RCF has announced a new complete line of AYRA near-field studio monitors, which has been designated the AYRA PRO. This now replaces the existing AYRAs. The new range includes four models—three 2-way loudspeakers and one subwoofer, equipped with new components.
First seen at the recent NAMM Show in California and Prolight+Sound in Guangzhou, the full range PRO5 (5-inch), PRO6 (6-inch) and PRO8 (8-inch) are joined by the PRO10SUB (10-inch subwoofer).
The main feature of these monitors is the the Class-D amplification — respectively 100W, 120W, 140W for the 8-inch, and 300W for the subwoofer.
All monitors have DSP on board and the FiRPHASE algorithm is likewise loaded as standard to ensure 0° linear phase for time-aligned sound emission of the entire spectrum. This feature provides greater detail in the reference sound, with a real panorama of the stereo sound field, where the phantom center is perfectly perceivable.
In addition to professional stereo or multichannel use, the new AYRA PRO range can be used in high-end AV systems or hi-fi devices.
RCF has also introduced the MC-1 Monitor Controller, designed to manage two couples of stereo monitors. This features two stereo inputs on combo connectors (TRS+XLR) on Input A and TRS jack and mini-jack on input B, as well as two pairs of XLR for output. Also featured is a DIM (Mute) button, reducing the sound by -20dB, a mono switch, and a central generous machined main volume control. Being passive, with no external power needed, it has no colorations and is inherently transparent from distortions.