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Take 5

KRK Systems' Classic 5 Professional Bi-amp Studio Monitors
KRK Systems’ Classic 5 Professional Bi-amp Studio Monitors

KRK Systems’ Classic 5 Professional Bi-amp Studio Monitors have a bi-amped Class A/B power section with built-in automatic limiter and an optional 2dB bass boost. Housed in a low-resonance enclosure designed to minimize distortion and colorization, the five-inch glass-Aramid composite woofer is voiced for clear midrange and tight bass. The company says its one-inch soft-dome tweeter boasts an “optimized waveguide” for articulate highs up to 35KHz and detailed imaging. To improve decoupling (and accuracy), hi-density foam pads are pre-installed on the bottom of each monitor. Find out more about these speakers at sweetwater.com. 

$149 each | krksys.com

Emile Menasché

Musician, journalist, and author Emile Menasché has composed soundtracks for Oscar- and Emmy-nominated documentaries. He is jealous that his dog Hudson gets more attention from passersby whenever they’re seen in public together.