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We couldn’t list every monitor, but we’ve extended the Buyer’s Guide to cover pretty much everything we’ve reviewed over the last four years that’s still available…



Price £349

Two-way ported monitors “designed in the tradition of the legendary Adam professional monitors, which focus on the essence of Adam speakers at a new, lower price point”.

WE SAY “Given its very competitive price point, the F5 is a remarkable and accomplished monitor. Adam looks and Adam sound quality at an entry-level price. We expect the F5 will be a big success.”


Price £420

A collaboration between monitoring experts Focal and portable-gear luggers Fender, to aim at producing monitors that you can take anywhere.

WE SAY “This is a cleverly designed, carefully thought out and affordably priced product that fills a niche in the monitor market.”


Price £400 to £510

Focal’s attempts at producing a range of budget active nearfields impressed us (and you) on release, and they were our Gear Of The Year Monitors Of The Year two years ago.

WE SAY “The clarity, accuracy and sheer audio quality this monitor provides is rare indeed at this price point.”

JBL LSR305 AND 308

Price £258 and £400

Two-way active nearfield monitors that bring JBL’s acclaimed Image Control Waveguide technology to a larger audience – technology that offers more depth to the sound, great for mixing.

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We’re very excited to reveal our new-look issue, which is on sale from Thursday 19th October, and we’ve gone the extra mile to give you something really special. Building up the courage to share your tracks over the internet is one thing, but performing them live is something else entirely. That’s where our cover feature, From Studio To Stage comes in. With 7-pages of expert advice from Matin Delaney you’ll be gig-ready in no time. Elsewhere in the mag we chat with Emre Ramazanoglu, who’s body of work includes several 2017 movie soundtracks as well as some of the biggest pop releases in recent years. Additionally we present our 10 tips to speed up your computer (without buying a new one), a retrospective on the Roland SH-101 and 6 reasons to buy more gear (as if you needed any). This and so much more in the new-look issue of MusicTech magazine.