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Infinity SM-85

Studio Monitor Series Loudspeaker System (1996-98)

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Infinity SM-85

Specifications

Type: 2 way, 2 driver loudspeaker system

Frequency Response: 42Hz to 27kHz

Recommended Amplifier: 10 to 125W

Crossover Frequency: 2800Hz

Impedance: 8Ω

Sensitivity: 98dB

Bass: 1 x 8"

Tweeter: 1 x 1"

Finish: black ash or walnut vinyl

Dimensions: 11.25 x 18 x 10.5 inches

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Reviewed Dec 21st, 2016 by tomez2

VERY efficient with huge dynamics. Nothing stands out as wrong or irritating. Mid range is very natural for an 8' 2 way. Imaging is pretty flat - no depth, but the stage is good left to right. Super punchy Bass - but not very deep. Great as a LOUD speaker, and I mean loud! Very VERY easy to drive - with the current craze in low wattage tube amps, these might be a perfect compact alternative to the large horn loaded cabinets that seem to be making a comeback with all the tube gear. A true rock and roll speaker that I use in my garage to blast out tunes across several acres during the summer. These would also make a great DJ speaker - that actually sounds good.

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Reviewed Jun 07th, 2016 by roblavender

These 20 year old speakers are still going strong and compete well with other similar and newer speakers. They have a reasonable bottom end but do benefit greatly from a sub-woofer. Otherwise they'd be 10 out of 10. They are also best for near-field application, though they can fill a smallish control room if you don't want rock concert levels. Accurate but not harsh, overall a rather pleasant sounding set of studio monitors.

 

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