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Event Tuned Reference 8 TR8 Active Monitors  

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The Event Tuned Reference 8 TR8 Active Monitors biamplified system delivers stunning sound quality for a stunningly low price. The TR8 features the s...Read More

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The biggest bang-for-the-buck in all the monitor world.

The Event Tuned Reference 8 TR8 Active Monitors biamplified system delivers stunning sound quality for a stunningly low price. The TR8 features the same ferrofluid-cooled natural silk-dome tweeter and 8" polypropylene cone used on the award-winning 20/20bas monitors. A powerful amp and active fourth-order crossover deliver impeccable sound. Magnetically shielded. Protection circuitry for RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, and turn off/on transients. Balanced XLR and 1/4" inputs; unbalanced RCA inputs. Power on and clip LEDs. 35Hz-20kHz frequency response. 10-1/4"W x 14-3/4"H x 11-3/4"D.

FEATURES
  • Tuned reference biamplified system
  • Delivers stunning sound quality for a stunningly low price
  • Ferrofluid-cooled natural silk-dome tweeter
  • 8" polypropylene cone
  • Same speakers as used on the award-winning 20/20bas monitors
  • Powerful new-design amp
  • 4th-order crossover
  • Magnetically shielded
  • Protection circuitry for RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, and turn off/on transients
  • Balanced XLR and 1/4" inputs
  • Unbalanced RCA inputs
  • Power on and clip LEDs
  • 35Hz-20kHz frequency response

Buy it today and be happy . . . at least with your mixes.

SPECIFICATIONS

Tuned Reference 8 TR8 Active Monitors

  • LF Driver: magnetically shielded 8" mineral-filled polypropylene cone with 1-1/2" diameter high-temperature voice coil and damped rubber surround
  • HF Driver: magnetically shielded 25mm ferrofluid-cooled silk dome Frequency Response: 35Hz - 20kHz, ±3dB (-2dB @ 38Hz), Ref. 500Hz
  • Frequency Response: 38Hz - 20kHz, +/-3dB, ref 500Hz
  • Power Output (SPL): >108dB
  • Crossover: 2.6kHz, active fourth-order
  • Inputs: Balanced XLR and 1/4"; unbalanced RCA
  • Indicators: Power-On LED
  • Noise: >100dB below full output, 20kHz bandwidth, unweighted
  • Protection: RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn on/off transient, subsonic filter, internal fuse.
  • Dimensions: 10-1/4"W x 14-3/4"H x 11-3/4"D
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4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

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Just did some major comparison shopping...

For the record, I've spent the last 6 hours listening to MANY different monitors. This includes Mackie 824s, Events TR6s, TR8s, SP8s, SP6s, Fostex PM-1s, Samsons of all kinds,...Read complete review

For the record, I've spent the last 6 hours listening to MANY different monitors. This includes Mackie 824s, Events TR6s, TR8s, SP8s, SP6s, Fostex PM-1s, Samsons of all kinds, KRKs Rockit 5s and 8s and V8s, M-Audio BX-8s, Alesis Monitor 1 MKIIs... yeah, lots. My take on the TR8s: for the money, I'd say these are among the top out there. You get full, rich bass that's tight and not boomy (it's not loud bass if you like that sort of thing), really clear and non-wearing treble. Overall, I love this speaker, except that there seems to be a bit of a hole in the frequency response around the 10k mark, where a lot of vocals seem to have their articulation defined. I compared them next to a pair of Fostex PM-1s that seemed to have a more realistic vocal sound (although I wasn't terribly excited about that speaker, for other reasons). HOWEVER - for the money, this is what I would buy - out of those I just mentioned, they are an excellent value. You will not go wrong buying these. Have more money? Go for the Event SP8s. My favorites for the day, way above all the rest.

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Where's the Bass?

I bought them after reading all the reviews about how good they are, now after buying them, I am left with no bass or no punch. I specifically bought the 8inch drivers over...Read complete review

I bought them after reading all the reviews about how good they are, now after buying them, I am left with no bass or no punch. I specifically bought the 8inch drivers over the 6inch drivers or 5inch drivers to get some extra power without buying a sub. now every mix I do sounds like the song has no bass, I bring it to my car and the bass is WAY over the top. if you don't think 8s should pump, listen to the 824s or even the alesis MK IIs.

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3.0

event

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I just bought a pair and I was having a 60 cycle hum. Now every good tech knows its a ground problem. But when we opened up the speakers we found disconnected wires and a problem that causes the hum so dont go crazy checking your facility for the bad ground, maybe its just bad manufacturing.

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5.0

Great Studio Monitors

By D.O.T

from Mississauga

I bought them recently, I had a choice between them KRK's and M-Audio. I compared all of them and EVENTS TR8 had the best sound. If You're a music producer or whoeverz these monitors are great purchase for good money.

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5.0

Holy Smokes!

By MattPeyton

from New Yawk City

I've just hooked them up to my KB37. I have a PreSonus HP4 headphone in front, and the whole thing is balanced. I've been mixing for 20 years. I've had a variety of speakers, I'm selling my NS10Ms to pay for these. These speakers completely rock. They sound amazing. I'm pretty sure they will mix true - they are rated very flat. There's a slight bump in the lower mids, but it's very predictable. The only thing I have heard that are better then these are the Genelecs. These blow the Mackie HR824s away -- really I promise I have A/Bed them. These are quiet, loud as heck, and have alot of punch. I just cranked Van Halen I and played all the bass parts just for fun!

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5.0

awesome monitors

By Mike-ZleH9

from Bay area

The Tr-8s don't actually overly "tune" the sound, at least compared to the 20/20 BAS model, although they do brighten the highs a tad and actually leave the bass flatter and clearer than 20/20s. I think that's actually a good thing when working on products that are intended for a mass audience, but which will never get a proper mastering job, such as game audio. I've owned both models for a few years, and both are equally great for most applications. That being said, you can't beat the value of the TR-8s. The only bummer is the lack of a power switch on the front. Call me lazy, but it's meant that I've frequently left my monitors powered on for months at a time.

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5.0

Best Monitors I've Ever Owned

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I don't know what some of these people are talking about. ALL monitors will pick up interference without proper shielding and power conditioning. However, I've experienced none of these issues. The quality of sound and mixing properties of these speakers is absolutely AMAZING. I've had them for over a year and they are the best piece of equipment I own.

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5.0

Better than your monitors!!!!!!!! ?

By Everending

from Los Angeles, CA

They are cheap and my mixes always come out great on the TR8 speakers. People compliment me all the time on there lack of fatigue on the ears and the great results they can produce with them. I recommend them to all my clients.

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5.0

Finally a studio monitor withouth insane high end

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have been mixing on these for the last 3 months. I love that the low end is full but not boomy, and the high end is tame... a bit too tame to really hear phasing details, but my ears quickly tire of monitors with sterile hyped high end anyway, so bless Event for making monitors that are actually enjoyable, not painful to listen to.

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5.0

Mixing you really can Trust

A mix you can trust. I was sold on that the second I heard these. Well almost. I work a lot with rock and metal music. Those who do know there isn't a lot of dynamic range to it so when I was testing these against the Alesis MKII and the Rocket V6 and V8 and the M-Audio Line I wasn't until I put in a second disc to get a better feel of the range of these speakers and WOW!! These things came alive. Maybe it wasn't fair to the speakers but I wanted to know what they could do. I put in Pink Floyd "The Wall". Don't get me wrong. The first disc I used "though in all honesty was mixed so/so" sounded good on them. With a speaker of this size and quality I don't foresee myself outgrowing these any time soon.

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5.0

Event tr8-n

By Keysmandan-Eg6__

from Kentucky

Great monitors for the money

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5.0

Just did some major comparison shopping...

By johnny5m

from St. Louis, MO

For the record, I've spent the last 6 hours listening to MANY different monitors. This includes Mackie 824s, Events TR6s, TR8s, SP8s, SP6s, Fostex PM-1s, Samsons of all kinds, KRKs Rockit 5s and 8s and V8s, M-Audio BX-8s, Alesis Monitor 1 MKIIs... yeah, lots. My take on the TR8s: for the money, I'd say these are among the top out there. You get full, rich bass that's tight and not boomy (it's not loud bass if you like that sort of thing), really clear and non-wearing treble. Overall, I love this speaker, except that there seems to be a bit of a hole in the frequency response around the 10k mark, where a lot of vocals seem to have their articulation defined. I compared them next to a pair of Fostex PM-1s that seemed to have a more realistic vocal sound (although I wasn't terribly excited about that speaker, for other reasons). HOWEVER - for the money, this is what I would buy - out of those I just mentioned, they are an excellent value. You will not go wrong buying these. Have more money? Go for the Event SP8s. My favorites for the day, way above all the rest.

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