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Ocean Way Audio HR3.5 | Twin 12 inch Tri-amped Reference Monitor (Single)
Ocean Way Audio HR3.5 | Twin 12 inch Tri-amped Reference Monitor (Single)

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Ocean Way Audio HR3.5 - Twin 12 inch Tri-amped Reference Monitor (Single)

  • High-resolution 3-way, tri-amped active monitor with ported enclosure and compression-driven horns/waveguides
  • 1" HF driver (500W), 8" LF (500W) mechanically time-aligned with dual 12" sub-bass drivers (2400W)
  • Includes rackmount 3400W/channel 3-channel amplifier with digital and analog inputs, accepting 24-bit/192kHz data streams
  • Proprietary integrated dual/hybrid waveguide system
  • Broad, flat 20Hz22kHz frequency response
  • Ultra-wide sweet spot, rich, detailed, controlled 100 H/40 V dispersion
  • Capable of delivering 120dB SPL with solid bass and center imaging performance
  • May be positioned free-standing or soffit-mounted with supplied remote amplifier
  • Dimensions: 43" H x 17.5 W x 25.5" D; Weight: 185 pounds

When it comes to absolute monitoring accuracy, there's no substitute for large main monitors. An ultra-low-distortion speaker that can flatly reproduce 20Hz–22kHz with rich detail and complete composure — even at 120dB SPL. The Ocean Way Audio HR3.5 Reference Monitor gives you all this, plus, an ultra-wide sweet spot with 100º horizontal and 40º vertical dispersion — all in a floor-standing form factor that doesn't require (although it accommodates) soffit mounting. Built like a fine musical instrument, the HR3.5 Reference Monitor's solid cabinet and carefully selected and matched components include an integrated 2-way dual-horn system with 1" HF and 8" MF drivers, mechanically time-aligned with twin 12" sub-bass drivers. At the core of the acoustic design is Ocean Way's stone-cast, geometrically complex dual/hybrid waveguide system. The system is tri-amplified with OWA’s external state-of-the-art 3,400-watt A-4100 amplifier, which provides analog plus digital inputs with 24-bit/96kHz D/A conversion.

No studio remodeling required
When it comes to hearing what you're doing, there's no substitute for "main" monitors. As small and medium-sized rooms play an increasingly important role in today's content creation, accuracy and robust dynamic range are required from a speaker system with a modest footprint. Enter the Ocean Way Audio HR3.5. OWA's goal with this speaker was to design a more compact monitor that would still produce significant SPLs, while delivering the audiophile sonics for which the company is famous. The HR3.5 is the smallest package they could configure that would be flat to 20Hz and provide the effortless impact and focused dispersion that only well-designed main monitors can produce. Perhaps the best part is that you don't have to hire a studio acoustician to rip out the front wall of your control room. You can soffit-mount them if you wish, but they are designed to perform optimally positioned standalone on the floor in front of the console.

Big monitor bass response and imaging coherence
If you've ever heard a loud playback on the "bigs" (main monitors) in a world-class studio, it's a revelation. For the uninitiated, your first reaction is one of being overwhelmed. After you've caught your breath, the first thing you marvel at is the incredibly tight and deep bass. You feel the crush of a well-recorded kick drum, the sheer girth of a monster synth bass. To record frequencies this low, you've got to be able to hear them. With the Ocean Way Audio HR3.5 Reference Monitor, you can. With their impressively high damping factor and massive cast frames, the HR3.5's twin aluminum-cone 12" sub-bass drivers move serious air with perfectly controlled excursion. For maximum imaging coherence, the HR3.5's twin 12" sub-bass drivers are mechanically time-aligned with the LF and HF drivers, which are encased in their own integrated 2-way dual-horn system.

Ocean Way: a legacy of unerring sonic quality
In 1976, five-time Grammy-winning recording engineer/producer Allen Sides started leasing the former United Western Studios in Hollywood, originally built in 1952 by legendary engineer/audio designer Bill Putnam. In 1988 he purchased the property and changed the name to Ocean Way Recording, and also added Record One in Sherman Oaks to the Ocean Way Family. In 1997 he opened Ocean Way Nashville on Music Row. Over the years, Sides personally worked on over 1,000 albums by top artists like Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Phil Collins, and Alanis Morissette; and it is estimated that albums recorded in Mr. Sides’s studios have sold in excess of one billion copies. Housed in a 16,000 square-foot beachfront villa at the exclusive Eden Rock Resort on the Caribbean island paradise of Saint Barthélemy, Ocean Way St. Barths was created to provide the ultimate creative environment for this level of clientele.

Mr. Sides, who had been building audiophile speakers since he was a teenager, designed the unerringly accurate monitors used in all his control rooms and provided custom designs for many of his clients' studios. The Ocean Way brand had become synonymous with uncompromising sonic quality, and Ocean Way Audio was the next logical step, enabling studios of all sizes to avail themselves of this remarkable technology. Elevate your studio to world-class with Ocean Way Audio HR3.5 Reference Monitors.

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