STUDIOSPARES SN10 PASSIVE NEARFIELD MONITORS (SOLD AS A PAIR)
Please note these speakers are not active and require a separate power amp, see associated products at the bottom of this page for suitable options. An active (amplified) version of the SN10 is also available- 249210
Inspired by the legendary Yamaha NS10 which became a standard within the studio industry, this new model addresses the two improvements that studios thought appropriate, namely an extended bass response and the need for more output. The SN10 incorporates an 8" driver not a 6.5". It has a massive magnet which (together with the increased size) up-rates the power to 80 watts RMS (8 ohms). The HF output is handled by a 1" soft domed tweeter driven by the crossover which operates at 3.2kHz. The cabinet is constructed from 19mm MDF and veneered in black. The front grille is removable. Input connectors are brass screw terminals and will also accept standard banana-type speaker plugs. The sound is punchy and very close to the familiar NS10s. The stereo imagery is excellent and the top end is smooth. Should users manage to fry either of the speakers, it`s nice to know that replacements are available (LF driver 248010 and tweeter 248020).
Dimensions: 420 x 200 x 250mm
Unsolicited comments from one satisfied customer, Bill Borez -
"I bought a pair of your SN10s in a tongue in cheek sort of way as my NS10s are past it and you know what people they ******* rock !!... Did a couple of mixes and A-B`d em at a few studios and they sounded exactly the same ... I luv you people.. NS10 copies that sound better than NS10s ... I still think these speakers are little blinders , and dare I say it .. My mixes are actually tighter then they are on NS10s ... I was doing FOH for The Dub Pistols at Ministry of Sound Fri night and I played an SN10 mix I`d just done for The Loose Cannons on the main system and it sounded superb !! Cheers Bill Borez ( Producer remixer .. The Losers , Kasabien , Loose Cannons , Dub Pistols , Zero B ...etc etc ... )
"This Speaker appears to be an exaggerated version of the Yamaha (NS10); Studio spares has taken the desirable properties of the old speaker and made sure that this speaker has them in abundance."