Akai Pro RPM8

120W Active 2-Way 8" Nearfield Studio Monitor (Priced Per Speaker)

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Product Features:
  • Two-Way Studio Monitor with Accurate Playback
  • Wide frequency response: 39–20,000 Hz
  • 8" LF driver: woven-kevlar woofer, 80W RMS
  • Active, fourth-order crossovers
  • 1" HF driver: silk-dome tweeter, 40W RMS
  • High output up to 113 dB SPL
  • Magnetically shielded for safe use near video monitors
  • Combination XLR-1/4" TRS inputs for compatibility with wide variety of source equipment
  • Low-resonance cabinet with dual front-panel ports
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Frequency Response: 39–20,000 Hz ±3 dB
  • Maximum Output: 113 dB SPL @ 1m
  • Sensitivity: 123 dB SPL
  • Enclosure Type: Ported, dual, front firing
  • Powered/Unpowered: Powered, bi-amplified
  • Amplifiers: 80W RMS LF, 40W RMS, HF
  • Inputs: XLR3 + 1/4" TRS combination
  • Woofer Size/Type: 8" woven Kevlar
  • Tweeter Size/Type: 1" silk dome
  • Magnetic Shielding: Yes
  • Operating Voltage: 100–230V AC
  • Dimensions: 13-1/2"D x 11"W x 17-1/2"H
Audio Input Wiring:
  • (+) = Tip = Pin 2
  • (-) = Ring = Pin 3
  • Ground = Sleeve = Pin 1
  • 1 x Power Input
  • 1 x XLR/TRS Combo Input
Controls and Indicators:
  • 1 x Power Switch
  • 1 x Level Control
  • 1 x LED Clip Indicator
Package Includes:
  1. RPM8 studio monitor
  2. Power cable
  3. Quick start guide

Note: Priced per speaker

General Features

Monitor Type
Studio monitors can be passive or active. Passive monitors require an outside amplification of the audio signal. Active monitors have a built-in amplifier to provide proper output to the speakers.
Near-Field Active
Peak Power
This is the maximum power rating of the studio monitors. For passive monitors, this is the maximum amount of wattage that the drivers are rated at. For active monitors, this is the maximum amount of wattage that the built-in amplifier sends to each driver.
120 watts
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
39 - 20,000 Hz
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL)
This is the maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) of the studio monitor. The higher the SPL rating, the louder the monitors are able to go.
113 dB
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
123 dB
Digital Inputs
These are the types of digital inputs and interfaces that the studio monitor is able to accept.
These are the analog inputs for the studio monitor.
1/4" TRS
These are the type of outputs on the unit.
These are all of the different controls and adjustments that can be made on the monitor.
Power On/Off
Level Control
Monitors Included
This is the total number of monitors included in the purchase. While some are sold in pairs, there are many monitors that are sold individually.
1 (Single)

High Frequency Driver

Speaker Size
This is the size of the High Frequency (HF) driver inside the studio monitor.
Speaker Design
This is the design of the High Frequency (HF) driver in the studio monitor.
Driver Material
This is the main material that the High Frequency (HF) driver is made out of.

Low Frequency Driver

Speaker Size
This is the size of the Low Frequency (LF) driver inside the studio monitor.
Speaker Design
This is the design of the Low Frequency (LF) driver in the studio monitor.
Driver Material
This is the main material that the Low Frequency (LF) driver is made out of.
Woven Kevlar

Studio Monitor Features

Enclosure Type
This is the type of enclosure of the studio monitor.
Shielded means that the studio monitor's enclosure has contained the drivers magnetic power within the enclosure. This is to protect neighboring electronics from the effects of the magnet. A non-shielded monitor can distort the image on a television or computer monitor, and possibly cause permanent damage.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
Digital Audio Converter
Digital audio converters convert digital audio information into an analogue signal that can be amplified.


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Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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Akai Pro RPM8

120W Active 2-Way 8" Nearfield Studio Monitor (Priced Per Speaker)


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