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The Monkey Banana Turbo 8 are not only ridiculously stylish in appearance, but they also contain serious engineering to achieve the absolute-best acoustic performance. The Bass-reflex acoustic design of Monkey Banana Turbo 8 combines maximum efficiency and optimal bass extension while the medium-density fiberboard construction ensures proper damping of vibrations from the drivers. All of this is done behind a sophisticated industrial design that incorporates modern & minimalist fashion elements. In order to achieve this perfect combination of audio fidelity and appearance, the Monkey Banana Turbo 8 enclosures were designed as a non-regular hexagon instead of the typical rectangle shape of the boring & bland studio monitors you're used to seeing. After careful calculation and experiment Monkey Banana found that the non-regular hexagonal structure is most effective in minimizing standing waves inside the enclosure. Standing waves create audible distortion that can compromise the overall audio fidelity of the speaker. Monkey Banana chose high-density fiberboard (MDF) for the enclosure to not only damp out unwanted resonances, but to ensure a solid and inert structure to mount the drivers to. All internal surfaces are lined with blended wool to further dampen the structure of the speaker cabinet.
The beautiful logo lens on the front of the Monkey Banana Turbo 8 focuses the LED light to clearly project the pride of the brand, yet subtly understating the craftsmanship behind it. This refined approach reflects the quality of the product from the first time you see it.
Monkey Banana Turbo 8 Features:
Monkey Banana Turbo 8 Tweeter
Using high quality pure silk from Europe, the exclusive dome shape perfectly articulates the high frequencies out past 20 kHz. It is designed to have a low resonance (for a low crossover point) but also high power handling. The rare earth neodymium magnet is not only extremely efficient, but also is inherently magnetically shielded. As with all Monkey Banana products, it is made from only the best environment-friendly materials. With high-temperature voice coil, this tweeter is as powerful as it is graceful in its sound reproduction.
Monkey Banana Turbo 8 Woofer
Using exclusive technology from the Aviation industry, the PP carbon fiber / ceramic composite cone strikes a perfect balance between strength and weight. This lightweight yet strong cone ensures an extremely fast transient response from bass notes all the way through to the midrange. The cone geometry also ensures extreme power and heat resistance, whether playing loud rock or subtle classical music. The magnetic structure is a shielded design and of course made from all environment-friendly materials. Made using latest "green" plastic injection molding techniques, the port has been designed to maximize the acoustic output of the woofer. Using the latest in aerodynamic technology, the port effectively tunes the cabinet to the optimum frequency, while minimizing any air turbulence noise from the powerful movement of the woofer. As the woofer moves, the port also acts to move large volumes of air in and out, and ventilate the internal heat generated by the amplifier. Using complex computer simulation, we can perfectly match the woofer to the enclosure design and create an optimal sound reproduction experience.
Monkey Banana Turbo 8 Amplifier
The custom-made amplifier design uses only professional grade multi-layer PC boards (compared with the single sided PC boards used in other speakers). This ensures that the circuitry and components have better reliability and better performance, which in the end means higher fidelity sound. Only audiophile grade components and high-tech SMT manufacturing are using in the making of our products. Our electronic circuitry also must meet the highest European Pb free standard. The custom-made components are carefully selected using the most advanced and demanding industrial standards. The Class-AB power amplifier design is mature and very stable. Its energy-efficient performance ensures maximum efficiency while providing extremely accurate music reproduction. The use of thicker gauge, audiophile grade cables for the woofer and tweeter wiring makes for a lossless signal transmission. Our engineers have thought through each detail of the design to ensure our studio monitor products maintain the highest standards for the most demanding listeners. Made from tempered steel, the extra thick amplifier panel provides excellent heat dissipation, while damping out any vibrations made by the woofer. The panel also features all flush mounting screws to ensure an adequate air seal to the cabinet. Surface is painted matt black using only environment friendly paint. The heat sink constructed from the finest quality aluminum, the heat sink acts to dissipate the heat generated from the amplifier IC chips. The heat sink not only cools the amplifier itself, but also helps to remove heat generated by the drivers as well. Utilizing thermodynamic design, the heat sink is mounted vertically on the amplifier panel which is placed right behind the woofer. Orienting the slots vertically and with sufficient space between them, allows optimum heat removal. The woofer's pistonic motion also helps to dissipate the heat faster, as the heat is then ventilated from the port to the outside of the speaker box.
Monkey Banana Turbo 8 Toroid transformer
The audiophile grade coil provides clean power to the amplifier. Designed to minimize vibration noise, magnetic flux leakage and electromagnetic interference, it is also solidly built - eliminating any potential noise. This toroid guarantees the amplifier will be free from interference while delivering consistently, long-lasting high power.
Monkey Banana Turbo 8 IEC AC input Socket
Global safety lab tested and approved high quality socket. Incorporating an in-line breaker fuse in the assembly assures that no harm is done to the circuit from any unwanted power surges. Within the housing, there is also a conveniently located spare fuse, which can come in handy if you're having a party... The AC socket was designed with power purifier design concept, greatly ensured the stability and purity of the power supply.
Monkey Banana Turbo 8 Screws:
All screws are RoHS complaint and zinc plated. They are created using environment-friendly processing, and forged with ultra-high strength steel. Turbo series engineers have paid careful attention to every detail of the design (right down to the screws) in order to deliver products that reflect quality in every way.
Monkey Banana Turbo 8 Specifications:
Woofer: 4-inch magnetically shielded polypropylene / ceramic membrane
Tweeter: 1-inch silk dome tweeter
Frequency response: 60Hz - 30kHz
Hf - level: -6dB ~ +6 dB variable at 10Khz
Five - level: -6dB ~ +6 dB variable @ 100Hz
Frequency separation: 3kHz
Nf - Amplifier Power: 30W
Hf - Amplifier Power: 20W
Signal RF / LF: > 88dB / 92dB
THD + N @ RatedPower RF / LF: 0.06% / 0.03%
Inputs: XLR / jack - Neutrik Combo jack, RCA input,
S / PDIF - RCA input for digital signals
Outputs: S / PDIF - RCA jack for digital signal transmission
Input selection: Analog or Digital
Channel selection: Left or Right (only for digital signal)
Input impedance: 20k ohms balanced, 10k ohms unbalanced
Input Sensitivity: +4 DBu (balanced),-10dBV (unbalanced)
Gross weight: 6kg
Net weight: 4.5 kg
Pack Size: L287 x B255 x H346 mm
Measurements: L195 x W173 x H245 mm
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