Tascam has introduced the new VL-S3 studio monitor for desktop use. The company said it brings great-sounding compact studio monitoring to the price of a set of headphones.
Tascam’s two-way powered monitors include a three-inch woofer, half-inch tweeter and rear ported design. A pair of RCA inputs accept any line-level input, and a stereo ¼-inch to RCA cable is included. Also available is a ⅛-inch stereo mini jack for playing from smartphones or MP3 players.
An efficient 14 watt per side stereo power amplifier drives the two monitors. The compact, ported cabinets fit almost anywhere. Tascam said the monitors are ideal for home studios or video editing suites.
The monitors have a crossover frequency at 8kHz; a frequency response of 80Hz – 22kHz and a compact design of 4.3-inches x 6.7-inches x 5.4-inches.
Tascam said even though the new monitors are priced like standard PC desktop speakers, the VL-S3 provides professional monitoring quality. The monitors are priced at $99.99 and will be shown at the AES show in New York City.
Rear of Tascam's VL-S3 monitors
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