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Galaxy Audio Galaxy Audio HS7 200W Passive Compact Personal Hot Spot Stage Monitor
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Over the past three decades Galaxy Audio has tinkered with the popular Hot Spot near-field monitor, and 2010 rings in the new and improved Hot Spot 7...Click To Read More About This Product

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Neodymium driver produces amazing sound for accurate monitoring.

Over the past three decades Galaxy Audio has tinkered with the popular Hot Spot near-field monitor, and 2010 rings in the new and improved Hot Spot 7. The biggest change, up until now, has been improving the ceramic, old-style driver to the more modern neodymium driver. The Hot Spot 7 utilizes the same neodymium driver as its most recent predecessor, with one significant improvement, there is more bass output. Galaxy Audio has developed an all-new, slightly larger outer shell design with many cool new built-ins such as a mic stand mount, mic boom attachment, handle, stand/wall bracket mounts. Being that there is more room inside the cabinet, this creates better bass response.

The Hot Spot 7 is a vocal reproduction monitor. The original Hot Spot monitor was developed in 1977 by Galaxy's founder while touring with musicians. He saw a need for a vocal monitor, and thus the Hot Spot was born.

The Hot Spot 7 works great for numerous reasons. First, the Hot Spot 7 can be set on a microphone stand, which allow them to be positioned closer to the user. Think about it, many performers purchase a 12" or 15" floor monitor, and, during the performance, roll off the low end and crank up the volume so the sound will travel from the floor to their ears. The Hot Spot 7 is mid-range oriented and it is closer to the performer, so there will be less stage volume, which reduces feedback. Second, the Hot Spot is physically smaller and lighter in weight, which makes it easier for transport. Plus the clarity is superior to any larger floor monitor.

Using a Hot Spot 7 will actually help reduce feedback from occurring on stage!

FEATURES
Convenient design includes mic stand insert on the bottom of the unit for quick setup on top of a mic stand with the HS7 angled upward for accurate vocal monitoring
Included mic stand adaptor ensures a more stable and secure placement on any mic stand
Molded-in yoke bracket points
Microphone boom attachment on top eliminates the need for a second mic stand for your microphone (Requires optional hardware sold separately)
Integrated handle into the top of the enclosure
Each Hot Spot 7 comes equipped with two Speakon 1/4" Combo speaker jacks wired in parallel to allow easy daisy-chaining of multiple Hot Spots
18dB stepped attenuator volume control
16Î Cabinet with Two NEOLITE 5-Inch Drivers
200W continuous power rating
Freq. response: 150Hz-18kHz
126dB SPL (200W @ .5m)
Input Connections: Two Twistlock/1/4"
Combo jacks (wired in parallel)
Mounts to any mic stand
Integrated handle, mounting points for mic boom & bracket
Three-year warranty

Order today and own the personal monitor you've always dreamed about.

SPECIFICATIONS
Speaker Compliment: Two 5" drivers (S5N-8) NEOLITE Neodymium, Ferro Fluid cooled
Nominal impedance: 16Î
Power handling capacity: 200 watts cont.
Magnet Structure: 14.8 oz. (.42kg) total
Sensitivity (1 watt @ 1 meter): 94dB (1kHz octave band)
Frequency response: 150Hz-18kHz
Input Connections: Two Speakon/1/4" combo jacks POS: +1 NEG: -1 wired in parallel
Additional Feature: volume control; range 18dB

Enclosure
Enclosure Materials: High-impact ABS plastic
Color: Black
Dimensions: 7.75" x 11.75" x 6.75", (197mm x 298mm x 171mm)
Net weight: 5.25lb. (2.381kg)
Shipping weight: 6.4lb. (2.903kg)
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Galaxy Audio HS7 200W Passive Compact Personal Hot Spot Stage Monitor
 
3.6

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Portable (8)
  • Quick setup (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Good value (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just what I wanted

These monitors were a great value. After reading MANY reviews, pros and cons, I decided to purchase 4 for our Praise Band. They seem to work great for out use. I tied...Read complete review

These monitors were a great value. After reading MANY reviews, pros and cons, I decided to purchase 4 for our Praise Band. They seem to work great for out use. I tied them into our existing sound system. I am a drummer and it works great for me. The only slight issue that I encountered is that for the drummer or keyboard player, you will need the tilting bracket to be able to tilt your monitor. A simple mic stand will no go low enough.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed - worse than previous model

The new Hot Spot 7 monitors are a huge disappointment, and we returned them immediately. What shocks me is that I've used Hot Spots in the past with great success, but these are...Read complete review

The new Hot Spot 7 monitors are a huge disappointment, and we returned them immediately. What shocks me is that I've used Hot Spots in the past with great success, but these are completely different in sound quality. I'm no scientist, but I wonder if it's their new "Made with Neolite" feature.

The bottom line is, they sound tinny and awful, and I wouldn't recommend them for ANY application. The previous generation of Hot Spots did their job as promised - they do not pack very much bass, and yet the sound was full and decent enough to use as stage monitors in quieter applications (e.g. cafes, church, etc.).

These new ones sounded so horrible that I didn't even want to finish running through songs in practice time - I didn't like the sound of my own voice or guitar at ALL, not to mention all the other voices and instruments. Yuck! I realized I wasn't enjoying hearing myself sing - I wasn't enjoying the music at all, because the sound was so awful. We promptly packed them all up and went back to the original wedge monitors.

I'm extremely disappointed with Galaxy Audio here. I've used Hot Spots in the past and I stood behind them - in fact, it was me who had recommended we make the investment and buy these. I will not be doing THAT again. Goodbye Hot Spots. Your era is past.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Disappointed - worse than previous model

By Ephie

from Montana

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Portable
  • Quick Setup

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • None

Comments about Galaxy Audio HS7 200W Passive Compact Personal Hot Spot Stage Monitor:

The new Hot Spot 7 monitors are a huge disappointment, and we returned them immediately. What shocks me is that I've used Hot Spots in the past with great success, but these are completely different in sound quality. I'm no scientist, but I wonder if it's their new "Made with Neolite" feature.

The bottom line is, they sound tinny and awful, and I wouldn't recommend them for ANY application. The previous generation of Hot Spots did their job as promised - they do not pack very much bass, and yet the sound was full and decent enough to use as stage monitors in quieter applications (e.g. cafes, church, etc.).

These new ones sounded so horrible that I didn't even want to finish running through songs in practice time - I didn't like the sound of my own voice or guitar at ALL, not to mention all the other voices and instruments. Yuck! I realized I wasn't enjoying hearing myself sing - I wasn't enjoying the music at all, because the sound was so awful. We promptly packed them all up and went back to the original wedge monitors.

I'm extremely disappointed with Galaxy Audio here. I've used Hot Spots in the past and I stood behind them - in fact, it was me who had recommended we make the investment and buy these. I will not be doing THAT again. Goodbye Hot Spots. Your era is past.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Just what I wanted

By Preacher

from Imperial, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Value
  • Quick Setup

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Galaxy Audio HS7 200W Passive Compact Personal Hot Spot Stage Monitor:

    These monitors were a great value. After reading MANY reviews, pros and cons, I decided to purchase 4 for our Praise Band. They seem to work great for out use. I tied them into our existing sound system. I am a drummer and it works great for me. The only slight issue that I encountered is that for the drummer or keyboard player, you will need the tilting bracket to be able to tilt your monitor. A simple mic stand will no go low enough.

    (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not For More Then 3 Artists

    By maxdbls

    from Grays Harbor, WA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Quick Setup
    • Small Size

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Single Performer

    Comments about Galaxy Audio HS7 200W Passive Compact Personal Hot Spot Stage Monitor:

    Our church purchased a set of 4 of these to replace our existing floor wedges, in the hopes that they would solve the stage volume level. These work fine for 1 or 2 people but in no way can they handle any low frequencies. If I try to run any instruments through them they sound VERY tinny. I would only recommend these for a single performer. These do not make good monitors for groups of 3+ instruments and vocals.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not a good choice

    By mojo44

    from Newport VT

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Portable

    Cons

    • Terrible Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Galaxy Audio HS7 200W Passive Compact Personal Hot Spot Stage Monitor:

      I purchased this monitor a few months ago but just had a gig with my new band this past weekend and used it for the first time. The sound quality was so bad that the whole band agreed I should send it back. Luckily they had an extra monitor for me to use.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The right tool for the job

      By dBaudio

      from Wallingford, CT

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Good On Small Stages
      • Good Value
      • More Bass Than Micro Spot
      • Portable
      • Quick Setup

      Cons

      • Needs Big Power Amp

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Galaxy Audio HS7 200W Passive Compact Personal Hot Spot Stage Monitor:

      Small monitors at lower volume interfer with front sound less.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hot Spot is Hot!

      By Janice7

      from Williamsport, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Value
      • Portable
      • Quick Setup

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Galaxy Audio HS7 200W Passive Compact Personal Hot Spot Stage Monitor:

        There is one happy drummer at our church. We've tried numerous monitors for years and Hot Spot has solved the feedback in that area, he can hear everything, fits perfectly in his electric set.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        awesome product!!

        By todd the tech-sPJni

        from Bellflower, ca

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Galaxy Audio HS7 200W Passive Compact Personal Hot Spot Stage Monitor:

        All I can say is ten plus years of trouble free performance. as a sound contractor, these Galaxy hot spots havent blown and have served me well.
        These little mons are the best solution for a tight stage. I use them for sound contracts for drummers. My original set of 2 I have had for over ten yrs and they still work like the day I bought them. They do not handle lows.
        These are really built well. I doubt they ever get many returns from manufactures defects.
        Awesome investment. A go to products thats solves space issues as well as feedback resistant.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Suitable for small, quiet gigs where space is at a premium

        By Chris

        from undisclosed

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Not so great sound

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Galaxy Audio HS7 200W Passive Compact Personal Hot Spot Stage Monitor:

        These are good for relatively quiet gigs in small venues, especially on a cramped stage, primarily to be able to hear yourself sing. That's how I use them, anyway, and have been reasonably satisfied with them for this purpose. I definitely won't rave about them - they fulfill a very specific application and I wouldn't recommend them for much else. Satisfaction with Galaxy Hot Spots, therefore, will be realized by managing one's expectations. They're a bit too expensive, i.m.o. - I would be a much happier customer if they cost ~$90. I wonder if the Nady PM-100's sound about the same, because they are substantially cheaper.

        The small speakers are of course going to be heavy on treble, so I can't emphasize enough the importance of having and using a graphic EQ to drop the high and high-mid frequencies a bit. This will reduce the harshness, which will make them much less fatiguing on the ears. EQ them until they are tolerable to your ears, and then just make sure your mains sound decent and try not to worry about the monitor sound.

        It is important to note that these are 16-ohm speakers, so they are very power-hungry and you'll need a pretty stout power amp for them. Chaining two in parallel will make 8-ohms, which is usually what PA amps expect to see and is the impedance at which their power ratings are most often stated. I drive a parallel pair of these through one side of my powered Mackie PPM608 mixer, which has more than enough power as long as I use active mains, but these would suck a lot of power if you split the power amps between passive mains and monitors.

        In conclusion, buy these for the aforementioned narrow purpose and you should be mostly satisfied. Don't expect them to do much beyond that.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Spot Monitors

        By Buzzardhead

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Value
        • Portable
        • Quick Setup

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Galaxy Audio HS7 200W Passive Compact Personal Hot Spot Stage Monitor:

          When you aim these little fellas at your head they are plenty loud enough. I play in a classic rock band, use a Marshall amp and these cut through no problem

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A B+ Grade

          By Just 4 Fun Band Drummer

          from Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Portable
          • Quick Setup
          • Very Clear Sounding Syste

          Cons

          • Could Be A Little Louder

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Vocal Monitor At Close Lo

          Comments about Galaxy Audio HS7 200W Passive Compact Personal Hot Spot Stage Monitor:

          The Hot Spot is a little bigger than the one it replaces. The larger size still works but the older small ones are a little louder. Still at a close location to the unit the needed sound is there. Being the drummer using floor monitors don't always work for a good location do to tight setup in clubs. I have this unit attached to my microphone boom stand using offset tubing connected to the main stand with a multi clamp. Also the new unit though larger is lighter than the old unit that finally when bad do to a fall from a gust of wind on an outside job. I used that unit for 20 + years. Hoping this one gives me the same longevity.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Galaxy Hot Spot 7

          By Bob Flores

          from Bakersfield, CA

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Galaxy Audio HS7 200W Passive Compact Personal Hot Spot Stage Monitor:

          These are great little monitors. I bought two of them for starters. Have used them in both indoors and outdoors setting. In-doors they are great especially with the volume control. For the outdoor setting I also use a floor monitor for the bottom end of the vocals. I'm looking to buy one more.

           
          1.0

          Galaxy Monitor

          By Z

          from OC

          Pros

            Cons

            • Does Not Work
            • Monitor Received Used

            Best Uses

              Comments about Galaxy Audio HS7 200W Passive Compact Personal Hot Spot Stage Monitor:

              Surprised to receive a monitor that did not work and had been previously used or sold, and reboxed.

               
              5.0

              Works great

              By English4bw

              from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Value
              • Portable
              • Quick Setup

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Galaxy Audio HS7 200W Passive Compact Personal Hot Spot Stage Monitor:

                Clean, straight-forward 16 ohm personal monitor. Great item. I use it with an EHX Magnum 44 right from my pedal board. It can also be daisy chained with my amplifier's extension output. But you don't have as much control over the volume that way. I recommend driving it separately.

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