5th September 2016
Hoxa Studios adds Unity Audio Babes
Producer and songwriter Jimmy Hogarth recently added a pair of Unity Audio B.A.B.E's ( Boulder Active Bass Extender ) to his existing Unity Audio Boulder MKII three way active mid-fields, transforming them into a fully fledged 4 way main monitoring system for his north London Hoxa Studios.
The B.A.B.E system is a dedicated upgrade path for the Boulder MkII 3 way model, sold in pairs, one or even two B.A.B.E's per side can be specified for extended low frequency response and higher SPL. The B.A.B.E sealed cabinet design is employed as usual like all Unity Audio models with a heavy duty 12” woofer with a huge 5” voice coil complete with dedicated external rack mounting 750 watt Class D amplifiers. The versatile modular approach will allow customers flexible mounting options, either vertically, horizontally, or even soffit wall mount with remote amplifier options as well.
The system is all controlled with the Unity Audio BB-DSP 4 input, 8 output 96kHz speaker management system which comes with pre-set with all the correct crossover types and settings between the Boulder and B.A.B.E and allows for future expansion for a multichannel surround formats. Custom Unity Audio speakers stands and DMSD isolator mounts were also installed.
Jimmy Hogarth has worked with an array of successful artists including Duffy, Paolo Nutini, James Blunt, Sia, Corinne Bailey Rae, Estelle, Amy Winehouse, James Morrison, KT Tunstall, Beverly Knight, Kristina Train, Suzanne Vega and Tina Turner. In addition, Jimmy also has his own label and publishing companies, Kid Gloves, both of which are partnered by Universal.
The Boulder MKII is a critically acclaimed 3-way near-field / midfield active monitor that features dual 8 inch SEAS woofers and a unique dual concentric ELAC 5 inch mid range and 50Khz folded ribbon tweeter. The sealed cabinet uses Baltic Birch plywood and a huge 30mm Corian front baffle. Amplification is provided by four discrete bi-polar class A/B custom designed by amp guru Tim de Paravicini of Esoteric Audio Research.
“They are non-fatiguing, deliver fantastic low-end extension with lots of detail and clarity from the dual concentric MF and HF driver and are very engaging. The Babes compliment the Boulders excellently. Much more than just subs, they extend the headroom as well as low frequencies." Jimmy Hogarth
Unity Audio MD Kevin Walker comments, “We are delighted someone with such a high caliber of success as Jimmy has chosen our monitors, especially after going up against some high ticket competitors.”