APS Aeon II Active Studio Monitor Pair  From APS

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APS Aeon Active Studio Monitor Pair Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure Pro Audio Specialist Chuck Giardino reviews the APS Aeon Active Studio Monitor Pair.

Manufacturer's Description from APS

APS monitors were introduced to Troy Germano at Germano Studios in early 2014 by one of the studios' engineers, Matthew Sim. Germano Studios is one of the top recording and mixing facilities in the U.S. since its opening in 2008, clients include; http://www.germanostudios.com/clientele Germano Acoustics was born from the many years at Germano Studios and from the 25 years of owning & operating The Hit Factory Recording Studios in New York, London and Miami.

Award winning studio design, via multiple TEC Awards, Studio Design Group is the vehicle for Troy's design of music studios around the world, www.studiodesigngroup.com These studios include Red Bull Studio Los Angeles, New York University Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music, RG Studios Mexico, Samsung New York, Sony Studios London, The Hit Factory New York, The Hit Factory London, Criteria Studios Miami. Oversight of Abbey Road Studios London and Capitol Studios Hollywood for the Universal Music Group as well as private facilities for numerous artists & producers, give Troy a deep knowledge of what music creators need when recording & mixing their music.

The concept of developing a superior, self-powered near field monitor came to fruition after listening to the impressive APS AEON's during and the course of 2015. Germano Studios initially utilized the AEON’s for 5.1 surround mixing with the APS SUB 10 subwoofer. The birth of the APS Germano Acoustics AEON II’s was a direct result in our feeling that a transendent, active 2-way near field could be developed from within the Germano Studios skill and APS years of sound excellence. This was an opportunity to design a smooth sounding speaker that all of our clients crave, that translates accurately from system-to-system. Active near field monitors that did not need a subwoofer and could again, co-exist with the top brands within any recording facility or listening environment. We believe that we have achieved this with the release of the AEON II after 18 months of development.

The APS Germano Acoustics AEON II gives music lovers a new, accurate active near field monitor designed for today’s modern production needs - a monitoring system that we are proud to introduce to our friends around the world.

Standard finish is a Semi-Gloss Pearl White or black. As with the rest of the APS lineup, custom finishes are also available.

 

 

APS

About Manufacturer

‘Sound like never before’ – At APS we aim at excelling beyond the standards with our range of products. We are manufacturers of studio sound production devices that are designed to render thorough professional recording. In our endeavour we have combined passion, technology, and performance to create our unparalleled range of products.

Each stage of the manufacturing activity is executed and monitored in-house which gives us unique advantage and total control over the process. With a team of sound engineers at helm APS has speed past competition with innovative and advance models. Our current product range includes a complete studio monitoring system.

To our advantage we have both experience and technology in producing high-end sound systems. We further enhance our abilities by continuously investing in research and development. Need to learn more about our products, please feel free to drop us a line.

APS is very flexible in terms of custom finishes and even custom cabinets. We can rotate logos, change logo LED colours, do basically any colour, and have a large selection of wood veneers. All of these changes do have varying prices, and time frames so if you are working with a client that is wanting custom options, please feel free to reach out to me and we can work it out case by case. 
 
Klasiks: 
The APS Klasik is one of the newer offerings from APS, where they set out to build an excellent monitor at a reasonable price. They have stated they have no plans to build anything cheaper, as it would wind up compromising quality to do so. Most of the work into it was in the cabinet tuning and the crossover circuit. These are a great option for home studios, and if someone needs something more portable. Having RCA inputs as well allows you to even run an unbalanced input straight from your phone with a Y cable. The Klasiks are also available to order in a Hi-Fi version at the same price, with a standby power mode and front mesh to protect the drivers. 
 
Aeons:
The original APS monitor, which is significantly larger than the Klasik, even though the bass driver is only 1" larger. It is more designed as a mid-nearfield, and as such we do suggest a greater listening distance of 3' and up ideally. Being more room sensitive as well than the Klasiks, this is more geared towards advanced home studios, or professional facilities. Translation on these has frequently been commented on as being effortless. The vast majority of Aeons we supply are with the Fabric dome tweeter installed, and in most rooms, they work best with the tweeter rolled back ~1.5db. With the bass extension by-passable on these just like on the Klasiks, you can have a faster mid-range response, at the expense of less low end extension. These do not require a sub unless you are working in a large control room (suggest 500sqft and up). Even then, if you have them positioned properly, it would be best to take it as a case by case basis.
 
Some reviews online have put the Klasiks as above the Aeons, but in every single demo I have done having them both properly set up and tuned to the room side by side, the Aeons win hands down. A lot of it is just that the Klasiks are more room forgiving, and don't require the attention to setup to the level of the Aeons. 
 
Coax:
These are more of a specialty item, for clients looking for massive and detailed stereo fields. They were designed for imaging, and are not as flat as the other monitors from the line. In smaller studios they do work well by themselves for acoustic work, however in most cases, we do pair them with a subwoofer. These are the only sealed cabinet of the monitors from APS at this time, and as such do not have the same low end punch the other models have.
 
Trinity: 
These monitors are designed for larger studios, and really offer an exceptional all around performer. They have a massive stereo field, exceptional detail, and are very smooth and full. They offer essentially three monitors in one with their different modes, accessible via switches on the back panel. You can run them as a Three-Way, woofer bypassed (standard 2-way) or midrange direct (mixcube style). Even in fairly large studios these will seldom require a sub to be even considered. Although they can be used as near-fields, we suggest them being at a mid to far-field position to be able to really hear them properly. and get the best from them. Keep in mind these are LARGE, being 2 feet x 2 feet x 1 foot, and over 80lbs each. These can be ordered in either a vertical or horizontal configuration, or even as floor-standing tower speakers. 
 
Sub10:
Versatile sub, designed to be very clean, and low distortion. Variable LPF to allow for matching with many different monitors. Precise level tuning and phase reverse to allow proper setup. 
 
Sub15:
Designed more so as a low frequency extension of monitors, to make them resemble large mains rather than smaller monitors + sub. Exceptionally smooth and balanced. We do not stock these, as they are special order only. 

Specifications

Type 

  • Active - two power amplifiers – AB class

System 

  • Two-way

Crossover Frequency

  • 2.7 kHz

Dimensions: Height/Width/Depth

  • 37 cm x 22 cm x 35 cm/ 14.5’’ x 8.6’’ x 13.8’’

Free Field Frequency Response

  • +/- 2 dB: 38 Hz - 33 kHz

SPL in Free Field @ 1m

  • RMS: 104 dB (single – bass active)
  • Peak: 112 dB (pair – bass active)

Weight (single)

  • 15,2 kg / 34 lbs

Loudspeakers

Bass/Mid-Range Loudspeaker

  • - 18 cm (7’’)
  • Diaphragm: cellulose, surround: rubber

Tweeter Loudspeaker

  • - 1.9 cm (3/4”) fabric dome
  • (wide surround)

Amplifiers

Bass/Mid-Range Power Amplifier

  • 200 W RMS @ 4 􀀀

Tweeter Power Amplifier

  • 100 W RMS @ 6 􀀀

THD Distortions

  • 0.005 % – PO = 5 W, f = 1 kHz.1 % max – PO = 0.1
  • up to 50 W, f = 20 Hz up to 20 kHz

Input Voltage Level for 96 dB SPL In Free Field @ 1m

  • 0 dBu (i.e. 0.775 V) – calibrated regulators in 0dB positions

Calibrated Controls

Input Sensitivity Switch

  • -10.5dB, -9dB, -7.5dB, -6dB, -4.5dB, -3dB, -1.5dB, 0dB

Tweeter Level Switch 

  • -1.5 dB, 0 dB, +1.5 dB

Bass Control Switch Active, Passive, Roll-off

  • Woofer Equalizer Switch at 80Hz 0.0 dB, -1.5 dB, 3.0 dB

Inputs and Outputs

  • Input Two types (common socket Combo):
  • - XLR symmetrical (balanced)
  • - TRS symmetrical (balanced) “6.3 mm”
  • Input impedance 10 kW

„Loop Through” Output

  • XLR symmetrical
  • Output impedance 100 W

Protections

Power Amplifiers Protections

  • Thermal, short circuit and over-current limiters

Prevention from Interferences and Hums

  • GROUND-LIFT Switch

Signaling Devices

Tweeter Loudspeaker Protection Switching On

  • Lit up logo – green LED

Bass/Mid-Range Loudspeaker Protection Switching On

  • Lit up logo – red LED