The Footprint01 is an active 3-way speaker that shares the same Thomas Barefoot signature designs. Dual-Force technology opposing sub woofers and dual ring radiator tweeter
The Barefoot Sound Footprint01 features dual opposing 8-inch paper cone subwoofers, a 4-inch aluminum cone midrange driver and a 1-inch dual ring radiating tweeter, components that all share a lineage with Barefoot's other products.
The 2-way DSP crossover feeds dual Class D amplifier modules that drive the subwoofers with 500W of power and deliver 150W to the mid- and high-frequency drivers. There is a passive crossover network between the midrange driver and the tweeter. The midrange woofer is positioned above the tweeter in an unusual speaker geometry that creates the acoustic focus in the center of the cabinet.
Thomas Barefoot's approach to reference monitor speaker design has always been to provide audio professionals with exemplary sound quality, wide dynamic range and bass extension at every stage of the audio production process, from recording through mixing to mastering. But not every project begins or ends in a high-end studio that offers Barefoot MicroMain or MasterStack monitors. The new Footprint01 model is Barefoot Sound's response to evolving modern workflows, making the company's ultra-high performance technologies available to audio professionals working in home-based facilities, smaller writing, editing or post production rooms, or on the road. Now, composers, songwriters, musicians, beat-makers, post production specialists and others can benefit from the Barefoot sound, whatever their work environment.
MEME Technology Voice Emulation
Dual Ring Radiator Tweeter
650 Watts of Power
Description: 3-way active monitor with MEME voice emulation Controls: Input level stepped attenuator, MEME voice select Input Impedance: Balanced XLR, 50k Ohm Impedance Sensitivity: 90dB @ 1 meter with -15dBV input signal (Level control set to 0dB)
36Hz - 45kHz (±3dB)
45Hz - 40kHz (±1dB)
-3 dB @ 36Hz
Q = 0.707
Slope = 18 dB/octave
18 liters total internal volume
Sealed woofer and midrange enclosures
Machined aluminum baffle plate
Long fiber wool acoustic damping throughout
Crossover Frequencies: 250 / 3600 Hz (Passive crossover between Midrange and Tweeter) Tweeter: 1 ring radiator, Low distortion motor, Rear waveguide chamber Midrange: 4.0 aluminum cone, Aluminum phase plug, Low distortion motor, +/- 3.5 mm linear excursion Woofers: 8 paper cone, +/- 9.5 mm linear excursion High Frequency Amplifier: 150W Low Frequency Amplifier: 500W AC Power Input: 85 VAC to 265 VAC Power Consumption: Idle: 2W, Maximum: 765W
Speaker: 35 lbs each (16 kg)
Shipping: 44.5 lbs each (20.2 kg)
Cabinet: 14.0 x 9.5 x 13.0 inches (356 x 241 x 330 mm)
Overall: 14.0 x 10.25 x 13.6 inches (356 x 260 x 345 mm)
In the modern workflow, have a versatile and high level listening is essential to deliver a compatible and well balanced work.
These speakers are a tremendous way to improve yourself and your skills. The Footprint are a real mirror of your ability.
Could be hard at beginning!!! :-)
May 22, 2018
Truly amazing speakers....definitely worth extra money.
Very detailed and great imaging....thumbs up
July 12, 2017
What I mean is they suck the guesswork out of processing my files! The enclosure just disappears and you quickly realize how used you were to hearing vibrations in the speaker cabinet. The bass and midrange detail is amazing to say the least. Now I hear what they hear....everything!!