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LOUDSPEAKERS

At Solid State Sound we specialise in solid state sound recorders, often portable ones, whose recordings will be transferred to a PC or Mac. Hence the speakers we offer need to be designed for accurate near-field monitoring whilst being magnetically shielded so they do not distort video or computer monitors nearby. For convenience they also need to be of manageable size and active (i.e. have in-built amplification). We have tested a fair few pairs of such loudspeakers and rejected most of them usually because they sound 'boxy' (as is often the case with small speakers) and are therefore simply not accurate enough to monitor your recordings properly. The Fostex branded options we offer here are, in our view, as accurate as speakers of this size can be, as well as being well made, practical and affordable...

Denon DN-508S - £369

Denon DN-506S - £299

Denon DN-308S - £189

Denon DN-306S - £159

Fostex PM0.5d - £269

Fostex PM0.4d - £119

Fostex PM0.3d - £59

Fostex 6301NB • 6301NX • 6301NE • 6301ND - from £209

DENON DN-508S  •  DN-506S
Large Compact Active Tri-Amplified Monitor & Presentation Loudspeakers



Accurate uncoloured performance for critical audio production monitoring as well as for highly intelligible corporate presentation
The DN-508S and DN-506S are compact 3-way tri-amplified speakers capable of exceptionally high performance, suitable for close and medium field critical monitoring, as well as corporate presentations. They are ideal for situations where no-compromise acoustic performance is needed, but where complicated setups and elaborate stacks of external equipment are not feasible or possible. It features studio-grade acoustics, luxurious aesthetics, and innovative proximity controls for flexible placement options.

Top Shelf Components
Their integral power amplifiers provide clear, dynamic sound reproduction for mid- and small-size meeting and presentation spaces. They use a custom high-quality midrange driver specifically intended to cover the critical middle frequencies. Most of the everyday sounds we hear—voices, instruments like saxophone and guitar, naturally-occurring sounds like handclaps, footsteps and slamming doors—are midrange frequencies. Having a driver specifically dedicated to their reproduction maximizes clarity and detail, ideal for situations requiring exceptional speech intelligibility.

The midrange and tweeter are mounted in line with each other (the tweeter is mounted at the apex of the midrange) at precisely the same point in space. Doing so means the sound of the two drivers integrates perfectly, without the audibly-distracting time/arrival distortion of widely-spaced drive units. Instead, our in-line driver design propagates its output in a seamless, uninterrupted time envelope, markedly improving definition and clarity.

A fortuitous by-product of the in-line midrange/tweeter array is that the speaker’s cabinet is no larger than that of a conventional 2-way speaker.

The woofers and midrange are made of Kevlar®. This is an ideal driver diaphragm material because it is incredibly strong, stiff and light. It provides an exceptionally fast transient attack, excellent sensitivity and great resistance to cone flexing and resonant breakup at high power levels.

High-Powered 3-Way Internal Amplification
Three individual internal amplifiers provide power to each of the three speaker elements. These amplifiers are specifically tailored to the drivers they are matched with, for seamless operation and system synergy that is virtually impossible to equal using bulky, expensive outboard amplifiers and passive speakers.

Smooth-sounding, high-current Class A/B amplification provides ample headroom for even the most demanding situations. The carefully selected crossover points divide the frequency spectrum into very precise bands so that each individual driver only handles the exact frequency range where it is most accurate.

The amplifiers have specialized internal output current limiting circuitry to protect against distortion and overheating, as well as a muting on/off circuit to prevent speaker transient on-off "pops." There is also a subsonic filter and an external mains fuse. All of this ensures ideal amplifier behaviour at all times, without any unpleasant noises or distractions.
 

Comprehensive Control and Adjustment Capability
The versatile three-band EQ (± 6dB at 100Hz, 1kHz, 10kHz) gives you the flexibility to shape the sound to match your listening environment, without the need for expensive external equalization.

A three-position proximity control adapts each speaker’s bass response for placement next to or away from walls, so its sound is always clear and well-balanced, regardless of its position in the room.

Total Capability
Everything Denon Professional has done in the design of the DN-508S and DN-506S yields a speaker of uncompromised quality, with acoustics suitable for demanding, no-compromise applications and the build quality to deliver that performance year after year.

As a finishing touch, these monitors each come with a detachable metal grille framed by an elegant liquid-smoke metallic trim. When powered on, a blue LED assists with placement orientation. The grilles attach to the baffle board by way of hidden neodymium magnets, which ensures a smooth, fastener-free appearance, adding the final refined touch to its sophisticated design.

  • Co-axial mid/hi drivers for vocal clarity

  • 8” woven Kevlar low frequency driver (DN-508S)

  • 6.5” woven Kevlar low frequency driver (DN-506S)

  • 5.25” woven Kevlar mid frequency driver

  • 1” silk-dome tweeter

  • Versatile 3-band EQ

  • Class A/B tri-amplification: DN-508S - 220 watts (split 150/35/35), DN-506S - 160 watts (split 110/30/20)

  • 4 VESA mounts on bottom panel and M10 rigging port
     

DEN-DN-508S-1

DENON DN-508S Monitor/Presentation Loudspeaker
(SINGLE SPEAKER, Black)
NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

£369 (single) including Vat

DEN-DN-508S-2

DENON DN-508S Monitor/Presentation Loudspeaker
(PAIR OF SPEAKERS, Black)

NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

£699 (pair) including Vat

DEN-DN-506S-1

DENON DN-506S Monitor/Presentation Loudspeaker
(
SINGLE SPEAKER, Black)
NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

£299 (single) including Vat

DEN-DN-506S-2

DENON DN-506S Monitor/Presentation Loudspeaker
(PAIR OF SPEAKERS, Black)

NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

£569 (pair) including Vat

DENON DN-308S  •  DN-306S
Medium & Small Compact Bi-Amplified Active Monitor & Presentation Loudspeakers


Outstanding performance for near-field monitoring, presentations, meetings and multimedia reproduction
The two-way DN-308S and DN-306S are premium bi-amplified loudspeakers, designed to support near-field monitoring, presentations, meetings and critical multimedia playback. Featuring studio-grade acoustics, luxurious aesthetics, and innovative proximity controls for flexible placement options.

Top Quality Components
Their powerful integral amplifiers provide you with clear, dynamic sound reproduction for mid- and small-size meeting and presentation spaces. Combining 1.25-inch silk dome tweeter with an 8-inch (DN-308S) or 6-inch (DN-306S) woven Kevlar woofer, they offers a dynamic, wide-range frequency response far beyond the capabilities of the conventional laptop speakers or in-wall or ceiling speakers often used in these circumstances. A three-position proximity control adapts its bass response for placement next to or away from walls, so the sound is always clear and well balanced, regardless of its position in the room.

Standard VESA mounting holes on the bottom panel of the cabinet expand your placement options from just tabletops and shelves to wall and ceiling surfaces. Balanced XLR and ¼-inch (6.3mm) inputs ensure simple connection to common audio sources.

A custom high-frequency waveguide precisely focuses and directs the treble energy into the listening field, ensuring a solid and stable sonic image while minimizing the random acoustic “scatter” that would otherwise cause the acoustic image to be unfocused and indistinct.

High-Powered Internal Amplification
Two individual internal amplifiers provide power to each of the speaker elements. These amplifiers are specifically tailored to the drivers they are matched with, for seamless operation and system synergy that is virtually impossible to equal using bulky, expensive outboard amplifiers and passive speakers.

Smooth-sounding, high-current Class A/B amplification provides ample headroom for even the most demanding situations. The carefully selected crossover points divide the frequency spectrum into very precise bands so that each individual driver only handles the exact frequency range where it is most accurate.

Beautiful Aesthetics and Thoughtful User-Friendly Touches
Finally, note the close attention to their cabinet details as well. It’s radiused at the edges to aid dispersion and reduce audibly-destructive edge diffraction. Also, the cabinet’s internal bracing has been optimized to ensure that the drivers have a solid, vibration-free platform from which to launch their sound, and it used computer calculations to determine the woofer port’s characteristics for the best possible bass response.

The speakers come with detachable metal grilles framed by an elegant liquid-smoke metallic trim. When powered on, a blue LED assists with placement orientation. The grille attaches to the baffle board by way of hidden neodymium magnets, which ensures a smooth, fastener-free appearance, adding the final refined touch to its sophisticated design.

  • 8” woven Kevlar low frequency driver (DN-308S)

  • 6.5” woven Kevlar low frequency driver (DN-306S)

  • 1” natural silk dome high frequency driver

  • Class A/B bi-amplification: DN-308S - 130 watts (split 70/60), DN-306S - 160 watts (split 60/40)

  • 3-Position Acoustic Space control

  • 4 VESA mounts on bottom panel and M10 rigging port

DEN-DN-308S-1

DENON DN-308S Monitor/Presentation Loudspeakers
(SINGLE SPEAKER, Black)

NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

£189 (single) including Vat

DEN-DN-308S-2

DENON DN-308S Monitor/Presentation Loudspeakers
(PAIR OF SPEAKERS, Black)

NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

£359 (pair) including Vat

DEN-DN-306S-1

DENON DN-306S Monitor/Presentation Loudspeakers
(SINGLE SPEAKER, Black)

NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

£159 (single) including Vat

DEN-DN-306S-2

DENON DN-306S Monitor/Presentation Loudspeakers
(PAIR OF SPEAKERS, Black)

NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

£299 (pair) including Vat

FOSTEX PM0.5d
Large Compact Active Near Field Monitor Loudspeakers


Click here for PM0.5d Owners Manual

The large compact active PM0.5d is Fostex's top-end nearfield monitor in their respected PMD-Series and is primarily designed for use with desktop PC or Mac based audio workstations when editing and processing audio in post production.

Driven by a new high efficiency 35w (LF) and 23w (HF) high efficiency digital amplifier (one in each speaker) and with Fostex's latest 5" woofer and 3/4" silk-dome tweeter drivers, this attractive bookshelf-sized speaker is an impressive sounding monitor system at surprisingly modest cost.

Constructed from quality materials and with a professional quality matt finish to the front baffle, the PM0.5d is available in a choice of Black or White finish.

  • Enclosure type: 2 way bass reflex

  • Tweeter: 3/4-inch soft dome

  • Woofer: 5-inch fibreglass diaphragm

  • Frequency Response: 55Hz – 30kHz

  • Rated Output Power: Low: 35W High: 23W

  • Inputs: XLR, 1/4" Jack, Phono

  • Impedance: 10Kohm or higher

  • Nominal Input Level: -10dBV

  • Cross-over Frequency: 2kHz

  • Dimensions: 270 (H) x 165 (W) x 214.5 (D) mm

  • Weight: 4.5kgs per speaker

FTX-PM0.5DB

Fostex PM0.5d Monitor Loudspeakers (pair, black)
NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

£255 pair including Vat

FTX-PM0.5DW

Fostex PM0.5d Monitor Loudspeakers (pair, white)
AVAILABLE TO SPECIAL ORDER - NORMALLY AVAILABLE WITHIN 3-5 DAYS OF ORDER

 

£255 pair including Vat

FOSTEX PM0.4d
Medium Compact Active Near Field Monitor Loudspeakers


Click here for PM0.4d Owners Manual

The medium compact PM0.4d is Fostex's mid-sized nearfield monitor in their respected PMD-Series and is primarily designed for use with laptop PC or Mac audio workstations when editing and processing audio in post production.

Driven by a new high efficiency 25w (LF) and 16w (HF) high efficiency digital amplifier (one in each speaker) and with Fostex's latest 4" woofer and 3/4" silk-dome tweeter drivers, this attractive bookshelf-sized speaker is an impressive sounding monitor system at surprisingly modest cost.

Constructed from quality materials and with a professional quality matt finish to the front baffle, the PM0.4d is available in a choice of Black or White finish.

  • Enclosure type: 2 way bass reflex

  • Tweeter: 3/4-inch soft dome

  • Woofer: 4-inch fibreglass diaphragm

  • Frequency Response: 60Hz – 30kHz

  • Rated Output Power: Low: 25W High: 16W

  • Inputs: 1/4" Jack, Phono

  • Impedance: 10Kohm or higher

  • Nominal Input Level: -10dBV

  • Cross-over Frequency: 2kHz

  • Dimensions: 220 (H) x 130 (W) x 169 (D) mm

  • Weight: 2.8kgs per speaker

FTX-PM0.4DB

Fostex PM0.4d Monitor Loudspeakers (pair, black)
NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

 

£195 pair including Vat

FTX-PM0.4DW

Fostex PM0.4d Monitor Loudspeakers (pair, white)
AVAILABLE TO SPECIAL ORDER - NORMALLY AVAILABLE WITHIN 3-5 DAYS OF ORDER

 

£195 pair including Vat

FOSTEX PM0.3d
Small Compact Active Near Field Monitor Loudspeakers


Click here for PM0.3d Owners Manual

These desktop compact PM0.3d speakers are Fostex's small portable nearfield monitors in their respected PMD-Series. They are intended for occasional setups with laptop PC or Mac audio workstations when editing and processing audio on location. Or even simply as conveniently sized office PC speakers.

Driven by new high efficiency 15w (LF) and 15w (HF) high efficiency digital amplifier (one in the RH Speaker) and with Fostex's latest 3" woofer and 3/4" silk-dome tweeter drivers, these attractive desktop speakers pack a punch that belies their small size.

Constructed from quality materials and with a professional quality matt finish to the front baffle, the PM0.3d is available in a choice of Black or White finish.

  • Enclosure type: 2 way bass reflex

  • Tweeter: 3/4-inch soft dome

  • Woofer: 3-inch fibreglass diaphragm

  • Frequency Response: 110Hz – 20kHz

  • Rated Output Power: Low: 15W High: 15W

  • Inputs: Stereo Mini-Jack, Phono

  • Impedance: 10Kohm or higher

  • Nominal Input Level: -10dBV

  • Cross-over Frequency: 2.65kHz

  • Dimensions: 185 (H) x 100 (W) x 130 (D) mm

  • Weight: 2.9kgs total (RHS - 1.49kgs, LHS - 1.44kgs)

FTX-PM0.3DB

Fostex PM0.3d Monitor Loudspeakers (pair, black)
NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

£105 pair including Vat

FTX-PM0.3DW

Fostex PM0.3d Monitor Loudspeakers (pair, white)
AVAILABLE TO SPECIAL ORDER - NORMALLY AVAILABLE WITHIN 3-5 DAYS OF ORDER

 

£105 pair including Vat

FOSTEX 6301N SERIES
Robust Portable Active Location Monitors / Presentation Speakers


Rear Panels of all versions
6301NB - 6301NX - 6301NE - 6301ND

The Industry Standard Fostex 6301 Series is now the 6301N Series (N for New). Because it has recently been updated with a new in-built 20 watt amplifier, doubling the power of its predecessor, to match its new, improved 10cm full range driver to deliver an even bigger punchier sound, full of clarity from such a small, versatile monitor. Best used in pairs, they accept any line level input, so they are ideal for use with instruments in project studios, on stage, in remote recording vehicles, video productions & multimedia presentations. A very versatile speaker indeed, and now even better than ever.

Manufactured from cast aluminium, these great little monitors have earned a high reputation among production, broadcast & presentation professionals for being rugged & road worthy.

 

Four versions of the 6301N are available: the 6301NB with its 1/4" Jack input, the 6301NX with its choice of 1/4" Jack or XLR inputs, the 6301NE which is an electrically balance version, and the digital 6301ND with its choice of AES/EBU XLR input or analogue 1/4" Jack input.

The optional Fostex EB6301 vertical/horizontal bracket (shown above) enables any version of the 6301N to be permanently installed.
 

  • Magnetically shielded type 10cm full range speaker

  • Built-in D-class power amplifier with 20W output power

  • Auto Standby mode for energy saving

  • Power on/off switch

  • Rotary level control

  • Automated protection circuit

  • Lightweight yet rugged enclosure

  • Compact size & high quality sound output

  • Optional 9610 Bracket (vertical / horizontal)

  • 1/4" Jack input (6301NB version)

  • XLR & 1/4" Jack input (6301NX & NE versions)

  • AES/EBU digital input with additional unbalanced analogue 1/4” jack input (6301ND version)

  • Digital Through terminal for multiple connections (6301ND only)

  • Multi-voltage power supply with detachable IEC lead

  • Dimensions : 120(W) x 189(H) x 120(D)mm

  • Weight : Approx. 2.2kg
     

  • Click here for 6301N Owners Manual

  • Click for 6301N Specifications Sheet
     

FTX-6301NB

Fostex 6301NB Analogue Active Monitor (single speaker)
NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

£229 each including Vat

FTX-6301NX

Fostex 6301NX Analogue Active Monitor (single speaker)
NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

 

£259 each including Vat

FTX-6301NE

Fostex 6301NE Analogue Active Monitor (single speaker)
NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

 

£239 each including Vat

FTX-6301ND

Fostex 6301ND Digital Active Monitor (single speaker)
NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

£309 each including Vat

FTX-EB6301

Fostex EB6301 Optional Mounting Bracket for all 6301N versions(single bracket) NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

£25 each including Vat

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