidly built.

    quality FLAT sound

    multiple type of connections

    CONS: none.

    I do however, hope they have a long shelf life (with normal use)

    we'll see in a couple of years.
    April 22, 2015
    Wow... and I mean "WOW!"
    I just can't say enough good about this set of monitors: Clean, responsive, warm, smooth, and flat. Until I plugged these monitors into my system, I preached the mantra, "There's no such thing as a good set of monitors that are also cheap.." I came from the school of, "Expect to spend $1000+ for good monitors." To date, I have been using a set of JBL LSR28P's: I know: they're a little on the old side, but still darn good monitors! When I saw the Monoprice advertisement that came in my email, I thought, "If anything, for less that $250, I can have another reference-choice when listening to mixes and mastered projects. But my JBL's will still be my go-to mix and master monitors." So, I ordered the pair. A couple days later, I was sitting in my control room in a state of drop-jawed awe: Right out-of-the-box, they were/are amazing! Over the course of a few days, I switched back and forth from my beloved JBL's and the new Monoprice monitors... and had to come to the realization that ego would have to take a back-seat to reality: The Monoprice monitors are now my main choice when mixing/mastering... and my JBL's will be second reference. Weird... really weird. Are there better monitors out there? Absolutely. But, they'll probably set you back about two-and-a-half grand EACH (or more... a lot more) instead of $250 for a pair. But, please take into consideration: These are near-field monitors. They have a flat, unbiased response and an accurate operating range of about 6 feet from the ear (equal-lateral triangle positioning) If you're looking for something for your home-theater system, you will probably be disappointed as these are not built for that type of application..

    PROS: Smooth response character, warm lows, silky highs (not brittle) a seamless crossover healthy mids (not over-blown or anemic) Price (unbelievable).

    CONS: The 1kHz to 3kHz range may be be dipped out by just a few db. But, when I'm EQing, I haven't had a problem with the overall mix quality.
    March 16, 2016
    Zero quality control
    It kills me to rate these a 1, because they really do sound great. The issue is the extreme popping when turning off the power, even with all sound sources powered down and the volume all the way down. When I asked Monoprice whether this would damage the speakers, they were concerned enough to RMA them. The first pair of monitors only had one with the issue, but the two replacement pairs I've received had the issue in all monitors straight out of the box. Monoprice refuses to open the box and test before shipping, which means that they will very soon surpass my original cost in shipping charges alone. If your monitors pop when powered off, know that Monoprice does not consider it normal behavior and recommends replacement under warranty.

    PROS: Sound amazing, great features

    CONS: No quality control, sending back my third set, all with the same issue
    May 17, 2015
    Best monitors on a budget.
    I'm a hobbyist musician and am always looking for good bargains when it comes gear purchases. I'm not well versed in production but have been looking for a pair of monitors to mix with. My initial impression of these monitors is pretty good. I've listened to higher priced sets in store, but I feel these will fit my needs for less than what I would have paid for a single comparable speaker. There is a slight hiss while on, but it's not audible even at the lowest listening levels. They do pop a little at shutdown, but it doesn't bother me. My room is untreated and more than likely not optimal. The bass response is tight an focused. The upper mids sound slightly muddy, but not terribly so. I set the hi frequency drivers at -1db while listening to some reference material. They sound really crisp and detailed, but not harsh. In fact I'm hearing things in the reference material I've never noticed before. Purchased while on sale and with a free shipping promo. At 203.87, I don't think there is a better deal out there.

    PROS: Good sound and build quality. Best bang for the buck.

    CONS: None so far.
    January 6, 2016
    I just hooked these up in my home recording studio. They are sitting next to my Genelec 8030A's, which I have been mixing on for about 7 years. The MonoPrice speakers are a great addition. They lack a little in the midrange, compared to the Genelecs. But they are really nice sounding. REALLY NICE :) I don't think I would have any problems using them as my only mixing speaker. For under $250 for a pair of monitors these are outstanding. Way to go MonoPrice! I can hardly wait to see what other products they come out with for recording studios!

    PROS: Good looking speakers. Finish is excellent. Solid and heavy.

    CONS: None yet.
    January 11, 2014
    Video Review of the Monoprice 8-Inch Monitor
    Best studio monitor to price ratio on the market. Better value than KRK Rockit's.

    PROS: Smooth mids to highs that don't hurt when volume is turned up.

    A generous amount of power for loud monitoring.

    Front screws make for easy repair.

    8 inch size makes using a subwoofer unnecessary for most users. Subwoofer would be better for use with the 5 inch.

    Price makes it the most inexpensive 8 inch studio monitor on the market.

    HF control is very useful when you have acoustic treatment in your room. Some people will prefer it at the + 1dB setting because you won't have comb filtering from the wall reflections.

    CONS: Prefer front access power switch.

    Unpleasant popping noise when shutting off.

    XLR and quarter inch inputs are slightly different gain levels with a balanced input.

    Only comes in pairs which makes getting enough speakers for 5.1 or 7.1 surround setup a bit awkward because you will be stuck with an extra speaker.

    I'm not complaining about the soft dome tweeter, but it is risky to damage especially when little kids are around. Same goes for the exposed woofer.
    February 1, 2015
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    Are these bluetooth?
    A shopper on Jan 17, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No. These speakers do not include Bluetooth natively. These only support 1/4" mono jacks or XLR connectors. You can add Bluetooth. I run mine using Avantree aptX Saturn Pro with a Hosa CYX-403M 3.5 mm TRS to Dual XLR3M Stereo Breakout Cable.
    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: They have their own amp built in. As with all audio equipment, I would recommend using a power conditioner but that is not required.
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