Dave Upton

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Focal’s Solo6 Be studio monitors are the first “pro audio” product I’ve reviewed here on HTF. Why review them? Largely because the folks who perform the surround mix on the movies, music and games we all enjoy are typically doing so on this exact type of speaker.
Ask anyone who professionally records or produces music what they listen on in the studio, and they’ll invariably tell you they use active (powered) studio monitors. There’s a good reason for this, which mostly comes down to the difficulty of finding a powerful, uncolored and affordable amp that works with the specific design of a given speaker. Studio monitors like the Focal Solo6 Be on the other hand, come from the factory with an amplifier built in. This amplifier is typically designed to drive the exact drivers in the monitor, and includes tone controls to let the listener dial in exactly what they are after. Add on the requirement to take a line-level source directly from a mixing board, the ability to effortlessly...
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Thanks for this review. I run JBL LSR 305 studio monitors on my desktop system.
 

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