Yamaha has announced the new MSP3A, an update to the original MSP3 powered reference monitor loudspeaker that shares its predecessor’s use of multiple input connectors, controls and compatibility with optional brackets while also providing enhanced performance capabilities, the ability to monitor audio from digital musical instruments and information and communications technology (ICT) devices, as well as surround sound playback.
“Clear and natural sound are the keys to creating immersive and memorable experiences when creating music or video content,” says Preston Gray, Marketing Director – Pro Audio at Yamaha. “The expanded capabilities of this new reference monitor give audio engineers the right tool for accurately matching audio with video in a range of production applications.”
The MSP3A is the first Yamaha reference monitor to include the company’s Twisted Flare Port technology, designed to provide overall faithful sound reproduction with clearer and tighter low-end frequencies. This sound control technology applies aerodynamic sound analysis and flow visualization measurement to pinpoint and control noise-generating issues. Noise-generating air flow turbulence at both ends of the loudspeaker port is reduced by changing how the port widens from input to output, adding a twist to it. Suppressing turbulence reduces muddiness, lowering distortion in the low bass region. This strengthens the connection between the port and main drivers for clearer, tighter low frequencies and a smooth transition to the full-range drivers.
A built-in 22-wat power amplifier is optimized for the transdusers, comprising a 4-inch woofer and a 0.8-inch tweeter. The cabinet offers simple design and weighs 7.9 pounds for improved portability and easier repositioning in different room configurations.
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