nEar05 eXperience

Top Quality 5" Studio Reference Monitors

As upgraded version of our popular nEar05 classic speakers, the nEar05 eXperience near field reference monitors have been developed especially for high level home studios and special project studios.

The nEar05 eXperience takes 5" near field monitoring speakers to a new level. They boast an ultra-flat low frequency response and the top quality Kevlar 5" driver delivers unparalleled punch in the low-mid frequency - a major improvement over the paper and polypropylene drivers used in most comparable products. ESI was the first vendor using kevlar for studio monitors in this price range as material inside the low frequency driver. Other vendors have since copied our idea, however there is much more to excellent sound: nEar05 eXperience still features ESI's cross over control technology that is perfectly optimized and upgraded to provide the perfect output level and frequency response 100% matching the installed drivers and cabinet design. Simply copying just one feature, does not work ... this is why we recommend to trust on the original design in case you are looking at any other similar looking product in the same price range.Of course nEar05 eXperience is magnetically shielded for desktop operation next to your other electronic equipment without interference.

nEar05 eXperience is already one of the most successful near field monitoring speaker in this price range that has ever been developed.

Optionally a nEar05 eXperience based monitoring system can be expanded with a subwoofer like our SW10K eXperience. Please note that nEar05 eXperience is no longer in production and has been replaced by the new and significantly improved aktiv 05.


  • integral bi-amplified 70 Watt active near-field monitor
  • 5 1/4" kevlar low frequency driver
  • 1" silk-dome high frequency driver
  • cross-over control optimizes performance in relation to placement
  • magnetically shielded for desktop operation
  • input connections: 1 XLR balanced & 1 TRS balanced/unbalanced
  • input sensitivity: 200 mV
  • input impedance: 30k Ohm balanced, 15k Ohm unbalanced
  • Protection : RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn-on/off
  • frequency response: 60Hz - 22kHz
  • crossover frequency: 3.2 kHz
  • low frequency amplifier: 40W
  • high frequency amplifier: 30W
  • blue power LED on the front
  • dimensions: 250mm (H) x 176mm (W) x 200mm (D)
  • weight: ca. 6.5kg / speaker

Reviews and Testimonials

Here are selected reviews of nEar05 eXperience:


Tony Platt is well known for his work with AC/DC, Bob Marley, Iron Maiden, Foreigner and Motörhead. He comments about nEar05 eXperience:"It is a vast improvement on the earlier model and the low end has much more definition now. I find they give me a realistic impression of how well a mix will sound on other systems."



The June 2008 issue of Computer Shopper (UK) features a market overview of a number of speakers incl. our nEar05 eXperience: "... the nEar05 offers everything we would want from a pair of studio speakers at a very reasonable price." - as result of the review, we received the Computer Shopper Best Buy Award - check the review here.



The May 2006 issue of Sound on Sound features a review of nEar05 eXperience by Paul White: "... they exhibit better bass extension than most speakers of this size." / "I can't think of any better way to spend your money." - check the full review here.



Bonedo (Germany) published a review of nEar05 eXperience:"All in all, nEar05 eXperience is a well-made speaker that convinces completely in this price region." / 4 out of 5 stars - read the full german language review here!



Issue 7/2006 of Germany's Professional Audio magazine contained a long review of various studio monitors. Our nEar05 eXperience received a "very good" as verdict: "Considering it's very low price it is a good speaker." - check the beginning of the review here.


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