The New HEDD Type 20 Studio Monitor Now Available
HEDD, the new company founded by speaker designer Klaus Heinz, has been demonstrating their brand new studio monitor at Musikmesse. The HEDD Type 20 is a fully-fledged three-way-system stuffed into a small footprint cabinet. Essentially, the Type 20 is much like the company’s Type 30 mid-field monitor, but with only one 7-inch driver instead of two. This reduces the maximum SPL by a significant 6dB, but still means there’s more than enough level for near-field or near/mid-field work.
The Type 20 is based around a strong, rubber-coated cabinet, that incorporates HEDD’s own Honeycomb-sandwich woofers (7-inch bass / 4-inch mid- range) and the HEDD Air Motion Transformer tweeter for accurate high-frequency reproduction. Three 300W Class-D ICEpower modules work in the amp section of these analogue speakers. With the Type 20, HEDD were aiming for clarity in the midrange, better dynamics and an increased three-dimensionality across its sound stage. It boasts a usable frequency response 50kHz all the way down to 32Hz.
The Type 20 also incorporates the versatile ‘HEDD Bridge’ system. Besides standard analogue connections (XLR/RCA), the speaker can be equipped with optional AES3/AES EBU, Dante or Ravenna /AES67 cards for Audio- over-IP integration. This makes them suitable for in IP-based recording and mastering studios but also in more complex multi-channel environments such as Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, broadcast or live concerts, where multiple separate loudspeakers have to be administrated and fed with individual high-resolution audio streams.
Available now for us HERE.