Ocean Way Audio Launches Pro3 Reference Monitor
Ocean Way Audio has released its new Pro3 monitor (nicknamed “Fat Boy”), the latest addition to the company’s high-resolution monitor line. Despite its small size, the new two-way active monitor system delivers a frequency response of 45Hz to 20kHz and 110 dB maximum SPL between channels. Its diminutive footprint makes it a useful nearfield monitor for home, project and commercial recording studios, as well as in professional broadcast and post facilities where optimal performance is required and space is at a premium.
In designing the Pro3 monitor, Ocean Way Audio has applied the same degree of design, engineering and manufacturing expertise as found in its large-format loudspeakers, which are used in top-tier studios around the world. With Pro3, Ocean Way Audio is able to extend its reach into a broader market of engineers, producers and music creators across an expansive range of musical genres.
“We are excited about the launch of Pro3 and the positive impact it will have within the music production community — not just for engineers and producers, but music creators,” commented Allen Sides, founder and CEO of Ocean Way Audio. “The Pro3 is an invaluable tool for anyone looking for a clear, truthful representation of their mix. Once you have created something that sounds great, these little monitors will deliver an unmatched degree of detail and punchiness, with a low frequency response that belies their size.”
Between channels, the frequency response of each Pro3 monitor falls within ±0.5 dB of one another. This makes for a more cohesive stereo image and a more detailed spatial response. Meantime, the low-end frequency extension is exceptional for its size, delivering a flat response all the way down to 45Hz.
The cabinet design helps achieve accurate time alignment by reducing baffle reflections and incorporates materials designed to minimize low frequency resonance. The port on the Pro3 helps optimize the woofer’s low frequency extension, while adding to the speaker’s overall sound pressure level capacity.
Meanwhile, the HF driver on Pro 3 incorporates a high definition, silk fabric dome design for excellent acoustic linearity. The LF driver uses a geometrically reinforced aluminum cone with a vented cast aluminum chassis — making it able to deliver high-power linearity and perform optimally while monitoring at any level. These innovations, combined with an innovative cabinet design that delivers high-resolution audio and minimal reflections, enable longer sessions with a minimal degree of listening fatigue across the entire audio spectrum, the company says.
Ocean Way’s advanced two-way, active design means that the Pro3s can be placed flexibly within a room and deliver a uniform frequency response of 45Hz to 20kHz, and 110 dB maximum SPL between channels. The monitors’ built in overload protection provides users an added degree of confidence.
The Pro3 monitors are currently priced at $2,994/pair and are now shipping.