At a glance
- Compact DSP controlled monitor speaker
- 2 Low 8" woofer, 1 Mid 8" woofer and 1" waveguided tweeter, all individually driven
- Frequency response: 30Hz...25kHz +/- 1dB
- Phase response: minimum (best possible time coherence).
- Long term SPL(*): 106dB
- Controlled Directivity from 100Hz
- Size: 485mm x 270mm x 380mm, 19" x 10.5" x 15" (H x W x D)
- Weight: 32kg (70lbs)
- Inputs: Analogue, AES/EBU
- Selectable correction for free-standing, near wall or in corner
- DSP for position and frequency response control, speaker emulation
- Control via Web-based application or phone and tablet Native App
What we think
The 8c is an incredibly impressive monitoring solution, delivering excellent low end accuracy, with an wide, immersive sound stage and tonnes of headroom. Their room correction tools offer a variety of filters to get the very best performance from your system.
The Dutch & Dutch 8c is a highly accurate active studio monitor combining revolutionary design with powerful DSP to offer perfect integration in any room with wide sweet spot and natural and detailed sound.
The Dutch & Dutch 8C uses a proprietary waveguide tweeter with an acoustic cardioid midrange and boundary-coupled bass drivers and active room matching, to provide stunning acoustical reproduction in any room. Unlike traditional speakers, the 8C can be placed closer to room boundaries without losing performance.
Built to provide superior detail and clarity, the 8c provides constant directivity from 100Hz upwards and has a linear frequency response from 35Hz and up (+/- 0.5dB) offering unparalleled neutrality, precision and in-room tonal balance.
The subwoofer is powered by a 500Watts amplifier feeding two high-excursion 8" drivers with boundary loading to ensure uncompromised precision and impact. The cabinet is made of high-quality birch plywood surrounded by stunning solid oak exterior panels.
Despite their compact footprint, the speakers include high-quality DACs, subwoofers, DSP and room matching and streaming capabilities. DSP includes controls to let you fine-tune your system, emulate another loudspeaker or simply tweak the sound a little. The DSP can be controlled via its web-based application or a native App on your phone or tablet. Automatic updates are also available with new firmware provided to keep your speaker up-to-date with the latest standards and features.
With the latest firmware update, the Dutch & Dutch 8c includes the Room EQ Wizard into the built-in filters allowing you to measure the acoustic of your room using REW and export the measurements directly into your speakers. The DSP inside the speakers will then apply the corrective parametric filters, self-calibrating to your room with minimal effort.