ESI introduces new Aktiv studio monitors

Off the back of their higher end UniK series delivered earlier this year, ESI has announced the release of a new line of affordable studio reference monitors – the Aktiv 05 and Aktiv 08.

Replacing the nEar05/08 eXperience range, the Aktiv 05 and Aktiv 08 boast unparalleled punch in the low-mid frequency thanks to the top quality kevlar driver – a major improvement over the paper and polypropylene drivers used in many comparable speakers.

Plus, thanks to a retuning of all components by German engineers, including a completely revised design of the crossover circuitry plus a higher quality silk dome tweeter, the Aktiv 05 and 08 provide honest sound at an affordable price and are perfect for use in a range of settings.


  • 2-way powered speaker / active studio monitor speaker
  • 5″ or 8″ kevlar curved cone as low frequency driver
  • 1″ silk dome tweeter as HF driver
  • Aktiv 05 output power: 60W (HF 30W, LF 30W)
  • Aktiv 08 output power: 90W (HF 30W, LF 60W)
  • Aktiv 05 frequency response: 50Hz – 20kHz
  • Aktiv 08 frequency response: 40Hz – 20kHz
  • magnetically shielded for desktop operation without electronic interference
  • input connections: XLR / TS1/4″ combo connector, balanced / unbalanced input

The ESI Aktiv monitors are sold as single units with the following RRPs: Aktiv 05: £109.00 and Aktiv 08: £155.00.

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