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Review by DJ Booth – April 6, 2016

Setup and First Impressions

Sterling Audio, an audio company that is presenting three new studio reference monitors; the MX8, the MX5 and the MX3. They all pack a new technology that is Sterling proprietary, dual-axis WaveGuidanceVH. What this technology does is give the monitors a nice “sweet spot” with wide and high dispersion, as they put it. This helps with listening when off-axis both horizontally and vertically. The material that is used to put these monitors together promises to give a very clear and true sound without diminishing the accuracy that you expect from a studio monitor. The MX8 will comes at a retail of $249.99, the MX5 at $149.99 and the MX3 at $99.99.

Pros

  • Good Build Quality (MDF enclosure) & Good Looks
  • Three Separate Inputs XLR, TRS, & RCA
  • Good quality sound for Making Music (Overall Flat response)

 

Cons

  • Sound Not Completely Flat
  • Rear facing Bass Air Port
  • Non Selectable inputs

Original review appears online at http://djbooth.net/dj-equipment/review/sterling-audio-mx8-active-monitor.