Munro Sonic Egg 150

Powered Bi-amped Nearfield Monitors with Unique Ovoid Shape, Monocoque Construction, Free-standing Electronics, and Matched Speaker Cables (Pair)
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$2,999.00 (pair)
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Munro Sonic Egg 150
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$2,999.00 (pair)

Revolutionary Studio Monitoring System

The sE Munro Sonic Egg 150 Monitoring System is the reinvention of the wheel. Since the early 1940s, the cabinet's influence over the sound of a loudspeaker has been known, with an ovoid (egg shape) theoretically being the "ideal" cabinet shape. Leave it to sE and noted acoustician Andy Munro to put theory into practice and deliver an arrestingly stylish studio monitor that will astonish you with its accuracy, bass proficiency, volume capabilities, and broad, stable stereo imaging. If you're ready for the next big step in studio monitoring, here it is: the sE Munro Sonic Egg 150 Monitoring System.

sE Munro Sonic Egg 150 Monitoring System at a Glance:
  • Unique ovoid-shaped cabinet
  • Neutral-sounding studio monitors
  • External electronics
Unique ovoid-shaped cabinet

The sE Munro Sonic Egg 150 Monitoring System sports a unique egg shape that generates no internal standing waves. Many studio monitors these days sport a front baffle with rounded edges to reduce diffraction distortion. The Egg goes one better, providing the ultimate front baffle shape, so your mix leaves the drivers and arrives at your ears pure and unadulterated. All this greatly reduces smearing, so you get an ultra-accurate picture of how your music really sounds.

Neutral-sounding studio monitors

The sE Munro Sonic Egg 150 Monitoring System doesn't flatter (but then, you're not looking for that, are you?). The Eggs tell it like it is - revealing your mix in all its glory (warts and all). Which is exactly what you want from your studio monitors. With great monitoring, you can make better-sounding music. Simple, isn't it?

External electronics

It may seem old-school to house active studio monitors' electronics in an external chassis, but it's actually rather cutting-edge. If you think about it, locating electronics in a speaker cabinet along with vibrating drivers is fraught with issues - even if we're not talking about a monocoque cabinet shaped like an egg. Housing the electronics separately lets the seamless cabinet do what it's supposed to, and you get the bonus of having the entire system's controls right at your fingertips.

sE Munro Sonic Egg 150 Monitoring System Features:
  • Unique monocoque shell construction (rigid and resonant neutral)
  • Near zero diffraction interference (smooth frequency response)
  • No internal standing waves (greatly reduced smearing)
  • Perfect bass port integration (superb transient response)
  • Free-standing control unit and integrated amplification with 3m matched speaker cables
  • Dual input switching and level control
  • Ultra fast and low distortion; headroom indicator
  • Precise "sweet spot" LED locator guide beams (may be switched off)
  • Integrated base with adjustable vertical alignment
  • Adjust for perfect sweet spot in both vertical and horizontal planes
  • Precision trim pots for bass (LF) and High Frequency (HF) calibration
  • Critical Mid Frequency equalisation for Hard, Soft, and Reference settings
Transform the way you monitor with the Munro Sonic Egg 150 Monitoring System!

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A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Studio Monitor Buying Guide
Hands On Review: sE Electronics Egg 150
sE Electronics Egg Mids
Se Electronics Eggs

Tech Specs

Powered Yes (Externally)
Power Configuration Bi-amped
LF Driver Size 6.496"
LF Driver Type Dome
LF Driver Material Silk/Neodymium
HF Driver Size 0.984"
HF Driver Type Cone
HF Driver Material Polypropylene
LF Driver Power Amp 50W
HF Driver Power Amp 50W
Total Power 100W
Frequency Range 45Hz-20KHz (-3 dB)
Crossover Frequency 2.1kHz
Maximum Peak SPL 118 dB
Enclosure Type Ported
Input Types 2 x XLR, 2 x RCA
Output Types 2 x speakON
Height 18.307"
Width 11.378"
Depth 10.157"
Weight 14.881 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number MUS-EGG150-MB

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Great Eggs

I bought these at 2012 Gearfest and WOW are they something. I've never owned any monitors or home h-fi gear that even comes close. What they remind me of is the first time I recorded in a REAL studio with soffit mounted JBL professional monitors (but maybe not quite as loud). Even in my unprofessionally treated project studio I can rely on what I hear and the sweetspot is huge. I would highly recommend these to anyone that is looking for PRO monitoring!
Music background: Recording, Producing, Pro Musician
5/5

Review of the sE Electronics Munro Egg 150 Monitoring System

I've had my SE Munro Egg 150's for a couple of weeks now and couldn't be happier. The setup was intuitively easy. The manual is brief but gives the all the essential information and setup advice I needed. The speakon connections have a nice, secure feel to them. The 'aiming LEDs' work great. I still haven't turned mine off...they're not that annoying to me. I have my Eggs sitting on my studio console, on acoustic foam padding, angled downward to the listening position, ~4 feet apart and ~2 feet from the back wall. The sound is outstanding. My experience was consistent with the published reviews to date but the psycho-acoustic experience goes beyond that description. The transparency is incredible. The imaging is precise and remarkably 'durable' if you're a little out of position. Even though I had read the bass response was exceptional for monitors of this size, I was totally unprepared for the experience. The bass is tight, well-defined and very clear with no appreciable smearing that I could hear on my reference material. I was very pleasantly surprised at how low the monitors reached. Just as a note, I have found the mid range cut/boost to be very subtle to my listening experience. Finally, the monitors do have plenty of clean, undistorted power...more than I will ever need. I highly recommend these to anyone looking to upgrade their studio monitoring.
Music background: Songwriter, vocalist, keyboardist, home studio recording

Sweetwater Advice

Geoff Allen

I recently upgraded my studio mains to the sE Electronics Munro Egg 150 monitoring system. Instantly, I was amazed at the level of detail the Eggs revealed in my mixes; they bring out the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Eggs have eliminated the "guesswork" I'm so used to from my old studio monitors and has yielded a level of translation I hadn't experienced before. Due to their stunning accuracy, the Eggs have exponentially sped up the mixing process for me. The "dummy proof" sweet spot indicators are super helpful in nailing the speaker placement. Bottom line: if you want your mixes to sound and translate better, you need these speakers!

Mitch Gallagher

Studio monitor design is an exercise in compromise, since there are so many variables. One example is the cabinet that houses the monitor. The materials that comprise the cabinet make a difference, and the physical shape of the monitor makes a difference. Parallel surfaces within the cabinet create resonances, edges on the exterior can create diffraction, and on and on. Theoretically, an ideal monitor would be a perfect sphere, with no edges and no parallel surfaces. Now, sE Electronics, working with acclaimed acoustician and monitor designer Andrew Munro, have come up with a design that approaches that perfect ideal with the new Egg 150 monitors. The Eggs (as you might guess from the name) are egg-shaped, which is a very good compromise between eliminating parallel surfaces but still being practical. They're made from a very lightweight synthetic material and feature integral stands. There's a port on the lower front of the cabinet. Onboard electronics would interfere with the interior acoustics of the cabinets, so all of the electronics are housed in an external rackmountable unit that offers dual inputs and subtle mid-shaping EQ control. As a nice feature, the Eggs have built-in LEDs that make proper setup for ideal listening a snap. (You can turn the aiming LEDs off so they aren't shining in your eyes all the time.) In use, I was impressed with three aspects of the Eggs: First, for this size of monitor (6.5-inch woofer, 1-inch tweeter), they have astounding low-frequency output. The bass is tight, solid, and full, and extends quite low. Second, the midrange clarity. The Eggs are revealing without sounding sterile. Third, how loud they play while retaining clarity. There's plenty of juice here for "visceral" listening! Some may be inclined to write off the Eggs as a gimmick, but I can tell you that these monitors deliver on all that is promised. I found them a breeze to both track and mix on, and was loath to let them go from my studio! Once you hear these monitors, you'll be convinced that Eggs are the way to go.
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See also: Powered Monitors, Munro Sonic, Munro Sonic Active Monitors