Pelonis Model 42 (No Longer Available)
400W Active Monitor Pair with 4" 2-way Speakers and Rackmount Power
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From Our Research Team:
Outfit Your Studio With Accurate MonitoringThe Pelonis Model 42 studio monitoring system is an ear-opener. How would you like nearfields that sound bigger (and more accurate) than many of the so-called midfields you've heard? Part of a line of acclaimed critical listening monitors, Model 42 is an active bi-amped system powered externally by four 100-watt amplifiers with 96K DSP, housed in a single rackmount unit. A 5-band parametric EQ lets you detail the output to your room acoustics, while the Model 42's dual concentric design and unique angled cabinet enhances phase coherency and time domain accuracy, giving you true reference quality monitoring. Your monitors can make or break your recordings. Stack the deck against bad mixes with the Pelonis Model 42 monitors.
Pelonis Model 42 Studio Monitoring System at a Glance:
Stack the deck against bad mixes
Your monitors can make or break your recordings. But you can stack the deck against bad mixes with the Pelonis Model 42 studio monitors. Part of a line of acclaimed critical listening monitors, the Model 42 is an active bi-amped system powered externally by four 100-watt amplifiers with 96K DSP, housed in a single rackmount unit. A 5-band parametric EQ lets you tailor the sound to your room.
Externally housed electronics
The Model 42's electronics are housed externally due to Chris's conviction that nothing good can come of having them in the same enclosure with vibrating transducers. Fair enough. In keeping with the purist design philosophy, the Model 42s employ a pair of 4" two-way dual concentric speakers. Extreme attention has been paid to time domain accuracy and phase coherence, ensuring that the drivers' output reaches your ears at the same time. The Model 42 is a monitoring system that clearly reveals your tracks, allowing you to make wise recording and mixing decisions.
About Chris Pelonis
Chris Pelonis has a long-standing reputation for designing musical and transparent-sounding facilities. Tasked with acoustic analysis and measurement, materials specification, construction, and installation, it's not surprising that an expertise in monitor design would be a natural extension of these disciplines. In addition to his work as an acoustical designer, consultant and manufacturer, Chris is also a professional musician, engineer / producer, and studio owner, so he possesses the in-front-of- and behind-the-board perspective that allows him to design monitors that "translate" to the world outside the studio.
Pelonis Model 42 Studio Monitoring System Features:
The Pelonis Model 42: serious monitoring for your studio!
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by Joshua from Orlando, FLOk, I have heard some of the best of the best near field monitors in the industry and I have to say that these made my ears bleed of excitement.
January 28, 2012
Music Background: Recording engineer, Live multitrack engineer
When i first saw these at the AES convention at ... read more [+]NY i was skeptical, but one of my friends told me to go sit down and take a listen to them. After about 5 min of listening to these speakers in a noisy convention center, i was sold. The flat frequency response brings out sound that you never knew existed in your music. I have listened to metel, classical, electric, and everything in between and these work for all taste.
I also enjoy the external amp idea. It allows Chris (the designer) to put higher quality parts in his amps and not worry about space behind the speaker, and it makes the main speaker smaller and easier to place on any desk surface. I was listening to these speakers at a level i though was semi loud, only to find out that it was only about 86 DB when it sounded more like 93+. I am assuming that has to do with the fact of the flat frequency response and how our ears react to specific ranges of sound.
I would recommend these speakers to anyone who is interested on actually hearing what their music sounds like. close [-]
WOW , WOW and more WOW
by Harry Rabin from Santa Barbara & HawaiiFinally a real pro sound for any studio, from home to professional. Chris Pelonis has brought remarkable technology to market! The innovative Rhombus shape of these little 42's make it versatile for g... read more [+]etting the mix to your ears! The sound that comes out of these monitors is EXCELLENT...From lows to highs it's amazing! Highly recommend this gear! close [-]
January 27, 2012
Music Background: Producer, Engineer, Musician
Great mid focus
by from United StatesI love these little speakers. My main tracking speakers are Dynaudio's which I like but I was always struggling with the midrange. I thnk these are the perfect compliment and show all the mistakes I ... read more [+]couldn't seem to hear on the Dyn's. close [-]
January 7, 2012
Music Background: Pro Producer/Engineer
by Pip Biancamano from NYCEvery once in awhile something comes along that is elegant in design and simplicity that also delivers the goods. Such is the Model 42 Monitor Pair. I first heard these at AES NY on that noisy coventi... read more [+]on center trade show floor and they caught my ear. They have since blown me away. They truly are one of the best small monitor systems on the market. Set up was a snap the only negative was the software install required me to reload the driver after a system restore but then that worked flawlessly as well. I use them with my DAW set up but have already thought of other uses. Build quality also excellent and connectors of great quality. Pinch me I must be dreaming value. Get em' you will not be sorry. close [-]
November 8, 2011
Music Background: Recording engineer/Producer
Pelonis Model 42
by Kevin Sharar from Riverbank CaThese are by far some of the most fun and exiting monitors that I have mixed on. Every recording that I listen to seems to reveal something that I haven't noticed before. the software is sweet and ver... read more [+]y easy to get up and running. The EQ is really cool but I did not feel the need for it . These sound sound amazing as is. The one thing that is really cool is the ability to mute each speaker or both at the same time. Having a lot of fun listening to the production chops on the old Hendrix Zep albums. This is a great deal. Stay thirsty my friends.
August 30, 2011
Music Background: Producer/Engineer
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Pelonis Model 42
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