Monkey Banana Turbo 6 black

Active Nearfield Monitor

  • Woofer: 6.5 inch magnetically shielded polypropylene / ceramic membrane
  • Tweeter: 1 inch silk dome
  • Frequency range: 50 Hz - 30 kHz
  • High frequency level: -6 dB / +6 dB variable at 10 kHz
  • Low frequency level: -6 dB / +6 dB variable at 100 Hz
  • Frequency separation: 3 kHz
  • Low frequency - amplifier power: 60 W
  • High frequency - amplifier power: 30 W
  • Signal to noise ratio HF/LF: > 92 dB / 98 dB
  • THD+N at rated power HF/LF: 0.06%/0.03%
  • Inputs: XLR / jack - combo jack, RCA inputs, S/PDIF - inputs for digital signals
  • Outputs: S/PDIF - jack for digital signal transmission
  • Input selection: Analog or digital
  • Channel selection: Left or Right (only at digital signal)
  • Input impedance: 20 kOhm balanced, 10 kOhm unbalanced
  • Input sensitivity: +4 dBu balanced, -10 dBV unbalanced
  • Weight: 7.6 kg
  • Dimensions: 260 x 229 x 328 mm
  • Colour: Black

Further information

Speaker size 1x 6,5"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 90 W
Magnetic Shielding Yes
Analogue XLR Input Yes
Analogue Input (Jack) Yes
Analogue Input (Mini Jack) No
Analogue Input (RCA) Yes
Digital input Yes
Manual frequency correction Yes
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Super Monitorboxes!

16.04.2014
I've been looking for new monitors for a long time and I've also heard a lot of other boxes in the same price class. The clear winner is for me: Monkey Banana!

For me it was important to have a transparent, but also quite pleasant sound. The HS7 / HS8 were for me too analytical and in the bass range too undifferentiated, with the Adams I also lacked the clarity in the depth and the KRKs were overall of the sound but quite present but blurred. Only the Neumann KH 120 have me like the sound similarly well (as a box already costs as much as two Turbo 6!)

Basically it can be said from my perspective that the Turbo 6 in the entire frequency range sound extremely balanced and transparent, but still a certain "warmth" is there. It's also fun to listen / mix / make music on the boxes - and that was very important for me next to a transparent sound.

Also the stereo sound and the details in the sound compared to my KRK Rokit RP 5 were a true revelation! From me a quite clear recommendation!
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First choice for little money

21.12.2016
I bought the Monkey Banana Turbo 6 black half a year ago. First and foremost, I decided for the Monkeys on the basis of the previous positive reviews of various specialist magazines.
I can assure you that I have not been disappointed.
The processing is excellent, the sound is very balanced, pleasantly velvety but not spongy. The stereo image including the depth graduation is absolutely precise, which reflects a very plastic sound image. Optimal for "surgical interventions" or even naked listening pleasure. I have the loudspeakers in a very small roof chamber under really a little unfavorable conditions put up, so I assume that with optimal room conditions the boxes only really come into the way. A small flaw are the LED logos which occasionally fail. For me personally, however, this represents no problem.
All in all, I am absolutely happy with the Monkeys. A great price / performance ratio!
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