A multi-speaker system is a great way to get superior sound in a highly compact form. These monitoring systems consist of a subwoofer to deliver the sub-bass and deep low end and two or more high-quality compact speakers to supply the lows, mids and high frequencies. Surround systems work so well because the low bass frequencies are not directional to our ears. All that bass just seems to come from everywhere. It's the mid and high information that tells us where in the stereo field a sound is located. These multi-speaker systems sound amazing and they really lend themselves to certain recording situations.
The standard stereo setup of two satellite speakers and a subwoofer slots right into home and project studios. Satellite speakers range from 3 to 5 inches in diameter. These surround systems give you the flexibility to maximize space while still achieving great audio quality, or you can give yourself a bit more low mids if you've got a bit more room to accommodate those 5-inch speakers. Some packages even come with bi-amped enclosures for increased clarity and tighter stereo imaging. These multi-speaker systems pack a surprising punch for their diminutive size. If you've been mixing on computer speakers or headphones, do yourself a solid and try this type of setup.
If you're doing 5.1 surround mixes, you owe it to yourself to check out our 5 satellite systems. These systems create an insanely detailed 3D audio field. With a full complement of 4 or 5-inch bass drivers paired with precision ¾-inch tweeters and beefed up by a powerful subwoofer, your 5.1 surround mixes will pop so hard you'll have people ducking for cover. The high output satellite speaker enclosures are optimized to deliver superb imaging with ultra low distortion. Whether you are after superior sound in your project studios, mixing 5.1 surround for movies, or both, a multi-speaker system is the ticket to better sounding mixes.
Not sure how you're going to place all of those speakers inside your space? Most surround systems come with top quality wall mounts, and many also include isolation stands for every speaker to decouple its resonance from whatever they're sitting on. All of our multi-speaker systems come with detailed instructions to aid in your set up.
If you're not used to the unique characteristics of a multi-speaker setup, sizing your new monitoring system can be a bit confusing, even more so if you're making the jump into full 5.1 surround awesomeness. We're here to help with any questions you have regarding placement and best practices when mounting your satellite speakers. Give us a call and speak with one of our super knowledgeable Sales Engineers about your space and recording style. We'll give you all the details you need to help you confidently chose your multi-speaker system. Learn More
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