Sterling Audio in Thousand Oaks, Calif., announces its new MX Series powered studio reference monitors, combining next-generation materials and Sterling's proprietary dual-axis WaveGuidanceVH technology to deliver high efficiency and ultra-low distortion.
The series includes three models: the MX8, which features an 8-inch low-frequency driver and 1-inch silk-dome tweeter; the MX5, with a 5-inch woofer and 1-inch silk-dome tweeter; and the MX3, with a 3-inch woofer and ¾-inch tweeter.
MX3s are sold as a pair, while MX5 and MX8 monitors are sold individually. The MX8s will have a street price of $249.99; MX5s will be $149.99 and the compact MX3s will be $99.99 for a pair.
Sterling's advanced, dual-axis WaveGuidanceVH technology is said to give MX monitors a very wide "sweet spot," with extraordinarily wide and high dispersion. The company promises a clear, articulate, and centered sound, even when listening off-axis both horizontally and vertically.
The MX Series' low-frequency drivers employ a proprietary, multi-fiber cone design with superior damping, which minimizes sonic artifacts and unnatural resonances. A custom, four-layer voice coil delivers greater motor force for outstanding low-frequency performance. The silk-dome tweeter, powered by a neodymium magnet, provides smooth and natural high-frequency response. Each MX Series monitor sports a rear panel acoustic port, which reduces low-frequency turbulence and distortion.
All three models feature variable highpass (+2, 0, or -2 dB) and lowpass (-3, 0, or +3 dB) filters that enable you to custom tune your MX monitors to suit a user's listening preferences and recording environment. The MX8 and MX5 provide balanced XLR, balanced ¼-inch TRS, and unbalanced RCA inputs; the MX3 offers unbalanced RCA inputs.
MX Series monitors promise natural bass punch and superior transient response, thanks to Class-A/B power amps. The MX8's 125W power amp and 8-inch woofer enable it to deliver big, tight, accurate low end. The MX5 is more compact, making it an excellent choice where space is at a premium; it is driven by 80 watts of Class A/B power. The highly portable MX3s feature a 20W power amp.
All MX Series monitors feature studio grade internal components and protective circuitry. Finally, a polished ebony finish and backlit Sterling logo make MX monitors look as good as they sound.
The monitors are available now at Guitar Center and Musician's Friend.
For more information, go to sterlingaudio.net/monitors.