Unity Audio The Rock Mkii 2 Way Active Studio Monitor (Single)
The Unity Audio Rock MKII is a brutally accurate 2 way active mixing reference near-field monitor for demanding audio professional spanning a wide range of music genres, for tracking, mixing and mastering applications.
- 2 way active monitor with bespoke true class A/B 100 watt E.A.R. discrete amplfier
- Closed cabinet design
- Corian front baffle
- 7 inch/180mm woofer with 50kHz folded ribbon tweeter
- Balanced XLR input and un-balanced RCA gold plated phono input
- Frequency Response = +/- 3db 33Hz - 25kHz
- Baltic Birch 9 ply cabinet
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Since 1995 Unity Audio Ltd has been synonymous with distributing professional monitor brands, they have seen and heard it all over the years. Finally, they decided to design and manufacture their own range of professional active monitors, producing something different and using new materials and designs to overcome other the shortcomings found in most commercially available monitor systems to deliver what true professionals expect. This has been achieved by assembling a team of professionals with impeccable credentials in the areas required to produce a new standard of monitoring. A brutally honest tool on which you can base the most critical decisions without a second guess or hesitation.
The cabinet is sealed which is unusual for studio monitors, but the difference in bass accuracy is incredible. The Rock MKII also has very good low-end extension too. There are no EQ controls on The Rock, the sound is what you get, if you can't deal with the accuracy The Rock produces then it's not for you. Many producers and engineers welcome a monitor with this level of detail and accuracy.
Front Baffle and Cabinet
The sealed closed cabinet has been designed by studio builder and acoustician Kevin Van Green. Rather than cheaper commonly used MDF, Unity Audio have opted for a 12mm, 9 ply Baltic Birch plywood cabinet to provide a more accurate smoother, deeper bass response and employed an ingenious bracing system to stop cabinet flexing.To add density, mass and rigidity to the design, the front baffle is manufactured from Corian and then bonded to a plywood baffle.
Custom Discrete Active Amplification
Rather than pick an off the shelf amplifier Unity Audio had the best amplifier Guru in the business, Esoteric Audio Research designer Tim De Paravicini create an amp especially for this monitor. A true 100 watt discrete bi-polar low feedback amplifier with custom wound transformers and dedicated LF & HF sections with overload/clip protection, giving very fast and clean, and astoundingly accurate reproduction.
Superior Folded Ribbon Tweeter
German manufacturer ELAC have designed a new folded ribbon tweeter, which features a new neodymium magnet system, giving higher efficiency, superior linear frequency and phase response along with the smoother, less fatiguing results associated with the use of ribbon tweeters.
Again, German manufacturer ELAC have created a 180mm woofer with a 0.2mm aluminium foil chemically bonded to a rigid pulp fibre cone.
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (D x W x H): 290 x 220 x 325 mm
Weight: 11.2 kg