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Equator Audio Q8 Studio Reference Monitor released

May 18, 2008

Equator Audio Research has announced the company's Q8 studio reference monitors are now shipping. Currently the smallest and most affordable monitor in the Q Series catalog, the Equator Q8 employs the identical design characteristics that have enabled the Q8's larger siblings to obtain such critical acclaim.

Measuring a mere 13" x 13" x 13" and featuring an 8-inch woofer coupled with a high-powered, 1-inch compression horn driver, the new Q8 delivers the power and accuracy of Equator Audio's larger Q Series models, but with a more compact form factor. A 2-way active system, the Q8 enclosure is constructed of 13-ply Baltic Birch and is heavily braced for cabinet rigidity. All Q Series monitors feature a Zero Point Reference coaxial design with Digitally-Controlled Transducers. The CPU that resides inside each Equator monitor handles a host of formidable tasks, including matching the transducers as well as seamlessly incorporating the system's crossover approach. This unique no-slope crossover approach reduces the mid-range distortion commonly associated with conventional coaxial designs to facilitate highly accurate, natural sounding mid-range reproduction that is never harsh.

The Equator Audio Q Series monitors also benefit from cutting-edge DSP technology that helps mix engineers ensure their room is optimized for accurate monitoring. Included with every Equator Q Series monitor is a software application that enables a mix engineer to manually compensate for acoustic anomalies in addition to issues created by placement/boundary and secondary reflections within the listening environment. Along with the environmental compensation, this included software also provides extraordinary control over the monitors including equalization, mute, solo, and phase. The optionally available Q Series Calibration kit fully automates the analysis and compensation process and includes a calibrated test microphone.

The Equator Audio Q8 has an MSRP price of $1,500

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