TransAudio Group, U.S. distributor of Sonodyne products, has introduced the new 2-way SM200AK powered nearfield studio monitor.
The new SM 200AK, the largest in Sonodyne’s Reference Series line, incorporates an 8-inch Kevlar woofer and 1-inch metal dome tweeter, respectively powered by 150-watt and 100-watt class A/B amplifier modules, room compensation electronics, and a rigid die-cast aluminum front baffle with non-parallel wood sides.
The class A/B amplifiers offer big, classic power supplies, which clip smoothly, produce higher outputs and generate fewer artifacts than digital amplifiers.
The active, bi-amped SM 200AK, which provides smooth reproduction from 40 to 22,000 Hz, includes room-compensating bass and treble tilts (-2 dB, -4 dB, -6 dB @ 100 Hz, and -2 dB @ 15 kHz, respectively), bass roll-off (70 Hz, 6 dB/octave) and +/- 6 dB input sensitivity settings, selected via four DIP switches.
The electronics enable the user to manage difficult acoustical environments and compensate for quarter (corner), half (wall) and full space positioning of the monitors.
The SM 200AK shares the high quality design and construction attributes of the smaller monitors in the Reference Series. The non-parallel enclosure side walls reduce standing waves and the interior is specially treated to minimize ringing.
The gently curving edges of the rigid aluminum die-cast front baffle minimize diffraction while the customized tweeter waveguide ensures precise, dimensional imaging with exceptional on- and off-axis response.
Taken together, these design features contribute to the SM 200AK’s open high-end, honest mid-range and tight low frequency reproduction.
The SM 200AK measures 12.4 in. (314 mm) high x 16.9 in. (430 mm) wide x 12.7 in. (322 mm) deep. The net weight is 39.2 lb (17.8 kg).
TransAudio Group is now shipping the Sonodyne SM 200AK. U.S. MSRP is $1,790 per pair.