Brutally Honest Monitoring
The Rock MKII is an incredibly accurate, critically acclaimed 2-way active mixing reference near-field monitor considered by many professionals to be the reference all others are measured by.
Designed for demanding audio professionals spanning a wide range of applications including tracking, mixing and critical mastering applications. The Rock is equally at home sat atop a large-format mixing console or in a high-end studio, a home studio or a mastering facility.
The Rock is equipped with a 100 watt discrete bi-polar low feedback amplifier with custom wound transformers designed by the amp guru Tim de Paravicini of Esoteric Audio Research. Dedicated LF and HF sections result in a very fast, clean and astoundingly accurate audio reproduction.
The Rock uses a 50KHz folded ribbon tweeter designed by ELAC. The 180mm woofer features a 0.2mm aluminum foil that is chemically bonded to a rigid pulp fiber cone. This seamless combination of drivers delivers a frequency response of 37Hz-38kHz +/- 3db, and incredible resolution and detail, and provides a microscopic view of any program material whilst remaining comfortable for long listening periods.
Unlike many near-field monitors the cabinet is a sealed enclosure that doesn’t rely on a resonate port to deliver it’s low-end performance. The advantage of this design philosophy is more accurate bass with better time domain performance and a gradual 12dB per octave roll off as opposed to a 24dB roll off with ported designs. The cabinet is made from 12mm, 9-ply Baltic Birch plywood. A front to rear bracing system is also incorporated to stop cabinet flexing. To add density, mass and rigidity the front baffle is manufactured from 12mm Corian and bonded to the 12mm ply baffle.
Rocks are ideal in a 2.1 or 5.1 system configuration when partnered with an Avalanche Sub-woofer.