New studio monitors premiered by home recording pioneer Tascam
Tascam, the company that invented home recording with the release of the Portastudio, has announced the VL-X5 powered home studio monitor system. Designed as an addition to the latest Digital Portastudios or FireWire computer interfaces and control surfaces, each cabinet contains a 5,25\" (13-cm) woofer and a silk-dome tweeter bi-amplified by an power amp delivering 60+30 watts.
The deep cabinet and ported design produce a relative high amount of bass for the size of the system. However, low- and high-frequency controls and an Acoustic Space Control are provided to optimise the speakers\' performance for room placement or listener preference. The components are shielded to prevent magnetic interference if the system is set-up near CRT computer monitors.
The VL-X5 monitors cover nearly the entire range of human hearing, with a frequency response from 45Hz to 22kHz (±3dB). Their amplifiers have very low Total Harmonic Distortion (0.01%) at normal listening levels offering crystal-clear audio playback, and a combo XLR/TRS input jack allows connection to professional equipment.