Today was the first day of Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, one of the largest tradeshows in the world of music. One product in particular stood out as a must-have for my studio.

With the number of home studios being built today, the need for gear that fits in smaller spaces and still gives quality results has become a necessity. On Day 1 of Musikmesse, Dynaudio Professional (formerly known as Dynaudio Acoustics) introduced the Dynaudio DBM50 Active Desktop Monitors($499/each MAP). What makes these monitors unique is their angled bottom, which allows them to be placed on a computer desk and puts the engineer right in the path of the “sweet spot” (optimal position for hearing the mix). Monitors like this would make a great investment for any engineer looking to make a properly balanced mix in his home studio.

These Active Desktop Monitors dimensions are 9.1″ x 13.7″ x 13.2″ and come with rear controls for High Frequency, Mid Frequency and Low Frequency room filtering. They have a frequency response of 46Hz to 21kHz and a 117db SPL Peak power. Equipped with a 7.1-inch woofer and a 1.1-inch soft dome tweeter, they can be connected using either an XLR balanced or single-ended RCA cable.

Dynaudio DBM50 Desktop Monitors Controller

The Dynaudio DBM50 Active Desktop Monitors also come with a controller that allows the user to fine tune the audio level quickly for any situation. Control levels can be set with precision, completely independent of the rest of the workstation, guaranteeing amazing stereo imaging. Dynaudio has produced yet another quality product.

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Post Written by James Alire

An accomplished musician and consummate professional, James Alire brings education, passion, and a wide range of experiences to the sound table. He has functioned as an IT specialist, recording engineer, and sound mixer/ editor in many arenas. He lives in Chandler, AZ, where he is expanding his company, 5J Media, to include web design and audio/sound services for musicians and filmmakers. For quotes or to hire James for audio and web services contact 5J Media.