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Augspurger® monitors provide signature sound for the world’s best artists and producers

For over 20 years, Augspurger® has set the industry standard in studio monitoring thanks to their incredible sonic precision and powerful punch. From smooth, detailed highs to throbbing sub bass (down to 20Hz and below), Augspurger®’s unparalleled performance make them regarded as the ultimate studio monitor.

Custom Augspurger® Monitors for Paul Epworth’s The Church Studio 2, London. UK.

Loud and clear 
Augspurger® monitors are synonymous with some of the world’s most iconic music studios, including Quad Studio in NYC and Snoop Dogg’s Beach City Music Complex in LA. Rap icons Jay-Z and Dr. Dre as well as other music luminaries, including Coldplay and Alicia Keys, turn to Augspurger® for their transparency and bottom end “feel factor.”

Augspurger® monitors are well-known for their ability to reproduce the sound of a club (or concert venue) inside the studio. As a result, they have long been a favorite of the industry’s finest engineers and producers including Young Guru, Dave Pensado and Paul Epworth.

Augspurger® Duo 15 Monitors at The Red Room Studios, London. UK.

Powerfully accurate
The Augspurger® mission is to provide the most technologically advanced, fully active, DSP smart monitors that are not only exciting and inspiring to listen to, but also empower artists and engineers to produce music as they intend it to be heard.

Augspurger® systems are built-to-order and custom-configured for their intended destination, considering room volume, listening distance, placement, acoustic treatments and more to ensure the most accurate and exciting full-range sound reproduction.

Design crafted
Once installed, systems can be tuned remotely or onsite by Augspurger® engineers, providing a reference standard listening environment where creative decisions can be made with absolute confidence. What’s more, Augspurger® systems not only sound amazing, but limitless tuning power is at your fingertips with software-controlled, storable and recallable settings.

The entire product series can be custom designed in a range of colour options and bespoke finishes to ensure seamless aesthetic integration into any studio environment.

Custom Augspurger® Towers in the Ginger Studios control room, Melbourne, Australia.

Product Information

NEW: TREO Massiv Series – from $44,900 | £ Price on request
The newest addition to the Augspurger® monitor series, these systems include double the number of SUB and MF drivers (found in the Treo range) in a single cabinet to deliver systems ranging from Dual 12″LF/Dual 8″MF to Dual 15″LF/Dual 12″MF to the largest Dual 18″LF/Dual 15″MF systems. By marrying the Subs to the Mains in one cabinet, Augspurger® produce either flush-mount or free-standing systems that are visually impressive yet sonically refined. In short: MASSIV.

  • TREO Massiv Mini 208-212 offers 2 x12″ LF drivers, 2 x 8″ MF drivers and an MF horn in a delightfully compact footprint.
  • TREO Massiv 212-215 offers 2 x 15″ LF drivers, 2 x 12″ MF drivers and either an MF horn (for shorter listening distances in smaller rooms) or full-sized horn for larger rooms.
  • TREO Massiv XL 215-218 offers 2 x 18″ LF drivers, 2 x 15″ MF drivers matched to Augspurger®’s full-sized horn that is one of the most specified driver complements in the lineup.

SOLO Series – from  $12,995/pair | £11,990
This 2-way monitor system uses a single 8″, 12″ or 15″ LF/MF driver in a single cabinet with either a standard (large) solid maple horn or the 33% smaller MF “MidFocus” solid maple horn. SOLO systems may be used as a pair or combined with two suitable subwoofers, matched to the main system under consideration. Addition of the subwoofer creates true 3-way full range monitoring systems with details and dynamics. All systems are tuned to the listening environment via the on-board DSP in Augspurger® SXE Series amplification, which is included in the system price.

DUO Series – from $17,500/pair | £16,490
The DUO 2-way monitor system uses a pair of 8″, 12″ or 15″ LF/MF drivers in a single cabinet with either the standard (large) solid maple horn or 33% smaller MF “MidFocus” solid maple horn. DUO systems may be used as a pair or combined with two suitable subwoofers, matched to the main system under consideration. Addition of the subwoofer creates true 3-way full range monitoring systems with details and dynamics.

TREO Series – from $19,500 | £17,990
The TREO systems take a different approach. The 3-way cabinets incorporate the subwoofer into the main cabinet. With all 3 drivers perfectly time-aligned in the same cabinet, phase coherence is startlingly precise and delivers a clean, clear, yet powerful performance, which when combined with Augspurger®’s clean, low distortion and powerful SXE Series amps with built-in DSP, the system can be perfectly and personally tuned to the listening environment.

  • TREO 812CFM is a mid-field system that brings the subwoofer up off the floor and places it in your face, along with the MF and HF content. Despite its compact size, it can produce startling results in terms of dynamic capability. Despite listening distances of as short as 4 ft., the TREO CFM with its 3500W/Chl SXE Series amps provide an exhilarating listening experience in small-to-medium sized rooms.
  • TREO 812-V uses the same driver complement as the CFM version but delivers it in a column tower format (available with custom Treo Riser Stands to bring the horn to proper listening height). These elegant cabinets with their subtle radiussed tops would be welcome in any production studio, or at home in a record label playback conference room, a mastering room of 5.1 or other immersive audio environments.
  • TREO 1015-V takes us up to the “next level” with a 15″ LF driver matched to a 10″ MF driver and large format solid maple horn. Like the 812-V, the 1015-V is a tower with a radiussed top that delivers both an elegant presence and a powerful (almost intimidating) dynamic capability that surprises and delights listeners.

QUATTRO Series – from $37,000  | £30,990
When large is not large enough, the QUATTRO systems offer a dazzling array of options to service even the largest of rooms with highly dynamic and precise sound reproduction. As the name suggests, these 2–way main monitor cabinets utilise four MF drivers (either 10″. 12″ or 15″) in a single cabinet that may be used alone or combined with double 15″, double 18″ or two double 18″ sub cabinets, with up to four SXE Series amplifiers, capable of over 3500W RMS each – that’s over 14,000 Watts – with DSP on every input and output to tune these systems into trustworthy sound reproduction for critical production environments.

CLASSIC Series – from $30,900  | £28,500
The Augspurger® CLASSIC 215H is an updated take on the original system designed by George Augspurger® and found in studios since the 1970s. Taking the original designs, the team at Augspurger® enhanced its proportions while incorporating advanced CNC construction for increased cabinet stiffness and refining every edge and seam to provide a smooth visual flow to the system face. The CLASSIC is designed to be flush-mounted in a well designed control room front wall. Other improvements include the latest driver technology featuring low-distortion, high power handling and extended low end response. As with all Augspurger® systems, the solid maple horn delivers a controlled 70 x 100 degree dispersion and is fed by a 99.94% pure beryllium diaphragm in a compression driver, making for a very low distortion and uncolored sound reproduction across 4-1/2 octaves. The CLASSIC may be complemented with a single or double 18″ subwoofer, or for very large rooms two double 18″ subs. The SXE-3D amps deliver over 3500W/Chl, are networkable with on-board DSP for complete system setup and control.

TOWER Series – from $37,900  | £35,990
Like the TREO Series, the TOWER Series bring Augspurger® 15″ and 18″ drivers into an elegant and slim tower. The vertical array offers excellent time alignment of all frequencies, which translates to seamless transition from Lows to Mids to Highs. These 3-way systems deliver a compact footprint that allows for generous decorating options in professional conferencing rooms as well as tight control rooms, without losing the powerful delivery Augspurger® is known for. Single or double 15″ MF, combined with an 18″ Sub driver and full-sized horn, bring theatrical dynamics and precise details into a wide variety of listening environments – even immersive spaces.

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Augspurger® Launches MinimaX, Delivering New Depths of Immersive Sound at Summer NAMM

July 12th 2021: Augspurger®, the studio monitor specialist, announces its new 2-way near-field monitoring solution, the MX-65 ‘MinimaX’, at Summer NAMM. Featuring many of the same high-end features as seen in its iconic SOLO and DUO series, the MX-series brings legendary Augspurger® sound and immersive capabilities to new audiences in a compact and portable package.The first in a new MX-series from Augspurger®, MinimaX is built-in mirror-image pairs allowing for a wide variety of placement and applications. They can be positioned either horizontally or vertically thanks to the unique and rotatable solid maple horn (patent-pending) which operates across more than an impressive four octaves – perfect for classic audio recording and post-production rooms.
Enhanced Immersive SoundSuitable for a vast array of listening environments, the MinimaX brings theatrical dynamics and precise details into a wide variety of spaces.With Atmos-enabled facilities on the rise, the new MX-series meets the needs of the most discerning listener, delivering a super-focused and accurate sonic experience. It does this by enhancing the immersive features of Atmos, delivering 70 x 110 degree dispersion for extremely controlled, highly accurate directivity of the sound.Equally at home on a console or desktop, MinimaX has been designed to provide a main monitor experience in a near-field position and is expandable to a full-range 3-way system with the addition of Augspurger® subwoofers. For larger playback theatres where sound needs to travel further, MinimaX can be complemented with Augspurger’s® SOLO range.MinimaX also boasts a 99.97% pure beryllium diaphragm, a signature feature carried through the entire Augspurger® product line, delivering all the sonic clarity and punch you’d expect from the brand’s larger speakers.
Ultimate Control, Flexibility and PortabilityThe DSP inside MinimaX’s onboard SXE Series amplifiers is accessed via Augspurger’s® own DSPtunesoftware (available for Mac and Win PC), providing complete setup and control of all parameters, including crossover, phase, group delay, limiting, and EQ to personally and perfectly tune MinimaX to the working and listening environment – so travelling engineers and artists can benefit from MX-series portability, without compromise.MinimaX loudspeakers feature an attractive, modern design. The enclosures come in a variety of colours and finishes to blend seamlessly with any décor and can be positioned vertically or horizontally, on stands or wall-mounted to suit your needs.The MX-series MinimaX makes its debut at Summer NAMM on the Augspurger® booth #212.Pricing and AvailabilityThe MX-65 is shipping in Q4 2021. USD 10,995.00/pair, including Augspurger® SXE Series amplification, exclusively from Pro Audio Design Inc (US only). Pre-orders can be placed immediately at Augspurger®.com.For international sales enquiries, please contact bruce@augspurger.comImage Download Click on the image to download high resolution file. Augspurger® MX-Series MinimaX speaker CU Augspurger® MX-Series MinimaX speaker – horizontal Augspurger® MX-Series MinimaX speaker – horizontal Augspurger® MX-Series MinimaX speaker – horizontal Augspurger® MX-Series MinimaX speaker CU Augspurger® MX-Series MinimaX speaker – pair Augspurger® MX-Series MinimaX speaker – vertical Augspurger® MX-Series MinimaX speaker – vertical Augspurger® MX-Series MinimaX speaker CU
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GRAMMY® Award-winning Hyde El Quimico Relies on the Power of Augspurger® Monitors for Mixing New Ozuna Record

Hanover, Mass – September 2021 – Augspurger® has defined the industry standard in studio monitoring for the last twenty years. From hip hop to pop and EDM, the biggest names in music such as Snoop Dogg, Coldplay, and Above & Beyond rely on Augspurger®’s incredible power and precision to create their signature sound. That’s why it should be of no surprise that Augspurger® is highly esteemed by the music-makers behind one of the biggest and fastest-growing genres in the world: reggaeton. Since the early 2000s, Puerto Rican producer and mix engineer Hyde El Quimico has played an essential role in crafting the hip-shaking dembo rhythms of reggaeton. Hyde’s credits read like a who’s who of multi-platinum Latin superstars from reggaeton pioneers Daddy Yankee, Wisin Y Yandel to chart-breaking newcomer artists Ozuna and Reik. La Base is the name of his studio, record label and management company he co-founded with his partner Wisin (Grammy award-winning reggaeton artist & producer) to develop and manage artists and producers.When Hyde is mixing a reggaeton record, it’s essential that he hear every nuance in the mix with absolute clarity and feel how the bass hits – which is why his monitoring system of choice is always Augspurger®. Hyde credits Augspurger® monitors for allowing him to fit more musical information in the mix and hit high levels of volume without the harsh effects of limiting. As chief engineer at La Base, Hyde uses the Augspurger® Duo 12MF-Sub18 to create his signature sound.
Hyde recently mixed Ozuna’s new record at the iconic Quad Studios, NYC using Augspurger’s® latest near-field monitors – the MX-65
When it came to Hyde’s latest project – mixing Ozuna’s new record at the legendary Quad Studios in Time Square, NYC – he immediately turned to the team at Augspurger® to provide the tools he needed to forge his masterpiece. Quad’s Studio Q1 already houses beasty Augspurger® Duo 15V main monitors, but Hyde requested to try out the brand’s new MX-65 near-field monitors, fresh from their launch at Summer NAMM 2021. The team at Augspurger® set up the MX-65 as a third reference option next to the Duo 15Vs and the Yamaha NS10s already in situ, and Hyde was blown away.“There is no small speaker that can give you this level of clarity and power. I can feel the air of the bass when it hits just like a big speaker.”He continued, “Translation-wise, they are the same. I can go back and forth, and my drums feel like they are in the same place. But also, you don’t have to run them up. If you are at low level, they sound like true near-field speakers, and you can hear everything. But when you need the power, it’s there!”Delivering all the clarity and punch you’d expect from the brand’s more prominent speakers, the MX-65 brings the unmistakable Augspurger® sound to new audiences who need compact near-field monitors, providing the perfect solution for music-makers and audiophiles who don’t have the space or budget for a large studio system.Augspurger® is also renowned for its exceptional customer service and attention to detail, and each MX-65 system comes complete with a personalized, remote studio tuning session with Augspurger® engineers. Presets can be created, stored, and recalled to suit individual tastes and preferences, which helps studio engineers and music creators work quickly and efficiently. These presets are especially useful when an engineer is mixing away from their usual environment – they can recall their preferred settings wherever they’re recording and hear their mix exactly as they would in their own studio, taking their signature sound (and the portable MX-65s) with them at all times.
Augspurger® President and CEO, Dave Malekpour (left) worked closely with Hyde to create the perfect mix environment.
For Hyde’s Ozuna mix, Dave Malekpour – President and CEO of Augspurger® – was able to take the curve from La Base and tune that into the Q1 system at Quad, which allowed Hyde to open up his mix files and get to work faster.Hyde noted, “I’m so much quicker at getting where I want to get to sonically. Something that used to take me a few hours or maybe half a day to get right now takes me one or two hoursThe mixes translate perfectly, and I think that’s a good thing about working with Augspurgers®. Once Dave tuned them with my curve, I felt like I was in my studio in Puerto Rico.” 
Hyde was blown away by the compact Augspurger® MX-65 near-field main monitoring system – launched at Summer NAMM
As the studio monitor of choice for sub-heavy music styles like trap and EDM, it’s only natural that Augspurger® is also a perfect fit for reggaeton and beloved by the genre’s leading artists. Augspurger® was already making waves in the genre before reggaeton gained the mainstream recognition it has today. Back in 2002, Daddy Yankee installed Augspurger® Classic 215H and Sub18s in his private studio in Puerto Rico. Shortly after, Lunay Tunes ordered the same speakers for his studio. These two artists and studios fueled the local Puerto Rican music scene from the start, paving the way for emerging reggaeton artists over the following two decades – conquering the mainstream music industry – with a bit of help from Augspurger®.Malekpour offered his thoughts on why the Augspurger® sound fits reggaeton so well; “Puerto Rico has its own vibe, there’s a warmth to the interactions with people there, it’s a very feeling-based environment. I think Augspurger® speakers connect the music to the feeling.”Image Download Click on the image to download high resolution file. Hyde in Studio Q1 at Quad Studios, NYC Dave Malekpour and Hyde in conversation Augspurger® President and CEO, Dave Malekpour (left) worked closely with Hyde to create the perfect mix environment. Hyde in lounge at Quad Studios Reggaeton producer, Hyde El Quimico Hyde was blown away by the compact Augspurger® MX-65 near-field main monitoring system – launched at Summer NAMM Hyde and the Augspurger® MX-65 series speakers at Quad Studios Hyde recently mixed Ozuna’s new record at the iconic Quad Studios, NYC using Augspurger’s® latest near-field monitors – the MX-65 Hyde at the Neve Genesys Black console, Augspurger® MX-65 speakers on the console
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Augspurger® Producer profiles: Chris Pinset Keeps the Groove Moving at Mood Recording.

Chris Pinset’s story started in Jamaica Queens in the ‘80s. The production artist and owner of Mood Recording grew up in a time and place where people were being recognized for doing music. His neighborhood was hot! Queens has one of the most diverse demographics in the US. It’s the open vibe in this community that allowed Chris to dream and wander his way into the studio music scene.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="700"]image ^ Pinset at the console for a horn session at Mood.[/caption]
“I was somehow very aware of the fact that I lived in a town where people took recordings very seriously. James Brown , Metallica , Run Dmc all made albums in my town,” Pinset recalls. Eventually he became an in-demand production artist, working with the likes of Redman and KRS-1. “Before long, I was doing tons of music for all kinds of New Yorkers and spending countless hours in studios,” said Pinset. Ultimately, the day came where it made sense to build his own room in Rockland County NY . Studio-designer Frank Comentale took Pinset’s dreams to the drawing board. A year later, Mood Recordings was born.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"]image ^ Mood lighting: Augspurger® Solo 15 3-way system w/ 18″ subs.[/caption]
^ Mood lighting: Augspurger® Solo 15 3-way system w/ 18″ subs. Pinset’s choice of studio monitors was simple; he wanted only the best. “I literally built the room around the Augspurger® Solo 15 system,” Pinset said. “Frank had the expertise and experience in building mains and he recommended that buying a new generation system from Pro Audio Design had overwhelming advantages. The truth really is, they are the best speakers on earth,” he added. Pinset’s system is the Augspurger® Solo 15 5000watt three-way system with 18” subs. It’s a powerful, ultra transparent and accurate system, with plenty of low end to make hip-hop artists happy. Using Augspurger® proprietary DSP technology, PAD’s Dave Malekpour personally tuned the system to Pinset’s environment, making it as flat as possible. Pinset reports that everyone working at Mood enjoys the speakers at both high and low levels. The room is also being used to score content for film and television. Many editors rely on the accuracy of the room to make their most critical decisions. “Augspurgers® give you the truth,” Pinset said. “In fact, if the mix doesn’t sound good, it’s your fault, not the speakers!” he laughed.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="700"]image ^ In the Mood: Chris Pinset dialing in the tones with his Augspurger® system.[/caption]
^ In the Mood: Chris Pinset dialing in the tones with his Augspurger® system. Chris Pinsett’s recent tracking and mixing projects at Mood: Anhayla , Ellis Dodi , Redman , 33&1/3 , Oran Juice Jones ii , Bhi , & many others . www.moodrecording.com www.augspurger.com
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THE POWER AND THE GLORY!This Sunday, August 30, Sony Pictures Studios in LA will be lit up by the best and brightest in the music recording and producing industry - it’s the 2015 Pensado Awards! Hosted by a stellar roster of industry VIPs like Chris Lord Alge, Sylvia Massey, Randy Jackson and Young Guru, along with Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, it will be a loud and proud industry celebration to remember.Augspurger® is delighted to be a co-sponsor of this event, and to help FEEL THE GLORY, we are providing the music-system for the After Party. We’re talking’ about a 5000-watt Duo 15 3-way system with Dual 18 subs. We originally built this system for Jay-Z in 2007.  It’s now been refurbished and re-loaded with new Augspurger® drivers and powered by our jaw-dropping DSP amps.Let’s rename the system, too, shall we?How about The Pensadium?Breathtaking Power. Unmistakable Clarity. Augspurger®.
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