DS-7

Bi-Amp Monitor

DS-7
Discontinued

A High Quality Monitor for Professional Mixing Environments

The DS-8/-7/-5 are Roland’s flagship two-way active digital reference monitors, offering superb sound quality with precise imaging and low coloration. They are ideally suited for critical listening in professional, project and home studios, fixed and mobile broadcast facilities or any other recording environment where professional sound quality and accuracy are essential during playback.

Accurate Monitoring For A True Mix

Each of the DS-Series monitors exhibit excellent stereo imaging and a consistent “flat” frequency response in near field listening environments. The 24-bit, up to 192 kHz digital specification produces a smooth response for less chance of ear fatigue during extended critical listening sessions. The result is a rich sound field with a desirable fully spatial characteristic.

Perfect Partners

There are three DS-Series models, designed to fit into a variety of recording environments, from project to professional studios. The DS-5 is a 45-watt, 5-inch two-way system; the DS-7 is a 60-watt 6.5-inch two-way system; and the DS-8 is a 120-watt, 8-inch two-way system. Each model features XLR inputs for AES/EBU compatibility and digital jacks for integration into digital recording and workstation environments such as Roland’s VS Series Digital Workstations.

Efficient Power with a New Cabinet Design

The DS-Series’ efficient heat sink power amplifier is fully compatible with new IEC60065 safety standards. The power switch is built into the front panel for optimum convenience. A newly designed shielded cabinet helps eliminate interference in TV, radio and other recording environments where speakers are placed in close proximity to video monitors and computer screens.

System
2-Way Bi-Amplified Monitor
Enclosure
Bass-reflex type
LF Driver
160 mm (6-1/2") Polypropylene cone type, magnetically shielded
HF Driver
19 mm (3/4") Soft dome type magnetically shielded
Frequency Response
68 Hz to 23 kHz (+/-3 dB)
Crossover Frequency
2.7 kHz (active fourth order)
LF Amplifier Power
40 W
HF Amplifier Power
20 W
Analog In
Input Sensitivity
0 dBu (0.775 Vrms)
Input Impedance
20 k ohms (Balanced/Unbalanced)
Digital In
Format
Conformity with AES/EBU and IEC60958
Sample Rate
32 kHz to 192 kHz (automatically) (de-emphasis: OFF)
Word Length
24-bit
D/A Converter
24-bit
Controls
LEVEL
Knob
LF TRIM Knob
HF TRIM Knob
INPUT SELECT SW. (Analog In/Digital In)
ASSIGN SW. (Right/L+R/Left)
DIGITAL INPUT SELECT SW (AES/EBU / Optical / Coaxial)
POWER SW
Indicators
POWER
DIGITAL IN
Connectors
ANALOG INPUT (XLR / 1/4 inch TRS phone type)
DIGITAL INPUT (XLR)
DIGITAL INPUT (Optical)
DIGITAL INPUT (Coaxial)
DIGITAL THRU OUT (Coaxial)
Power Supply
AC 117 V, AC 220V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60Hz)
Power Consumption
75 W
Accessories
Owner's Manual, Power Cord
Size and Weight
Width
209 mm
8-1/4 inches
Depth
307 mm
12-1/8 inches
Height
336 mm
13-1/4 inches
Weight
9.7 kg
21 lbs. 7 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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