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Ocean Way Audio HR4 | 2-Way 8 inch Powered Studio Monitor (Single)
Ocean Way Audio HR4 | 2-Way 8 inch Powered Studio Monitor (Single)

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Ocean Way Audio HR4 - 2-Way 8 inch Powered Studio Monitor (Single)

  • High-resolution 2-way, bi-amped active monitor with ported enclosure and compression-driven horns/waveguides
  • 250W bi-amplification (125W HF, 125W LF) with analog and digital inputs
  • Digital Inputs: AES3, 24-bit/192kHz
  • Proprietary integrated dual/hybrid waveguide system
  • Ultra-wide sweet spot, with rich, detailed, controlled 100 H/40 V dispersion
  • Broad, flat 35Hz25kHz frequency response; maximum peak SPL: 116dB
  • Mechanically time-aligned drivers
  • High resolution 1" HF driver with exemplary mechanical linearity
  • Geometrically reinforced 8" aluminum-cone LF driver within ported enclosure
  • 3D printed dual-horn waveguide system for highly detailed imaging

The Ocean Way Audio HR4 is a high-resolution 2-way active studio reference monitor that delivers unerring accuracy with wide dynamic range. The HR4's integrated 24" 2-way dual-horn waveguide system provides an ultra-broad sweet spot with 100º horizontal and 40º vertical dispersion, allowing you to achieve precision monitoring in a variety of environments and placement scenarios, from midfield and nearfield applications to main monitor deployment with a subwoofer. Built like a fine musical instrument, the HR4 incorporates a solid ported cabinet and carefully selected and matched components, including a high-definition 1" tweeter, an aluminum cone 8" LF driver, and state-of-the-art 250-watt bi-amplification with analog plus digital inputs accepting 24-bit/192kHz data streams.

Dual waveguide system delivers an ultra-wide sweet spot
At the heart of the HR4’s acoustic design is Ocean Way Audio's dual/hybrid waveguide system, which serves up a huge 100-by-40-degree monitoring window. Ocean Way designs this structure using high-tech, 3D solid modeling, an ultra-precise process which allows for creating geometrically complex surfaces that facilitate accurate imaging within the system. As a result, the HR4 delivers an amazing 100-degree dispersion pattern over a very wide frequency range. This uniquely broad horizontal sweet spot is rendered with rich detail across a wide area of your listening environment. Solidity of the stereo image — even in the far corners of the room — is maintained due to the highly stable directivity response of the speaker system.

Carefully selected and matched components
The HR4 incorporates a high-definition HF driver with exemplary mechanical linearity. The geometrically reinforced aluminum-cone LF driver has a vented cast aluminum chassis for optimal strength and low compression. Mechanically time-aligned within the ported cabinet, the system is tuned for a seamless transition between the drivers. The two-way active design delivers a superlative level of performance and allows generous placement flexibility within your room while delivering uniform 35Hz–25kH frequency response, and a remarkable 116dB maximum SPL. The HR4’s compact footprint notwithstanding, its impressive low-frequency response eliminates the need for a subwoofer. However, if exceptionally loud playbacks are desired, you should check out the Ocean Way Audio HR4S, which comes with OWA's exceptional S12A Mk II subwoofer, transforming the HR4 into a 3-way monitor system and extending the bass response to 25Hz.

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.e.

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 HR4 Reference Monitors.

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