UK's Unity Audio has announced their new speaker line called "The Pebble and Bam-Bam". I had a chance to audition their highly acclaimed "The Rock" studio monitors a few years ago while working at Metropolis Studios in London. Unity Audio will showcase the speakers at NAMM 2014. Price TBA.
Here's the press release from the website:
"UK manufacturer Unity Audio Ltd is following on from the critically acclaimed Rock MK II and Boulder active monitors with the production of the new active Pebble and Bam Bam.
Like the existing Rock, Boulder and Avalanche sub-woofer monitor models, the Pebble will have a sealed cabinet for fast accurate bass reproduction and feature the same internal cabinet Aperiodic Vent like the Avalanche sub-woofer for extended low frequency range. The Pebbles will be sold and packaged as a pair and will feature a high quality 5" woofer and soft dome tweeter with 2x 180 watt OEM discrete amplifiers and custom crossover. The new models are built with different components to the existing range but still feature high quality parts that are built and tested in the UK.
Designed for critical near-field desktop applications and for those wanting brutally honest monitoring but at a more affordable price point The Pebble will outperform the competition in similar sized cabinets and even larger ones too.
The Bam-Bam is a new concept, again it's a sealed Aperiodic Vent cabinet design and has the same dimensions as The Pebble but it features a single 7" woofer with the same 180 watt discrete amplifier as The Pebble.
The Bam-Bam is not a sub-woofer but should be thought of as an expansion of The Pebble. The Bam Bam will be packed and sold in pairs to run next to or underneath The Pebbles. It transforms The Pebble into a 3 way system with the bass woofer housed in a separate cabinet which will totally eliminate unwanted low frequency cabinet resonance in The Pebble mid and HF range to extend low frequency response and increase SPL. Interconnect cables running power and audio will be supplied with the Bam-Bam package to link audio and power through from The Pebbles.
The Pebble & Bam-Bam are exciting additions to the Unity Audio studio monitoring family, which are used by high profile artists, engineers and producers such as Coldplay, Queens of the Stone Age, Alan Moulder, Mike Crossey. These products will expand Unity Audio's market by making professional monitoring more affordable to home studio users and pros alike."