High Performance 8" Studio Reference Monitor
Intended as sucessor for the popular nEar08 eXperience, the aktiv 08 studio near field reference monitor has been developed to offer the best 8" monitoring solution for the entry level.
With an extended low frequency response and a top quality kevlar 8" driver, our aktiv 08 delivers unparalleled punch in the low-mid frequency - a major improvement over the paper and polypropylene drivers used in many comparable products.Compared to the previous generation, the aktiv 08 is build with a new tuning by our engineers in Germany, a higher quality silk dome tweeter and it also integrates a completely new design of the crossover circuitry. This gives aktiv 08 the pole position in the area of professional level studio monitoring if you are on a budget and won't accept a compromise on quality and sound.
All this makes aktiv 08 the perfect alternative to our higher end uniK 08+ reference monitor if you are on a budget.
Reviews and Testimonials
Here are selected reviews of aktiv 08:
November/December 2014 issue of Recording Magazin features a review of aktiv 05, aktiv 08 and aktiv 10s by Moritz Hillmayer: "(...) you won't often get so much sound for your money." / "A honest impulse stable sound with a proper resolution of the spectrum speaks for ESI monitors."
Playmusic (UK) checked a pair of our aktiv 08 in October 2012 - here is a quote: "We can't see how anyone would be disappointed with the aktiv 08s. Besides being reasonably priced, they look great and work very well in their correct context." - check the full review on page 22 here.
DJ Mag (UK) checked both our aktiv 05 and aktiv 08 in their Top 100 DJ issue of 2012 - here is a quote: "Both of the speakers in the aktiv range are priced to be in the entry level price bracket and won't break the bank."
The September 2012 issue of MusicTech Magazine (UK) features a review of aktiv 05 and aktiv 08. Their verdict for both model: "Both of these new monitors perform well above expectations for their price point."
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