Pro Audio Reviews
The Epsilon company has been producing brand new DJ & Lighting equipment for the masses and today we take a look at the new EPM 8.0 powered studio monitors to see how these would work in a DJ and studio/production environment. These affordable monitors only cost $199 each and have an internal amp, 8-inch woofers, three different input types, and a rubbed MDF enclosure for good sound and durability.
The same team that is responsible for my personal favorite DJ Jetpack Backpack has now introduced a line of premium headphone bags to protect and carry premium DJ headphones. Orbit Concepts has released the Deloop lineup of headphone bags. The Deloop bags come in four different models, but the OC team has sent us the Deloop Sport bag to put it through the paces. Check out our full video review to see how they hold up.
The Alto Professional team expands its powered speaker range with their new top-of-the-line speakers called the Black Series. The new Alto Professional Black series subwoofers come in 15-inch and 18-inch woofer configurations and they all include wireless iOS connectivity and an internal amplifier that’s good for 1200 watts of continuous power. Check out our Video review of the Alto Black 18S powered subwoofer.
The Alto Professional team expands its powered speaker range with their new top-of-the-line speakers called the Black Series. The new Alto Professional Black series two-way speakers come in 10-inch, 12-inch, and 15-inch woofer configurations and they all include wireless iOS connectivity and an internal amplifier that’s good for 1200 watts of continuous power. Check out our Video review of the Alto Black 12 two-way powered speakers.
NOCS is a relatively new Swedish-based company that creates high quality headphones and monitors for consumers and pro users alike. The new NOCS NS900 Live Professional DJ Headphones took two years to develop as the headphones went through many design changes until the performance was good enough for the rigors of a professional DJ. The NS900 Live headphones are now available in the US through Mixware.net who sent us a set for the full review treatment.
The Numark NS7II Professional Digital DJ controller is the successor to the original (and wildly popular) NS7 which was released a few years ago by Numark as the first all-in-one DJ control surface to include motorized platters with real vinyl and slip mats instead of jog wheels for track control. The new NS7II keeps the same stellar build quality, footprint size, and actively spinning platters as seen on the original, while adding two additional decks of control, touch sensitive EQ and FX controls, and 16 authentic AKAI Professional MPC pads to control features such as loops, hotcues, and slicers.
The Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear headphones sport a minimalistic design that is all business with a solid metal construction and top-tier materials used throughout. Although early on we realized that the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones were not really suited for Professional DJ use, they do perform well with almost every other listening application or multimedia need due to great sound characteristics and a lightweight yet comfortable construction with soft Alcantara headband and earcups.
The Sennheiser HD 25 Aluminium headphones were created to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Sennheiser HD 25 headphone superiority in the DJ and Professional audio realm. The new HD 25 Aluminium edition headphones sport aluminum earcups for more durability and slightly better sound characteristics.