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Everything In Music - Since 1958
Everything In Music - Since 1958

Barefoot Sound MicroMain26 Studio Monitors - Pair

Original price $12,995.00 - Original price $12,995.00
Original price $12,995.00
$12,995.00
$11,695.95 - $12,995.00
Current price $12,995.00
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New: The item is brand new as received from the manufacturer with a full manufacturer warranty. Instruments such as guitars, snare drums, drum kits, brass and woodwind instruments may be opened for photography and quality control inspection and may not be in a factory sealed box.

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B or C Stock: Factory refurbished. These items were purchased from the manufacturer in a refurbished condition. They will show some cosmetic issues, but nothing that would impact performance. Being that these are sealed from the manufacturer, we generally do not open these to photograph the cosmetic issues. They are guaranteed to work and may have a limited warranty or you may purchase an extended warranty in some cases. Please see the listing description for item specific information.

Condition: New


Enjoy The Breathtaking Dynamic Range And Ultra-Flat Response Of Barefoot Sound Micromain26 Studio Monitors

Though originally designed as the center channel of a 5.1 - MicroMain27 surround sound system, the MicroMain26 took on a life of its own as a stereo pair. The MicroMain27 set a new standard in professional studios, and the Barefoot MicroMain26 gets even closer to perfection. A repositioned ring radiator tweeter and extra midrange driver (borrowed from the MM12) has truly added a magic touch to the MicroMain26.

The Barefoot MicroMain26 is a 4-way active system with 6 drive units housed in sealed enclosures spanning 30Hz to 45kHz with vanishingly low distortion, breathtaking dynamic range, and ultra-fast transient response. The ring radiator tweeter is incredibly detailed and produces very wide dispersion out to its highest frequencies. The 2.5" aluminum cone midrange is housed in a cutting edge 3D printed waveguide enclosure. The 5.25" woofers feature a phalanx of advanced technology, yielding upper bass and lower midrange detail that rivals any driver on the planet. Barefoot has teamed up with the brilliant Bruno Putzeys of Hypex to develop the powerful and completely transparent amplifier stage used in every Barefoot monitor.

Melding the system together is a groundbreaking new DSP crossover that took Thomas Barefoot more than 4 years to develop. With beautifully designed high-end converters and cutting edge proprietary filtering techniques, the Barefoot MM26 sound stage is seamlessly coherent and deeply revealing.

MEME Technology

Despite the advantages of high-resolution monitors, Thomas Barefoot realizes that many engineers still use their NS10Ms and mix cubes as secondary references. These Barefoot Sound speakers have long traditions and people find them familiar and useful for focusing on certain aspects of their mix. However, crowding one's console with those extra boxes degrades the sound field of the primary reference monitors. Not to mention, they are no longer manufactured, they need amplifiers, cable runs, and they consume more studio space. The solution is to make the Barefoot MM26 sound and translate like those speakers. With the turn of a knob, one can switch from the Barefoot Sound MicroMain's brutally revealing "Flat" response to the warmer and sweeter "Hi-Fi" setting, generically emulating the sound of some high-end consumer audio gear. More specifically the "Old School" setting closely emulates the sound of the NS10M nearfield, while the "Cube" setting emulates the mid-centric sound of classic mix cubes The idea is not to perfectly replicate every subtle quirk of these venerable old speakers. That would be impossible. But the Barefoot Sound MM26 can capture the essence of how they behave and translate, modeling their frequency, phase and transient responses, dynamic compression, and even specific distortion components. If you know how to work on these speakers you will feel very comfortable working on the new Barefoot Sound MM26's emulation settings.


SPECIFICATIONS

  • 4-way active monitor with MEME Technology
  • MicroMain26 Controls: Analog/AES3 Input select AES3 L/R channels select Input level stepped attenuator Subwoofer level Emulation voice select
  • Input Impedance: 50k Ohm
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz-45kHz (+- 3dB) 40Hz-40kHz (+- 1dB)
  • Bass Response: -3dB @ 30Hz, Q= .707 Slope = 12dB/octave
  • MicroMain26 Cabinet: 32 liters total internal volume, Sealed subwoofer, woofer and mid enclosures, Machined aluminum baffle plate, Aluminum subwoofer frames function as lateral cabinet bracing, Long fiber wool acoustic damping throughout.
  • Crossover Frequencies: 100/800/4000Hz
  • Tweeter: 1" ring radiator, Advanced geometry motor, Rear waveguide chamber
  • Amplifier: 180W Hypex
  • Midranges: 2.5" aluminum cone, Advanced geometry motor, +/- 2mm linear excursion
  • Amplifier: 180W Hypex
  • Woofers: 2 x 5.25" poly/paper cone, Advanced geometry neodymium motor, +/- 5mm linear excursion Amplifier: 250W Hypex
  • Subwoofers: 2x10" aluminum cone with high linearity motor, +/- 13mm linear excursion Amplifier: 500W Hypex
  • AC Power Input: Nominal 115 VAC or 230 VAC selectable
  • Power Consumption: Idle: 30W, Maximum: 650W
  • Weight: MicroMain26 Speaker: 71lbs each
  • Dimmensions HxWxD: 20.5 x 9.5 x 15.5 inches
  • Manufacturer: Barefoot Sound
    Model: MICROMAIN26
    SKU: I386050-4-WHXPL


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