About the Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350
Potent sound from compact bookshelf speakers
Definitive Technology's StudioMonitor 350s deliver deep, rich bass that you wouldn't normally expect from bookshelf speakers. Each has a 5-1/4" woofer and an 8" bass radiator that extends their low-frequency response down to 26 Hz. A 1" aluminum dome tweeter provides smooth highs that blend beautifully with the mids and lows.
Solid build for impressive sound
The StudioMonitor 350s use some of Definitive's best technologies for lifelike upper and midrange clarity. Flush-mounted drivers deliver high and low frequencies to your ears at the same time, for even, realistic sound. Advanced crossovers ensure that each frequency makes it to the right driver, so you hear all the detail and depth of your favorite music and movies. And Definitive Technology clearly paid attention to these speakers' looks high-gloss black end caps and wraparound grille cloth give them a sleek, modern style.
Building a system
The StudioMonitor make excellent front left and right speakers in a surround sound or stereo music setup. You can place them on shelf or mount them on your wall using optional brackets. Pair the 350s with Definitive's C/L/R2002 center speaker, ProMonitor 800 surrounds, and SuperCube III or ProSub 800 for big home theater sound.
- video-shielded to prevent magnetic distortion on tube TVs
- frequency response 26-30,000 Hz
- sensitivity 90 dB
- 8-ohm impedance
- handles up to 200 watts
- 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter
- 5-1/4" woofer
- 8" bass radiator
- keyhole slots
- 5-way binding posts
- high-gloss piano black finish
- 6-15/16" W x 10-7/8"H x 9-3/4"D
- warranty: 5 years
- MFR # MBKG
What's in the box:
- 2 Black bookshelf loudspeakers
- 2 Mounting brackets
- 4 Mounting screws
- Owner's Manual
- Online Product Registration card
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Features & specs
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange Size (inches)||---|
|Woofer Size (inches)||5.25|
|Frequency Response||26-30k Hz|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||28-31|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Overview: The Definitive Technology StudioMonitors are compact bookshelf loudspeakers designed for use in audio/video entertainment systems. Because the StudioMonitors are true full-range speakers with extended low-frequency response they deliver superb performance both as stand-alone speakers and when combined with separate subwoofers. Due to their compact size, wide-range, high power handling, and natural articulate clarity, they are ideal for use as front, center, or surround speakers in a home theater environment. The StudioMonitor 350 loudspeakers feature a high-definition 5-1/4 inch bass/midrange driver with cast magnesium basket pressure-coupled to a 8-inch low bass radiator for outstanding bass response, and an annealed pure aluminum 1-inch dome tweeter for smooth highs. The StudioMonitor 350s use a non-resonant monocoque cabinets featuring elegant piano-gloss black lacquer end cap and wraparound grille cloth styling.
Pressure Coupled Radiator Design: The StudioMonitor bookshelf loudspeakers provide clear, high-definition sound by pressure-coupling a 5-1/4 inch driver to an 8-inch low bass radiator cleverly placed on the side of the speaker's cabinet. This technique increases the lower-midbass radiating area of the speaker without increasing the size of the enclosure. The result is a warm and life-like sound.
High-Definition Cast-Magnesium Basket Drivers: Each StudioMonitor 350 utilizes a 5-1/4 inch high definition cast basket bass/midrange driver for significant performance advantages in the areas of bass reproduction, lifelike midrange clarity and dynamic range. This bass/midrange driver incorporates a deeply drawn mineral-filled polymer cone, combined with butyl rubber surround and dust-cap, a high temperature vented voice coil, and a massive magnet structure. This combination of features assures high definition, superb transient response, high efficiency, high power handling and extended bass response. In addition, they are assembled utilizing an aerodynamically designed, magnetically inert, cast-magnesium basket to minimize internal reflections off the back of the cone and preserve structural and magnetic integrity under all conditions.
Moving Coil Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeters: Each StudioMonitor 350 utilizes a specially annealed pure aluminum 1-inch dome tweeter, suspended by a silk surround and acoustically loaded by a precisely configured phase plug/lens, as well as engineered to assure perfectly controlled, linear movement. This results in smooth extended response (beyond 30 kHz), greatly reduced distortion, improved transient response, wider dispersion and notably higher definition. Magnetic fluid damping is incorporated for ultra high power handling.
Phase-Coherent Linkwitz-Riley Crossover Networks: The sophisticated Linkwitz-Riley crossover network design used in the StudioMonitor 350s equalizes the drivers for linear phase and frequency response. This preserves the phase coherence, transient response and dynamic integrity of the signal for lifelike music and home theater reproduction in your home.
Break-In Period: The StudioMonitor loudspeakers will sound good right out of the box; however, an extended break-in period of 20-40 hours or more of playing is required to reach full performance capability. The break-in period allows the suspensions to work in and results in full bass, a more open midrange, and smoother high frequency reproduction.
Non-Resonant, Low-Diffraction Cabinet: The monocoque cabinets are constructed of high-density medite with 1" thick front and rear baffles, foam damping pads and internal braces. This virtually eliminates resonant cabinet coloration which could otherwise interfere with the pure sound produced by the high definition drivers. The design of the StudioMonitor's cabinets reduce diffraction to an absolute minimum by flush mounting drivers on extremely narrow baffles with radial edges, which are covered by a "frameless grille sock".
Binding Posts: Each StudioMonitor 350 is equipped with a pair of gold-plated, 5-way binding posts to attach your receiver's speaker wire.
Placement: The StudioMonitor 350 loudspeakers are mirror images of one another, with the side-mounted, pressure-coupled woofers located on the opposite sides, so they may be set-up with both woofers facing in or both woofers facing out. Facing the woofers in or out will vary the sound somewhat and which way is best will vary with your room. The StudioMonitor 350 loudspeakers can also be position either vertically or horizontally. If it is used horizontally, make sure the pressure-coupled woofer is facing up. There should be at least 1 to 2-inches of clearance between the speaker's side-mounted woofer and the wall.
Mounting: The StudioMonitor 350s can be simply placed on a bookshelf, table-top, or speaker stand. They can also be hung on the wall using the supplied keyhole brackets.