Test in Professional Audio
May 2019 by Denis Sauerborn
" Pure joy of performing"
He looks attractive and high-quality, the small near field studio monitor from reProducer Audio. The South German manufacturer is new to the market and is starting in the shape of the reProducer Epic-5 with its first product. The two-way active monitor was able to inspire in our test and sounded much larger than it is - but above all: sauschnell (sow-fast).
Sound Designer 2019 March issue
Epic-5, Monitor speaker from reProducer Audio
Unexpected sound quality from compact size with exotic 8 sides outer design monitor landed in Japan.
Founded in 2015, the new design of Nearfield monitor speaker Epic 5 was released by emerging German brand reProducer Audio. I asked Hideyuki Suzuki (Daichi), a music producer, songwriter, and engineer, to hear Epic 5. As a result, we found a high possibility of exceeding the size and price range.
It's small, but it's enough low-end thanks to the passive radiator....
Epic 5 introduced in Sound & Recording 2019 April issue
Nearfield Power Monitor with Passive Radiator
“The reProducer Audio Epic 5 is designed as a studio monitor speaker that needs to help you make appropriate and quick decisions. Therefore, we designed them with special care for the qualities we need: flat and wide frequency characteristics, fast responses, wide and natural dynamic range, low noise, low distortion, and so on.”
As you can see from the unique exterior, such as the back-down design and the passive radiator on the underside, the stubbornness to sound is an interesting product....
Home studio monitor selecting guidelines by Alan J.S. Han
Tips and Experiences
If I were to focus on recording, I would choose a microphone. There are many other important factors, such as the preamplifier, the converter, the console and so on, but the most important thing for sound is the microphone.
So, what is the most important thing for composers, producers, and mix engineers?
I think the last speaker in the signal chain that turns electrical signals into acoustic energy is the most important factor.
There are so many speakers in this world, brand and type. What's the right speaker for me and how do I choose the speaker?
There's no answer to this question, and we're not going to be able to give you a textbook answer but I’am still going to share my personal choice of speakers, and talk about my latest purchase....