Close ☰
Menu ☰

Fluid Audio launches 2nd generation co-ax FX series

Posted on: Thursday 21st of February 2019

Building upon the success of the FX8 8” Coaxial studio monitor, Fluid Audio announced the 2nd generation FX80 monitor as well as the FX50 5” version.  Now featuring Class D amplifiers with high and mid frequency adjustment knobs, low frequency roll off and optimised composite cone woofers, the FX series delivers outstanding imaging and off-axis response in a new design. DSP controlled crossover provides a perfect blending of the woofer to the soft dome tweeter and ‘ensures that there is effectively zero variance’ amplifier to amplifier.

“Ever since the FX8 was released 4 years ago, mixing engineers have really taken to our version of the coaxial design.  In the past, coax designs put the tweeter inside the voice coil space, and used the cone as a waveguide”, says Kevin Zuccaro, the ears behind the Fluid Audio brand and its owner.  “Although this makes sense, since the woofer cone is moving (as it produces low frequencies), you get a lot of mid and high frequency smearing and coloration.  Our waveguide is stationary, so it does not have the same issues”.

FX50/FX80 features:

  • Compact footprint
  • Very symmetrical off-axis response due to the coaxial driver
  • 5”/8” composite cone, low-frequency driver
  • 1”/1.2” Silk dome tweeter mounted in waveguide
  • Bi-amplified 100Watt/140Watt Class D amplification
  • Acoustic Space Control lets you calibrate the low frequency to your mixing environment
    (0,-2 and -4db)
  • Tweeter high and mid frequency trim control (+2db, 0, -2db )
  • Low frequency roll-off (high pass) switch for optimum integration with subwoofers
  • FX50 49Hz – 22kHz frequency response(+/- 3db)
  • FX80 35Hz – 22kHz frequency response (+/- 3db)
  • Front loaded slot port for directional (and predictable) bass response

 

The FX Series will be available in May with the following street prices:

FX50 ($149.99 MSRP / 149€ per unit) FX80 ($249 MSRP / 249€ per unit)

www.fluidaudio.com



Latest News & Blog articles

  • A group led by producer Harvey Mason Jr (left). has acquired Burbank’s neighbouring Evergreen and Enterprise Studios, and is in the process of installing two new SSL Duality Fuse consoles in order continue targeting high-profile recording, film and television projects
. The five-time Grammy nominated producer, songwriter and movie producer has also taken on the twin […]
  • Rob Burrell is a double Grammy winner for his work as a mix engineer on gospel records, but he says he’s made sure to stay flexible in the projects he takes on in his Nashville studio. One look at his long list of projects and collaborators shows that he has been successful in that, and […]
  • Avid and Dolby today announced a joint venture to launch the first Pro Tools-centric Dolby Atmos training course and certification. Accessed through the Avid Learning Partners program, the self-paced, blended training course will cover the integration of the Dolby Atmos Renderer with Avid’s flagship audio software. Comprised of 40 hours of self-learning and 18 hours […]
  • Cinevideo SRL, a leading Italian provider of outside broadcasting (OB) production services, has chosen Riedel solutions to provide crew communications onboard its brand-new UHD-12G OB van. Riedel’s install includes an Artist-1024 digital matrix supporting a Bolero wireless intercom system. Roberto Buonomo, Technical Manager of Cinevideo says he opted for the Artist-1024 in order to get […]
  • Angel Studios, which closed last year after 40 years as a prime London recording location, has been leased as the new home for Abbey Road Studios’ education division, Abbey Road Institute. It was rumoured that the Islington site would be redeveloped into accommodation in the wake of the closure, but Abbey Road’s intervention will ensure […]
  •   Solid State Logic, SSL to its friends, has introduced two new modular processors as part of a revamp of its 500 Series module range. The brand new stereo Ultraviolet Stereo Equaliser (UV-EQ) and SiX Channel (SiX CH) modules both launch alongside cosmetically updated G-Comp Bus Compressor, E-EQ and E-Dynamics processing modules – which have […]
  • Los Angeles studio Blue West, run by producer/musician Bill Jabr and head engineer James Kang, has now installed an API 2448 recording console to upgrade the facility. With previous clientele including Andre 3000, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, Kiko Cibrian, Wale, Ne-Yo, Pi’erre Bourne and the late Juice Wrld, Blue West wanted to move to a mid […]
  • iZotope has launched the new iteration of its Spire Studio recording device, the entry point to the cloud-based ecosystem of recording, production, and collaboration tools. Billed as a quick and easy way of working for musicians and producers looking to quickly capture inspiration, Spire has received buzzy endorsements from artists including Phoebe Bridgers during the […]
Translate »