Unity Audio launched their new Mini-Rock 2 way active monitor at the 2018 NAMM show. As the name implies, this new addition represents the smallest model in the company's professional active monitor range to date measuring 279mm high, 184 mm wide, 256 mm deep, (10.98" high x 7.24" wide x 10.07" deep).
Sealed Aperiodic Vent Cabinet Design
The cabinet is of course a sealed design like all the models in the Unity Audio range in order to accurately reproduce low frequencies with superior transient response and without any phase/timing anomalies associated with other designs. The Mini-Rock is also the first monitor in the range with the exception of the Avalanche sub-woofer that uses a split dual-chamber cabinet with Aperiodic Vent. This delivers all the benefits of a sealed cabinet such as zero port noise and tight fast accurate bass reproduction. It also significantly increases the bass response available from a smaller cabinet design.
Folded Jet 5 Ribbon Tweeter
The Mini-Rock shares the same 50kHz folded ribbon tweeter that is used in the larger Rock and Boulder models *
A new crystal membrane woofer measuring 150mm ( 5¾" ) has been selected. This eye-catching surface of the crystal membrane is more than just an attractive design feature. The crystal-shaped inverse aluminium dome is joined to a paper cone in a special gluing process to result in the desired sandwich construction. The crystal cone aluminium-foil stamping stiffens the aluminium dome, diminishing resonances and minimising coloration, while improving power handling and dynamics. The voice coil design of the woofer results in an expanded frequency range, and driver surround allows for longer cone excursions for truly prodigious volume and lowest distortion, a unique engineering achievement for a driver of its size.
On the rear panel the Mini-Rock has a balanced XLR input connector and stepped volume control feeding a dedicated custom designed crossover stage. Using high quality expensive IC chips to ensure the audio signal path isn't compromised the crossover is at 2.7kHz 4th order Linkwist-Riley design.
The Mini-Rock uses two 180 watt Class D amplifiers one per drive unit which also includes DC protection. The Class D power supply provides switchable 115v-230v operation.
FIXED INSTALLATION MOUNTING OPTIONS
For the fix installation market the Mini-Rock is an ideal choice as it offers two mounting possibilities, either a yoke or wall bracket.
- New crystal membrane 5-inch woofer
- High-end sound reproduction with extreme sonic accuracy
- Crystal membrane woofer provides superior power handling and dynamics
- 50kHz folded ribbon tweeter delivers sparkling highs
- Exceptional bass reproduction
- Split dual-chamber cabinet with aperiodic vent
- Two 180-watt Class-D amplifiers
- Balanced XLR input
- Custom input/crossover with volume control on the rear
- Ideal for mixing and mastering applications