The Rock MKII 2-way active monitor
Brutally Honest Monitoring
The Rock MKII is an incredibly
accurate, critically acclaimed 2-way
active mixing reference near-field
monitor considered by many
professionals to be the reference
all others are measured by.
Designed for demanding audio
professionals spanning a wide range
of applications including tracking,
mixing and critical mastering
applications. The Rock is equally at
home sat atop a large-format mixing
console or in a high-end studio, a
home studio or a mastering facility.
The Rock is equipped with a 100 watt discrete bi-polar low feedback amplifier with custom wound
transformers designed by the amp guru Tim de Paravicini of Esoteric Audio Research. Dedicated
LF and HF sections result in a very fast, clean and astoundingly accurate audio reproduction.
The Rock uses a 50KHz folded ribbon
tweeter designed by ELAC. The 180mm
woofer features a 0.2mm aluminum foil
that is chemically bonded to a rigid pulp
fiber cone. This seamless combination
of drivers delivers a frequency response
of 37Hz-38kHz +/- 3db, and incredible
resolution and detail, and provides a
microscopic view of any program material
whilst remaining comfortable for long
Unlike many near-field monitors the
cabinet is a sealed enclosure that doesnít
rely on a resonate port to deliver itís
low-end performance. The advantage
of this design philosophy is more
accurate bass with better time domain
performance and a gradual 12dB per
octave roll off as opposed to a 24dB roll
off with ported designs. The cabinet is
made from 12mm, 9-ply Baltic Birch
plywood. A front to rear bracing system is
also incorporated to stop cabinet flexing.
To add density, mass and rigidity the front
baffle is manufactured from 12mm Corian
and bonded to the 12mm ply baffle.
Rocks are ideal in a 2.1 or 5.1 system
configuration when partnered with an
"Loud, deep, detailed and gorgeous-sounding active monitors."