The Rock MKII - Brutally Honest Monitoring
Years In The Making
Since 1995 Unity Audio Ltd has been synonymous with distributing professional monitor brands, we have seen and heard it all over the years. Finally, we have decided to design and manufacturer our own range of professional active monitors, producing something different, using new materials and designs to overcome other the shortcomings found in most commercially available monitor systems and will deliver what true professionals expect. This has been achieved by assembling a team of professionals with impeccable credentials in the areas required to produce a new standard of monitoring. A brutally honest tool on which you can base the most critical decisions without a second guess or hesitation.
The Rock MKII Description
The Rock MKII is a brutally accurate 2 way active mixing reference near-field monitor for demanding audio professional spanning a wide range of music genres, for tracking, mixing and mastering applications.
We wanted to produce a brutally honest monitor and we've certainly done that, our measurements indicate this. The cabinet is sealed, it has no port, which is unusual for studio monitors, but the difference in bass accuracy is incredible, it also has very good low-end extension too. From the start we decided not have any EQ controls, the sound is what you get, if you can't deal with the accuracy The Rock produces then it's not for you, simple. We've consulted with many producers and engineers and they welcome such a monitor with this level of detail and accuracy.
Front Baffle and Cabinet
The sealed closed cabinet has been designed by studio builder and acoustician Kevin Van Green. Rather than cheaper commonly used MDF, Unity Audio have opted for a 12mm, 9 ply Baltic Birch plywood cabinet to provide a more accurate smoother, deeper bass response and employed an ingenious bracing system to stop cabinet flexing.To add density, mass and rigidity to the design, the front baffle is manufactured from Corian and then bonded to a plywood baffle.
Custom Discrete Active Amplification
By "Esoteric Audio Reasearch (EAR)
Rather than pick an off the shelf amplifier Unity Audio has the best amplifier Guru in the business, Esoteric Audio Research designer TIM De Paravicini has created a amp especially for this monitor. A true 100 watt discrete bi-polar low feedback amplifier with custom wound transformers and dedicated LF & HF sections with overload/clip protection, results in very fast and clean, and astoundingly accurate reproduction.
Superior Folded Ribbon Tweeter
German manufacturer ELAC have designed a new folded ribbon tweeter, which features a new neodymium magnet system, giving higher efficiency, superior linear frequency and phase response along with the smoother, less fatiguing results associated with the use of ribbon tweeters.
Again, German manufacturer ELAC have created a 180mm woofer with a 0.2mm aluminum foil is chemically bonded to a rigid pulp fiber cone.
- 2 way active monitor
- Bespoke true class A/B 100 watt E.A.R. discrete amplfier
- Closed cabinet design
- Corian front baffle
- 50kHz folded ribbon tweeter
- 7''/180mm woofer
- Balanced XLR input
- Un-balanced RCA gold plated phono input
- SPL Max @ 1M = 105dB
- (MK II FREQUENCY RESPONSE = +/- 3db 33Hz - 25kHz)
- Baltic Birch 9 ply cabinet
- 11.2kg each
- 290mm deep x 220mm wide x 325mm high
- Brutally honest