20th January 2016 – Watford – TASCAM, the brand synonymous with professional recording products, has released the VL-S3 Powered Desktop Monitor. Hot on the heels of the successful VL-S5 active studio monitors, the VL-S3s combine great sound quality with compact design and affordability. Ideal for use in home studios, where space is limited, the VL-S3 monitors are designed to work seamlessly with audio interfaces such as TASCAM’s own US-2×2 and US-4×4. The VL-S3s are also perfect for playback from computers, smartphones or portable music players.
Despite being priced similarly to standard desktop speakers, the VL-S3 monitors provide professional monitoring quality thanks to a 0.5 inch tweeter, a 3 inch woofer and a bass reflex port located in the rear of the cabinet. With a frequency response of 80 Hz to 22 kHz, every sound is reproduced perfectly. The VL-S3s feature an integrated 14W + 14W power amplifier for effective monitoring at any volume level.
With a footprint of just 110mm x 138mm per unit, the VL-S3 monitors are the perfect solution for smaller environments such as bedrooms, dorm rooms or video editing suites. With an ability to fit virtually anywhere, these monitors will not clutter a desktop and can be fitted discreetly below or beside video monitors. A pair of RCA inputs accept any line-level input signal, with a stereo 6.3mm to RCA cable included to connect to a Portastudio, mixer or interface. The VL-S3s also feature a 3.5mm stereo line in for playback from smartphones, tablets or other devices.
- Power amplifier output: 14 W + 14 W (left speaker cabinet contains the power amplifier)
- 3-inch woofer, 0.5-inch tweeter
- Bass reflex port on rear side
- Crossover circuit specially tuned at 8 kHz – well outside the vocal range
- RCA terminals (stereo) and 3.5-mm stereo mini unbalanced input (the stereo 3.5-mm mini jack is preferred)
- Volume control
- Power switch/Power LED
- Dedicated AC adapter included (TASCAM PS-P1524E)
- Stereo 6.3-mm to RCA adapter cable included
The VL-S3 Powered Desktop Monitors are available in the UK now, priced at £89 per pair inc. VAT.
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Notes for Editors
TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and has been developing and manufacturing professional recording products since the early 1970’s. Today, TASCAM’s model line up includes recording devices (both portable and static), mixers and interfaces for the professional recording and broadcasting world. In addition, TASCAM continue to develop its range of semi-pro and home-recording products dubbed Portastudio – the iconic portable recording device that has been synonymous with musicians the world over since the mid 1970’s.
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