Dynaudio DBM50Item ID: DBM50
7.5" Active Desktop Monitor with 1" HF Driver with Waveguide, 50W LF/50W HF Power, XLR and RCA Inputs, and HF Level Control (each)
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Desktop Monitoring Done RightThe Dynaudio DBM50 Active Desktop Monitor fills a desperate need. Although you probably do a fair amount of serious work on your desktop (perhaps even all of it), there haven't been many serious monitors designed specifically for the desktop studio. Dynaudio rides to the rescue with the DBM50, a great-looking and deadly-accurate active monitor loudspeaker that doesn't take up a lot of your precious desk space. The DBM50's rock-solid stereo image even holds up even a few feet back from the "sweet spot" - perfect for guitar overdubs. If you record and mix in a DAW on your desktop, monitor through speakers designed for your work environment - Dynaudio's DBM50 Active Desktop Monitors.
Dynaudio DBM50 Active Desktop Monitor at a Glance:
A new angle on desktop mixing
Much of today's music never sets foot inside a "professional studio." Most of it starts out on a desktop - in the composer's computer. Feature film music, of course, ends up on scoring stages; and major bands still block book big recording studios, but you'd probably agree, it's fair to say that desktop production plays a huge part in today's music industry. Luckily, someone finally recognized desktop production's need for a really serious monitor. The Dynaudio DBM50 is an active monitor specifically designed for desktop production, and - unlike the flimsy "multimedia monitors" desktop producers have had to live with 'till now - it's deadly accurate.
The right stuff
From the handcrafted Dynaudio drivers to the aesthetic-pleasing exterior, the DBM50 is expressly engineered to accurately reproduce your desktop mix. The DBM50 incorporated a number of Dynaudio technologies, including a highly effective wave guide around the tweeter, an up-angled cabinet that focuses the sound on your ears, and a level control that doesn't compromise the delicate interrelationship between the drivers. All in, what you've got is a real monitor loudspeaker - one that's designed for the way you work.
Speak the truth
Dynaudio monitors speak the truth - and truth is exactly what you need from your monitors in the pursuit of the perfect final mix. Dynaudio uses only the best materials and production techniques combined with the industry's most thorough and extensive testing program to allow their monitors to achieve 100 percent consistency - a great benefit when you're relying on speakers in different locations.
Dynaudio knows what they're doing
With over 35 years of experience building speaker drivers, Dynaudio knows what goes into a great monitor speaker. Add to that
20-plus years of producing professional monitors for top studios, and you have a company perspective that few pro audio manufacturers can match. Dynaudio's proprietary driver technologies produce monitors that are neutral and uncolored. This silky clarity, in combination with amazing dynamic capabilities, give working pros like you monitors that let you work marathon sessions without ear fatigue.
Dynaudio DBM50 Active Desktop Monitor Features:
Working on your desktop? Monitor right, with Dynaudio's DBM50 Desktop Monitors!
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Chrystal, McMinnville, TN
Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
Dynaudio Makes a great desk top monitor, DBM-50
by Philip Gentilcore from College Park, MarylandI have had the monitors - DBM50 for about 2 weeks. They sound better all the time. They are well balanced and have a sweet sounding midrange and high end. No harshness is heard by me.
August 1, 2012
Music Background: Listen to a lot of music and go to live shows.
I have... read more [+] cut back the bass on each speaker - located on the rear side.
This tends to bring out the other sounds better - it seemed the bass was drowning some of the midrange. There is still plenty of punchy, quick bass, with a much more open sounding midrange, including voices and piano, etc. close [-]
Monitor flirts with boundaries rather than avoid them
by David Rust from Bloomington, IndianaThe DBM50's are still breaking in after three days, and they still sound just a tad taut and snappy to me...so I can't comment on ultimate sound quality, just yet. They are not as immediately sexy so... read more [+]unding as consumer speakers of the same price range...but that's common for studio monitors that accomplish a slightly different task.
October 18, 2012
Music Background: Producer
Rather than avoid boundries, the monitor attempts to get closer to them (by sitting on the desktop as opposed to elevated on stands). This makes phase cancellation less noticeable, but it's still there. I found that placing an 8"x8" square of foam flat on the desk (1"thick) right in front of the speaker mostly eliminated the problem. And I do indeed suppress the mids by -2db.
Also, our ears are more sensitive to high frequencies radiated from above our head's height, so the lower desktop position appears to produce a slightly duller sound. This could be compensated for with the HF switch, but I've gotten used to the sound and have chosen not to. I still find myself looking down a little as I listen critically.
But here's the main thing...the two tunes I've mixed on them, so far, pretty much sound just right on every other source I've played them on (iPhone/buds, home theater in the other room, the car, on computer speakers). Bass, mids, and highs all preserved in the same balance. Smaller miix details still evident, too. That is the measure of a good monitor!
The 50/50W amps seem to provide ample headroom for mixing 85dB at 30." In fact, they push the cones pretty well at 10 feet, too!
No hash in the highs and no fluffing woofer in the lows...the digital amp and transducers are pretty disciplined. As my ears grew tired last night, I found I was listening to the monitors at 90-95 dB without knowing it, as the speakers do not complain at all at that level. Time to go to bed and give the ear drums a rest! close [-]
by: Mitch Gallagher
The funny thing about desktop monitors is that they're rarely set up so that the speaker... read more »
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