Fluid Audio FX80 8" Single Point Source Coax Reference Monitor, Bi-Amplified 110w 35Hz - 22kHz (+/-3db)

Fluid Audio FX80 8" Single Point Source Coax Reference Monitor, Bi-Amplified 110w 35Hz - 22kHz (+/-3db)
$249.00

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Offering a wide frequency response in a space-saving enclosure, the Fluid Audio FX80 8" Single Point Source Coax Reference Monitor, Bi-Amplified 110w 35Hz - 22kHz (+/-3db) active studio monitor that's ideal for producers, engineers, musicians, and audio editors in small- and medium-sized rooms.

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Offering a wide frequency response in a space-saving enclosure, the Fluid Audio FX80 8" Single Point Source Coax Reference Monitor, Bi-Amplified 110w 35Hz - 22kHz (+/-3db) active studio monitor that's ideal for producers, engineers, musicians, and audio editors in small- and medium-sized rooms. The coaxial design arranges the drivers in a stacked point-source configuration to ensure phase-accurate emanation of sound.

A full 110W of bi-amped Class-D amplification drives the 8" paper pulp woofer and 1.2" soft-dome tweeter, which are loaded in a vinyl-wrapped MDF cabinet outfitted with a bass-reflex slot port. The resulting sonic range is an impressive 35 Hz to 22 kHz frequency response from a monitor that can be placed in a variety of locations, even close to a wall.DIP switches and an accompanying guide on the FX80's rear panel make it easy to tune the monitor to your room and listening preferences; tweak high- and mid-frequency EQ, bass cutoff, and acoustic space attenuation. Also found on the rear panel are the input jacks—a balanced 3-pin XLR, a balanced 1/4" TRS, an unbalanced RCA—and a volume knob.

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Read what Pro Tools Expert thinks about the FX80 as your next monitor for full ATMOS setup. Or combined with our FX50.

Fluid Audio FX80  8" Single Point Source Coax Reference Monitor, Bi-Amplified 110w 35Hz - 22kHz (+/-3db) Features:

New, contoured baffle enclosure design

Keeping true to the original “keyhole” design, the FX enclosure has been updated with a complex radius front baffle, which not only looks pretty cool, it improves cabinet diffraction.

Coaxial driver

Mounted in the center of the woofer is a 30mm silk dome tweeter in a coaxial configuration. Using this technology (unique in its price range) makes it a “point source” device, meaning that all the sound emanates from a single point – not points that are 10″ apart. This is crucial for improving off-axis response but also allows for a more compact footprint cabinet.

Boundary compensation DIP switches

Sometimes the spaces where we mix aren’t the most forgiving acoustically
(especially if you’re in a home studio).
The FX series monitors come equipped with boundary control EQ switches, that allow you to compensate for spaces that may not have been “tuned” or just need to be adjusted due to their proximity to the wall behind them. There is also a guide conveniently printed on the rear panel to show how the DIP switches work, and a more detailed explanation in the user guide.

Class D and DSP powered

Another update from the Fader Series is Class-D amplification. More clean, reliable power, more headroom, and also a standalone powerful DSP integration.
The digitally controlled crossover makes each speaker more consistent. The new FX series is truly a 21st Century reference monitor at home in any recording studio.

LED indicator on front baffle

The illuminated LED on the front panel is not only a status indicator, displaying whether the FX monitor is on, off, or on standby, but also acts as an alignment beacon that allows you to properly align your speakers to your ear level.

Front-loaded slot port design

The bass-reflex slot port tunes the cabinet to maximize the bass output efficiency of the speaker. It is placed on the front panel not only to directly radiate the bass energy towards the listener but also for flexibility of placement in your studio.

Updated Tweeter Grille protection

The FX coax design, with the tweeter suspended in the middle of the woofer,
is very robust. As such, it provides outstanding protection for the woofer itself. However, the tweeter needs protection as well, this is why we added a small, steel perforated grille to protect the delicate silk diaphragm of the tweeter.

"Imaging and Depth"

It's one thing to put high-quality speaker drivers in a cabinet with an amplifier and call it a great speaker. But for a transparent reference monitor, that is only the beginning.

Painstaking crossover design and listening sessions were undertaken to optimize not only a flat on-axis frequency response but a depth of soundstage that has become the hallmark of Fluid Audio monitors.
This ensures that your mix will not only sound great on your FX speakers but will translate to speaker systems outside the studio as well.

Bracket Mounts on rear panel

M6 screw mounts and included screws enable wall or ceiling mounting using LD Systems SAT WMD 10 bracket. This, along with the lightweight class-D amplifiers, make the perfect solution for Dolby ATMOS and other immersive systems that require overhead channels of audio.

A Coaxial Monitor for the 21st Century

The Fluid Audio Coaxial speaker design is notably different from traditional coaxial designs. Coaxial monitors in the ’50s and 60’s placed the high-frequency driver behind the woofer, “porting” the high frequency through the woofer’s voice coil opening. This design effectively used the woofer’s cone as the waveguide, or horn. Since the woofer’s cone is constantly moving (sometimes dramatically as it plays bass frequencies), there is a significant amount of Intermodulation distortion and audible smearing that happens as the high frequency radiates off the woofer’s cone.
The coaxial design of the Fluid Audio FX and FPX series places the high-frequency device in front of the woofer, secured to a fixed post. The tweeter is mounted in a hard plastic waveguide that allows the high frequencies to flow uninterrupted, so there is no audio smearing from the woofer’s movements. By using the on-board DSP, 48 and 36db per octave Linkwitz-Riley slopes not only perfectly blend the low and high frequencies, but are also used to filter out acoustic anomalies inherent in coax designs (as the tweeter does not have a full-size baffle to radiate from.) In addition to these unique benefits, users get all the other known benefits of a coaxial driver – Symmetrical off-axis response (which creates a bigger, more even, and consistent sweet spot) and that being a “point source” device, which allows better phase coherence between drivers resulting in extremely realistic imaging. Whether upright or laid on its side, the Fluid Coaxial design will perform identically making studio positioning easier and more user-friendly.
Fluid Audio FX80  8" Single Point Source Coax Reference Monitor, Bi-Amplified 110w 35Hz - 22kHz (+/-3db)

What's In the Box:

  • Fluid Audio FX80 8" 2-Way 110W Coaxial Active Studio Monitor (Single)
  • Power Cable
  • Set of Stick-On Rubber Feet
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Specifications

Brand Fluid Audio
Manufacture SKU FX80
UPC 858445004783
Frequency response 35Hz-22kHz (+/- 3dB)
Crossover frequency 2.4kHz
Low-frequency amplifier power 60 watts
High-frequency amplifier power 50 watts
Signal-to-noise 90dB (typical A-weighted)
Polarity The positive signal at + input produces outward LF one displacement
Input impedance 20 k ohms balanced, 10 k ohms unbalanced
Max SPL 107dB Max SPL
Power 100V-240V ~50/60 Hz
Protection RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn-on/off transient, subsonic filter, external mains fuse
Cabinet Vinyl-laminated MDF
Size (single monitor) 13.4" x 10" x 11.6" ,  340mm x 254mm x 295mm
Weight (each) 17.2 lbs / 7,8 kg