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S5, Monitor Activo from Tapco.

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moosers 04/01/2010

Tapco S5 : la opinión de moosers (content in English)

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The Tapco S5s are a pair of low budget studio monitors aimed for home studio owners.  The speakers have both RCA and XLR connections and each also has features for controlling both the low and high frequency response.  The monitors are active, so you don't need an external power amplifier.

SOUNDS

The sound of the Tapco S5 is about what I expected for a pair of monitors this size and budget.  While I can't knock the sound too much because of this low price and size, I will say that I don't think that they are all that great for mixing.  For monitoring during recording and simple play back, these will work great as they do have a pretty decent sound quality, I just don't think that have enough accurate response or low end clarity to be adequate mixing monitors.  This being said, I am comparing these to larger studio monitors, so if you are looking for a small set of monitors for a small home studio, these will do the trick fine.  Just keep in my mind that since they are so small, you're not going to get all that much low end response.


OVERALL OPINION

Being as cheap as the Tapco S5s are, this is really a great deal for home studio owners.  I definitely wouldn't recommend these for any professional or larger home studio owner, but for those with smaller home studio who may not need or want large monitors, the S5s are great.  Even though they aren't suited for professional mixing, if you know their limits and what they can and cannot do, you can do some basic mixing on them; just be sure to check your mixes on a variety of other speakers to make sure you've got your low end right.  In addition to a number of other smaller studio monitors like those made by M-Audio, the Tapco S5s are definitely worth a try for home studio owners.