Ocean Way’s Allen Sides has a new near-field powered monitor speaker perfect for small project studios or on top of console bridges in larger control rooms. The Pro2A measures 16 H x 11.15 W x 13.5 D-inches and features both analog and AES3 digital input connectivity. These are two-way monitors with 1-inch silk fabric dome tweeters and an 8-inch aluminum cone woofer.
The intent is to provide the listener with a natural, open and accurate sound image from a compact yet powerful monitor with a 35Hz to 25kHz frequency range. The Pro2A is a rear-ported design that weighs 45-pounds and has separate, built-in 125-watt amps for each driver. Maximum peak SPL is specified at 110dB and Ocean Way Audio notes that there is “low listening fatigue over the entire audio spectrum” with the Pro2A monitors.
The Pro2A sells for $3,500 MSRP per pair.
Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com