Studio Monitoring

Studio Monitors, Headphones & Accessories

Why Do You Need Professional Studio Monitoring?

It's a situation you may know all too well. You've spent hours working on your mix, whether in your home studio or bedroom, and you get the sound just the way you like it. You've created a masterpiece! And then... you play it in your best friends car, or through some great sounding headphones - and the track sounds nothing like it did as you where perfecting it! Sound familiar? We know how you feel and we know how to fix it! You need to step up your studio monitoring game and we can help!

Studio monitors are essentially speakers (or headphones) designed for mixing and studio purposes where you don't want that extra "color" added by your everyday listening devices. This flat, uncompromising sound will give you a solid representation of the balance of your mix. This enables you to make critical choices with the benefit of knowing that your choices will carry through to your audience regardless of where or how they listen to your production.

Because of their flat, uncolored sound studio monitors can be less pleasant to listen to recreationally than your hi-fi speakers or audiophile headphones where the focus is placed on enhancing the sound for your average music listener. Monitors will help unlock your potential and help you find the less than perfect parts of your mix, so you can fix them and improve the quality of the products you create.

Studios of any size will benefit from professional studio monitors, headphones and precision volume controls. Performance Audio has studio monitors & headphones for every application and budget.

Editing with headphones, both of your ears receive the audio stream at precisely the same time. The result of this is a sound that seems to be coming from inside your head rather than in front of you. Any panning of instruments or tracks will seem to be more widely spaced, and effects like reverbs and delays will appear far wider and deeper.

With studio monitors, the natural reverb of your room has a smoothing effect on the more aggressive soundwaves and adds ambience, but monitoring on headphones allows you to experience your audio without room acoustics. This results in audio elements without much reverb (snappy beats and clean vocals, for example) coming across as more bright and aggressive.

Often it is wise to consider your sound on both headphones and quality studio monitors to make sure your sound comes across as intended in as many situations as possible.

Studio monitoring whether by monitor speakers or headphones is one of the most critical choices you can make because most of the decisions you make as you edit and tweak your recordings are based on what you hear from your monitors/headphones. Make sure you have a good quality way to listen to your work.

Feel free to contact us or stop by and listen to our speaker demo room if you want help in making a great studio monitoring decision.

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  1. RDL DB-SH1M Stereo Headphone Amplifier (Black)
    RDL DB-SH1M Stereo Headphone Amplifier (Black)
    • SKU # RDL DBSH1M
    • MFR # DB-SH1M
    $151.60
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    • 1/8" Headphone Mini Jack
    • Long-Life VCA Stereo Level Control
    • Balanced or Unbalanced Inputs
    • Selectable Input Sensitivity
    • Selectable Mono (Left) or Stereo
    • Standard Decora Wall Plate
    • Fits WB-1U & WB-2U Wall Boxes
    • Black Finish
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  2. ART MyMonitorII Personal Monitor Mic/Line Mixer
    ART MyMonitorII Personal Monitor Mic/Line Mixer
    • SKU # ART MYMONITORII
    • MFR # MYMONITORII
    • UPC # 840402041634
    $109.99
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    • Blend Mic, Instrument, & Stereo Sources
    • Mic Input & Thru w/ Silent Mute Switch
    • Pass Thru +48V Phantom Power
    • Instrument/Line Input & Thru Jacks
    • Stereo Monitor Input w/ Blend Control
    • Headphone Outputs: 1/4" & 1/8"
    • Operates on 9V Battery
    • Includes Power Adapter
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  3. dbx PMC16 Personal Monitor Controller
    dbx PMC16 Personal Monitor Controller
    • SKU # DBX PMC16
    • MFR # PMC16
    • UPC # 691991401459
    $529.00
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    • 16 Channel Monitor Mixer
    • 16 Preset Locations
    • LCD Display with Metering
    • Built-In Lexicon Reverb
    • dbx PeakStopPlus Limiting
    • Global High & Low EQ
    • Global Master Level Control
    • Global Stereo Width Control
    • XLR & 1/4" Stereo or Mono Outputs
    • 1/8" & 1/4" Headphone Outputs
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  4. DiGiGrid Q Cube Headphone Amplifier
    DiGiGrid Q Cube Headphone Amplifier
    • SKU # WAV CQ
    • MFR # Q CUBE
    $424.00
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    • 4 High-Quality Inputs
    • AES/EBU on XLR
    • CAT5 Port for SoundGrid Network
    • RCA for Consumer Audiophile
    • Bluetooth for Digital Music Collection
    • 1/4" or 1/8" Jack Sockets for Headphones
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  5. Drawmer MC1.1 Monitor PreAmp
    Drawmer MC1.1 Monitor PreAmp
    • SKU # DRM MC11
    • MFR # MC1.1
    $499.00
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    • Linear Power Supply
    • 3 Input Sources
    • 2 Switchable Output Stages
    • Mono Subwoofer Output
    • Independent Volume Controls
    • Rugged & Stylish
    • XLR, 3.5mm & RCA Inputs
    • XLR & RCA Outputs
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  6. Focusrite RedNet AM2 Stereo Dante Headphone Amplifier
    Focusrite RedNet AM2 Stereo Dante Headphone Amplifier
    • SKU # FOC REDNETAM2
    • MFR # REDNET-AM2
    • UPC # 815301013143
    $439.99
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    • Headphone Amp & Dedicated Line-Outputs
    • 2x etherCON Network Connectors
    • Dante Compatible
    • 44.1 to 96 kHz Digital-Analog Conversion
    • Amp Drives 600 Ohms at High Levels
    • Power over Ethernet or Power Supply
    • Headphone & Line Out Controls
    • Indicators for Network Status & Power
    • Supports RedNet Control
    • Included Power Supply
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  7. Fostex PC-100USB-HR2 Volume Controller
    Fostex PC-100USB-HR2 Volume Controller
    • SKU # FTX PC100USBHR2
    • MFR # PC-100USB-HR2
    • UPC # 636827306478
    $129.99
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    • Metal Construction with Rubber Feet
    • 24-bit, 96kHz D/A Converter
    • Well-Weighted Volume Knob
    • Stereo RCA & USB Connectors
    • 3.5mm Mini Headphone Jack
    • Quality Headphone Amp
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  8. Hafler HA15 Stereo Headphone Amplifier
    Hafler HA15 Stereo Headphone Amplifier
    • SKU # HAF HA15
    • MFR # HA15
    • UPC # 676101043842
    $449.99
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    • 100% Discrete Electronics
    • Focus Control
    • RCA & XLR Inputs
    • RCA Thru Outputs
    • 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
    • Handles Virtually Any Headphones
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  9. Hafler HA75 Tube Head Headphone Amplifier
    Hafler HA75 Tube Head Headphone Amplifier
    • SKU # HAF HA75
    • MFR # HA75
    • UPC # 676101043866
    $999.99
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    • 100% Discrete Electronics
    • 12AX7 Tube
    • Variable Focus Control
    • Adjustable Negative Feedback
    • Switchable RCA & XLR Inputs
    • RCA Thru Outputs
    • 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
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  10. PreSonus HP2 Headphone Amplifier
    PreSonus HP2 Headphone Amplifier
    • SKU # PSN HP2
    • MFR # HP2
    • UPC # 673454004438
    $119.95
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    • Stereo Headphone Amplifier
    • 9V Battery or DC Powered
    • Volume Control Knob
    • Pan Control Knob
    • Stereo/Mono Switch
    • Battery-Health LED
    • Belt Clip
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