Home Recording Pioneer Branches Into Studio Monitoring Anaheim, CA • WINTER NAMM • BOOTH #6491 (January 20-23, 2005):
TASCAM, the company that invented home recording with the release of the Portastudio, has announced the VL-X5 home studio monitor system. These powered speakers feature 5-1/4" woofers, silk-dome tweeters and a 60+30-watt bi-amplified active power amp. The monitors feature low- and high-frequency controls and an Acoustic Space Control to optimize their performance for room placement or listener preference. The monitors are shielded to prevent magnetic damage to CRTs. The deep cabinet and ported design produce a surprising amount of bass for the size of the monitors.
"With TASCAM's experience in home recording, moving into home monitors is a natural progression," says Jim Mack, Division Manager of TASCAM. "We think their performance is astounding for the price. They make a perfect addition to our 2488 24-channel Digital Portastudio or our FireWire computer interfaces and control surfaces like the FW-1082."
The ported VL-X5 monitors cover nearly the entire range of human hearing, with a frequency response from 45Hz to 22kHz ±3dB. These 90W amplifiers (60 watts on the lower-end drive + 30 watts on the high-end drive for a total of 90W) have a Total Harmonic Distortion rating of 0.01% at normal listening levels for crystal-clear audio playback, and they have a combo XLR/TRS input jack for connection to professional equipment. TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces the most comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the pro audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Japan, Mexico and Latin America . For additional information, contact:
TASCAM • 7733 Telegraph Road • Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 726-0303 • www.tascam.com