ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 19, 2016 – Unity Audio, leading UK designer and manufacturer of studio and mastering monitors, will debut The Super Rock to the U.S. pro audio and MI markets at the 2016 NAMM Show (Hall A, Booth 6324).
This flagship near/midfield monitor heads up The Rock range of reference 2-way active monitors. The Super Rock starts out as Unity Audio’s The Rock MKII, but goes deeper, hits harder and retrieves greater levels of resolution. Every component and parameter of The Rock MKII has been analyzed in microscopic detail and improved upon to create the newest addition, all while keeping the same 2-way design philosophy and convenient form factor.
Starting with the bass driver, a custom specification has been designed to match The Super Rock’s bigger brother, The Boulder, in a smaller sealed cabinet. The 8” (220mm) SEAS custom aluminum woofer delivers amazing micro and macro-dynamics. The cone and low loss rubber surround have also been customized to eliminate cone edge resonance and distortion typically associated with soft cones. The same long, high temperature voice coil used in The Boulder is also employed in The Super Rock to provide low distortion and very high power handling capacity.
The bass driver hands off seamlessly to a Mundorf Air Motion Transformer (AMT) Tweeter that has incredibly low distortion figures, low cross over point, excellent transient response and carefully considered dispersion characteristics that deliver seamless inter-driver coherence. The Super Rock is also equipped with a 100W discreet bi-polar, low feedback amplifier with custom wound transformers designed by amp guru Tim de Paravincini of Esoteric Audio Research. Dedicated low/high frequency (LF/HF) sections result in incredibly fast, detailed, clean and accurate audio reproduction.
Kevin Walker, managing director of Unity Audio says. “The Super Rock has been expertly constructed and tested to ensure our customers receive a top quality monitors at an affordable price. At Unity Audio, we are devoted to creating a stable product range that will grace the inside of any professional and home studios for years to come.”
Cabinet colorations are kept to a minimum with a redesigned Corian front baffle. Like The Rock MKII, The Super Rock features the same attention to detail and is made from 18mm, 9-ply Baltic Birch plywood. Depth is increased from 12- to 18-mm with large radius edges to reduce reflections and improve imaging.
The Super Rock is ideal as a near or midfield monitor and can be used in a 2.1 or 5.1 system configuration when partnered with Unity Audio’s The Avalanche sub-woofer. Alternatively, The Super Rock can also be used along with The Boulder as rears within a 5.1 surround system due to the monitor’s highly consistent sonic signature.
“We raised the bar for The Super Rock by providing greater resolution and detail with more SPL and bass extension,” says Walker. “The Super Rock is a beautiful and brutally honest monitor that is perfectly suited for demanding tracking or critical mixing.”
About Unity Audio
Founded in 2009, Unity Audio has since been at the leading edge of monitor design. Unity Audio takes a fresh approach to designing and manufacturing products, using different materials in innovative ways. The company, led by Kevin Walker, designs, builds and tests all of its products in the U.K. With audio industry greats, such as Stuart Hawkes and Steve Fitzmaurice, endorsing its products, Unity Audio works hard to incorporate new ideas on traditional designs, in order to produce the best active monitors for the industry.
For more information, please visit www.unityaudioproducts.co.uk.