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uniK 08+ Professional Active Reference 8'' Studio Monitor (single)

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uniK 08+ Professional Active Reference 8\'\' Studio Monitor (single)

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uniK 08+ Professional Active Reference 8\'\' Studio Monitor (single)
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The uniK 08+ is the result of extensive development work performed in Germany, to provide a professional active reference monitor that defines a new level of quality in its class. With its new 8" kevlar low frequency driver and a new custom engineered and powerful high frequency magnetostatic tweeter, the uniK 08+ offers many improvements over the successful uniK 08 and provides unique sound characteristics that allow this monitor to satisfy the highest demands in a professional studio environment.

The uniK 08+ studio monitor offers true full range quality with extended low end in a small case and an entirely new signal processing and amplifier unit with a perfect order low-z and low noise design. Mos-Fet Bi-amplification ensures a high slew-rate and fast setting, featuring true analog vintage sound processing with LC-like gyrator technology for a stressless and silky sound.

A completely new feature is the unique one knob sound character adjustment from smooth to bright, allowing you to change parameters for every room and preference. The additional high resolution High and Low switches add additional control. And of course the uniK 08+ studio monitor features a real precision gain attenuator, instead of a simple volume control.

The new design of the crossover ensures an excellent phase response and safe power limitation, to drive the woofer and tweeter efficiently. The tweeter features a newly upgraded magnetostatic design with extremely low moving mass for extended frequency and fast transient response and high sound resolution. The matching woofer consists of a kevlar composite cone with high stiffness ensuring better piston motion and excellent low-end sound reproduction.

Another new feature is the flexible rubber feet with discrete height adjustment. They are not only helpful to reduce unwanted vibrations, but also allow you to tilt the speaker towards the precise listening point - a great feature for typical near field applications.

Other new special features that are not standard in this class are standby to save power consumption (can be disabled) and a ground lift switch. And with its copper color woofer cone and high quality matte cabinet finish, it looks quite uniK, too!

• Biamp 2-Way Powered Speaker System
• Active Studio Monitor Speaker
• HF Driver: extremely low mass magnetostactic tweeter Φ49 x 26 mm
• LF Driver: 8" kevlar curved cone (magnetic shielding type)
• Output Power: 140W (HF: 70W, LF: 70W), 160W AC consumption power
• Frequency Response: 37Hz - 25kHz
• Input Impedance: 27.2kOhm (balanced) / 13.6kOhm (unbalanced)
• Crossover Point: 3.2kHz
• SPL: 105dB, Peak 108dB
• Input Connectors: XLR / TRS 1/4" combo connector, balanced / unbalanced
• Gain Control: -14 .. 0dB .. +14
• Room Adjustments Control: Character: -6 .. 0dB .. +6; Low: -5 .. 0dB .. +5; High: -5 .. 0dB .. +5
• Rear Bass-Reflex ventilation, optimized for near field application
• Ground lift switch
• Standby function: can be turned on and off
• Indicator: multi color LED on front panel, power on orange, standby red
• Feet: 4 pieces rubberized, adjustable height separately
• Working Voltage: AC100-240V 50/60Hz
• Dimensions (W x H x D): 252 x 352 x 319mm
• Weight: 8.1 kg

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I’ve owned a pair of UniK 8+ monitors since 2018 and mine are still performing and functioning extremely well. First off, there is plenty of clean, uncoloured power to spare. Loads of ‘unmuddy’ bass; smooth, well-balanced midrange; and a crystal clear top end free of ear-fatiguing harshness.\n\nThe combi jacks allow TRS balanced, XLR balanced and 1/4” unbalanced connections. If the speakers need to be close to your walls, you can simply utilize the included (rear) baffle blocker to tame the robust bass response. Although the frequency response is very flat, there are small, inset controls to tailor the monitor’s bass and high end curves to best suit your personal mixing environment. There is also a bias/smoothing control that functions somewhat like a tilt control, but is actually more technical than a simple tilt EQ.\n\nThese clean, powerful mosfet amps can be set to auto-standy — cutting down 90% of the power after five minutes of inactivity.\n\nIt is my honest (experienced) opinion that you would need to pony up for a set of Genelecs or PSI Audio monitors to do better than the ESI Unik 8+. Their smaller brothers, the Unik 5+, are also very potent units that perform far above their paygrade. ESI-Audio is a German-based company that isn’t very well known,in Canada and USA, but havng owned two sets of their monitors and five of their audio interfaces, I can tell you very honestly that they all high quality products at moderate prices.
Posted by Brother Charles on Apr 5, 2022
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