Ocean Way Audio is unveiling two new near-field monitors at the AES 139th International Convention in New York (Javits Center) at booth 337 – the HR4 and the Pro2A.
Based on the legendary sonic performance of the Ocean Way HR2 speaker, the HR4 is a two-way, self-powered monitor that is at home on a consoles meter bridge or free-standing speaker stands. “We’ve captured the sonic performance of our large horn-based wave guide design, which delivers 100 degree dispersion, and have released this unique speaker in a 24-inch mixing-board-friendly design!” states Allen Sides, OWA Founder and CEO.
Company President Rick Plushner remarks, “The HR4 is our entrée into the near-field market. Producing a portable speaker that meets Allen’s standards was a challenge. Cliff Henricksen, our Director of New Technology, translated Allen’s love of high-impact, stunning sound into a design that’s affordable to the majority of recording community. Its performance and appearance is so unique that it’s likely to receive large crowds at the show.”
The HR4 reproduces a frequency range of 45Hz to over 20kHz with an SPL of 115db; therefore, no sub-woofer is required. However, for those who want to play their mix exceptionally loud, the company offers a companion self-powered sub, the S12A, which pushes levels beyond 118db and frequency response down to 30Hz.”
Plushner continues, “Extending our range of near-field powered monitors, we are also releasing the Pro2A. This speaker has been adapted from the award-winning hi-fi designs of Bruce Marien, Director of Engineering, re-focused for the studio mixing environment. This 2-way speaker also meets Allen’s standards of excellence and offers a unique trapezoid design, reproducing frequencies from 38Hz to 22kHz delivering an SPL of 110db. Pro2A is designed to offer unparalleled performance at a very affordable price.”