Our journey into studio sound began with the compact SM 50 active studio monitor. India, in the wake of embracing a global economy in 2005, issued several hundred FM licenses. This, in conjunction with a thriving cinema industry in Mumbai (Bollywood), prompted the introduction of a new range of cost effective yet high performance studio monitors. Experienced sound engineers, upon hearing the SM 50, remarked that it was among the best small monitors they had ever monitored on.
The SM 50 is ideal for not only desktop editing but also serious audio monitoring. It provides a well articulated yet full bodied response from its compact enclosure. The highs are open, the mids well resolved, and the bass, detailed and tight. Magnetically shielded, it may be placed beside video monitors. It has facility for both console and wall mount. Floor stands are optional accessories.
The SM 50 has two variants: the SM 50Ak that uses a silk dome tweeter, and the SM 50AkM that uses a metal (aluminum) dome. While the SM 50Ak is useful for musicians and home studios, the SM 50AkM is more suited for broadcast applications since it has been found to retain greater fidelity at high SPL level and during longer periods of continuous operation.