The choice for top professionals and studios including renowned music producers & recording/mix engineers. The MasterStack12 the ultimate monitoring setup.
The MasterStack12 is a 4.5-way active modular tower system with 10 drive units housed in sealed enclosures spanning 18Hz to 40kHz with vanishingly low distortion, breathtaking dynamic range and ultra-fast transient response. Every driver has an under-hung voice coil moving inside an advanced geometry motor that enables it make extremely long linear excursions. The ring radiator tweeter is incredibly detailed and produces very wide dispersion out to its highest frequencies. The aluminum cone subwoofers, woofers and midranges radiate as perfect pistons to at least 2.5 octaves beyond their respective bandwidths.
The MasterStack12 also features Barefoot's revolutionary MEME(Multi Emphasis Monitor Emulation) technology giving you 4 monitors in one! Despite the advantages of high resolution monitors, Thomas Barefoot realizes that many engineers still use their NS10M's and mix cubes as secondary references. These speakers have long traditions and people find them familiar and useful for focusing in on certain aspects of their mix. However, crowding one's console with those extra boxes degrades the sound field of the primary reference monitors. Not to mention, they are no longer manufactured, they need amplifiers, cable runs, and they consume more studio space. So why not make the Barefoot sound and translate like those speakers as well With the turn of a knob one can switch from the MasterStack12's incredibly revealing "Flat" response to the warmer and sweeter "Hi-Fi" setting, generically emulating the sound of some high-end audiophile gear. The "Old School" setting specifically emulates the sound of the NS10M nearfield, while the "Cube" setting emulates the mid-centric sound of classic mix cubes The idea is not to perfectly replicate every subtle quirk of these venerable old speakers. That would be impossible. However, MEME does capture the essence of how they behave and translate, modeling their frequency, phase and transient responses, dynamic compression and even some of their distortion components. If you are familiar with these classic monitors, you will feel very comfortable working on the MEME settings as well.
Description: 4.5-way active modular tower monitor with MEME Technology
Controls: Analog/AES3 input select, AES3 L/R channels select, Input level stepped attenuator, Subwoofer level, Emulation voice select
Input Impedance: 25k Ohm
Frequency Response18Hz - 50kHz (±3dB)26Hz - 40kHz (±1dB)
Bass Response-3 dB @ 18HzQ = 0.707Slope = 12 dB/octave
Cabinet180 liters total internal volumeSealed sub enclosuresSealed woofer enclosuresSealed woofer enclosureMachined aluminum baffle plateAluminum subwoofer frames function as lateral cabinet bracingLong fiber wool acoustic damping throughout
Crossover Frequencies: 80 / 200 / 800 / 4000 Hz
1″ ring radiatorAdvanced geometry motorRear waveguide chamberAmplifier: 250W Hypex
Midranges2 x 2.5″ aluminum conesAdvanced geometry motor+/- 2 mm linear excursionAmplifier: 250W Hypex
Woofers3 x 7″ aluminum conesAdvanced geometry motor+/- 13 mm linear excursionAmplifier: 500W Hypex
Subwoofers4 x 12″ aluminum conesAdvanced geometry motor+/- 25 mm linear excursionAmplifier: 2400W Hypex
AC Power Input: Nominal 115 VAC or 230 VAC selectable
Power Consumption: Idle: 100W, Maximum: 1800W
Weight:Weight: 280 lbs per tower (127 kg) - no handlesShipping: 325 lbs per tower (147 kg) - no handles
Dimensions HxWxD:Cabinet: 63.0 x 14.4 x 21.9 inches (1600 x 366 x 556 mm)Footprint WxD: 23.0 x 21.5 (584 x 546 mm)