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Ocean Way Audio Debuts HiRes3.5 (HR3.5) Studio Reference Monitor

At the 141st AES Convention in Los Angeles, Ocean Way Audio (booth #106) unveiled the new HiRes3.5 Studio Reference Monitor, also known as HR3.5 (price TBA). The HR3.5 is a larger free-standing or soffit-mounted version of OWA’s HR4 studio monitor. This HR3.5 monitor system promises a frequency response of 20 to 22k Hz with an SPL rating of 120 dB.

HR4 was first shown at the 139th AES Convention in 2015 and released in March 2016.

The HR3.5 Reference Monitor (measuring 43×17.5×25.5 inches; HxWxD) incorporates an integrated two-way dual-horn system with a one-inch HF and 8-inch MF drivers, mechanically time-aligned with twin 12-inch sub-bass drivers per channel. Three built-in state-of-the-art amplifiers power this speaker, featuring analog and digital inputs, 96kHz/24-bit sampling and triamped 3,400 watts per channel of pure power.

At the heart of the acoustic design is OWA’s geometrically complex, stone-cast dual/hybrid waveguide system. The system delivers accurately matched and detailed imaging with OWA’s signature, 100×40-degree horizontal and vertical dispersion, designed to yield a massive sweet-spot across a broad area of the listening environment.

Remote rack-mounted amplification is available for soffit-mounted installations. 

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