uniK 08

Professional Active Reference 8" Studio Monitor

uniK 08 are the result of extensive development work done in Germany, to provide a professional active reference monitor that defines a new level of quality in this class. The monitor features a new 8" kevlar low frequency driver and a custom engineered and powerful high frequency ribbon tweeter with an extraordinary light membrane. This provides a very clear, strong and precise sound image especially in the high frequencies. With less moving mass compared to conventional tweeters, a new level of impulse response with minimized distortion is achieved. In combination with the optimized mechanical design of the cabinet, uniK 08 provides special and truly unique sound characteristics that allow this monitor to satisfy the highest demands in a professional studio environment.

Please note that this product has been replaced with the upgraded uniK 08+ model.


  • Biamp 2-Way Powered Speaker
  • Active Studio Monitor Speaker
  • ribbon tweeter 49 x 26 mm as HF driver
  • 8" kevlar curved cone (magnetic shielding type) LF driver
  • Output Power: 90W (HF: 30W, LF: 60W), 130W AC consumption power
  • Frequency Response: 37Hz ? 22kHz
  • Input Impedance: 42kOhm (balanced) / 8.5kOhm (unbalanced)
  • 2.4kHz Crossover Point
  • SPL: 90dB ?3dB @1W / 1M at 300. 400. 500. 600 Hz
  • Related Noise Power: 45W (THD=1%, 4ohm load, 1kHz)
  • Input Sensitivity: 75mV@1W; 485mV@45W (1 kHz)
  • XLR / TS 1/4" combo connector, balanced / unbalanced input
  • min - 0dB - max volume control on back panel
  • blue LED display (power)
  • dimensions: 252 x 352 x 319mm
  • weight: 7,9kg

Reviews and Testimonials

Here are selected reviews of uniK 08:


Frank Serafine, the late award-winning sound effects designer, sound supervisor, composer and sound editor, famous for Tron, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Hunt for Red October, etc., is a user of our uniK 08. He said: "Crystal clean, pristine, accuracy. When I need full transparency in audio monitoring for film, television, and music productions, I insist on ESI Audiotechnik. For my work, I just can't take the risk."



Famous sound designer Diego Stocco is a user of our uniK 08: "When I first heard the sound coming from the uniK monitors I realized right away that I wanted to have them on my desk, they sound sharp and balanced, they make a great listening experience."



Fritz Fey of Germany's popular Studio Magazin compared uniK 08 with two other current studio monitors in the January 2014 issue: "(...) mixing I would prefer to do only on uniK 08, when selecting between these three."



Issue 5/2012 of Germany's Professional Audio magazine contained a long detailed review of uniK 05 and uniK 08: "Both speakers convince with their overall setup, room image, impulse response and resolution"



Recording.de user zehnvorsechs worte a detailed review for our uniK 08 studio monitor:"The build-quality is very good, the sound quality good and differentiated." - read the full german language review here!



In December 2013 Tobias Brandl of Tobitech in Germany checked our uniK 08 monitor and gave it the Tobitech Award:"The monitor is a real insider's tip and receives my unrestricted recommendation to buy it." - check the german text here!



Hagen Fin of popular german magazine Amazona reviewed uniK 08 and testified in comparisson with another popular ribbon tweeter monitoring speaker:"I would prefer the ESI speakers." / 3 out of 3 stars - very good - read the full german language review here!


You can find more reviews of uniK 08 here. If you are interested in adding a review to this list, do not hesitate and contact us.