Time+Space intros Aktiv studio reference monitors from ESI

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Time+Space has announced the Aktiv monitoring speakers from ESI.

ESI Aktiv 08

Off the back of their higher end UniK series delivered earlier this year, ESI has announced the release of a new line of affordable studio reference monitors – the Aktiv 05 and Aktiv 08.

Replacing the nEar05 / 08 eXperience range, the Aktiv 05 and Aktiv 08 boast unparalleled punch in the low-mid frequency thanks to the top quality kevlar driver – a major improvement over the paper and polypropylene drivers used in many comparable speakers.

Plus, thanks to a retuning of all components by German engineers, including a completely revised design of the crossover circuitry plus a higher quality silk dome tweeter, the Aktiv 05 and 08 provide honest sound at an affordable price and are perfect for use in a range of settings.

Aktiv features

  • 2-way powered speaker / active studio monitor speaker.
  • 5″ or 8″ kevlar curved cone as low frequency driver.
  • 1″ silk dome tweeter as HF driver.
  • Aktiv 05 output power: 60W (HF 30W, LF 30W).
  • Aktiv 08 output power: 90W (HF 30W, LF 60W).
  • Aktiv 05 frequency response: 50Hz – 20kHz.
  • Aktiv 08 frequency response: 40Hz – 20kHz.
  • magnetically shielded for desktop operation without electronic interference.
  • input connections: XLR / TS1/4″ combo connector, balanced / unbalanced input.

The ESI Aktiv monitors are sold as single units with the following RRPs:

  • Aktiv 05: £109 GBP.
  • Aktiv 08: £155 GBP.

More information: Time+Space

  • Sir-Korn

    In US dollars- the Aktiv 08 is $509 (ea.) while the 05 is $379 (ea.) for those of us that don’t deal in British pounds!

    • http://rekkerd.org Ronnie

      I checked at Time+Space and this seems indeed to be the price, but that’s odd as GPB to USD is about time 1.5, not more than 3 times… Other products in the Time+Space catalog seem to be close to the 1.5 rate.

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