Munro Sonic EGG150 Monitoring System (Black)
Pair of near-field monitors with a unique monocoque shell construction for zero diffraction interference and power amp
The EGG150 is the original EGG Monitoring System, incorporating a fundamental rethink of the loudspeaker engineering process. Replacing the traditional box shape with a unique and scientifically proven, curved design to virtually eliminate diffraction and resonant effects that would otherwise distort and artificially colour the original sound.
The EGG150 Monitoring System features a pair of analogue EGG speakers with a custom-designed amplifier control unit. Housing all of the electronics inside the amp, rather than inside the EGGs themselves, allows us to maintain the EGG shape on the inside as well as the outside of the speaker chassis.
Each EGG is made with a rigid and resonant-neutral monocoque shell and equipped with a 150mm LF driver and a 25mm HF tweeter. There are blue LEDs above the tweeter in order to assist the user in finding the listening sweet spot upon set up, and can be switched off at the back of the amplifier once the system is set up.
The EGG150 includes custom-designed Nests for the EGGs to sit in. These serve several functions and are intended to facilitate the exact alignment of the speakers in any operational situation.
The contoured surface allows axis tilting either forward or back without obstruction of the base port or cable entry. The material is rubber, as used in proprietary shock mounts and isolation pads.
The EGG150 includes custom-designed Nests for the EGGs to sit in. These serve several functions and are intended to facilitate the exact alignment of the speakers in any operational situation. The contoured surface allows axis tilting either forward or back without obstruction of the base port or cable entry. The material is rubber, as used in proprietary shock mounts and isolation pads.
Custom-Designed Amplifier Control Unit
The amplifier control unit delivers a perfect bi-amplified power match to the EGG drive units, and also boasts a Class A headphone amp as well as an AUX connection for adding an external CD or media player for reference listening. The amplifier offers LF and HF trim pots for each channel to tweak the sound for personal taste and your listening environment, while the front panel has a mid-band control to emulate the mid-range response of both HiFi and NS10 type speakers.
Connectivity from the amplifier to the EGGs comes courtesy of the two included 3m Speakon cables, while the amp's main inputs are balanced XLR. The amplifier's AUX input has Phono connections and has a dedicated volume control with a source selection switch.
- Unique monocoque shell construction (rigid and resonant neutral)
- Near zero diffraction interference (smooth frequency response)
- No internal standing waves (greatly reduced smearing)
- Perfect bass port integration (superb transient response)
- Free standing control unit and integrated amplification with 3m matched speaker cables
- Dual input switching and level control
- Ultra fast and low distortion (4*50W) with 100W/Channel headroom indicator
- Precise 'sweet spot' – unique LED locator guide beams
- EGG Nest base with adjustable vertical alignment (allows for perfect sweet spot in both vertical and horizontal planes)
- Precision trim pots for bass (LF) and High Frequency (HF) calibration
- Critical Mid Frequency equalisation for ‘Hard’, ‘Soft’ or ‘Reference’ (0) listening
Future Music - April 2015
“This is certainly one of the best sounding pairs of speakers I've ever tried."
“…the whole thing is beautifully constructed and remarkably consistent.”
“These are serious contenders for the best monitors in their price range, and perhaps even beyond.”
Build: 10/10 Value: 9/10
Ease of use: 10/10 Versatility: 9/10
MusicTech - March 2015
"...an exceptional sound field, with instruments really occupying specific positions in space around the studio..."
"...an excellent choice for project studios who are on a budget that might not want to invest in multiple monitors, but still want a high-end solution."
"...a solid improvement on an already great pair of monitors."
"The Soft, hi-fi mode, which cuts the midrange, made the monitors easy to listen to for long periods..."
Sound on Sound - January 2015
“In terms of quality these monitors are up against the best in class, which includes models from ATC, ATI, Genelec, Neumann and PMC.”
“...the Eggs tick all the right boxes..."
"They make good mixes sound great, but reveal every flaw in imperfect ones, just as an effective monitor should.”
“The Eggs sound like much bigger monitors than their appearance suggests, with confident lows which don’t suffer from flabby over-tuning”
“Excellent sound quality; detailed and 3 dimensional without being harsh”
AskAudioMag.com - February 2015
"I tested some commercial tracks I’ve mixed and mastered myself and so am very familiar with and heard stuff in there that I’d not realized was there."
"...I could definitely pick out a few things that I would do differently were I mixing from scratch on this system."
"The Egg 150s will give you a very accurate picture of your mixes, with a good solid bass and very detailed mids and top ends."
"...if you’re serious about your production...I’d very much recommend checking the Egg 150s out."
Pro Tools Expert - November 2014
"Immediately the Eggs came across as clean and it felt like a veil had been lifted, not just frequency response wise, but detail and stereo imaging wise too."
"The stereo imaging of the Egg 150 system is simply amazing and so precise. I thought my LS3/5a speakers were good, but these Eggs, made my Rogers sound like cheap tatty speakers."
"...I have to say the Eggs are amazing."
Interface (NL) - July 2015
"The system certainly offers value for money and the sound excels in 'coming loose from the speakers'. Due to that feature alone, the eggs are definitely worth considering."
"The monitors are easily setup in place thanks to the redesigned flexible foot that allows them to focus precisely at ear level. When you look from the listening position right in the bright light you know that the monitors are spot-oriented."
Audio Technology - July 2015
"Audition the EGG150s immediately."
"The results are fantastic."
"Oh the detail! I’ve not heard such a consolidated stereo image from monitors in this price range (or from many more expensive models for that matter)."
"Top-end reproduction is extremely smooth..."
"Exhilarating stereo imaging."
"Balanced, well controlled listening experience."