Revolutionary tri-amplified 3-way studio monitor with exceptional audio quality. It features a ported speaker design for enhanced low-end extension, a robust cabinet with Footprint Gray polyester coating, and a tri-amplified system with dedicated amplifiers for each speaker component. Incorporating advanced technology, it includes a 1" ring radiator tweeter, a 3.5" midrange driver, a 6" woofer, SPOC™ technology for improved resolution, a cutting-edge DSP for reduced latency, and MEME™ Technology for versatile monitor emulation. This monitor is designed to deliver superior sound performance in professional and home environments.
At a glance
- Tri-amplified 3-way
- 260 watts of power per monitor
- Frequency Response: 45 Hz–40 kHz
- MAX SPL: Continuous 101dB
- Ported speaker design
- 6″ aluminum cone woofer
- 3.5″ aluminum cone midrange
- 1″ ring radiator tweeter
- MEME Technology Voice Emulation
- SPOC Technology
- Dimensions 13.25″ H x 9″ W x 9.25″ D
The Barefoot Sound Footprint 03 is a groundbreaking addition to the acclaimed Footprint series, evolving as a tri-amplified, 3-way studio monitor that encapsulates superior audio quality in a more compact and affordable design. This model deviates from Barefoot’s traditional sealed cabinet approach, adopting a ported speaker design that delivers exceptional low-end extension with meticulous cabinet construction.
Cabinet and Amplification
The Footprint 03 is designed to offer an unparalleled auditory experience. Coated in Footprint Gray polyester, its cabinet is constructed with stress assembly techniques and medium-density fiberboard (MDF) to ensure stability and dampen vibrations. The tri-amplification system comprises three Class D amplifier modules dedicated to driving a specific speaker component. This configuration includes a 60-watt amplifier for the tweeter and 100-watt amplifiers for the midrange and woofer, achieving a total harmonic distortion (THD) of less than 0.005% at maximum power.
Speaker Components and Innovation
Innovation lies at the core of Footprint 03. The speaker houses a 1" ring radiator tweeter, a 3.5" midrange driver with an aluminium cone, and a 6" forward-facing aluminium cone woofer. Each element is engineered to optimize audio fidelity, featuring advanced magnet and motor systems, copper shorting rings, and improved heat-sink systems. These components work together to minimize distortion, extend excursion capabilities, and maintain reliable performance even during extended use.
Advanced Audio Technologies
The introduction of SPOC™ (SPectrally Optimized Conversion) technology and a state-of-the-art Digital Signal Processor (DSP) significantly enhances the audio experience. SPOC™ technology provides higher resolution and a 15 dB signal-to-noise ratio, while the DSP reduces latency and optimizes frequency response, ensuring reduced distortion and heightened clarity.
Versatility with MEME™ Technology
Furthermore, Barefoot Sound's MEME™ Technology (Multi-Emphasis Monitor Emulation) adds versatility, allowing the Footprint 03 to integrate seamlessly into various environments, from professional studios to home setups. MEME™ offers authentic emulations of different speaker types, allowing users to switch between monitor styles for reference purposes.
Overall, the Barefoot Sound Footprint 03 represents a significant leap in studio monitoring technology, combining innovative design, advanced technological features, and versatile functionality to deliver a superior audio experience in a compact package.